Tribble, PhD

Professional & Organizational Development Initiatives

I'm Kelly Tribble, and I am all about empowering academics to achieve their goals, maintain their excellence in teaching and learning, sharpen their technology integration, and develop as scholars and researchers. My practice begins with building relationships, respect for the curiosity of the indiviual, and recognition of the expertise that emerges from collaborative experiences.

I am passionate about life, learning, and laughing. I have great respect for the history of the lecture, as well for the art and science of facilitating active learning activities in the classroom.

Relevant Skills:

Professional & Faculty Development 93%
Curriculum Development 82%
Management Leadership 74%
Process Development/Improvement 89%


"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats

Bachelor of Arts

1990: Bachelor of Media Arts from the University of South Carolina.

Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Technology

2001: M.Ed. & Ph.D. from the the University of Georgia.

Postgraduate Certicate

2002: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership from the University of South Carolina.


"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."
Anthony J. D'Angelo

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Director of Faculty Development

Tarrant County College, Center for Teaching & Learning
Fort Worth, Texas

Design, develop, and implement professional development activities for faculty. Coordinate system-wide training on teaching best practices, technology implementation, and software systems; produce training videos; advise departments on technology issues related to classroom teaching; facilitate Mastery of Teaching Institute (collaborative faculty research) and Celebration of Great Teaching retreat.

Project Leader: Mastery of Teaching Institute; Professional Development Funding; Tuition Assistance Program; Adjunct Professional Development Stipends

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Various Graduate and Undergraduate Courses

I enjoy teaching in variuos modes. Face-to-face is excellent to engage the students with active learning strategies and classroom discussion. I find the online environment terrific for creating and posting engaging content, and utilizing aspects of social media to engage the students with the outside world. I have taught graduate courses in Educational Technology, Assessment & Measurement, Educational Philosophy, and Educational Research. For seven years I taught undergraduate students courses in the category of "How to Succeed in College."

Midlands Technical College

Columbia College

University of South Carolina

Southern Weslyan University

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A clean start.

Rieber, L. P., Tzeng, S., & Tribble, K. (2004). Discovery learning, representation, and explanation within a computer-based simulation: Finding the right mix. Learning and Instruction, 14, pp. 307-323.
Tribble, K. (2001). Humor and Mental Effort in Learning. Dissertation for completion of doctoral research program, University of Georgia.
Rieber, L. P., Tzeng, S., Tribble, K. & Chu, G. (1996). Feedback and Elaboration Within a Computer-Based Simulation: A Dual CodingPerspective. Association of Educational Communications and Technology.

Research Interests: Scholarship of Teaching & Learning; Instructional Technology; Student Pathways; Organizational Change; Creating a Culture of Evidence; Social Media Uses in Higher Education

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Membership & Service

My favorite part is helping others achieve their goals.

Institutional Review Board, Tarrant County College, 2016 - present
Faculty Council, Departmental Representative, Midlands Technical College, 2010 - 2012
Staff Council, Division Representative, Chair, Midlands Technical College, 2001 - 2007
South Carolina Partnership for Distance Education, Technology Chair, 2005 - 2007


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Conference Presentations

Getting the word out.

A Culture of Evidence: Encouraging teachers at a two-year community college to engage in academic research Presented at the 20th Annual Staff and Educational Development conference, Cardiff, Wales, UK. 2015

Libero, Mezzo, Grandioso: Professional Development for Any Budget Presented at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference, Dallas, TX. 2015

Presidential Address: The State of Competency-Based Education Keynote presented at the Eastern Regional Competency-Based Education Consortium (, Myrtle Beach, SC. 2006

Focus: Conference presentations are an important part of our academic community sharing details of the good work that we are doing. It is at least as important to share failures and learned lessons as it is to share success stories.


Contact me.

Fort Worth, Texas, USA
+1 970 403 5993