Managing Director – Joel Rodriguez, Ed.D.

Joel Rodriguez has over 15 years of experience working in k-12 and Higher Education full-time and consulting technology and education positions. Joel is the former Drexel University Online Associate Director of Emerging Technologies, where, over a period of twelve years, he managed the technology, instructional design, and development teams. Joel continues to work as an adjunct professor in Drexel’s School of Education and the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. In addition, Joel has worked with a number of public and charter schools in and around the Philadelphia Region on initiatives such as running technology offices, website development, and emerging technology projects, to name a few.

Joel graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a B.S. in Communications and an M.A. in Adult Education & Communications Technology. In 2017 he earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Drexel University.

Educational Consultant – Maurice Baynard

Maurice Baynard is a research scientist, educator and edtech entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of edIQ, a firm providing digital resources to underserved schools and managing partner of CastBright.

Maurice holds a master’s degree in cell and molecular biology from Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed his doctoral work in sleep and chronobiology at the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.