||Jeanne Gleason, Ed.D.|
Director, Media Productions
Dr. Gleason has spent her career keeping NMSU on the cutting edge of technologies (aka "new-fangled stuff"), whether this meant touch-screen systems on the Navajo nation or, most recently, the Learning Games Lab, creating mobile apps and educational games. Over the years her team has produced media for more than 40 universities and agencies across the nation, and she has been part of more than 200 individual grants and contracts worth over $50 million. Her interactive media products are in use internationally and by numerous federal agencies, universities and school systems.
Jeanne earned her doctorate at Virginia Tech, where she worked on a team developing USDA's first digital collection and Extension's first touch-screen system. She is proud to have been an undergraduate at NMSU, where she paid tuition by selling ads on the campus's one-watt wonder student radio station, KRWG-AM. It only broadcast to the dorms, so no businessperson she sold an ad to could hear the station. This honed her skills in defining scope and building trust, which have proved invaluable in her many academic collaborations over the years.
She enjoys international travel, photographing the faces of hardworking people, scuba diving, and writing the stories of her family tree. Once upon a time she ran marathons, but responsibilities at work and to older family members mean she now mostly runs in place on her treadmill desk while working on the next grant application.