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Instructional Technology Faculty

Associate Professor Yiping Lou, Ph.D., Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Lou teaches graduate courses in current trends of educational technology, computer-augmented instructional paradigms, and research on technology-based education. Her research interests include: technology-supported collaborative learning, distance education, science inquiry, and research synthesis. She is currently PI and CO-PI on several state and National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, including MSP Science Inquiry Learning and Assessment (MSP S4i), Water Awareness Research Experiences for Teachers (WARE-RET) and Climate Change Narrative Game Education (CHANGE). Dr. Lou serves as the Coordinator of the Instructional Technology Program.

Dr. Glenn Smith
Associate Professor Glenn Smith, Ph.D., Arizona State University. Dr. Smith teaches graduate courses in instructional design and instructional technology theoretical foundations. His research focuses on how digital visuospatial representations help people learn. Three sample research projects are: a) digital maps and text, b) spatial skills for elementary education pre-service teachers, and c) discipline-specific approaches to e-learning.
  Assistant Professor Sang Park, He currently teaches graduate courses in Current trends of educational technology and Interactive media. Prior to coming to USF, Dr. Park taught at Northwestern State University (NSU) and served as a program coordinator for Graduate programs in Educational Technology. At NSU, Dr. Park was a recipient of both Excellence in Teaching Award and Mildred Hart Bailey Research Award.He earned his doctorate from the Florida State University with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Interactive Technologies including on-line distance learning. He has been involved in a range of research projects investigating the educational benefits of interactive technologies including multimedia, pedagogical agents, and mobile technologies in various learning contexts.  
  Assistant Professor Nathan Fisk, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Fisk studies studies youth, digital citizenship, and Internet safety, focusing on the critical analysis of policies and curricula intended to protect youth online. Most recently, his research is directed towards developing pedagogical tools for teaching more inclusive concepts of cybersecurity. He currently teaches Internet in Education, and is developing a series of courses for a Graduate Certificate in Digital Citizenship & Online Safety. His third book, Cyberbullies and Cybercitizens: Internet Safety and the Policing of Youth Sociality, will be published through MIT Press in Fall 2016.
Dr. Ann Barron   Professor Emeritus Ann E. Barron, Ed.D., University of Central Florida. Dr. Barron teaches graduate courses in instructional design, web page design, and Internet in Education. Recipient of the 1996 USF Professor of the Year Award, Dr. Barron's research interests include web-based distant learning, multimedia instruction, and audio technology.
  Professor Emeritus Colleen S. Kennedy, Ph.D., University of Washington. Dr. Kennedy served as Dean, College of Education, University of South Florida from 2003-2012. Her research focuses on strategies to effectively integrate technology into K-20 educational settings
Dr. Jim White
Professor Emeritus James A. White, Ph.D., University of South Florida. Dr. White designed USF's Ph.D. Program in C&I with Emphasis in Instructional Technology and coordinated the program from its inception until his retirement at the close of the fall 2010 semester.  He served USF for 27 years, including four years as Director of the Florida Center for Instructional Computing (now FCIT), a funded research and service institute at USF. He considers his greatest scholarly legacy to be the 25+ doctoral students whom he successfully mentored to degree completion.


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