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Richard Pierce

Shenandoah University

United States of America - Winchester

Richard Pierce is an Associate Professor and the Director of Academic Computing Technology (ACT) at Shenandoah University. He leads the classroom technology and video tele-conferencing efforts to support improving teaching and learning in traditional and online settings.

Areas of interest

  • Online learning
  • Self directed learning
  • Transliteracies


Richard Pierce is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of the Academic Computing Program at Shenandoah University. He earned his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the Texas A&M University School of Education with a graduate specialization designed to prepare technology leaders. Dr. Pierce’s research interests focus on 21st century pedagogy, including strategies and models for the effective integration of technology at all academic levels; online student support needs, engagement, and learning; issues of diversity and digital equity; and the use of digital portfolios for professional development. He serves as the co-director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and has published numerous journal articles, including in International Journal on E-Learning, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, and the Journal of Applied Learning Technology. He presents frequently at conferences. He began his career in education as a secondary computer information systems instructor in rural Northeast Texas.