Clif Mims is a native of the Mississippi Delta and has more than 20 years of teaching experience. He taught elementary and middle school students and coached basketball and math teams to numerous championships. He later became a faculty member at the University of Georgia while simultaneously earning his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from UGA. Dr. Mims became an assistant professor of elementary mathematics at the University of Mississippi in 2003. Clif has been a member of the University of Memphis‘ Instructional Design and Technology faculty since 2005 and served as Program Chair for two years. He is the founding Executive Director of the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence and is both a Project Zero Fellow and a Future of Learning Fellow at Harvard University. His research interests are related to the effective integration of technology with the processes of teaching and learning, especially as it relates to teacher professional development.
Clif is an avid fan of the Mississippi State University Bulldogs and the Memphis Grizzlies. He enjoys tennis, camping, fishing, movies and television. He and his wife are the parents of three children and they love spending part of their summers at Sardis Lake Christian Camp.
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