AEX Board Members

Christopher Maddox, Ph.D.
President/Treasurer

A compassionate educator with more than 24 years of education experience with students from Kindergarten through the post-graduate level, Dr. Christopher Maddox is the current president of AEX chapter for KDP. In addition, he is the transitory chapter treasurer. He is excited to see this chapter develop and grow!

Christopher serves as Core Faculty at Concordia University; he is responsible for teaching M.Ed. courses, serving on doctoral (Ed.D.) dissertation committees, and supervising a PLC of 25 online, part-time professors.

Dr. Maddox has international experience teaching students in Guatemala as well as coaching and mentoring teachers in the Dominican Republic. He has returned to these countries eight times to serve diverse populations.

Dr. Maddox presents at national conferences around the country on the topic of sustainable differentiated instruction through innovative teaching practices; in addition, his experiences include coaching and mentoring teachers at staff developments, teacher in-services, and district workshops. Previous employment positions include librarian at the Dallas Public Library and director positions held at private and public businesses. He taught in the K-12 public school systems for 14 years.

Dr. Maddox earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Taylor University and a Master of Education from Lesley University. His doctoral degree is from Walden University, focusing on Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

He currently serves on the consumer advisory committee for USA Today, Gannett Publications. Past volunteer work includes being an executive board member for GLSEN and the volunteer coordinator for the Ryan White Foundation.

Dr. Maddox is originally from San Diego and resides in the Washington D.C. area. One of his greatest passions is travel; he has visited 46 states and traveled throughout Europe and Central America. He also enjoys bicycling, swimming, movies, and spending time with his spouse and two English bulldogs.

Dory Morris, Ed.D.
Vice President
Webmaster/Membership

Dr. Dory Morris received her baccalaureate degree in information technology with a concentration in computer systems and her master's degree in information technology with a concentration in internet security. While in school, she worked as a project planner/project manager on technology projects then after graduation, she worked as a software specialist, where she did networking, project planning/managing, training, and programming for various types of clients, such as schools and businesses. It was during this time that she began to co-teach kindergarten.

While teaching kindergarten and then first grade, she began to teach IT at different colleges in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In Ohio, she became certified in online teaching, blended learning, and is currently co-teaching 7th grade, 4th grade, and 2nd grade. It was while teaching technology courses in Ohio that she went back to school to receive her Ed.D in Adult Education from Walden University and became a member of Kappa Delta Pi.

Graduating in 2013, she currently is an adjunct professor at Northampton Community College and at Southern New Hampshire University, as well as a chief learning officer and director of organizational learning. Dr. Morris loves research and her expertise is in organizational socialization/onboarding, technology, and adult learning practices. Although busy, she is an active member of Phi Delta Kappa, Knowledge Management Institute, Association for Computer Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. When not working, she enjoys reading, playing with her golden Newt, cat Peanut Butter, and spending time with her husband and three children.

Glenn Cason, Ed.D.
Secretary/Membership

Dr. Glenn Cason began teaching in 1985 after receiving a BME from the University of South Carolina and a MM in saxophone performance from Northwestern University. In 2011, his doctoral study from Walden University included a lesson plan that created a statistically significant increase in student achievement when teachers activated students’ prior knowledge.

Several standout events include his playing for the dedication ceremonies of Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center in 1982, President George H. W. Bush in 1992, and recipient of the Walden University 2013-2014 Presidential Alumni Research Dissemination Award. As a founding member of the Cobb Wind Symphony, Glenn is a recipient of the Sudler Silver Scroll, has performed at the Mid-west Band and Orchestra Clinic, Georgia Music Educator’s Convention, and the National Band Association/College Band Directors National Association Convention, among others.

Dr. Cason's professional affiliations include Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society where he judges national competitions and is secretary and board member of the Alpha Epsilon Xi chapter, Phi Delta Kappa International where he judges state and national competitions for the Future Educators Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Mu Alpha, among others. Glenn has been a band director in the Paulding County School District, Dallas, GA since 2002, is an active clinician, teacher mentor, performer, and adjudicator. He has second-degree brown belt in Taekwondo, is an avid amateur photographer, enjoys research, and lives with his wife and two dogs in Douglasville.

Cheri Toledo, Ph.D.
AEX Chapter Counselor
Academic Program Coordinator
Ph.D. Learning, Instruction, and Innovation
PhD, EdD, EdS Educational Technology

Dr. Cheri Toledo, an educator for over 30 years, has taught and coached on the university and K-12 levels. She has served as a faculty member and teacher educator, academic dean, academic counselor, classroom teacher, and athletic coach. The recipient of the 2015 Faculty Excellence Award from the Riley College of Education at Walden University, the College Service Award from the College of Education at Illinois State University, and the Gulf Star Conference Coach of the Year Award as the Head Volleyball Coach at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Dr. Toledo is currently the Academic Program Coordinator of the Educational Technology and Learning, Instruction, and Innovation advanced graduate programs at Walden. Her research, publications, and speaking engagements revolve around the strategic uses of current and emerging technologies to increase effective teaching and learning practices. Dr. Toledo’s expertise includes technology integration, online teaching and learning, and social media.

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