Dr. David Dalton, Ph.D.Associate Professor 405 White Hall
Area: LDES - ITECddalton@kent.edu
David Dalton is an associate professor of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology in the College of Education at Kent State University. He has served on the faculty at KSU since 1990. Prior to his arrival at Kent, he was a faculty member at Florida State University and Indiana University.
He holds Master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Educational Psychological Studies, with an emphasis in Educational Computing. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Kent State University and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Chemistry, and Kent State University in Studio Art.
He has taught secondary math and science and served as a district-level curriculum specialist. Currently, his major interests lie in electronic portfolios, problem-based learning and K12 technology integration.
Dr. Richard FerdigProfessor 321 Moulton
Area: LDES - ITECrferdig@kent.edu
Richard E. Ferdig is the RCET Research Professor and Professor of Instructional Technology at Kent State University. He works within the Research Center for Educational Technology and also the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences. He earned his PhD in educational psychology from Michigan State University. At Kent State University, his research, teaching, and service focus on combining cutting-edge technologies with current pedagogic theory to create innovative learning environments. His research interests include online education, educational games and simulations, and what he labels a deeper psychology of technology. In addition to publishing and presenting nationally and internationally, Ferdig has also been funded to study the impact of emerging technologies such as K-12 Virtual Schools. Rick is the editor of the International Journal of Gaming and Computer Mediated Simulations, the Associate Editor of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, and currently serves on the Development Editorial Board of ETRD and on the Review Panel of the British Journal of Educational Technology.
Dr. Larry Froehlich, Ed.D.Associate Professor 128A Classroom Building
Area: LDES - EDPF - ITEClfroehli@kent.edu
I graduated from Kent State University with a BS degree in Secondary Ed and MEd in Instructional Technology. Upon graduation I accepted the position as Director of a resource center for the West Virginia Department of Education, serving Adult and Technical Education teachers. The Center developed and in-serviced instructional material that was disseminated statewide. I attended West Virginia University as a full-time doctoral student and completed an EdD with a major in Education Administration and a minor in Educational Psychology. After the completion of my doctorate, I became a faculty member in the College of Education and Human Services at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Adult and Technical Education and Instructional Technology. After being promoted and tenured, I became the Associate Dean for Academic Services in the College of Education and Human Services at Marshall, and then served as Dean of the School of Education at the West Virginia Graduate College. I went back to Marshall as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, and then to Kent as Dean of the East Liverpool Campus. Now after 15 years of serving in administration, I am pleased to return to the classroom as a full-time faculty member on the Regional Campuses.
Julee HenryAssistant Director, Technology and Distance Education 212 White Hall
Area: IRC - ITECjahenry2@kent.edu
Julee A. Henry manages the Instructional Resources Center and assists with distance learning for the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. In addition, Julee teaches Instructional Technology workshops relating to social networking in education and 21st Century skills for educators. She earned both her bachelor's degree and master's degree from Kent State University.
Dr. Albert IngramAssociate Professor 300 White Hall
Area: LDES - ITEC - EDPFaingram@kent.edu
Albert L. Ingram, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at Kent State University, where he is responsible for teaching, advising, research, and service in Instructional Technology. He teaches a variety of courses in instructional design and technology. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Arizona State University in 1984. Along the way, Dr. Ingram has taught at Governors State University and Kent State University and worked at a variety of other organizations including Digital Equipment Corporation, The American College, the Software Engineering Institute, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Ingram is co-author of Exploring Current Issues in Educational Technology with Drew Tiene and of FrontPage 2002: An introduction to Web design for educators and trainers with Ruth Watson. He has published papers in a variety of journals, including Educational Technology, the Journal of Educational Technology Systems, Educational Technology Research and Development, the Journal of Educational Computing Research, Performance and Instruction, and Computers in the Schools. His research interests include using computer-mediated communication to facilitate collaborative learning and problem solving, developing Web-based instruction, usability of instructional Web sites, and others. He has served as Faculty Associate in Kent State University's Faculty Professional Development Center and also as the Interim Director of that Center.
Dr. Cindy KovalikAssistant Professor 300H White Hall
Area: LDES - ITECckovalik@kent.edu
My interest in pursuing an advanced degree in education emerged while I was a technology coordinator for a private girl's school in the early 1990's. My master's (MA,1996) and doctorate (PhD, 1999), both earned at Kent State University, are in the field of instructional technology. I returned to Kent in 2002, after having taught at The University of Akron for four years. Prior to my career in education, I was in business, working as a systems analyst and information systems manager for a major corporation. My computer-oriented business background has served me well by providing a solid foundation from which to learn and work with the myriad technologies now being used as tools for learning in educational settings. My research interests include technology integration, online learning, and visual literacy. I am a member of several professional organizations and serve on the editorial review board of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE).
Dr. Chia-Ling Kuo, Ph.DAssistant Professor 300 C 300C White Hall
Area: LDES - ITECckuo@kent.edu
Chia-Ling Kuo received her master's in Computer Education and Technology and doctorate in Instructional Technology from Ohio University. Dr. Kuo joined KSU in 2005. Currently, she teaches Educational Technology, Portfolio Review, and Advanced Practicum. Her research interests include the integration of technology into curriculum, online learning and teaching, electronic portfolio development and assessment, wireless technology in education, and issues surrounding to educational technology.
Dr. Drew TieneProfessor 405 White Hall
Area: LDES - ITECdtiene@kent.edu
Drew Tiene is a Professor of Instructional Technology at Kent State University in Ohio. Originally from Long Island, he received both undergraduate and Master's degrees from the University of Michigan. He taught children at a private school in New York City for six years and then returned to graduate school, receiving his Doctorate in Instructional Technology from the University of Texas. Upon graduation, he took a position at Kent State University and is now a full Professor. He has worked with instructional technology both locally and in other countries, including Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Pakistan He has been a consultant for a number of international organizations, including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development.. Dr. Tiene has also written extensively about educational television, including the "Instructional Television" entry in the International Encyclopedia of Education. Some of his own television productions have won awards, been distributed nationwide, and shown overseas in translation. The documentary entitled "The Story of the Kent State Shootings" includes interviews with ten people who witnessed that event in 1970. Dr. Tiene has also served as a juror at the Japan Prize, the world's most prestigious educational television contest. His book entitled Exploring Current Issues in Educational Technology, co-authored with colleague Albert Ingram, examines a series of important issues associated with how to most effectively use new technologies to improve instruction.