About Me

Brief Bio


B.A. in Economics from Harvard University in 1969.

Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology from Brigham Young University in 1977.

Work Experience

Taught high school science for three years. 

Was a professor in the Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation Program at Syracuse University for 10 years, and was chair of the program for one year.

Was a professor in the Instructional Systems Technology Department at Indiana University for 25 years, and was chair of the department for three years.

Is currently professor emeritus at Indiana University.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Wright Education Building, Room 2276

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN  47405

(812) 856-8464


Research and Service

My research focuses on paradigm change in public education, the design of high quality instruction, and the design of technology systems for the learner-centered paradigm of education. I have been facilitating a paradigm change process in the Decatur Township Schools in Indianapolis since 2001, using that as an opportunity to develop more knowledge about how to transform public education.  I am internationally known for my work on instructional methods and theories.  My most recent research includes advancing knowledge about personalized, integrated, technology systems that support the learner-centered paradigm of education. 

Helping schools to attain dramatic improvements is my passion.  I have published ten books and over 160 journal articles and chapters on those subjects.  Two of my books received an "outstanding book of the year" award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).  I have directed about 10 externally funded projects.  I co-founded the Division for Systemic Change in AECT.  I received the "Distinguished Service" award from AECT and the "Honored Alumnus" award from Brigham Young University's School of Education.