Duane A. Naddy, M.Ed. is an adjunct lecturer, subject matter expert, and course developer for CPST 2400, Webpage Design and Development. Previously, beginning in the Fall of 2008, he taught for the Computer Science (CPST), Media Arts (MDAR), and Digital Design (DDSN) departments at Tulane’s School of Continuing Studies and School of Professional Advancement at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Campus. Over the years, he’s taught ten different course titles. He was honored by being awarded Tulane’s Distinguished Faculty status in 2014.
Before coming to Tulane, Mr. Naddy served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for 26 years. He was originally trained by the USAF as a civil engineer in the area of Electrical and Mechanical Technologies with an emphasis on Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R). He was involved in training, teaching, educating, and curriculum development for most of his military career. During the final 19 years of his USAF career, he developed distance learning (aka advanced distributed learning) and applied the newest training technologies and software programs to the USAF’s technical training mission. At his retirement from USAF active duty, he was the Chief of the Instructional Technology Unit (ITU) at Keesler Air Force Base, MS. The ITU develops Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) in most of its variant forms (ICW, CBT, ITV, DL, ADL, technology insertions, etc.) for the USAF. After his retirement from active duty, beginning in February 2008, he was employed as a Department of the Air Force (DAF) civilian Information Technology Specialist, developing HTML- and Adobe Flash/Animate-based Interactive Courseware for web delivery. In June of 2019, he become a Curriculum Development Manager, developing and managing in-residence and online curriculum for the DAF. In March of 2022, he was promoted to become an Instructional Systems Specialist, where he develops and evaluates career development courses utilized for upgrade training in the USAF. He has also been the web designer and web master for three organizations.
Mr. Naddy holds an Associate's of Science, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College; a Bachelor's of Science in Education and Psychology, Technical Occupational Education (Highest Honors; 4.0 GPA), University of Southern Mississippi; and a Master's of Education, Curriculum and Instruction: Technology (4.0 GPA), Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ.