Welcome to my professional web site (under reconstruction).
This site is designed to guide you through my academic and professional world at Ball State University. I direct the Center for Technology in Education (CTE) and I am an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in Teachers College, Ball State University. My Ph.D. is in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with emphases in learning, cognition and technology.
Current Appointments and Activities (Fall 2012):
- Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Ball State University
- Director, Center for Technology in Education (CTE)
- Founder and Director, the iStudio: The emerging media studio for teacher education (now celebrating 10 years!)
- Co-Developer and Principal Investigator: rGrade (Ball State's first spin-off technology transfer company)
- Co-Principal Investigator: EPIC (Evidence-based Professional and Instructional Change)
- Co-Principal Investigator, Inbound Alert Network
- Faculty, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships for secondary STEM education
- Teachers College Representative, Emerging Media Task Force
Starting July 1, 2011, I have returned to my academic origins by joining the faculty of the Ball State Department of Educational Psychology. While I have always brought my background in educational psychology to my work in educational technology, my professional goals in creating the EDTEC programs were to define Ball State’s presence in the professions that facilitate and integrate technology in K-12 teaching and learning. With the creation of the EDTEC undergraduate programs (2002), graduate programs (2003; 2004), and certificates (2010) for on-campus, online, hybrid, and school-based delivery, I have met my goals for the EDTEC program.
I am continuing my research in the areas of digital and visual literacy, assessment technology, online and distributed learning, and inquiry and simulations, but with a focus on the learning sciences (for me: cognition, instructional and interaction design, and learning informatics). My professional mission is still to advance teaching and learning in K-12 schools, but the trajectory of my efforts begins with more with basic research into Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) leading to the application of educational psychology to the development of models, media, and systems for teaching and learning.