Kevin Pitchford

Instructional Equipment & Applications Specialist Sr.

About me

After graduating from WV Tech with dual degrees in Computer and Business Management, I was employed by a Fortune 100 company in the headquarters of their Electrical Distribution Products Division.  It was there I cut my professional programming teeth by developing applications from Accounting to Year-end processing, and everything in between, using a variety of mainframe languages.  I started my State of Virginia employment career at Virginia Military Institute as an Administrative Applications Programmer, transitioned into Network Management and finally user support by managing the Institute Help Desk, before transferring to JMU.

As a member of the Classroom Technology Services team, I am responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, repair and support of educational technologies in approximately 500 JMU classrooms, teaching laboratories, and other select facilities.  I hold multiple certifications in Extron Control Systems, as well as Crestron, Dante, and Kramer Control certifications.

I sometimes roll my eyes out loud.

About Classroom Technology Services

We enhance the teaching and learning experience for faculty and students in in-person and hybrid environments via management of appropriate educational technologies. We design, install, support, and maintain reliable technology-rich teaching environments on campus. We coordinate with JMU Facilities Management and others to plan for audio/visual technologies for new or renovated JMU academic buildings.

Need quick help with technology or equipment in your classroom? Contact 540-568-6799 or

About Learning Innovations & Design

We create virtual and physical spaces, programs, and services for the JMU community to enhance, experiment with, and innovate in their teaching, learning, and scholarship. Departments include Classroom Technology Services, Educational Technology Services, Instructional Design, Learning Technology Services, and Media Production & Makerspace Services.