People: Traci Temple

Traci Temple

Director, DELTA Research and Analysis Online and Distance Education
Address Box 7113 Raleigh NC 27695 Phone: 919-513-3193

Biographical Info

Dr. Traci Temple is the Director for Research and Analysis in Digital Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA), where she leads a team of evaluation, assessment, and research specialists in support of digital education research, analysis, and 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 was the associate director for instructional technology training and instructional support specialist since she joined NC State in 2006.

In addition to her DELTA work, Traci is an adjunct associate professor in the College of Design at NC State. 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.

Prior to moving to North Carolina, Traci served as Director of the 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 arts and 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, and volunteered as a mentor for high school students interested in careers in video gaming and feature film animation.

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 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, which 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, pen and ink drawings, and still-life paintings.

Traci holds a Ph.D. in Art Education, M.A. in Visual Communication Design, and B.S. in Allied Medicine (Medical Illustration) from Ohio State. She has completed advanced training and coursework in copyright law and the internet; course redesign and blended learning; 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.

Publications and Presentations

  • Temple, T. (2021, July). “Meet them where they are: Creative alternative assessments” DELTA News.
  • Spencer, D. & Temple, T. (2021). Examining students’ online course perceptions and comparing student performance outcomes in online and face-to-face classrooms. Online Learning, 25(2), 233-261
  • Sheats, K., Temple, T. & Spencer, D. (2020). Veterinary Student Experiences in a Community- and Competency-Based Primary Care Rotation: A Case Study, Education in the Health Professions, 3(2), pp 54-62
  • Spencer, D., Temple, T. & Willis, C. (2020, February). What, How, and When: Assessing Student Learning After Course Redesign, TTLE, Online
  • Temple, T. (2021, May). “Alternative Assessment Resources for Teaching and Learning” DELTA News.
  • Spencer, Daniel; Temple, Traci; Willis, Chris. (2019, August). Evolution of Course Redesign Toward Research Design and Assessment: A Timeline Lilly-Asheville 2019, Asheville, N.C.
  • Spencer, D., Temple, T. & Willis, C. (2019, August). What, How, and When: Assessing Student Learning After Course Redesign Lilly-Asheville 2019, Asheville, N.C.
  • Willis, C., & Temple, T. (2018, August). Don’t Take it for Granted: Using Assessment to Strengthen and Improve a Collaborative Course Redesign Initiative, AALHE Proceedings
  • Temple, T. (2018, April). “DELTA’s Planning and Assessment Team Positively Impacts Student Success.” DELTA News
  • Sheats, M. K., Temple, T. & Willis, C. (2018, August). Making MUSIC with Technology-Enhanced Competency-Based Education. Poster, LILLY-Asheville, NC
  • Temple, T., & Willis, C. (2018, June). Redesign and Shine: Using Assessment to Help Tell Your Course Redesign Story. Presentation, AALHE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Temple, T. & Willis, C. (2018, June). There to Here to There: Assessment’s Impact on a Collaborative Course Redesign Initiative. Poster, AALHE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Sheats, K., Tobey, B., Willis, C., Temple, T. & Petit, J. (2018, February). Technological Solutions to Enhance Veterinary Student Clinical Training in a Distributive Model of Equine Primary Care.  TIDE Symposium, Durham, NC.
  • Temple, T., Willis, C., Shen, Y., Fenn, M., & Spencer, D. (2018, February). Building Communication, Collaboration, and Culture in Evaluating Technology and Innovative Course Redesign. Poster, TIDE, Durham, NC.