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New Director at OTAN

Posted on 10/10/2012

Joyce Hinkson

OTAN is pleased to announce the selection of Joyce Hinkson as our new Director. She replaces Marian Thacher, who retired from the position at the end of August.

Dr. Hinkson comes to OTAN from the California Department of Education (CDE), Instructional Resources Unit, where she was state lead for online education. While at CDE, Joyce managed several grants and statewide projects, which included the Technology Literacy Challenge grant, Enhancing Education through Technology grant, Education K-12 Vouchers, Statewide Education Technology Services, California Technology Assistance Project, Environmental and Spatial Technology, and distance learning. She has extensive experience with education technology and has represented CDE at state and national meetings related to technology policy and for best practices in education.

Joyce has a master of arts in education and a doctorate in education with an emphasis on program, policy, and administration. She holds reading specialist, multiple subjects and community college teaching credentials. Joyce is a lifelong educator with extensive experience in K-12 and community college settings. She is also very passionate about adult education and the role of technology in meeting the needs of adult learners.