Dr. Akesha Horton is a Learning Design, Development and Innovation Coordinator for the United States Air Force. She earned her doctorate degree in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University’s College of Education. Dr. Horton is an alumni of Fulbright-mtvU Scholar. program. In this role, she worked with Australian based hip-hop artists to develop and implement educational programs that served underrepresented youth. In 2015 she was an NSF/AECT Early Career Fellow.
While in Australia, she became a Google Certified Teacher and helped launch the first completely online program in Indigenous Education at Macquarie University. She currently supports technology integration for Chicago Public School Teachers through The MSU-WIPRO STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship program and virtual communities for STEM faculty at Indiana University.
Dr. Horton has been an active agent in a plethora of experiences in the educational arena, including in-school and out-of-school urban settings, higher education, instructional design, e-learning, and curriculum development for K-12, university, non-profit and small business settings. She has served on the board of national educational organizations in the United States, as well as a volunteer in the non-profit sector on the national and international context. She currently serves as the VP of Communications for the Culture, Learning and Technology Division of AECT.
Her current publications focus on supporting technology integration related to teacher professional development for urban educators.