Dr. Dustin Hebert, associate professor and Steeg Endowed Chair in Northwestern State University’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development, was named Post Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators. LACUE is an organization that enables educators to fully utilize technology in teaching, provides information and technical training to educators and promotes opportunities for all students to enjoy enriched instruction through technology.
Hebert is faculty and program coordinator in the master’s program in educational technology leadership and education specialist degree in educational leadership and instruction (educational technology concentration). He has experience teaching secondary business courses and has served in e-learning leadership and faculty roles in higher education teaching computer studies, office systems, education and educational technology.
“Being recognized by LACUE is a career highlight,” Hebert said. “I have been a LACUE member for over 10 years and continue to be impressed with the opportunities the organization provides its members and the caliber of educators who are attracted to become members. Receiving one of the LACUE awards is a great honor, but that honor is elevated in this instance because I was nominated by colleagues. My gratitude to my peers for the nomination and to the award selection team for the recognition is incredible. I cannot thank them enough.”
Hebert serves as program reviewer for the International Society for Technology in Education and a site visitor team member for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation on both state and national teams. He has been extensively engaged in advancing the use of technology to support learning by serving on advisory councils, technology committees, technology steering teams and e-learning committees at several universities. He is active in numerous professional associations related to education, counseling and technology, has presented at several conferences and seminars and has published articles on education technology and e-learning in education journals.
LACUE selects winners from categories in eight districts, then a top state winner. Last year’s winner was Dr. Darlene Williams, NSU’s vice president of Technology, Innovation and Economic Development.
“I have known Dustin for several years and cannot speak highly enough of him,” said Inkie Landry, LACUE president. “He is a great guy, professor and technology user. Your university is lucky to have him and I know he is a wonderful asset to NSU.”
LACUE goals include providing for sharing of ideas, techniques, research, materials and procedures used in technology and to represent members’ viewpoints in laws and regulations. The group cooperates with the State Department of Education, the state legislature and other governmental agencies in matters that relate to technology in education. Any educator who uses technology is welcome to join the organization in which membership is free.