Robert Keown has twenty five years of experience in the field of education and training. Thirteen of those years he served in the United States Air Force as a Training Systems Specialist, and he has worked in the Technical College System of Georgia for the past eleven years. He has served as an Online Coordinator, Staff Development Trainer, Director of Online Learning, and currently holds the position of Executive Director, Georgia Virtual Technical Connection. He has conducted training in: training the trainer, instructional systems design, online course development, basic photography, computer applications, and multimedia usage and development. He is also a frequent presenter at adult education and technology conferences.

He earned a Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Park University. He also holds a Distance Educator Certificate from the University of West Georgia.

Robert is married and resides in Newnan, Georgia with his wife and daughter he also has a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren living in the Valdosta, Georgia area.