2015 Commencement Speaker

Dr. Greg Corder

Dr. Greg Corder graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with an associate’s degree in 1994. He then transferred to Virginia Tech, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering with academic honors. With plans of a career teaching in public schools, he pursued and earned a master’s degree in education from James Madison University. In 2006, Greg completed the rigorous process leading to National Board Teacher Certification. During that time, he also earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Shenandoah University.

He was awarded "Middle School Science Teacher of the Year" in 2006 and "Environmental Teacher of the Year" in 2014 by the Virginia Association of Science Teachers. Recently, Greg served as the coordinator and lead teacher for Thomas Harrison Middle School’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academy, which won both state and national awards. He has published numerous articles in national journals and wrote two editions of a college statistics textbook.

Currently, he teaches a variety of middle school computer science and career courses. In addition, he regularly serves as an adjunct instructor at James Madison University, Mary Baldwin College, and Shenandoah University.