Detailed Vita

 

FRITZ JOHN ERICKSON

15th President
Northern Michigan University
July 1, 2014 - present 

EDUCATION

1985-1987
Ed.D. University of Northern Colorado

Interdisciplinary: Educational Psychology, Technology, and Research Methodology

1982-1984
M.A. University of Northern Colorado

Curriculum and Instruction

1978-1980
B.S. Western Michigan University

Social Sciences

1975-1977
Central Michigan University

Liberal Arts

 

EXPERIENCE

President, 2014-present
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 

  • Oversight of a $145 annual operating budget ($105 general fund)
  • 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students
  • 1,100 employee, including 350 faculty (full-time, contingent and adjunct)
  • Direct Reports:
    • Vice Presidents (4): Academic Affairs, Advancement, Enrollment Management and Student Services, Extended Learning, Finance and Administration
    • Assistants to the President (3): Intercollegiate Athletics and NMU Olympic Training Site, Economic Development, Strategic Initiatives
    • Equal Opportunity Officer
    • Director of Government Relations
    • Director of Internal Audit and Risk Management
    • Director of Public Safety and Police Services
    • President's Office Administrative Staff
  • NMU President sits on three community boards: Lake Superior Community Partnership, Marquette Ambassadors and Northern Initiatives Community Development Bank
  • Co-chair (with Michigan Tech University president Glenn Mroz) of the U.P. Energy Summit
  • Member of the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan (PCSUM)

 

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2009-2014
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI 

  • Annual budget $105M, 442 tenure/tenure track faculty, 137 non-tenure track faculty, 93 staff, 14,707 students, 8 academic colleges. doctoral, clinical, masters, bachelors and associate degrees (180 degree programs)
  • Direct Reports:
    • Academic Deans (Arts & Science, Pharmacy, Optometry, Education and HumanServices, Business, Allied Health, Engineering Technology, Library)
    • Vice President and Dean for Extended and International Operations
    • Associate Provost for Retention and Student Success
    • Associate Provost for Operations
    • Associate Provost for Accreditation and Assessment
    • Associate Provost and Dean for Online and Instructional Technologies
    • Charter Schools Office (19 public charter schools)
    • Center for Latino Studies and Latino Business and Economic Development Center
    • Office of Academic Budget Management
    • Office of Grants and Academic Research
    • Academic Communication

 

Dean, 2003-2009
College of Professional and Graduate Studies
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
Green Bay WI 

Annual budget $6.2M, 78 faculty, 33 staff, 1275 majors/minors, 4 departments (business, education, social work, nursing), Institute for Research (Grants Office), Office of Graduate Studies, NEW Partnership for Children and Families (Federal IV-E), Institute for Learning Partnerships (PK-16)

 

Dean, 2000 - 2003
Professor of Education & Professor of Counseling, Educational, and Developmental Psychology (Joint Appointment)
College of Education and Human Development
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 

Annual budget $5.5M, 85 FTE Faculty, 47 Staff, 2500 majors, 3 departments (education, counseling and human services, physical education, health and recreation), EWU laboratory school

 

Chair, 1997 - 2000
Professor of Education and Psychology
Department of Education

Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 

 

Professor 1996 - 1997
Associate Professor 1990 - 1996
Assistant Professor 1986 - 1990

Department of Educational Foundations
School of Education

Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville, PA

 

Senior Educational Technology Consultant, 1984 - 1985
 Administrative Services Unit
Colorado Department of Education
Denver, CO 
 

 

Computer Science Instructor, 1983 - 1984
Loretto Heights College
Denver, CO 

 

Middle School Teacher, 1981 - 1984
North Valley Middle School
LaSalle, CO 

 

Computer Science Instructor ,1983 - 1984
Aims Community College
Greeley, CO 

 

Elementary Teacher (Combined 5th/6th grades), 1980 - 1981
Orangeville Elementary
Orangeville, UT 

 

 

RECENT WRITING PROJECTS

A Parent’s Guide to Youth Suicide

Fritz Erickson

When an adolescent attempts suicide, the impact on the family is pronounced. Parents are often at a loss, siblings don’t know how to respond, and the very structure of the family is challenged. Unfortunately, treatment programs for suicide attempters often exclude parents and other family members. Most treatment protocols for those that have attempted suicide are range from drug therapy to psychotherapy. Unfortunately, there appears to be a pattern of excluding parents from the treatment process and denying parents adequate information to participate in an informed decision making process. This book provides specific guidance to for parents to become effective advocates for children that have contemplated or attempted suicide.

Children with Reading Problems

Fritz Erickson

For all of the technological innovations and shifts in education, reading remains the core skill for academic success. While there are numerous methodological approaches that have moved in and out of favor when it comes to the teaching of reading, there remains a core set of principles and fundamental guides for both teachers and parents. This project focuses on bringing a supportive model for parents in their efforts to promote reading comprehension for their children.

 

PUBLICATIONS (BOOKS)

EDUCATION

Erickson, Fritz (in progress) A Parents Guide to Youth Suicide

Erickson, Fritz J. (2001) School Volunteers Handbook (4th Ed). Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 28pgs

Downing, Danna O. and Erickson, Fritz J. (2000). Sub Survival: A Handbook for the Substitute Elementary Teacher (3nd Ed.). Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 142 pgs

Brookover, Wilber B., Erickson, Fritz J. and McEvoy, Alan (1997). Creating Effective Schools: An Inservice Program for Enhancing School Learning Climate and Achievement (2nd Edition). Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 286 pgs

Downing, Danna O. and Erickson, Fritz J. (1997). Sub Survival: A Handbook for the Substitute Elementary Teacher (2nd Ed.). Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 124 pgs

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1999) Microsoft Internet Explorer and the World Wide Web Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 244 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1998) The Internet Primer: Getting Started on the Internet, Version 3. Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 36 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1998) Netscape Communicator and the World Wide Web Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 228 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1997) Netscape Navigator and the World Wide Web Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 186 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1996) Effective Internet Chicago, IL: Richard D. Irwin Publishers. 134 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1996) The Internet Primer: Getting Started on Internet. Chicago, IL: Richard D. Irwin Publishers 32 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Computer Essentials in Education: The Teaching Tools. San Francisco, CA: McGraw-Hill. 286 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) ClarisWorks for the Macintosh. San Francisco, CA: McGrawHill. 176 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) ClarisWorks for Windows. San Francisco, CA: McGrawHill. 182 pgs

Lounge, Joseph P., Isaak, Troy J., Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1987). Micros and Secondary Math. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 131 pgs.

O'Connor, Daniel F., Marshall, James P., Erickson, Fritz J., and Vonk, John A. (1987). Micros and Secondary Social Science. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 135 pgs.

Lounge, Joseph P., Schneider, Barbara K., Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1986). Micros and Elementary Math. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 142 pgs.

Isaak, Troy J., Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1986). Micros and Music. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 135 pgs.

Davis, Debra A., Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1986). Micros and Art. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 148 pgs.

Vonk, John A. and Erickson, Fritz J. (1985). Computers, Society and Learning. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 205 pgs.

Vonk, John A. and Erickson, Fritz J. (1985). Computers, Society and Learning: A Study Guide. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 121 pgs.

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1983). Teaching BASIC: Volume II. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 163 pgs.

Vonk, John A. and Erickson, Fritz J. (1983). Teaching BASIC: Volume I. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. 135 pgs.

APPLICATIONS

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1996) Modern Microcomputing (2nd Ed.). Chicago, IL: Richard D. Irwin Publishers. 294 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1997) Netscape Navigator and the World Wide Web Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 186 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1996) Effective Internet Chicago, IL: Richard D. Irwin Publishers. 134 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1996) . Effective Works 4.0 for Windows 95. Chicago, IL: Richard D. Irwin Publishers. 512 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1996) . Effective Word 7.0 for Windows 95. Chicago, IL: Richard D. Irwin Publishers. 187 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1996) . Effective Excel 7.0 for Windows 95. Chicago, IL: Richard D. Irwin Publishers. 192 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1996) . Effective Access 7.0 for Windows 95. Chicago, IL: Richard D. Irwin Publishers. 182 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1996) . Effective Windows 95. Chicago, IL: Richard D. Irwin Publishers. 102 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1996) . Effective PowerPoint for Windows 95. Chicago, IL: Richard D. Irwin Publishers. 148 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1995) Effective Works for Windows 3.0. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 522 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1995) Effective Microsoft Excel 5.0. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 206 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1995) Computers: Concepts, Implications and Applications (Windows). Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 839 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1995) Microcomputer Applications for Windows. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 516pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1995) Effective WordPerfect for Windows 6.0. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 192 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1995) Effective Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 201pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1995) Effective Paradox for Windows 4.5. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 196 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1995) Effective Quattro Pro for Windows 5.0. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 208 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1995) Effective Microsoft Windows 3.1. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 144 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Computers: Concepts, Implications and Applications. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 802 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Microcomputer Applications: with DOS 5.0, WordPerfect 5.1, Lotus 123, and dBASE IV. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 562 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Computers: Concepts and Implications. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 240 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Effective WordPerfect 5.1. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 182 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Effective Lotus 123 Release 2.4. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 208 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Effective Lotus 123 Release 2.3. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 192 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Effective dBase IV 1.5. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 182 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Effective Quattro Pro 4.0 for DOS. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 186 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Effective Paradox 4.0 for DOS. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 212 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Effective DOS 5.0 Command Version. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 110 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1994) Effective DOS 5.0 Shell Version. Dubuque, IA: Business and Educational Technologies Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 112 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1992) Easy Pacemaker: A Guide to Learning Pacemaker for the Macintosh. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Company. 430 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1991) Easy Pacemaker: A Guide to Learning Pacemaker for the IBM PC. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Company. 601 pgs

Erickson, Fritz J. and Isaak, Troy J. (1990) Easy Ventura: A Guide to Ventura Desktop Publishing. Columbus, OH: Merrill Publishing Company. 518 pgs

 

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Erickson, Fritz (February 2009) Adopted Immigrant Children: A Challenge of Cultural Identities. Joint National Conference on Alternatives to Suspension, Expulsion and Dropping Out of School. San Antonio, TX

Erickson, Fritz (2008) 100 People: A Global Portrait. Wisconsin Social Studies Teachers Association. Madison, WI

Erickson, Fritz (2007) Integrating Global Education into the Classroom, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Global Leadership Conference, Green Lake, WI

Erickson, Fritz J. (2002) The Recruitment and Training of Teachers for Alternative Schools and Programs. Presented at the Ninth Joint National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension, and Dropping Out of School

Erickson, Fritz J. (2002) School Climate and High Stakes Testing: Increasing Performance Indicators, Wahluke, WA

Erickson, Fritz J. (2002) Changing Directions in Teacher Education: Presented at Superintendents Roundtable Forum, Spokane, WA

Erickson, Fritz J. (2001) Teacher Preparation Programs in Alternative Education: Presented at the Eighth Joint National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension and Dropping Out of School

Erickson, Fritz J. (2000) Teacher Education Reform: Linking Teacher Preparation Programs to K-12 Reform: The Reid School Project, Spokane, WA

Erickson, Fritz J. (1996) School to Work: An Information Resource. Presented at the National Conference on the Transition from School to Work

Erickson, Fritz J. (1996) Staying Connected: Gang Networking Resources for Education, Law Enforcement, and Community Leaders. International Conference on Gangs, Schools, and Community

Erickson, Fritz J. (1996) Information Resources in and Electronic Age: Alternatives to Suspension, Expulsion, and Dropping Out of School

Erickson, Fritz J. and Staub, Carolle A. (1991) Attitudes Toward Homework: Perceptions of Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators, and School Board Members. Presented at the Western Social Science Association

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1989). The Influence of Student Perceptions of Teacher Expectations, Gender and Social Class On Access To Advanced Computer Instruction. Presented at the Western Social Science Association

Erickson, Fritz J., Vonk, John A., O'Connor, Daniel F. and Marshall, James P. (1988). Integrating Microcomputers and Critical Thinking into the Social Science Curriculum. Presented at the Western Social Science Association

O'Connor, Daniel F. and Erickson, Fritz J. (1988). Critical Thinking via the Sociology of Knowledge. Presented at the Western Social Science Association

Marshall, James P., Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk, John A. (1986). Recognizing and alleviating access inequities in high schools. Free Inquiry In Creative Sociology. Vol. 23 No.4 pp. 198 201

Marshall, James P., Vonk, John A. and Erickson, Fritz J. (1984) Equality or Inequality? The Social Implications of Differential Access to Computer Instruction in Schools. Presented at the Western Social Science Association Meetings

 

GENERAL ARTICLES, COLUMNS, AND REVIEWS

Erickson, Fritz J. (1995) Education and the Internet. Iway: The Information Superhighway. Boston: MA Vol. 1., No. 1, April 1995

Erickson, Fritz J. (1991) Ironclad Orders (Column), Computer Buying World, International Data Group, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp.3738

Erickson, Fritz J. (1991) Brand Disloyalty (Column), Computer Buying World, International Data Group, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 39

Erickson, Fritz J. (1991) Lotus 123 Release 2.3: More Features, Same Speed (Review), Computer Buying World, International Data Group, Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 128 129

Erickson, Fritz J. (1991) Charisma 2.1: Presentation Power (Review), Computer Buying World, International Data Group, Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 132

Erickson, Fritz J. (1991) Beyond Bidding (Column), Computer Buying World, International Data Group, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 49 50

Erickson, Fritz J. (1991) Pacemaker 4.0: A Winner for Windows (Review), Computer Buying World, International Data Group, Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 160

Erickson, Fritz J. (1986)The 1986 Media and Methods Awards Portfolio. (1986) Media and Methods. Vol. 22, No.5 (Contributing Reviewer)

Vonk, John A. and Erickson, Fritz J. (1984) Math Symbols. The School Microcomputing Bulletin. Vol.3, No. 10

Erickson, Fritz J. and Vonk John A. (1984) Reading Documentation. The School Microcomputing Bulletin. Vol. 3, No. 8

Vonk, John A. and Erickson, Fritz J. (1984) Computer Vocabulary. The School Microcomputing Bulletin. Vol.4, No.2

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Lamda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities
  • Safe Schools Coalition
  • Western Social Science Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Phi Delta Kappa

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Presidents' Council of State Universities of Michigan (2014-present)
  • Chair, Chief Academic Officers, Presidents' Council of State Universities of Michigan (2013 – 2014)
  • Peer Reviewer, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) (2012 – 2014)
  • Member, Chief Academic Officers, Presidents' Council of State Universities of Michigan (2009 – 2014)
  • Member, Town Gown, University and Community Relationships (2009 – 2014)
  • Member, Grand Angles (Angle Capital Association), Grand Rapids, MI (2012 – 2014)
  • Member, Advisory Board, World Affairs Council of West Michigan (2010 - 2014)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) (2011 – present)
  • Affiliate, Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, Superior, WI (2008-2009)
  • Board Member, Coalition for Safe and Effective Schools, Greeley, CO (2007-2009)
  • Member, Wisconsin International Education Council (2006-2009)
  • Member, U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, Washington, D.C. (2005-2009)
  • President and Board Member, National Alternative Education Association (2001-2006)
  • Member, Superintendents Advisory Council, Spokane School District, Spokane, WA (2000 -2003)
  • Board Member, Early Head Start Governing Board, Eastern Washington Region (2000-2003)
  • Co-Mediator, United Faculty of Eastern and Eastern Washington University Mediation Assistance Program (2000-2003)
  • Grant Reviewer, SHaPES, The Gates Foundation and School District 81, Spokane, WA (2001)
  • Volunteer, Safe Schools Coalition, Joint International Conference on Sexual Assault and Harassment Conferences (1998-present)
  • Advisory Board Member, Engineering Applications in Pre-College Education (2000-2001)
  • Program Reviewer, Michigan Periodic Review (State Accreditation of Teacher Preparation Programs), Michigan Board of Education, Lansing, MI, (March 2000)
  • Presenter, Michigan Tech Retired Faculty Association ANew Directions in Teacher Education@ (April 1999)
  • Presenter, Hancock Rotary, Excellence in Education Awards AConsidering Success in Education@, Hancock, MI (March 1999)
  • Presenter, Education Corner, WCCY/WLOV "The State of Education", (February 1999)
  • Program Consultant Teaching Religious, Racial, and Ethnic Tolerance: NSSPA, Southern Research Law Center, SSC, et al., Orlando, FL (March, 1997)
  • Volunteer Second Joint National Conference on the Transition from School to Work National Education Association, SSC et al. , Orlando, FL (May 1996)
  • Onsite Coordinator Sixth International Conference on Gangs, Schools, and Community, Safe Schools Coalition, Orlando, FL May (1996)
  • Program Consultant, Second Joint National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension, and Dropping Out of School, National Education Association, National Association of Secondary School Principals, SSC et al. Orlando, FL, (January 1996)
  • Program Consultant, Joint National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension, and Dropping Out of School, National Education Association, National Association of Secondary School Principals, SSC et al. Orlando, FL, (January 1995)
  • Discussant, Third National Conference for Gangs, Schools, and Community, Washington, DC, (May 1995)
  • On-site Program Coordinator, Fourth International Conference on Sexual Assault and Harassment on Campus, Cherry Hill, NJ (October 1994)
  • Program Consultant, Second National Conference for Gangs, Schools, and Community, Orlando, FL, (May 1994)
  • Contributing Editor, InfoWorld Direct, San Francisco, CA (1992-1994)
  • Beta Reviewer, ClarisWorks 2.0, Claris, Santa Clara, CA (1993)
  • Education Columnist, Computer Buying World, Wakefield, MA (1991-1992)
  • Presenter, Information Processing Theory and Medical Education: Some Alternatives to the Traditional Medical Education Model. Community Hospital of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA (February-April 1991)
  • Presenter, Computer Education: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going. Pennsylvania School Board Association (March 1991)
  • Book Reviewer, Educational Research, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA, 1990
  • Contributing Editor, Computer Buying World, Wakefield, MA (1991-1993)
  • Beta Test Reviewer, Xerox Ventura Publisher 1.0 (Macintosh), Xerox Corporation, San Diego, CA, (1990)
  • Presenter, Theories of Information Processing, The Pennsylvania Governor's School for Teaching, Millersville, PA, (June 1990)
  • Reviewer, Student and Teacher Attitude Change Towards Computers and Computer Use, American Educational Research Association, Microcomputers in Education SIG, (1990)
  • Reviewer, Biznet An Electronic Communication System for MBA Students: Factors in Adoption and Use, American Educational Research Association, Microcomputers in Education SIG, (1990)
  • Editor, The Educational Computing Chronicle, The Association of Computer Using Educators, (1989-1990)
  • Editor, Computer Curriculum Resources, Learning Publications, Inc., Holmes Beach, FL, (1987- 1989)
  • Presenter, "Computer Applications in the Elementary School" Oley Valley Educational Inservice, (January 1989)
  • Presenter, "Using Computers To Integrate Critical Thinking Skills Into the Classroom", Lancaster Lebanon IU 13 Technology Institute, Lancaster, PA (November 1987)
  • Discussant, "Clearinghouse and Extension Services To Schools", Colorado Alliance for Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, (October 1985)
  • Presenter, "Data Base Applications In The Science Lab", Colorado Association of Science Teachers Convention, Colorado Springs, Colorado, (November 1985)
  • Presenter, "Classroom Management: Computer Gradebooks", Pueblo Educational Conference, Pueblo, Colorado, (November 1985)
  • Presenter, "Beyond ComputerAssisted Instruction", Pueblo Educational Conference, Pueblo, Colorado, (April 1985)

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 261)
  • Educational Psychology (ED 310)
  • Foundations of Education (ED 401)
  • Measurement and Evaluation (ED 453)
  • Directed Teaching (Student Teaching Supervision) (ED 491)
  • Introduction to Microcomputers in the Classroom (ED 330)
  • Psychological Foundations of Education (ED 241)
  • Computers and Society (CS 201)
  • LOGO for Classroom Teachers (CS 202)
  • Microcomputer Applications for Educators (ED 470)
  • Computer Assisted Instruction (ED 472)
  • Introduction to BASIC Programming (CS 100)

Graduate

  • Methods of Research in Education (EDFN 601)
  • Educational Computing: Microcomputers (CS 510)
  • Microcomputer Applications in the Social Sciences (SOC 508)
  • Advanced Educational Psychology (EDFN 545)
  • Desktop Publishing (EDW 586)
  • Educational Computing (EDFN 530)

 

MAJOR FUNDED PROJECTS

Journey to Jordan (2006- 2009)

In 2006 received U.S. State Department funding to promote Arabic cultural and language development. For the past three years we have provided full funding for a highly select group of U.S. high school students to spend 8 weeks in Jordan studying Arabic and learning about Middle Eastern cultures. This project is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

Pakistan Education Sector Reform Assistance (ESRA) Program (2003-2006)

A partnership funded by USAID to bring educational reform and support to Pakistan. Among the goals of the partnership is the training of over 52,000 teachers and other educators. A multilevel training model is planned for fall 2003 to bring Pakistani teachers to U.S. and international partnership institutions of higher education. In addition, onsite teacher development teams will engage in direct university and NGO partnerships. Partners include the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), Education Development Center (EDC), American Institute for Research (AIR), Save the Children (Save), World Education (WE), International Reading Association (IRA), and The Asia Foundation (TAF).

Bilingual Counseling: Enhancing Educational Opportunities for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students (2002-2003)

A school climate project to determine the availability and effectiveness of school counseling services to the limited English proficient (LEP) community. This project is examining the role of the school counselor in providing access to the full range of services to students and if LEP students have comparable access to these services. A training model is being developed to determine how to improve learning climate for LEP students.

Assessing Foreign Trained Math and Science Teachers for Teaching in U.S. Schools (1998-1999)

A funded project to consider if there are variables that may be used to predict teacher success for teachers trained in non-U.S. teacher training institutions.

 

SELECTED SERVICE

Member (2012 – present)
Union High School Governance Board

Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI

Union High School is a large urban school that has been identified among the lowest five percent of schools in the State of Michigan. The Governance Board seeks to provide assistance and direction in reducing the achievement gap and increasing the overall academic performance of the school.

Affiliate (2008 - 2009)
Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, Superior, WI

In the spring of 2008 we were approached to develop an Intermodal Feasibility Study in Green Bay by the Green Bay Port Authority. Fall 2008 we were accepted to be an affiliate member of the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute and received a grant of $68,000 for the first year of the study. Other affiliates include the University of Wisconsin, the University of Michigan, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. You can learn more at http://www.glmri.org.

Board Member (2007-2009)
Coalition for Safe and Effective Schools, Greeley, CO

The Coalition of Safe and Effectives Schools was formed to promote a collaborative vehicle for promoting high quality education. Our primary goal is to bring together community, governmental, business, and educational organizations in an attempt to reduce violence, create an environment that promotes understanding and civic responsibility without sacrificing vital principles of democracy. You can learn more by going to http://www.safeandeffectiveschools.com/

Executive Board Member (2006-2009)
Wisconsin International Education Council, Madison, WI

The Governor of Wisconsin and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction convened this Statewide International Education Council to bring together education, business, and community leaders to create alliances to develop global literacies in a new generation of students, teachers, and citizens. You can learn more at http://dpi.wi.gov/cal/iecouncil.html.

Member (2005-2009)
Wisconsin Steering Committee

U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, Washington, D.C
The U.S. Global Leadership Campaign is a broad-based, grassroots network throughout the country leading efforts to educate policy-makers about the importance of the U.S. International Affairs Budget. Prominent local business leaders, community organizers, educators, and faith-based leaders are among the USGLC’s growing network. You can learn more by going to http://www.usgloballeadership.org.

President 2000- 2006
National Alternative Education Association

The NAEA is dedicated to advancing quality alternative education to reduce the number of youth who are at high risk of expulsion, suspension, or dropping our of school and to return out-of-school youth to school or to otherwise engage them in work and educational activities that increase their chances of becoming productive and healthy citizens.

Founding Member 2001-2003
The Connections Project

The Connections Project is a joint effort between the School District of Spokane and the College of Education and Humnan Development at EWU to increase the number of diverse teachers in schools and the number of diverse teacher candidates from EWU. This project is focusing on establishing partnerships with other urban districts and with historically black colleges to create teacher exchange opportunities funded and supported by area businesses and community based organizations. The exchanges include expanded opportunities for student teachers to student teach in a variety of urban and rural poor environments.

Director 1998 - 2000
Center for Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment (CETRA)

The Center for Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment strives to provide educational outreach for leading research in mathematics, science, and engineering. Developed as a means to seek and support funding opportunities for linking scientific research initiatives with education, CETRA strives to enhance education through partnerships with research, educational, business, and governmental interests.

Substitute Teacher 1999
Houghton Middle School

As a means of remaining connected with local schools and educational issues I volunteer as an unpaid substitute teacher 1 or 2 days per month.

Member 1997- 2000
Michigan Dean's Council

The Michigan Dean's Council includes representatives from all public colleges and schools of education in Michigan. Among it's other responsibilities council serves in an advisory capacity to the Michigan Department of Education on issues relating to teacher education and teacher certification.

Volunteer 1993 - Present
Safe Schools Coalition

The Safe Schools Coalition is a non-profit organization consisting of 1700 members and volunteers dedicated to bringing national, state, and local organizations together to address issues for providing a safe learning environment for our children. Currently the membership along with several national organizations including NEA, NAACP, Association for Secondary School Principals, Laraza, Justice Department and many others sponsor conferences and events around the country to promote the exchange of programs, policies and ideas.

Curriculum Consultant 1990 - 1997
Project Forward Leap

Project Forward Leap is a program designed to bring academically promising yet economically disadvantaged youth on campus for five weeks each summer through the junior high school years. The goal is to provide these students with an academic program that will enable them to compete in high school with an ultimate goal of attending college when they graduate. Each summer Project Forward Leap bring over 100 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on campus to live in dorms and begin to develop a self concept that college is a viable life choice.

Vice President/Treasurer 1988 - 1997
Board of Directors
Millersville Federal Credit Union

I served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and Treasurer of the Millersville Federal Credit Union. My responsibilities included budgeting, personnel, and the oversight of all financial matters associated with the credit union.

Chair 1996
Independent Investigation Committee into NCAA Violations in Men's Basketball
Millersville University

I chaired an NCAA independent investigation into allegations of misconduct and NCAA violations of the Men's Basketball program at Millersville University. The committee consisted of faculty, staff, a community representative, private investigators, and investigative lawyers who undertook a four month process of interviewing over 65 individuals and developing a report submitted to the NCAA and administration.

 

COMMITTEE SERVICE

Ferris State University Committees

  • President’s Council 2009-2014
  • Dean’s Council 2009-2014
  • Leadership Council 2009-2014
  • Strategic Planning and Resource Council 2009-2014
  • Academic Senate – Ex Officio 2009-2014
  • Contract Maintenance – Collective Bargaining Agreement Implementation 2009-2014
  • Student Debt Reduction Taskforce 2012-2014
  • Ferris Foundation Board 2011-2014
  • Ferris First 2009-2014

 

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Committees

  • Chancellor’s Cabinet 2003-2009
  • Administrative Council 2003-2009
  • Leadership Team 2003-2009
  • Environmental Management and Business Institute 2008-2009
  • International Education Council 2003-2009
  • Technology Council 2003-2009
  • Enrollment Management Committee 2003-2009
  • Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Committee 2005-2009
  • Graduate Faculty Board of Advisors 2003-2009

 

Eastern Washington University Committees

  • Presidents Cabinet 2000-2003
  • Labor management (Dean’s representative) 2001-2003
  • Dean’s Conference 2000-2003
  • College Council 2000-2003
  • Alumni Development 2000-2003
  • Intellectual Property Committee 2001-2003
  • College Grants Committee 2000-2003
  • One-Room School House 2000-2003
  • Vice-Provost for DEO Search Committee Chair 2001
  • Bachelors of Arts in Education Assessment Committee Chair 2001-2002

 

Michigan Technological University Committees

  • College of Sciences and Arts Curriculum Committee 1998 - 1999
  • General Education Task Force 1998-1999
  • Academic Forum 1997-1999
  • College Council 1997-1999

 

Millersville University Committees

  • Faculty Senate 1989-1997 Elected
  • Graduate Course and Program Review Committee Chair 1993-1997 Elected
  • Faculty Student Athletic Committee Chair 1993-1997 Elected
  • Joint Faculty Student Senate Conference Committee 1994-1996 Elected
  • TEC/GCPR Joint Taskforce on Graduate Education - Co-chair 1994-1996 Appointed
  • Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee 1993-1996 Elected
  • Educational Technology Learning Resources Committee 1989-1991 Appointed
  • Academic Computing Advisory Committee 1987-1993 Elected
  • University Computer Policy Committee 1986-1987 Appointed
  • Academic Computing Faculty Research Subcommittee 1987 Appointed
  • Academic Computing Policy Committee 1987-1988 Elected
  • Instructional Technology Committee 1988 Appointed
  • Technology and A\V Committee 1987-1988 Appointed
  • Procedures and Policies Committee 1988 Appointed
  • Faculty Senate Alternate 1988-1989 Elected

 

COLLECTIVE BARGINING EXPERIENCE

  • Ferris State University - Contract Maintenance and Implementation Lead
  • Ferris State University – Grievance and Arbitration Lead
  • Eastern Washington University – Contract Maintenance Team
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania – APSCUF Member
  • Weld RE-1 NEA – Member

 

ACCREDITATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • HLC Peer Corp Training Program (2012- 2013)
  • AASCU Leadership Summit (2013)
  • HLC Assessment Workshop (2012)
  • EAB Student Success Collaborative (2011-2013)
  • Blackboard Higher Education Symposium (2011)

 

GRANTS AND FUNDING AWARDS

Funded

Journey to Jordan (2009) American Councils for International Education (ACIES), National Summer Language Initiative, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) U.S. State Department
$138,146 PI (Funded)

Bridging Languages and Cultures through Interdisciplinary Collaboration, International Education Program Service (2009) Fulbright/Hayes, U.S. Department of Education
$93,207 PI (Pending March 2009)

Summer Arabic Language Institute for American Youth in Jordan (2008) Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) U.S. State Department
$249,994 PI (Funded)

Summer Arabic Language Institute for American Youth in Jordan (2007) Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) U.S. State Department
$249,997 PI (Funded)

NEW International Business Project (2007-2009) Business and International Education Program VI-B, U.S. Department of Education
$181,280 Sub-award (Funded)

Summer Arabic Language Institute for American Youth in Jordan (2006) Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) U.S. State Department
$149,998 Co-PI (Funded)

100 People: A World Portrait (2006) 100 People Foundation
$10,000 PI (Funded)

Pakistan Education Sector Reform Assistance (ESRA) Program (2003-2005)
A Collaborative project with the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), Education Development Center (EDC), American Institute for Research (AIR), Save the Children (Save), World Education (WE), International Reading Association (IRA), The Asia Foundation (TAF), and resource groups Eastern Washington University & University of Northern Colorado
US-AID
$32.5M ($287,189 resource group PI) (Funded)

Bilingual Counseling and Support Project (2001)
U.S. Department of Education
$1,078,379 Co-PI (Funded)

Engineering Applications in Pre-College Education (2000)
Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Education
National Science Foundation: Division of Undergraduate Education
$1,497,084 Co-PI (Funded)

International Equivalency of Student Teaching Experiences (2000)
International Educational Research Fund, Inc.
$5,000 PI (Funded)

Virtual Field Experiences & Winter Ecology (2000)
Authentic Assessment Workshop Redirection Funding
Dwight D. Eisenhower Higher Education Professional Development Grant Program
$29,621 Co-PI (Funded)

Expanding Science Education through Minerals, Materials, and Mining Technology (2000)
National Science Foundation
Teacher Enhancement Program
$1,523,891 Co-PI (Funded)

Educators' Science and Mathematics Institute Series 1999 - 2000
Dwight D. Eisenhower Higher Education Professional Development Grant Program
$137,231 Co-PI (Funded)

Geology of Utah's National Parks and Monuments: Education Materials for Earth Science Courses (1999)
National Science Foundation
$428,131 Co-PI (Funded)

Modeling Instructional Technology in Education (1999)
Century II Campaign Endowed Equipment (C2E2)
$3,200 PI (Funded)

Educators' Science and Mathematics Institute Series 1998 - 1999
Dwight D. Eisenhower Higher Education Professional Development Grant Program
$141,148 Co-PI (Funded)

Assessing Foreign Trained Math and Science Teachers for Teaching in U.S. Schools 1999
MTU Scholarship Fund
$4,810 PI (Funded)

New Methodologies in Teacher Certification - 1999
Faculty Development Grant
$1,350 PI (Funded)

Educator' Ecology Institute 1997 - 1998
Dwight D. Eisenhower Math and Science Enhancement Program
$21,123 Co-PI (Funded)

Geology of Utah's National Parks and Monuments: A Field-Based Education Program 1998
National Science Foundation
$35,584 Co-PI (Funded)

IBM: Teacher Preparation and Enhancement in the Use of Available Technology 1994 International Business Machines
$168,000 Project Co-Director (Funded)