I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. Bachelor's was in Business Administration from University of Michigan, Flint College in 69. I was in the Air Force for about three years. Went into accounting afterwards and became a CPA. Started teaching accounting for Baker over 30 years ago, first part-time, then full-time, then switched over to teaching computer programming and applications classes. Went back and got a Masters in Educational Technology from Eastern Michigan. Transferred to Baker's Owosso campus in 85, soon after it opened. In 2000 I finished a Ph.D. in education at Michigan State University and transferred to the Center for Graduate Studies as of January 1, 2001. Currently President Elect for the Society for the Advancement of Information Systems.
Ph.D - Educational Systems Development - 2000, Michigan State University
Case Study of the Integration of Technology into an Existing Course by an Inside Developer
UMI AAT 3000596
There is a continued interest in using computer technology in education. However, most of the emphasis has focused on an "outside" developer, consultant or team that will develop and implement a complete new course or lesson that will use this technology. Little attention has been paid to the potential "inside" faculty developer.
The purpose of this study was to examine the development of a computer instructional aid by an "inside" faculty developer and to compare the process with the models of outside developers. The study focuses on the development and diffusion of a simple drill-and-practice program created for a multi-section introductory computer course at a post-secondary educational institution by an instructor of that course. This was a 20-hour course concentrating on basic computer terminology, concepts and processes with a standard "common" final exam.
The faculty developer wrote a drill-and-practice computer program as a computer instructional aid to assist students in preparing for the final exam. Three instructors, including the developer, piloted the distribution and use of the computer instructional aid. The aid was then distributed to 136 students in six sections of the course taught by four instructors. Interviews were conducted with instructors before and after the course to examine instructor attitudes regarding the aid. Students were asked to complete a questionnaire at the end of the course, after they had taken the final exam to find out if they found the aid useful. Final exam grades were collected to identify possible effects of use.
Findings included the importance of the size of the project and the inside developer's knowledge and experience. The inside developer must be very cautious in evaluating the amount of time and effort required for the project and whether it is justified. Not only must the inside developer be knowledgeable regarding the course and the organization, but also the areas of instructional design, technology and diffusion of innovation. The final conclusion was that the inside developer can create a useful educational tool but the developer's knowledge and the size of the project must be carefully evaluated.
Baker College, Research Colloquium (February 2008; Flint, MI)
Baker College, Conference for Online Faculty (June 2008; Flint, MI)
“Using a Webcam in an Online Course”
Description of process for introducing the use of a webcam into an online course. Evaluation of its success.
MBAA International Conference (March 2010; Chicago, IL)
"Curriculum Changes Required to Add a Webcam Assignment to an Online Course"
This presentation detailed practical examples and strategies for the successful integration of Webcam assignments into an online course. Specific curriculum changes and implementation techniques were shared.
President Elect (2010-11): Society for the Advancement of Information Systems