Dr. Pickard currently serves as an adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb University in the School of Education. He has served over thirty years in service to the public schools of North Carolina as a teacher's assistant, classroom teacher, and administrator. In addition, he has served as a trainer for the North Carolina Teacher Academy, A North Carolina Consultant in the areas of curriculum and leadership, and has served as a National Examiner for the National Council Accreditation for Teacher Education now referred to as CAEP or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. His first professional publication was in EDUCATION Vol. 30, No.2 Winter 2009.
Dr. Pickard currently resides in the town of Terrell, North Carolina with his wife Doris, a special education teacher of thirty-five years, which is located just thirty minutes north of Charlotte, North Carolina.