LaQuata T. Sumter

La’Quata Sumter is the Fort Valley State University Director of Online Learning. In this role, she oversees support provided to faculty, staff and students through the planning, implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting related to online educational technology. She provides assistance to faculty with course navigation and technical changes and serves as the point of contact in the deployment, stabilization, utilization, and training of the learning management system.

A native of Red Top, SC, Ms. Sumter received an associate’s degree in computer information systems, a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and a master’s degree in instructional technology. She is currently completing an education specialist degree in instructional technology while pursuing her doctorate in learning technologies at the University of North Texas.

Prior to accepting the position of Director of Online Learning at FVSU, Ms. Sumter recently served as Lead of Web Services and Software and previously served as director of Academic Online Instruction at Albany State University (ASU). Prior to her service at ASU, Ms. Sumter served as a Computer Information Systems Instructor at Albany Technical College. Ms. Sumter brings more than 10 years of experience and various certifications in the field of technology, which will be invaluable in meeting the university’s goals and objectives.




2015 – Present
Ph.D in Learning Technologies (currently completing)
University of North Texas, Denton Texas

2014 – Present
Ed.S in Instructional Technology (currently completing)
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2011 – 2013
M.Ed. in Instructional Technology
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2009 – 2010
M.S in Software Engineering (18 credit hours)
Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL

2007 – 2009
B.S. in Computer Science (Minor: Business Administration)
Albany State University, Albany, GA

2005 – 2007
A.S. in Computer Information Systems
Darton College, Albany, GA


Albany Technical College, Albany, GA (Aug ‘10 – Present)


  • Operating System Concepts
  • Hardware Installation & Maintenance
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Computer Concepts
  • Program Design & Development
  • A+ Preparation
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Java Programming I
  • Web Development I & II
  • Web Graphics I & II
  • Scripting Technologies
  • Web Technologies
  • Mobile Apps and Development
  • IT Analysis and Design Management
  • Networking Systems
  • Computer Programming Fundamentals

Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL (Aug. ’09 – Aug. ’10)


  • Database Management
  • Introduction to Web Design


  • Computer Networking Certification
  • Information Systems Security System Administrator Certified
  • Cisco Certification Semester 1 and 2
  • CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals Certified
  • CompTIA A+ Certified
  • CIW Web Foundations Associates
  • ActivInspire & Promethean Board Certified Trainer
  • Georgia Work Ready “Gold”
  • CompTIA Network+ Certified
  • CompTIA Project+ Certified


  • Software Installation
  • Unix
  • Web Development
  • Networking Software/ Hardware
  • Hardware Repair
  • Mac OS X
  • Graphic Design
  • Microsoft Office
  • ANGEL/Blackboard
  • Desire2Learn
  • Moodle
  • WebCt Vista
  • ActivInspire
  • Windows
  • Promethean Boards


  • Collegiate DECA
  • Darton College Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • SkillsUSA
  • Association for Computing Machinery’s Women in Computing
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Association for Women in Science
  • National Society of Black Engineers



  • Co-Principal Investigator for Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant total of $8,500.00
  • Principal Investigator for Expanding Online Programs total of $215,000.00 annually


  • January 2015 to July 2017
    Distance Education Consolidation Team
    Albany State University
  • January 2015 to July 2017
    University Website Consolidation Team
    Albany State University
  • May 2015 to July 2017
    University Catalog Committee
    Albany State University
  • July 2012 to December 2013
    Member, Achieving the Dream Data Committee
    Albany Technical College
  • July 2012 to December 2013
    Chair, Achieving the Dream Data Focus Committee
    Albany Technical College
  • January 2012 to December 2013
    Member, Academic Affairs Council Committee
    Albany Technical College
  • August 2010 to December 2013
    Secretary, Computer Information Systems Advisory Board
    Albany Technical College


  • Kawanis of Albany Georgia (2013 – Present)
  • Project M.A.L.E Web Project Manager (2012 – Present)
  • State Judge Victoria Darrisaw Campaign Committee (2012)
  • Stop the Violence Campaign (2012)
  • ASU Web Design and Development Continuing Education Class Facilitator (2009)
  • Girls Scouts of Southwest Georgia (2006 – 2009)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Georgia (2007 – Present)



  • “Cloud computing: Security Risk” in ACM SE ’10 Proceedings of the 48th Annual Southeast Regional Conference
  • “Using NetBoot from Apple to install Operating Systems & Applications for Clients” in Los Alamos National Laboratory 10th Annual Student Symposium, “Championing Scientific Careers”

Review of PHP and the By Randy Connolly and Ricardo Hoar. Introduction to Web Programming, July 2012.