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Department of Career and Technology Education

Grinstead 120
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4452
Dr. Odin Jurkowski, Chair


Dr. Zinna Bland

Associate Professor
Educational Technology

Office: Grinstead 216
Phone: 660-543-8615

Ph.D., Iowa State University of Science and Technology; Ames, Iowa
M. Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; Hattiesburg, Mississippi
B.S., Alcorn State University; Lorman, Mississippi
M.Div., Saint Paul School of Theology

Classes Regularly Taught
Data Input Technologies
Design and Production of Materials for Education
Educational Product Development
Educational Technology Leadership
Essentials of Managing Information
Principles of Online Instruction
University Supervisor for Student Teachers

Professional Experience
Educational Institutions:

  • Alcorn State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Piney Woods Country Life School (private k-12 institution)

Administrative/Executive Management:

  • Mississippi State Board of Health
  • ManPower Temporary Agency
  • Milwaukee Children’s Hospital
  • Alcorn State University

Areas of Expertise and Research
Communication Skills Development
Voice Input Technology
Curriculum Development
Training Development
Administrative Management

Professional Membership
National Business Education Association (NBEA)
North Central Business Education Association (NCBEA)
National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE)
Missouri Business Education Association (MBEA)
Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education (MoACTE)
Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE)          
Organizational Systems Research Association (OSRA)
Association of International Gospels Assemblies, Inc. (AIGA)

Who’s Who in Missouri Business Education
Phi Delta Kappa Travel Scholarship
Who’s Who Among American Young Women
Delta Pi Epsilon Best Paper Award for Research

Over $300,000 received in grants and awards for research, curriculum development, and updating of computer equipment

Consultancy and Reviwer
External Reviewer for University of Technology of Jamaica (international)
Chair, Accreditation Team for Cyprus Tertiary Education (international)
Consultant for Administrative Management for Renaissance West
Consultant for Administrative Management for T. B. Watkins, Inc.
Records Management Consultant for University Police Department
Program Developer:  The International Association of Chiefs of Police; Police Records Management