George Chafin joined The Teaching Center in September 2015. As the Computer and Classroom-Support Specialist, George works with the rest of the classroom-support team to provide multimedia training and on-call technical support for instructors teaching in University-managed classrooms.
George monitors the classroom computers regularly to solve problems and to determine when new hardware and software are needed. Healso evaluates and recommends instructional technology for potential incorporation into the classroom-technology systems.
George designs the integration of the computer technology into the classroom multi-media systems, and oversees installations. He also ensures effective testing, system documentation, and implementation of programs. In addition, he develops, implements, and refines systems for preventing, responding to, solving, and documenting classroom-support issues.
Before joining The Teaching Center, George worked as a PC/Network Technician for the Union and Washington School Districts in Missouri. In these positions, he maintained physical networks–from fiber WAN links to switches, routers, and servers–and he oversaw the security cameras and fiber optic network.
George earned his B.S. in Information Science and Technology in 2010 from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. In his free time, he enjoys photography and visiting national parks (in 44 states so far).