Campus Technology Leadership Grant

The Campus Technology Leadership Grant, established in 2019, is a grant awarded to a full-time faculty member (Full-Time Instructor or Tenure Track Professor) by JSU's Division of Information Technology. This grant is designed to honor an outstanding faculty member, who, in addition to the effective use of technology in their own classroom: 

  • Consistently serves as a liaison between IT and other faculty members, helping incorporate and demonstrate effective technological teaching practices across all disciplines
  • Mentors colleagues from all disciplines with technology integration efforts
  • Serves as a leader in their program, department, school, and the entire campus community in utilizing technology for teaching and learning
  • Demonstrates the application of innovative technology in community service and/or professional research

The faculty member selected for this honor will receive a budget that will fully cover the allowed travel expenses incurred while attending a national technology conference decided upon by the recipient of the grant and the CIO, as well as a framed certificate that recognizes this accomplishment. Upon return from the conference, the recipient will present a session in Faculty Commons on the topics of relevance and interest. All full-time faculty members are eligible. Nominations by self, students, colleagues, or department heads are encouraged

If you would like to nominate someone, please complete the online Faculty Awards Nomination Form.

2021 Kelly Paynter

Dr. Kelly Paynter

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology


Rodney Bailey

Rodney Bailey

Instructor of English

2020 David Thornton

Dr. David Thornton

Professor Of Computer Science