He has also contributed to the Prattler Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S., was acclaimed by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as “Newsmaker” for his work with technology, and has served as a quantitative researcher for the multi-million dollar Classrooms For the Future (CFF) and Enhancing Education Through Technology grants. Dr. “A” isn’t against technology or media development. Much for the contrary. He is an experienced technology producer who has designed and developed a wide variety of media artifacts. However, he does understand the implications of technological overuse and isn’t shy about speaking about its side effects.
As a matter of fact, the Digital Citizenship Summit hosted at Twitter Headquarters this past October broadcasted Dr. Almeida’s interview on the ethics of technology to thousands of viewers. He has presented over 60 conference presentations and published articles in three continents relating to media and education. He has also being featured in the Wall Street Journal for his leadership qualities, as well.
Dr. Almeida is one of those professors who enjoy working with students and give them the opportunity to meet the right people so that they can get jobs by the time they graduate. The photography below was taken at the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce after his class worked with the Bradley County Health Council, a non-profit organization sponsored by the governor of Tennessee. Two students represented the class to the Healthier Tennessee Board. The board was very impressed with his student’s work.
Dr. “A” is versed in a wide variety of technological tools and procedures. The Visual Mississippi photo book, a recently released photo book illustrating the beauty of the state of Mississippi, is evidence of his work in contemporary communication art. He has also designed and developed two photo calendars about the state of Mississippi and has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and churches for his work in high definition photography. He is also a trained photojournalist who understands how to capture great shots for media purposes.
In addition to the former, Dr. A has developed his own style of photo illustration which has been shown in a number of photo exhibitions including the selective Mississippi Craft show in the city of Jackson, Mississippi in 2016.
One heck of a guy who has a PhD from Penn State and executive education training in leadership from Harvard University, He doesn’t attempt to change people… He empowers them to discover their very best. Possessing the gift of exhortation, Dr. “A” is students best cheerleader and encourager. He is truly a public speaker who cares and explains to people the value of knowing technology and the need to taking a break from it. He is an educator of the present who has promised and provided successful concurrent sessions for clients for almost ten years.
Dr. Almeida is a dedicated community man who is involved with leadership training with Rotary International. An former member at the Ridgeland/Madison and Indiana Rotary Clubs, Dr. “A” prides itself with serving above self. The photograph below was taken at the Rotary Leadership Institute, a systematic training designed to help Rotarians to become better leaders within the organization.
An all around golfer (Class “A” Master Teaching Golf Professional) who has won numerous open tournaments, Almeida also shares his knowledge of golf with his students and colleagues whenever he goes. Currently. Dr. A is officially training for mini tour competition and local pro-am fundraisers for his institution Lee University and/or Cleveland, TN.
Dr. “A” is also an evangelical Christian who has served his church by singing baritenore. The video below is evidence of Dr. Almeida’s involvement with his church in music ministry, one of his true passions outside of work as well as with Christian blog posts to help spread the word of God. He is currently attending Westmore Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee where he serves the congregation by taking photos for publications.