School of Leadership, Education & Communication

Dr. Timothy Stafford
Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Program Director- MS in Instructional Design & Technology Programs and Associate Professor
(Administrator with Faculty Rank)
PhD - Capella University; Master of Science in Education - Capella University; and Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries - Bethany University

Dr. Tim Stafford is a Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Program Director- MS in Instructional Design & Technology and Associate Professor in the School of Leadership, Education, and Communication at St. Thomas University. He has over 30 years as an educational leader and innovator with an emphasis in leading educational technology and e-learning development teams for blended and asynchronous learning environments, institutional technology rollouts, accreditation, curricula development and development of professional learning environments and infrastructures.

In 2008, Dr. Stafford pioneered work on innovative designs for schools that would deliver curricula to children of expats serving all over the world in various military and missions groups and has overseen the design and development of virtually blended schools that currently service children in 16 countries. Dr. Stafford has also overseen the development of professional learning systems for national trade associations including the American Institute for Architects and the National Society of Professional Engineers. His research interests are in E-learning systems, Delphi studies and their use in educational metrics, Connectivism, instructional design for online learning, educational technology, learning forensics, digital literacy and the connection of epistemology and learning.
  • Bair, R. A., & Stafford, T. (2016). Digital Literacy. Training & Development 43(3), 10-11. Australian Institute of Training and Development, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
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  • Bair, R. A., & Stafford, T. (2016). Connected and ubiquitous: A discussion of two theories that impact future learning applications. Tech Trends, 60(2), 129-35. Springer US. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11528-016-0021-z
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  • Stafford, T. (2014, November). Creating instruction for ubiquitous learners: Three paradigm shifts that are changing the foundations of instructional design. Retrieved March 3, 2016, from eLearn Magazine website: http://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=2687010