Passionate about the intersection of education and technology.

Skills and Competencies

Steve Stockdale
  • Project-oriented, results-focused executive administrator with professional experience in educational, nonprofit, corporate, and military organizations. Demonstrated project management expertise in planning, executing, and reporting project performance.
  • Especially skilled at gathering, organizing, analyzing, synthesizing and presenting complex data and relevant results for internal and external stakeholders and decision-makers.
  • Wide array of teaching/learning/training experiences in university, corporate, nonprofit, and military environments. Completely comfortable with technologies including Mac/PC, mobile apps, Learning Management Systems (LMS), remote and “smart” classroom technologies.
  • Adept at assessing and balancing needs of customers, suppliers, and internal organizational constituencies.

Professional Experience

Since Nov 2018 – Pursuer of Personal Passions.

Retired to work on several personal projects including:

  1. Family genealogy and techniques for analyzing and applying DNA results.
  2. Tracking Texas COVID-19 results daily .
  3. My Spirit of ’76 Attic, a repository of stuff from my four years as a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  4. Working the 2020 General Election as a Clerk during early voting and on Election Day.
  5. Appreciating the music of my life even more.

2012 – 2018 New Mexico State University (Grants, NM), Information/Instructional Technology Director. University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library (Albuquerque, NM), Deputy Director for Operations and faculty appointment in School of Medicine.

Broad portfolio of technology and pedagogy support. Administered Learning Management System (Canvas), assisting instructors to design online courses and students develop online learning competencies. Directed vendor installation projects totaling more than $1M for “smart” classroom technology (Crestron controllers), an approved Pearson Vue Test Center, and successfully integrating a Simulation iQ health sciences simulation center (Education Management Solutions). With two collaborators, designed and delivered a six-week Massive Open Online Course (Canvas Network) to over 1,300 students in 67 countries (see the curriculum on my site). Co-chaired and participated on campus-wide IT service management teams that oversaw the IT ticketing system (Cherwell), Change Advisory Board, collaborative technologies initiatives (IM, video conferencing, file sharing), Help Desk, and student computing lab. Led design, execution, and data analysis for a two-week observational study of library patrons to determine future needs for space, services, and furnishings.

MOOC, Data Gov Presentations

2009 – 2012   Personal ‘sabbatical’ to pursue personal passions and curiosities (Santa Fe, NM).

Relocated to New Mexico and completed a master’s degree in educational psychology at University of New Mexico. Created 30,000-word online tutorial on the WordPress content management system for beginners. Studied the implications of neuroscience findings on personal learning. Self-published an eBook on language and its influence on thought and behavior. Gained Learning Management System (LMS) experience as a student.

Book Cover, UNM Grad

2002 – 2008   Institute of General Semantics, Executive Director. Texas Christian University (TCU, Fort Worth, TX) Adjunct Instructor.

Led the revitalization of a long-standing educational nonprofit organization: effected a merger with a long-time competing organization; relocated the organizational headquarters from New York to Texas; directed a successful capital campaign for a complete building renovation of a new headquarters building; transformed the membership outreach, publishing, and accounting operations invited to India for 3-week speaking and lecturing tour. Invited to teach a general semantics course for the TCU Schieffer School of Journalism. For two years, selected as one of twelve community columnists for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 


1982 – 2001   Texas Instruments, Inc./Raytheon Systems Company and Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Dallas, Texas), Project/Program Manager.

Key contributor for the TI/Martin (later Raytheon/Lockheed Martin) development program for Javelin, the U.S. Army’s Fire-and-Forget antitank missile system. Directed the earned value performance management system for $200M engineering development program. Managed the production proposal and served as negotiator for the initial contract, which has since grown to over $3B. Worked closely with a foreign government for a $50M military communications system.


1976 – 1982   United States Air Force. USAF KC-135A Instructor Navigator (Captain).

KC-135 Flying Collage


2012 M.A.   University of New Mexico (Educational Psychology)

1976 B.S.   United States Air Force Academy (Humanities) TI considered as general engineering degree due to math/sciences hours.

USAFA, Commissioning


2015   ITIL Foundations, Lean Practitioner

2012   Outstanding Graduate, UNM Educational Psychology

1982   2000 Various quality improvement training initiatives including Six Sigma, Lean, Juran, Total Quality Management, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (1992), Strategic Decision-Making

Resume Extra!

In 2012, after I completed my Masters program, I made this video resume. For historical purposes, I thought I’d include it here.