IT Director Michael Gilliland has been teaching for 25 years and holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona (USA).
Mr. Gilliland also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona (USA), along with a University Certificate in Horn Performance from St. Louis Conservatory, Missouri.
“Concordia is a welcoming and family environment where all are supportive of learning.
I am happy to be back at Concordia because of its initiatives in technology in relationship to creating ethical stewards on a global basis.”
Prior to his return to Concordia in August 2017 - Mr. Gilliland taught music at Concordia from 2011 to 2014 - Mr. Gilliland has taught technology at Universal American School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Joplin Schools, Joplin, Missouri, as well as horn performance and music theory at Missouri Southern State University, in Joplin, Missouri (USA).
A regular presenter at professional academic conferences, Mr. Gilliland has presented on such topics as “Disaster Recovery in Technology after a Major Natural Disaster” at the Apple EDU Trainer Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and “Imaging: Large-scale Distribution of Computers in a Mid-Sized School District” at the Education Tech Conference, Southeast Kansas Education Center - Greenbush, in Girard, Kansas (USA).
Mr. Gilliland’s hobbies include photography, running and cycling. Mr. Gilliland’s wife, Jennifer Zimbrick, is also a teacher at Concordia.