Trey Martindale is an Associate Professor and the Department Head of the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University. Dr. Martindale’s research and expertise is in the design and analysis of online learning environments. His work has been toward addressing faculty and student issues in online learning. His research efforts have been funded by entities such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Education Sciences, IBM, Microsoft Corporation, the State of Tennessee, and the State of Florida. Dr. Martindale has contributed to the creation of three fully online masters’ degree programs at three universities, and a fully online doctoral program. He has developed and taught dozens of online courses and has pioneered the effective pedagogical use of social software tools for enabling collaborative learning environments.