About Me

[speaking]Doris Settles is interested in many things, but common threads through all her endeavors are communication and history. As a professional freelancer in a pre-computer era, she salivated when the Internet opened a whole new method of research! Teaching developmental and college composition courses in the early Internet days meant focusing on evaluation skills and sussing out authority rather than just information. Author of three books, Settles values clarity and validity in writing.

As Director for the Kentucky Center for School Safety Clearinghouse, Settles researched, wrote and disseminated information online and face-to-face. Her work with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office led her to create a statewide program funded by AT&T focusing on digital citizenship. The history of technology was an integral part of this curriculum.

Understanding i-KIDS and its accompanying workbook, requested by teachers nationwide, brings together strategies and knowledge to help guide the digital immigrant working with digital natives as they work with emerging and archaic technologies.

Prohibition in Bardstown: Bourbon, Bootlegging & Saloons comes from her childhood and a collaboration with former Bardstown Mayor and friend, Dixie Hibbs. Settles spent countless hours inhaling sour mash on her grandmother’s front porch in downtown Bardstown.

Recent Books

Prohibition in Bardstown: Bourbon, Bootlegging & Saloons

The History Press (2016)

Understanding i-Kids: A Workbook for Grownups

Pelican Publishing (2011)


I am available for in-person or virtual speaking engagements. Content and scope can be customized to your needs. Conference Plenary or Keynote presentations on these topics can be directed to local, regional or national audiences. Topics include:

Watch a few example talks and interviews below. Feel free to reach out using the contact information below to learn more about how I can contribute to your event!


I’ve attended and contracted many sessions done by Doris Settles and am always amazed at the depth and breadth of her understanding of how technology is impacting our world in both positive and negative ways.
Maxine Reid, Regional Kentucky FRC Coordinator
The work Doris does to help schools use technology safely and effectively has had a very positive effect on our students and school. I value the dedication to finding better and more effective ways to capture student attention about the value as well as risks of technology use and abuse.
Jimmy Adams, Jessamine County Public Schools
I have been fortunate to work with Doris in various roles as a leader and trainer for many years. A dynamic speaker and prolific writer, Doris has applied her considerable intellectual abilities to understanding and explaining the advantages as well as dangers of the cyber world. Always a unique and passionate personality, Doris explains how to use advanced technologies to improve the condition of peoples’ lives. She is a charismatic person who has a profound positive influence on other people.
Jennifer Watson, GenNow Consulting

Get In Touch!

I can be reached using the contact information below.