Finding Greatness: Dr. Vicky Sandoval

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, July 8, 2019 12:00 AM
Categories: Faculty/Staff | Pressroom | Finding Greatness | School of Computing

Macon, GA


Dr. Vicky Sandoval plays a key role in designing and teaching courses for the School of Computing’s online degree programs.

Full Name: Dr. Vicky Sandoval.

Title: Assistant Professor of Information Technology.


• Bachelor of Engineering in Computational Systems from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas, Mexico

• Master of Science in Computational Sciences from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico

• Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Educational Technology from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA

Describe your service to Middle Georgia State University (MGA) and the community.

“In my year at MGA I have collaborated with faculty on various initiatives, such as the Chancellor’s Scholars’ Faculty Learning Community, where we analyzed, from a student and faculty perspective, the topic of ‘mindset.’ Our conversations led to a successful panel presentation at the Georgia Council of Graduate Schools. This has been a great experience, since we learn from each other and share with others our experiences while teaching/learning.

“I teach online courses, which I enjoy designing and preparing. I think that the IT department has a solid platform for offering degrees 100 percent online. This is a significant part of the future of higher education and I plan to keep my skills updated in order to offer quality in online education.”

What attracted you to a faculty position at Middle Georgia State University?

“The department of Information Technology at MGA has a variety of concentrations in its bachelor’s degree. These concentrations combine most of the background education that I have and it is awesome to be able to serve students that are eager to learn about the new technologies and tendencies in this field.

“Also, MGA serves a diverse student population and this is very important to me, since I am part of the minority population in this country. Being able to share my experiences and learn from the experiences of others is really valuable to me.”

What do you like best about teaching at Middle Georgia State?

“I have found that the MGA community is very collaborative and supportive. The environment here is positive and the students are receptive and open to participation and collaboration.”

In your opinion, what does it take for students majoring in your discipline to be successful these days?

“In any field, I think that soft skills are very important in order to succeed in the workplace. Students in the IT field must learn how to communicate their ideas, participate, and collaborate in group projects because that is so vital in this field. It doesn’t matter your geographical location, you can be working and collaborating with colleagues around the world.”

What would students be surprised to learn about you?

“I grew up in a south region that borders with Mexico. Actually, my first language is Spanish. I did part of my studies in a foreign country, where I learned their awesome culture.”