Associate Professor of Computer Science
M.S. Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, Lincoln Memorial University
B. S. Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University
Ed.D. Education Administration and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
Came to Tusculum: 2012
Dr. Blair Ferrell Henley serves as vice president of information systems and chief technology officer at Tusculum College. Dr. Henley has prior experience in developing online academic programs and has been very successful at other organizations in securing grant dollars for a variety of programs.
At Tusculum College, Dr. Henley is responsible for the planning and oversight of installation and maintenance of all information systems including support of faculty, staff, students and administration at all sites and campuses of Tusculum College in both academic and non-academic functions. In addition, he assists with the cultivation of resources to secure needed financial support for technology to support the academic programs and student success to prepare graduates who are better equipped to launch into their chosen careers.
At the Bristol City School System, Dr. Henley was responsible for the Career and Technical Education program. He was also responsible for the design and implementation of the Distance Education program, including online curriculum development and facilitation, as well as distance learning through video conferencing.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in education from East Tennessee State University and earned his master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. In 2009, he completed his doctoral work in educational leadership and policy analysis at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Henley has served as an adjunct faculty member for East Tennessee State University since 2008 and has previously worked as a systems engineer at Intellithought Inc., in Kingsport. He is president of the Northeast Tennessee Technology Educators Association and is a charter member of the Tennessee Distance Learning Association.
He was awarded the Perkins Reserve grant in both 2009 and 2011, which he utilized to implement a dual enrollment program via a web-based curriculum this year and to implement distance education programs in 2009. He has been a distance learning and e-learning presenter at numerous events across the state, including the Northeast Tennessee Technology Educators Association Conference and the Niswonger Symposium of Education Excellence.