Resume for Steven E. Stockdale

Passionate about the intersection of Education, Neuroscience, and Technology.

Highly competent project manager, administrator, educator and problem-solver.


  • Project-oriented, results-focused executive administrator with professional experience in educational, nonprofit, corporate and military organizations.
  • Demonstrated competence in planning, procuring, implementing and managing educational technology.
  • Especially skilled at gathering, organizing, analyzing, synthesizing and presenting complex data, issues and solution alternatives.
  • Teaching and training experience within university, corporate and nonprofit environments.
  • Adept at assessing and balancing needs of customers, suppliers and internal organizational constituencies.
  • Outstanding communication skills across multiple media. Published writer, website developer, video producer/hobbyist and course designer.
  • Outstanding Graduate in Educational Psychology Masters program. Coursework emphasized research methods, analysis and assessment.

Professional Experience

Deputy Director for Operations

Provide program leadership and support across the UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center organization (HSLIC), which includes Technology Support, Library and Educational Services, Biomedical Informatics, and the HSC Information Security Office, to spearhead assessment and process improvement. Facilitate and develop a research portfolio for HSLIC and serve as principal investigator for both technology and library-related grants/contracts as well as serve as a collaborator on interdisciplinary projects with academic units outside HSLIC.

Information/Instructional Technology Director

Managed all areas of community college campus technology support. Provided instructional design consultation to faculty in the area of online and blended course development using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Designed, developed, implemented and maintained campus website, digital signage, staff and student computer support. Supervised purchase, implementation and maintenance of over $500,000 worth of new classroom technology, including complete audio/visual/lighting renovation of 250-seat theater. Led three-person collaboration to teach a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with 1,300 students from 67 countries.

University Teaching and Nonprofit Leadership

Developed curriculum and taught “General Semantics for Mass Communications Practitioners” for the Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University (TCU). Effectively used the LMS and a variety of multimedia and interactive classroom techniques to engage students in developing critical thinking and cognitive awareness skills. Developed and taught adult continuing education classes at TCU and Southern Methodist University (SMU).

Taught as visiting lecturer in General Semantics at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and Alverno College (Milwaukee, WI) for summer term courses. Invited to conduct three-week lecture series in General Semantics at universities and institutions in Mumbai, India, including the three-day National Workshop in General Semantics hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Theory in Vadodara.

As Executive Director, led a revitalization of a long-standing educational nonprofit organization that included: effected a merger with a competing organization; relocated the organizational headquarters from New York to Texas; directed a successful capital campaign to raise funds for acquiring and renovating a permanent corporate home; and transformed the educational outreach, publishing, membership and accounting operations. Worked toward a strategic partnership with a major university. Organized and hosted two international conferences as well as annual seminars, workshops, and academic presentations at national teacher conferences. Supervised design and production of trade show booths, marketing collateral, websites, and journal cover art. Published more than 20 articles in language journals.

Defense Industry Program/Project Manager

Almost twenty years experience in high visibility, technically-challenging environments with increasing responsibilities in program management, system engineering, business operations, proposal/contract negotiations, and strategic planning. Negotiated $200M weapon system production contract that resulted in a $3B, multiyear procurement for a mission-critical system. Directed cost/schedule earned value performance management system for a $400M engineering development program. Worked closely with a foreign customer to define and propose a $50M military communications system. Facilitated new business opportunity workshops and conducted strategic risk analyses. Managed business operations for international systems development and aircraft integration programs.

Employment Experience

2015 – Present University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (Albuquerque, NM). Deputy Director for Operations, UNM Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center.
2012 – 2014 New Mexico State University Grants (Grants, NM). Information/Instructional Technology Director.
2002 – 2008 Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX). Adjunct instructor for General Semantics, Schieffer School of Journalism. Adult continuing education instructor.
2002 – 2007 Institute of General Semantics (Fort Worth, TX). Trustee and Executive Director.
2000 – 2001 Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Richardson, TX). Principal Program Manager.
1982 – 1999 Texas Instruments, Inc. (Lewisville, TX). Program Manager. (In 1997, the TI business unit was purchased by Raytheon Systems Company.)
1976 – 1982 United States Air Force. Captain. KC-135 Instructor Navigator.


2010 – 2012 Master of Arts, University of New Mexico. Outstanding Graduate in Educational Psychology.
1972 – 1976 Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy. Graduation Order of Merit top half of class.