About the Master Chief

Dr. Moye is a 27-year U.S. Navy veteran. He earned the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer and among other awards received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. In 2003 he received his Masters Degree in Education from Old Dominion University and became a high school technology education teacher. In 2009 he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree, also from Old Dominion University.

In 2008 the Virginia Technology Education Association (VTEA) recognized Dr. Moye as the High School Technology Education Teacher of the Year. In March 2009 the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) presented Johnny with the Teacher Excellence award and the Donald Maley Outstanding Graduate Student Citation. After serving as Chesapeake (Virginia) Public Schools Supervisor of Career and Technical Education, he received the Commonwealth of Virginia Technology Education Supervisor of the Year award in 2013.

Johnny received the ITEEA Distinguished Technology Educator (DTE) designation in 2013. He was presented the Dr. Gerald F. Day authorship award in 2013 and 2016. In 2015, Dr. Moye received the Virginia Technology and Engineering Educators Association Academy of Scholars Citation. In 2018 Johnny was awarded the ITEEA Award of Distinction for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship in technology and engineering education. 

Dr. Moye served as an Executive Steering Committee member for the development of the National Assessment of Educational Progress – Technology and Engineering Literacy (NAEP-TEL) Assessment. In 2015 and 2016 he performed the duties as the NAEP-TEL Achievement Level Setting Content Expert. Dr. Moye has served as the ITEEA Senior Fellow.

Johnny, an educational researcher, has authored and published over four-dozen articles and given more than 30 presentations at state, national and international conferences. His hobbies complement each other as he is an avid gardener and honeybee keeper. He happily resides in Buffalo Junction, Virginia with his beautiful bride, Debra Jean.


… and no, you don't know anyone like me.



Of all the things I have done and accomplished during

my 65+ years of life, I consider keeping my journals

as my most significant accomplishment. (Moye)


If you don’t give sailors something to do,

they will find something to do, and it may not be

what you want them to do. (Moye)

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