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Sandeford Julius Schaeffer

Director, Advanced Learning Center
Campus: Main
Office Phone: (901) 258-51393
Areas of Expertise:
Communities of practice
Distance learning
Educational technology
Information technology diffusion
Information technology investment
Information technology strategy
Instructional design
Software design
Software engineering

About the Expert:
Mr. Schaeffer has over 24 years of professional Information Technology experience across multiple industries, applications, and technologies including 7 years with the IBM Corporation. Prior to joining the University of Memphis, his most recent industry effort was as founder and CTO of Memphis-based ThoughtWare Technologies, an e-learning and workforce development software company. He completed a Masters Degree in Mathematics/Computer Science at the University of Memphis in 1982 and earned a BS in Biology from Rhodes College (formerly Southwestern at Memphis) in 1978. Mr. Schaeffer is currently pursuing an EdD in Higher and Adult Education through the University of Memphis. His current research interests include the study of the motivational factors that influence faculty engagement in their teaching roles.

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