Expert Author

Expert Author


Expertise in authorship is important to ensure that information in our books reflects the current state of the field. Expert Authors have been identified as experts in their relative fields.


An expert author or editor is someone who has authored a book and also holds a terminal degree (e.g., PhD) from an accredited institution.


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Abbie Brown
East Carolina University
Dr. Abbie H. Brown is an award-winning educator and scholar who helps people make best use of technology innovations in instructional
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Abby Hawkins
Academy Mortgage Corporation
Dr. Abigail Hawkins is the vice president of learning and development at Academy Mortgage Corporation. Prior to that, she
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Ai-Chu Elisha Ding
Ball State University
Ai-Chu Elisha Ding is an assistant professor of educational technology at Ball State University. She received her Ph.D. from
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Albert D. Ritzhaupt
University of Florida
Dr. Albert D. Ritzhaupt is a Professor of Educational Technology and Computer Science Education, and the Associate Director
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Ana Donaldson
University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Ana Donaldson was the AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) president for 2011-2012. She retired
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Andrew A. Tawfik
University of Memphis
Andrew A. Tawfik, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design & Technology at the University of Memphis.
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Andrew Gibbons
Brigham Young University
Dr. Andrew Gibbons is a former Brigham Young University (BYU) department chair of Instructional Psychology and Technology.
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Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich
Indiana University
Dr. Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich is an Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Technology within the School of Education
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Arlene Lacombe
Saint Joseph's University
Dr. Arlene Lacombe is an adjunct faculty member at Saint Joseph’s University and Lasalle University, where she teaches
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Barbara Lockee
Virginia Tech
Dr. Barbara B. Lockee is a professor of education at Virginia Tech. She received her B.S. in communications media and her
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Barbara M. Hall
Northcentral University
Barbara M. Hall has served for about two decades as an instructional and training consultant in multiple sectors, including
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Brian J. Beatty
San Francisco State University
Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies
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Brian Jackson
Brian Jackson is from the mean streets of Kearns, Utah. He received a PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English
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Bryant Jensen
Brigham Young University
Bryant's work addresses the improvement of classroom teaching and learning for underserved children, particularly Latinos
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Cassie Raulston
University of Montevallo
Dr. Cassie Raulston is an Associate Professor for the Teaching, Leadership, and Technology programs at the University of
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Cathy M. Littlefield
Peirce College
Cathy M. Littlefield, Ed.D., M.B.A., serves Peirce College in the capacity of Professor and Faculty Chair of the Business
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Cecil R. Short
Emporia State University
Cecil R. Short is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education in the department of School Leadership/Middle and Secondary
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Charles M. Reigeluth
Indiana University
Charles M. Reigeluth is a distinguished educational researcher and consultant who focuses on paradigm change in education.
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Charles R. Graham
Brigham Young University
Charles R. Graham is a Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. He studies the design
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Curtis J. Bonk
Indiana University
Curt Bonk is a former corporate controller and CPA who, after becoming sufficiently bored with such work, received his master’s
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Daniel W. Surry
University of South Alabama
Daniel W. Surry is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Development at the University of South Alabama (USA).
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David Dwayne Williams
Brigham Young University
David Dwayne Williams has conducted more than seventy evaluation studies throughout many countries. He also conducts qualitative
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David R. Hill
University of Michigan - Dearborn
David R. Hill is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
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David Wiley
Lumen Learning
Dr. David Wiley is the chief academic officer of Lumen Learning, an organization offering open educational resources designed
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David Williamson Shaffer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. David Shaffer was born in New York City, New York. He is currently a professor of educational technology at the University
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Diana Fenton
St. John's University
Dr. Diana Fenton is an Assistant Professor in the Education Department at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s
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Drew Polly
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Drew Polly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Educationat the University of North Carolina
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Elaine Khoo
University of Waikato
Elaine Khoo is a research fellow at the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Education (WMIER) based in the Faculty of Education at
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Florence Martin
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Dr. Florence Martin is a Professor in the Learning, Design and Technology program at University of North Carolina Charlotte.
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George Siemens
University of Texas - Arlington
Dr. George Siemens is the executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab at the
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Glori Hinck
St. Thomas eLearning and Research Center
Dr. Glori Hinck is an Instructional Designer and Research Manager for the St. Thomas eLearning and Research Center (STELAR)
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Isa Jahnke
University of Technology Nuremberg
Isa Jahnke, Ph.D., is Founding Vice President for Academic and International Affairs (digital learning) and Full Professor
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Jackie Bryce Miller
University of Michigan
Jackie Bryce Miller (they/them/theirs) holds the rank of Lecturer IV in the Department of Statistics at the University of
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James B. Ellsworth
U.S. Naval War College
Dr. James B. Ellsworth joined the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College in the summer of 2000, following a variety of assignments
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James P. Gee
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Kurt Squire is a professor of digital media in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Jane Birch
Jane Birch graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in History and a PhD in Instructional Science. She currently
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Jason K. McDonald
Brigham Young University
Dr. Jason K. McDonald is an Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology at Brigham Young University and
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Jeanne C. Samuel
Delgado Community College
Dr. Jeanne Samuel is the Dean of Distance Learning & Instructional Technology (DLIT) for Delgado Community College, New
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Jennifer Alexiou-Ray
University of Montevallo
Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Leadership and Technology Programs at the
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Jered Borup
George Mason University
Jered Borup is the professor-in-charge of George Mason University's Blended and Online Learning in Schools Master's and Certificate
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Joanna C. Dunlap
University of Colorado - Denver
Joanna C. Dunlap is a Professor of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Colorado Denver. Her research and
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John Burton
Virginia Tech
Dr. John Burton is a professor in the education department at Virginia Tech and specializes in instructional design and
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John R. Savery
University of Akron
Dr. John R. Savery is a professor of education at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, where he specializes in problem-based
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Julie H. Haupt
Julie H. Haupt is an Associate Professor in the School of Family Life. Across many years at Brigham Young University, she
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Kathryn Dumper
Bainbridge State College
Dr. Kathryn Dumper is an instructor of psychology at Bainbridge State College as well as an instructor with eCore at the
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Kelvin Seifert
University of Manitoba
Dr. Kelvin Seifert is a professor at the University of Manitoba in Canada. Dr. Seifert’s research has focused on several
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Kurt Squire
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Kurt Squire is a professor of digital media in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Lee Daniels
City of Kingsport
Lee Daniels has extensive experience in instructional design and technology as a professor, project manager, instructional
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Lloyd Rieber
University of Georgia
Lloyd Rieber is originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where he was born and raised. He is now a Professor of Learning,
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M. David Merrill
Utah State University
Dr. M. David Merrill is an instructional effectiveness consultant and emeritus professor at Utah State University. He has
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M. Winston Egan
Brigham Young University
Winston Egan is an emeriti faculty member of the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University, where he
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Marilyn Lovett
Livingstone College
Dr. Marilyn Lovett is a professor and department chair in the Division of Education Psychology and Social Work at Livingstone
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Marion Perlmutter
University of Michigan
Dr. Marion Perlmutter is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. She currently teaches introductory psychology
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Mark McLean
Fletcher Technical Community College
Dr. Mark McLean is the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at Fletcher Technical Community College in
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Marné Isakson
Isakson Literacy
Marné has been involved in literacy education since 1969. She earned a BA in English, an MSED in Educational Research,
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Martin Weller
Open University of the United Kingdom
Dr. Weller is Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University. His interests are in Digital Scholarship,
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Matthew J. Koehler
Michigan State University
Dr. Matthew J. Koehler received his Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin in 1999. He is currently
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Matthew Schmidt
University of Florida
Matthew Schmidt, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the University of Florida (UF) in the Educational Technology program, where
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Michael Molenda
Indiana University
Dr. Michael Molenda is an emeritus associate professor at Indiana University Bloomington, where he taught education technology
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Michael Whitchurch
Brigham Young University
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Mike Moore
Virginia Tech
Dr. David Mike Moore is an emeritus professor in instructional technology in the College of Human Resources and Education
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Patrick R. Lowenthal
Boise State University
Dr. Patrick R. Lowenthal is an assistant professor of educational technology at Boise State University (BSU). Prior to this,
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Paul Salvador Inventado
Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Paul Salvador Inventado is a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, where he
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Peggy A. Ertmer
Purdue University
Dr. Pegger A. Ertmer served as a professor of Curriculum & Instruction in Educational Technology at Purdue University.
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Peter J. Rich
Brigham Young University
Dr. Peter J Rich is an associate professor in the Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young
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Punya Mishra
Arizona State University
Dr. Punya Mishra is associate dean of scholarship & innovation and professor in the Division of Educational Leadership
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Randall S. Davies
Brigham Young University
Dr. Randall S. Davies is an associate professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology at Brigham Young University
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René Cintrón
Louisiana's Community & Technical Colleges
Dr. René Cintrón is, first and foremost, dad of three amazing daughters. He is the Chief Education
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Richard Halverson
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Richard Halverson is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education where he teaches in the Department
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Richard Osguthorpe
Brigham Young University
Dr. Richard Osguthorpe is the dean of the College of Education at Boise State University. Prior to serving as dean, he was
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Rose Spielman
State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services
Dr. Rose Spielman is a consulting psychologist at the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services, where she
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Rosemary Sutton
Cascadia College
Dr. Rosemary Sutton began her career as an educator teaching junior high and high school math in New Zealand. She then moved
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Royce Kimmons
Brigham Young University
Royce Kimmons is an Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University where he studies
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Russell T. Osguthorpe
Brigham Young University
Dr. Russell T. Osguthorpe is a past director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Brigham Young University (BYU). He
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Ryan S. Baker
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Ryan S. Baker is an associate professor in the graduate school of education at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Baker
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Samuel Boerboom
Montana State University Billings
Dr. Samuel Boerboom is an Associate Professor of Communication Theatre at Montana State University Billings. He currently
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Samuel Sennot
Samuel Sennott, PhD, is an assistant professor of special education. He completed his doctorate at The Pennsylvania State
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Sang Joon Lee
Mississippi State University
Sang Joon Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi
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Secil Caskurlu
Michigan State University
Dr. Secil Caskurlu is a Research Associate in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program at Michigan State
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Sharon E. Smaldino
Northern Illinois University
Sharon E. Smaldino, Ph. D., holds the L. D. and Ruth Morgridge Endowed Chair for Teacher Education in the College of Education
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Sheldon Loman
Sheldon Loman, PhD, is an assistant professor of special education. Dr. Loman received his PhD in special education from
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Stefinee E. Pinnegar
Brigham Young University
A St. George native, Dr. Pinnegar graduated from Dixie College (now DSU) and Southern Utah State (now SUU). She taught on
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Stein Brunvand
University of Michigan
Stein Brunvand is the Associate Dean in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at the University of Michigan
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Stephanie Donovan
Peirce College
Stephanie Donovan, Ed.D., MBA, RHIA is Faculty Chair, Health Programs with more than 15 years of successful experience teaching
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Stephen Ashton
Thanksgiving Point
Stephen Ashton, Ph.D., has been the Director of Audience Research and Development at Thanksgiving Point since 2012, where
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Stephen Downes
National Research Council of Canada
Stephen Downes is a specialist in online learning technology and new media. Through a 25 year career in the field Downes
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Sunnie Lee Watson
Purdue University
Dr. Sunnie Lee Watson teaches and conducts scholarly work in the field of learner-centered paradigm of education. Her areas
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Susan Balter-Reitz
Montana State University Billings
Dr. Susan Balter-Reitz is a Professor of Communication at Montana State University Billings. She has served the university
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Thomas Reeves
University of Georgia
Dr. Thomas Reeves is a professor at the University of Georgia in the college of education, where he teaches program evaluation,
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Tim Boileau
University of West Florida
Tim Boileau teaches graduate level courses in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) and Human Performance Technology
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Timothy Newby
Purdue University
Dr. Timothy Newby is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University. He received his
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Torrey Trust
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Torrey Trust, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Learning Technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum
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Vanessa Svihla
University of New Mexico
Dr. Vanessa Svihla is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico with appointments in the learning sciences and
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Victor Lee
Utah State University
Dr. Victor Lee is an associate professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University. His
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W. James Jacob
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. W. James Jacob is the director of the Institute for International Studies in Education at the University of Pittsburgh,
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William Jenkins
Mercer University
Dr. William Jenkins is an associate professor of psychology and department co-chair in the Department of Psychology at Mercer
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William Sugar
East Carolina University
Dr. William Sugar is a professor in East Carolina University’s Instructional Technology program. His research interests
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Ya-Huei Lu
East Carolina University
Dr. Ya-Huei Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education
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Yin-Chan Janet Liao
University of Chicago
Yin-Chan Janet Liao is a Post-Doctoral Scholar of UChicago STEM Education at the University of Chicago.  Janet received
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Yvonne Earnshaw
Kennesaw State University
Yvonne Earnshaw, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology in the School of Instructional Technology