Elliott received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Bluffton University, and earned his Masters of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Findlay. While at the University of Findlay Elliott was the Graduate Assistant for the Web and Media Technology Services Department.
While in Undergrad at Bluffton University Elliott researched and studied the sociological climate of Urban Education and the effects of industrial change on neighborhoods throughout the Midwest.
In Graduate School Elliott researched educational technology. While working with local schools he explored the benefits of implementing technology in rural classrooms. Elliott’s Master’s Thesis was on the benefits using Virtual Field Trips as instructional tools.
Previously, before joining Ohio State University Extension Elliott worked for the University of Illinois Extension as a Unit Educator in the field of 4-H Youth Development. While serving 3 counties in Northwest Illinois Elliott developed a hands-on comprehensive youth technology conference (YTEC, or Youth Technology Enthusiasts Conference) to introduce youth to robotics, 3D printing, sensor technology, and UAV (drone technology). Elliott was recognized in the state of Illinois with his work in bringing innovative technology to rural areas in the state.
Elliott holds a specialization in STEM Education offering programs and expertise in 3-D Printing, Robotics, UAV (Drones), and Virtual Reality Curriculum.