Dionne Curbeam

Interim Vice-President of Information Technology & CIO

Coppin State University

Dr. Dionne Curbeam is Interim Vice-President of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer at Coppin State University (Baltimore, MD). Dr. Curbeam has been instrumental in spurring innovation, increasing faculty technology use, developing digital spaces, advancing virtual reality technologies, enhancing university’s staff professional development opportunities, revamping Tier One campus support, and guiding the campus through major projects. Dr. Curbeam has won several awards (Blackboard Catalyst Award; Maryland Daily Record’s Top 100 Women; Woman of Color Rising Star Award, etc.), presented at numerous conferences (EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Consortium, etc.), earned multiple certifications (Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, Microsoft Innovative Educator, etc.) and has served on numerous boards and advisory councils (Maryland Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board, Maryland Association of Teacher Educators, Maryland Distance Learning Association Advisory Board, etc.). Dr. Curbeam – who holds Ed.D. and B.S. degrees from Bowie State University, M.A. degrees from Towson University and University of Maryland Baltimore County – has professional and research interests in change management, technology adoption, organizational communication, and the impact of technology for student success. In addition to her high-impact career, Dr. Curbeam enjoys volunteering, travelling, walking trails, and cheering for the Baltimore Ravens. Twitter @dc_tech.