Norris Hughes:


Technologist, Professor, & Lifelong Learner


a man on a journey...

Norris Hughes

Norris has an insatiable curiosity for the unknown and passion for all things digital. What he enjoys most is being able to innovate and create amazing stuff.

Norris is an enormous technology enthusiast and results-oriented professional with a can-do attitude. What he enjoys most is being able to innovate and help others to create amazing stuff. As a researcher, Norris is very interested in how mobile especially wearable technologies transform the way we work, teach and learn from around the globe.   Norris has more than 20 years experience working as a technology professional. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Digital Design and Master's degree in Education specializing in Instructional Technology. He's also a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. For the past 18 years, Norris has worked as a digital consultant in many capacities and roles across a variety of industries to include federal government, banking and finance, healthcare/medical device, and information technology services. Norris' expertise lies in front-end web design and development with overall responsibility for project management of corporate web properties as well as Search Engine Optimization, Content Management, Marketing Automation, and implementation of emerging technologies.  


2013 to Present


Southern New Hampshire University

Information Technology Professor


Current Role(s)

Skills & Expertise

Enterprise Content Management Systems

Learning Management Systems

User Interface Design

Learning & Development

Information Technology Professor

Project Management

Adult Education

Georgia Gwinnett College

2013 to Present

Rapid Prototyping

Online Learning

Information Technology Professor


Web Development

e-Learning Methodologies

Digital Marketing

Adobe Creative Cloud

Work History


Ed.S., Educational Technology

2017 (expected)

Walden University

Everest University Online
Ph.D. (abd), Information Technology

2014 (abd)

2012 to 2014

Capella University


Senior Project Manager

2013 to 2014

Completed all coursework and comprehensive exams in accordance with partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).

Medtronics (formerly Given Imaging

2007 to 2013

M.Ed., Instructional Technology

2006 (Graduated)

American Intercontinental University

General Dynamics IT

Senior Business Analyst/Web Developer

2001 to 2007

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Digital Design

2003 (Graduated)

American Intercontinental University

BackOffice Associates

2014 to 2015

Digital Systems Architect

2016 to Present


Research Interests


  • Mobile & Contextual Learning
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
    Microsoft, License 3542986
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Creating a Small Business Website with Adobe Muse, License D379AA
  • Wearables and Augmented Reality
  • Gamification of Learning, License 727087

I'm Working in...

Other Interests

  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Ancient History
  • Virtual Reality & Games



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