Charles (Mitch) McBeecmcbee@mail.barry.edu (305) 899-5242 Charles Mitchell McBee began his professional career in adult education at Georgia State University, an urban institution serving primarily adult students in the Atlanta metropolitan area. His focus has been and continues to be in the fields of higher education, adult education, workforce development, and educational technology. Within higher education, he has held leadership positions in the areas of both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. In addition to his work in higher education, he has worked with such companies as Coca Cola, Bellsouth and AT&T in consulting capacities assisting with training initiatives and outplacement services. He completed his Associate of Arts with Oxford College of Emory University and his Bachelor of Business Administration with Georgia State University, an AACSB accredited institution. In his graduate work, he focused on the fields of human resource development and adult education, completing the Master of Science degree also at Georgia State University. His thesis topic was ‘Validating Learning in Non-Academic Settings’. Presently, he is in the dissertation phase of the Doctorate of Philosophy degree at Barry University, where he also serves as Assistant Professor in the Administration program and Assistant Dean for Assessment and Quality Improvement in the School of Adult and Continuing Education. His current research focus is examining the affects of technology usage of adult students in an undergraduate degree program in relation to the persistence and satisfaction with their educational experience.