Colin A. Harris, Ed.S | Chief Education Officer (CEO)
Colin Harris is the Chief Administration Officer and an Instructor at Central Florida Institute of Technology. He holds a joint appointment in Technology and Cinematic Studies. Professor Harris earned his bachelor’s degree in Electronic / Instrumentation Technologies from Excelsior College, a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Troy University, an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of West Florida, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Instructional Technology from the University of West Florida. He has an eclectic mix of professional experience in a number of different industries. He served Six years in the United States Air Force as a Ground Radar Systems Specialist at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Followed by three years as an Air Field Systems Specialist for the Department of Defense. He then worked for ten years as a dedicated member of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an Airways Transportation Systems Specialist. Mr. Harris currently work as the System and Security Administration (STARS System Specialist) for the FAA.
INSTRUCTOR | INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/FILM TECHNOLOGY
Robert L. Shepherd, Ph.D | President
Dr. Robert Shepherd is a graduate of the School of Business and Technology at Capella University where he earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Management and Leadership. His research interests center around the study of organizational behavior, the influence of internal and external organization culture on employee motivation and organizational productivity, leadership development and personality assessment. The original research he accomplished for his graduate school requirement focused on the effects federally mandated furloughs have on the organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior of federal civil service employees. Dr. Shepherd also holds a master’s degree in the science of management from Troy University and a bachelor’s of arts degree in social science from the University of West Florida where he specialized in education, environmental studies, and geography. His work background includes maintenance concept, theory, and practice of airfield systems used in the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration. Dr. Shepherd is currently a Frontline Manager for the 96 communications squadron's Airfield Systems Maintenance unit.