MaryFriend Carter is an emerita professor from Walden University where she served in many roles over 13 years. She joined the faculty in 2004 as a contributing faculty member where she mentored dissertation students and taught doctoral level courses in educational technology. She joined the Walden family as a full-time professor in 2006 where she continued to chair dissertation committees and teach courses in educational technology. In addition, she wrote courses, served as Academic Specialization Coordinator for graduate programs in Educational Technology and Learning Instruction and Innovations, and served as Program Director for Educational Technology, Learning Instruction and Innovations, Doctoral Residencies and Research. She retired in 2018. Prior to coming to Walden, she taught public school and was a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati, Indiana University, Florida State University, and Thomas University. The focus of her 40 years as a professional educator was on teacher education and the use of technology for learning. She has conducted professional seminars and workshops throughout the United States on technology for learning, critical thinking, and working with children with disabilities on the autistic spectrum.