Executive Summary

Academic Rank and/or Administrative Appointment

1981-present Professor of Education The Pennsylvania State University
1998-present Lead Faculty: Distance Education Technology Certificate Program
1991-1995 Head,Department of Adult Education, Instructional Systems, and Vocational and Industrial Education, The Pennsylvania State University
1978-1981 Head,Instructional Improvement, Course Development and Faculty Relations, The Pennsylvania State University
1968-1978 Coordinator of Instructional Research/Evaluation (Penn State)
1965-1968 Coordinator of Instructional Research

Courses Designed, Developed, Taught

Designing Training/Instruction for Distance Education
Designing Business and Design Plans for Distance Education
Basic Instructional Systems Design
Advanced Instructional Systems Design
Research in Instructional Systems
Theories of Instructional Systmes Design
Economics of Instructional Systems Design
Formative & Summative Evaluation Strategies

Media Selection Strategies
Project Management
Performance Technology
Instructional Systems Analysis
Proposal and Grant Writing
Basic Research Methodology
Consulting Strategies
ISD and Total Quality Management
Text Design Strategies
Instruction/learner Assessment

Professional Membership (selected)

1984-1985 President Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)
1984-1985 President Research and Theory Division (AECT)
1979-1980 President Research and Theory Division (AECT)
1978-1979 President International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)

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Professional Experience (selected)


Recipient of the Association for Educational & Communications (AECT) Crystal Mentorship Award in recognition of exceptional leadership and ongoing mentorship in the field of instructional technology.

Served as thesis advisor and committee chairperson for over 150 doctoral dissertations in the area of instructional design and technology.

Serves as external evaluator for doctoral dissertations in Canada, Africa, Puerto Rico, Malaysia

Presentations, Papers, Publications

Presented more than 350 lectures on the effective design and use of media in constructing learning environments for different types of learning objectives at state, regional, national and international levels.

Authored/co-authored more than 250 research articles related to instructional systems design and development published in United States, Germany, England, Taiwan, Poland, etc. which include (Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Psychology, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of experimental Education, International Journal of Instructional media, Audio Visual Communications Review, Educational Technology communications Journal, Journal of Instructional Psychology, Perceptual & Motor Skills, etc.)

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Authored Research Texts

Awards (selected)

1996   Recipient of Association for Educational Communications’ ECT Mentor Crystal Award in recognition of exceptional leadership and ongoing mentorship in the field of instructional technology

1993    Recipient of the International Visual Literacy Association's Outstanding Service Award

1991    Recipient of the International Visual Literacy Association's Research Award for 25 Years of sustained research in the area of visual learning: It was only the second time in the Association's history (since 1965) that this recognition has been given.

1990    Selected by the faculty of Graduate Studies and Research as the University of Alberta, Cana da, to serve as the external examiner of Ph.D. thesis and final examinations.

1979    Recipient of the Pennsylvania Learning Resources Association's Eero Davidson Memorial award for significant research contribution to the educational media profession.

1976,1977   Commended by the President to the Board of Trustees, The Pennsylvania State University, for attaining individual academic recognition in media research and leadership, thereby bringing distinction to himself and the University.

1975   Selected to the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to participate in their Visiting Professorshi p Programme as the First Visiting Professor of Educational Technology to tour institutions of higher learning in Japan (seventeen institutions) and lecture in areas related to the systematic design, management and implementation of educational technology in the teaching-learning process.

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Editorial Responsibilities (selected)

International Journal of Visual/Verbal Languaging
Media and Adult learning
American Journal of distance Education
Educational communications and Technology
Computers in Human Behavior
International Journal of Instructional Media
Educational Technology Publications
Review of Educational Research
Educational Technology Research and Development

Proposal Writing

Wrote successful proposals for the University exceeding 6 million

Consultant Activities (selected)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Department of Defense
Ministry of Education, Rome Italy
National Academy of Podiatry
U.S.Department of Interior
National Science Foundation
Saudi Arabian Department of the Interior
General Motors Corporation
PriceWaterhouse Cooper
Keystone Financial Corporation
Focus Hope
Ministry of Education- Taiwan
WICAT Corporation

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