Creative Learning Space

Design your ideal creative work space or learning environment utilizing a Smart Table and interactive software at the NSU booth. Dr. Kay Grant and Richard Shelton will be on hand to walk you through the process so, dust off your imagination, pull up a chair, and create your "vision" of the perfect work or classroom space.

Richard Shelton
Assistant Coordinator of Academic Services

Richard Shelton trains faculty in instructional best practices related to technology use, integration and classroom management through the Center for Teaching and Learning. He is also an instructor in the College of Education, teaching health and physical education foundations, as well as technology in education classes.

Before coming to NSU in September 2004, Shelton served as client services training manager for the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and worked on the Oscar nominated animated movie "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius."  He started his teaching career after graduating from Central State University and Collin County Community College in McKinney, Texas. He also served 17 years in the US Army.

Dr. Kay Grant
Dean, College of Education

Dr. Kay Lallier Grant earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and human development and family life at the University of Kansas, her masters in special education at the University of Tulsa, and her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Oklahoma State University. She was named dean for the College of Education at Northeastern State University in 2003. She has taught kindergarten and preschool for handicapped, directed a hospital child care center, served as the early childhood director in the public schools, taught early childhood classes at NSU, and was the assistant dean. Her research interests include how children construct knowledge about literacy, ways to foster creativity, and the impact of children's literature on attitudes related to diversity.

Her interest in global issues began in high school, when she served on the Model United Nations team and was an exchange student to Finland. She continues to explore ways to broaden the global perspective of the faculty and teacher education candidates at NSU.