Traci TempleDirector, DELTA Planning & Assessment Online and Distance Education
Dr. Traci Temple is the Director for Planning and Assessment in Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) at North Carolina State University, where she leads a team of evaluation, assessment, and research specialists in support of the development of high-quality learning outcomes assessment for distance education programs and courses. She has served in her current position since 2017, and in an assistant director role since 2013. Prior to her assessment leadership, Traci served as the associate director for instructional technology training and instructional support specialist since she joined NC State in 2006.
Traci also serves as an adjunct associate professor in the College of Design at NC State, where she teaches courses that range from undergraduate studio to graduate seminar courses. As a member of the graduate faculty since 2007, she continues to serve on doctorate and master’s student committees in the College of Education and College of Design at NC State.
Prior to moving to North Carolina, Traci served as Director, Emerging Technology Studios (a division of the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD)) at The Ohio State University where she excelled at instructional technology training and instructional design to support faculty in the College of the Arts and College of Humanities. Traci studied and work closely with Charles A. Csuri, a pioneer in the field of digital art and computer animation. She taught interactive media, digital art, and animation courses at the graduate level, and volunteered as a mentor for high school students interested in careers in video gaming and feature film animation. Many of her students moved on to successful careers at Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Dreamworks, Digital Domain, EA Sports, Epic Games as well as academic positions in higher education both nationally and internationally.
Traci has presented her research and creative digital work at regional, national, and international conferences including an invitation to present at the National Institute for Multimedia Education, Chiba, Japan. Her collaborative works have also received notable awards
and $200K+ in grant funding while at Ohio State (i.e., Computerworld Honors, Graphis Student Design, and Batelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs).
With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Traci continues to grow her unique combination of knowledge and skillsets. The breadth and depth of Traci’s experience includes her work as an accomplished independent fine artist specializing in figurative and
representational realist themes in oil, graphite, and pen and ink. She is known for her portraiture work and exceptional still life paintings.
Traci holds a B.S. in Allied Medicine (Medical Illustration), M.A. in Visual Communication Design, and a Ph.D. in Art Education from The Ohio State University. She has completed advanced training and coursework in copyright law and the internet; course redesign and blended learning; leadership; and diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Traci actively continues her fine arts education by attending courses at the Grand Central Atelier, New York, NY; and the Teaching Studios of Art, Oyster Bay, New York.