Judi Pochran

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Instructional Design & Technology

Dr. Pochran has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership/Instructional Technology from the University of Alabama, and an Education Specialist, Masters and Bachelors degrees in Secondary Education from UAB. She has certifications in English, History, Guidance Counseling, and Administration. She served over 40 years in public education in both middle and high schools teaching history, serving as guidance counselor, assistant principal, and in the central office working with Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Shelby County, Alabama. She also served as an Adjunct Instructor at both Jefferson State and Central Alabama Community Colleges. She currently teaches high school History online for the State Department of Alabama and is an adjunct for the MS in Instructional Design and Technology Program in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences,

Working with Hurricane Katrina evacuees was particularly meaningful for her. She went through the training to do home inspections for FEMA and spent a month in Gulfport, MS working with families in need of help. It was one of the most interesting experiences she has ever had, both rewarding and frustrating. It offered her a unique perspective she was able to rely on when working with students who had been displaced due to the devastation of the hurricane.

She has worked with “at-risk students the Talent Search Program at Central Alabama Community College and served on various system-wide committees:
St. Clair County System Technology Committee
St. Clair County System Distance Learning Committee
St. Clair County System School-to-Work Committee
St. Clair County System High Hopes Grant Committee
Community Transition Team, Pell City School System
Steering Committee for Tech Prep Implementation in Pell City School System Teacher

Consultant for Alabama Geographic Alliance
Presenter at 1996 Alabama Counselor Academy
Participated in development of school and system technology plans
Developed and implemented Career Awareness Curriculum
Developed and implemented New Teacher Orientation Program
Developed and implemented county-wide Student Tech Program where students from our Cisco Academy served as tech troubleshooters in their home schools.

Courses Taught

EDUC 1015 - How People Learn

EDUC 6105 - Organizations, Innovation, and Change

EDUC 6115 - Learning Theories and Instruction

EDUC 6135 - Distance Learning

EDUC 6445 - Project Management in Education and Training

EDIT 6501 - Training and Development

EDPD 8021 - Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability: the Sociological, Political and Economic Factorrs


BS, University of Alabama in Birmingham

MA, University of Alabama in Birmingham

Education Specialist, University of Alabama in Birmingham

PhD, University of Alabama