Dr. Ben McCune

Evaluator/Trainer, UW TRIO Training

Ben McCuneBen C. McCune currently serves as an evaluator and trainer for the University of Washington’s TRIO Training Programs. He holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education and Habilitative Sciences from Florida State University with a minor in Psychology and Human Development; the Master's in Speech and English as a Second Language from Florida State University; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Art from Troy State University. He has over 46 years of professional experience in teaching, training, and academic administration including teaching in grades 6 through 12 via the Peace Corps for the Ethiopian Ministry of Education.

He has over 36 year’s experience in proposal writing, grants management and higher education administration at Florida A&M University having retired as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2005, and over 35 year's experience with training and evaluation working as a consultant for a variety of institutions and professional associations. He has served as the president of the Florida Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personal and the regional Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personal. He is a founder and past Board Member of the Council for Opportunity in Education.

Relative to his current interests in educational technology, he is a founder and current member of the National TRIO Quest Steering Committee which coordinates activities to support student-learning through educational technology. He serves as a judge for the TRIO Quest national competitions. He is an active member of the International Society for Technology in Education.

Training topics and current interests include Federal TRIO legislation and regulations, program management, reporting and evaluation, graduation and retention of students, and technology in education.