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					Rich Ranker
Teacher and Learning Technology Manager

Educational Background
Ed.D., Educational Policy, Planning and Administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA M.S., Secondary Education, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA B.S., Secondary Education (Biology), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Master Exercise Practitioner, National Emergency Training Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emmitsburg, MD

Experience
College Administrator 2007-now Learning Technology Development Manager, Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England 2004-2007 Director of Instructional Technology Services, University Technology, Drew University, Madison, NJ 1998-2003 Learning Technology Manager, Collegis, Inc., Maitland, FL 2003 Interim Director of Learning Technology, Office of Information Technology, Seattle University, Seattle, WA 1998-2003 Director of Academic Technology Support, Office of Information Technology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 1993-1998 Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning Technology, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS US Air Force Officer (NOTE: military titles are listed below. If they are unclear, the civilian equivalent follows (in parenthesis)

1990-1993 Faculty, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL Chief of the Curriculum and Technology Integration Division, Directorate of Associate Programs (distance education) 1984-1990 Faculty, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL: Associate Dean (2 years), Directorate of Associate Programs (distance education), Chief of Associate Programs Evaluation (1 year), Directorate of Evaluation, Chief of the Instructional Systems and Technology Division, Directorate of Associate Programs (distance education) (3 years), and Instructor, Command and Leadership Branch, Directorate of Curriculum (3 months). 1981-1984 Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, MD Executive Officer (office manager), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (corporate law office) (2 years), and Executive Officer (office manager), Directorate of Administration (1 year). 1980-1981 Base Commander (city manager), Grand Turk Air Station, British West Indies 1977-1980 Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 1973-1977 Kadena Air Base (Okinawa, Japan) Wing Executive Officer (office manager) (2 years), Deputy Commander for Maintenance, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing Squadron Section Commander (disciplinarian) (1 year), 18th Field Maintenance Squadron, and Administrative Officer (1 year), 376th Avionics Maintenance Squadron. 1970-1973 Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, TX Commander (educational administrator) (2.5 years), 3774th Instructor Squadron, and Administrative Officer (6 months), 3776th Student Squadron.

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Conference Presentations
“The Characteristics of an Exemplary Learning Technology Program at an American University”, paper and presentation, European University Information Systems conference, Grenoble, France, 2007 “Reflection and Projection: Twenty Years of Requiring Computers and Beyond”, paper and presentation, European University Information Systems conference, Manchester, UK, 2005 “Twenty Years of the Computer Initiative: History, Effects, and Lessons Learned”, presentation with handout, Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) conference, Orlando, FL, 2005 “A Process for Designing Technological Academic Environments”, presentation with handout, presented with Norm Tracy, Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) conference, Alexandria, VA, 2003 "Faculty Technology Leadership: A Transformational Model of Professional Development," presentation with handout, presented with Mike Clay, EDUCAUSE 2002, Atlanta, GA, 2002 "Providing Relationship-based Instructional Technology Services," presentation with handout, presented with Carole Thomason, Tennessee Higher Education IT Symposium, Pikeville, TN, 2002 "Faculty Technology Leadership Program: Year 2," presentation with handout, presented with Mike Clay, Tennessee Higher Education IT Symposium, Pikeville, TN, 2002 "Building Confidence in Faculty Technology Mentors," presentation with handout, MidSouth Instructional Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, 2002 "Personalize Your Web Page with Photoshop: Let Your Personal Image Shine Through," presentation with handout, presented with Marie Li, Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, 2002 "Classroom Response System: An Evaluation at an Easy-Access Regional University," presentation with paper, presented with Mike Everett, University of Kentucky Economics Teaching Workshop, Lexington, KY, 2002 "360-Degree Support: Wrapping a Full Array of Faculty Support Services Around the Introduction of the Multimedia Classroom", presentation with handouts, EDUCAUSE's Seminars on Academic Computing, Snowmass, CO, 2001 (available at http://www.educause.edu/asp/doclib/abstract.asp?ID=SAC0103) "The Faculty Technology Leadership Program at ETSU: Toward Building an Early Majority," presentation with handout, presented with Mike Clay, Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, 2001

"ETSU's Faculty Technology Professional Development Plan," "Mainstreaming Faculty Technology and Leadership," and "The Golden Key Club Plus: Supporting Faculty in the Multimedia Classrooms," presentations with handouts, presented with Mike Clay, Tennessee Higher Education Information Technology Symposium, Fall Creek Falls, TN, 2001 "Intercultural Internet Information for Tri-Cities All-American City Award", poster session with Henry J. Antkiewicz, EDUCAUSE 2000, Nashville, TN, 2000 "Streaming PowerPoint Images and Narration on the Internet: Putting the Internet to Work for You", presentation with Russ Dively at Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, 2000 "Technology-based Collaborative Tools: A Primer with Tool Types and Current Examples", presentation with Craig Loftus at Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, 1999 "A Systems Approach to Faculty Development for Distance Education", presentation with handout, Telelearning ’97, Scottsdale, AZ, 1997 Panel on Media Classrooms, with Faye Kennedy and Jim Vequist, panel presentation with handout, Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas, Manhattan, KS, 1997 "Adapting Desktop Videoconferencing Equipment to Teaching", presentation with handout, Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1997 "A Telecommunications Primer for Ordinary People: How Bits, Bauds, Modems POTS, ISDN, T1, MPEG-1, Broadcast Video and CODECs Affect Your Computer, Internet Service, Cable and Network", paper and presentation, Telepower '96, Hays, KS, 1996 Panel on Mediated Classrooms, with Faye Kennedey and Sue Nishikawa, Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas, Hays, KS, 1996 "Using the Internet for Community Development", paper and presentation with Alan Wamser, TelePower '95, Goodland, KS, 1995 "Mediated Classroom: An Integrated Computerized Teaching System", paper and presentation with David Schmidt, Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas, Manhattan, KS, 1995 "The Mediated Classroom: A Systems Approach to Better University Instruction", paper and presentation, SALT Orlando Multimedia '95, Orlando, FL, 1995 "Lessons Learned in the Design of an Electronic Performance Support System," paper and presentation, SALT 15th Annual Conference on Interactive Systems for Training, Education, and Job Performance Improvement, Arlington, VA, 1993 "Tips on Using Media for Instruction: A Baker's Dozen", presentation with handout, Kansas Regents Faculty Development Conference, Kansas City, KS, 1993

"Institutional Obstacles to and Creative Strategies for Faculty Development", panel discussion at Kansas Regents Faculty Development Conference, Kansas City, KS, 1993 "Happy CAMPEXers: Results of the Beta Test of a Microcomputer-Based Simulation, CAMPEX (Campaign Planning Exercise), in a Distance Education Environment," paper and presentation, SALT 11th Annual Conference on Interactive Instruction Delivery, Orlando, FL, 1993 "Using Instructional Design (ID) Software: A Review of Twenty-four Current ID Programs," paper and presentation, SALT 14th Annual Conference on Interactive Systems for Training, Education and Job Performance Improvement, Arlington, VA, 1992 "A Comparison of Selected Features of the Non-Resident Professional Military Education Schools," paper and presentation, Interservice Correspondence Exchange, Montgomery, AL, 1992 "Keeping the Crisis Handling Exercise (CHEX) in Check: Results of a Beta Test of a Microcomputer-Based Simulation," paper and presentation, SALT Tenth Conference on Interactive Instruction Delivery, Orlando, FL, 1992 "Prototyping a Simulation for Distance Education in PME Schools: CHEX in Perspective," paper and presentation, Interservice Correspondence Exchange, Alexandria VA, 1991 "Microstrategies: A Method to Improve Your Courseware," paper and presentation, SALT Ninth Conference on Interactive Instruction Delivery, Orlando, FL, 1991 "The Non-Resident Professional Military Education (PME) Senior and Intermediate Service Schools, Their Evaluation Schemes, and Their Use of Computer Aided Instruction," paper and presentation, Interservice Correspondence Exchange, Orange Beach, FL, 1990 "The Seminar Evaluation System (SES): Evaluating Students in a Teacherless Distance Education Environment," paper and presentation, SALT Seventh Conference on Interactive Instructional Delivery, Orlando, FL, 1989 "SOCRATES, A Computer-Based Lesson Development Advisor," paper and presentation, Summer Instructional Technology Institute, Using Artificial Intelligence in Education: Computer Based Tools for Instructional Design, at Utah State University, Logan, UT, 1989 "The Difference between the Novice and the Expert Instructor", paper and presentation, Interservice Correspondence Exchange, Pensacola, FL, 1989 "Subject Outline Curriculum Resource And Tutoring Expert System (SOCRATES): A Stepby Step Approach to Instructional Design," paper and presentation, SALT Seventh Conference on Interactive Instructional Delivery, Orlando, FL, 1989 "SOCRATES, An Instructional Design Advisor Program," paper and presentation, Technology in Training and Education (TITE) Conference, Biloxi, MS, 1988 "SOCRATES: An Instructional Design Expert System," presentation, American Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, 1988

"SOCRATES: An Instructional Design Advisor Program," paper and presentation, Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) Sixth Conference on Interactive Instructional Delivery, Orlando, FL, 1988 "SOCRATES: The Instructional Systems Design Expert within the Curriculum Development Preauthoring System (CDPS)," paper and presentation, Interservice Correspondence Exchange, Montgomery, AL, 1987 "Interactive Microcomputer Technology in Distance Education: Writing CBI with an Expert System," paper and presentation, Interservice Correspondence Exchange, Montgomery, AL, 1987 "The ACSC Curriculum Developer's Expert Model and Its Support of Computer Aided Education," paper and presentation, Technology in Training and Education Conference, Montgomery, AL, 1986 "Using Technology to Enhance Non-Resident PME", paper and presentation, Interservice Correspondence Exchange, Pensacola, FL, 1986 "The ACSC Associate Programs Curriculum Revision," paper and presentation, Interservice Correspondence Exchange, Oklahoma City, OK, 1985 "Using Security as a Recruiting and Retention Tool," paper and presentation, Inter-university Seminar on the Military and Society, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 1978

Publications
Books

Fundamentals of Technology, completed instructional design for and edited entire textbook and wrote Module 1, "PC Architecture", most of Module 2, "MS-DOS", with Martin Kollman and David Schmidt, developed under contract for Sykes Enterprises, Inc., Tampa, FL, 1997, 228 pages Lessons 36-38, The Campaign Planning Exercise, CAMPEX '93, with Michael L. McKim, Brent Chapman, Lloyd Wilson, and Robert O. Dahl, Air War College, Air University, 1992, 416 pages, with accompanying software and a 55-minute videotape in three segments Lesson 19, The Crisis Handling Exercise (CHEX), with Lloyd Wilson, Michael L. McKim, and Robert O. Dahl, Air War College, Air University, 1992, 40 pages, with accompanying software and a 25-minute videotape in two segments Lesson Design and Component Screen Theory, with Richard M. Doucet, Air University, 1988, 208 pages The Prototype Evaluation Program: A Supplement to the Seminar Member Handbook, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, 1985, 41 pages

The Prototype Evaluation Program: Group Assessment Handbook, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, 1985, 19 pages Guide for Seminars: Recipe for ACSC Success, with Dennis B. Parkhurst, Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), Air University, 1984, reprinted 1985 through1992, 23 pages
Reports

"Elmore County (AL) School System Technology Needs Assessment," with Alan Sexton, 1994 "Distance Learning: Curriculum Analysis and Media Selection", with Adeline Cherry et al, Air University, 1993 "An Evaluation of the Use of Needs Assessment in Air Force Voluntary Education Programs," unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Southern California, 1987 "White Paper: Report of The Judge Advocate General's Blue Ribbon Panel on Office Automation", editor and contributor, United States Air Force, Washington, DC, 1984
Juried Articles

"A Department-Focused Plan for Faculty Technology Professional Development", paper published in EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Volume 25 Edition 4, found at http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eqm0248.pdf, 2002 "White Paper on Support Services for Multimedia Classrooms" paper published in EDUCAUSE's Effective Practices and Solutions at http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/SAC0103.pdf, 2001 "The Mediated Classroom: A Systems Approach to Better University Instruction", published in Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems, Fall, 1995 "Microstrategies: A Method to Improve Your Courseware," published in Instructional Design Idea Book: A Collection of the Forty Best Articles from SALT Proceedings (1985-92), Society for Applied Learning Technology, 1993 "An Expert System Instructional Design Advisor - The Promised Land for Tomorrow; SOCRATES, the 'Subject Outline Curriculum Resource And Tutoring Expert System' - a Partial Solution Today," with Richard M. Doucet, Journal of Structural Learning and Intelligent Systems, 1991 "SOCRATES, A Computer-Based Lesson Development Advisor," published with Richard M. Doucet in Educational Technology, March, 1990
Other

Referenced frequently in “Need Help? Call the AV Tech Squad”, by Jean Marie Angelo, cover story, University Business, June, 2006, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 89-93 (see http://www.universitybusiness.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=39)

"Raised Floors Solve University's Connectivity Challenges", Communications News, Fall, 2000 "Happy CAMPEXers: Results of the Beta Test of a Microcomputer-Based Simulation, CAMPEX (Campaign Planning Exercise), in a Distance Education Environment," reviewed in Journal of Interactive Instruction Development, 1993 SOCRATES: An Instructional Design Advisor Program," published with Richard M. Doucet in Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 6, 1990

Workshops
“Creating Handouts in MS Word” and “Basic and Intermediate MS PowerPoint”, workshops in the Faculty Development Summer Workshop, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 2005
“Exercise Design and Evaluation” and “Exercise Control/Simulation Program Management” courses with eight other instructors, for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mount Weather, VA, 2003

"Technology in the Classroom: The LION Awakens" Academic Speakers Program presentation to faculty and staff, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, 2002 "ATEX Perspective" and "ATS Overview," presentations, Collegis Academic Technology Exchange, Johnson City, TN, 2001 "Instructional Technology Possibilities", luncheon presentation with Russ Dively at ETSU College of Medicine faculty retreat, Abingdon, VA, 2000 "Instructional Design Basics", "Microstrategies for Better Teaching", "Web Page Design", and "PowerPoint Design and Layout Skills", workshops for faculty at the ETSU Academic Technology Lab, Johnson City, TN, 1999-2000 "Basic Maintenance of Your Home Computer", Continuing Education workshop with handouts, presented with Vincent Thompson and Craig Loftus, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, December 1998 "How to Buy a Home Computer", Continuing Education workshop with handouts, presented with Vincent Thompson and Craig Loftus, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, November 1998 "Designing, Delivering and Teaching Web Courses", panel member with Jim Formosa and Sylvia Brace, Technological Advances in the Design and Delivery of University Courses workshop, sponsored by Tennessee Board of Regents at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, November 1998 "Microstrategies in Teaching", presentation at ETSU Teaching and Learning Center, Johnson City, TN, 1998

"Organizing Instruction to Increase Retention: Events of Instruction a la Gagne and Merrill", presentation at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Teaching and Learning Center, Johnson City, TN, 1998 "Regular vs. ITV Classrooms", "Explaining your Group Project", "Course Pack", and "Microstrategies and Involving at a Distance", presentations with handouts, InterACTIVE '98, Phase I, Concordia, KS, 1998 "Teaching Using Desktop Video", workshop for FEMA Region IV, Independence, MO, 1997 "FHSU and ITV", video workshop for the Kansas Professional Development Council, Hays and Kansas City, KS, 1997 "Where is ITV Effective?", "Involving at a Distance", and "Desktop Video Options", presentations with handouts, InterACTIVE '97, Hays, KS, 1997 "Preparing for Teaching on ITV", workshop for Northeast Kansas Distance Learning Network faculty, Concordia, KS, 1997 "Looking Inside a PC", presentation with handouts at Tiger Tech workshop on Buying a New PC , with Dennis Schukman and Clark Sexton, Hays, KS, 1997 "Copyright Issues", teaching interview with Judith Siminoe, JD, InterACTIVE '96, Phase II, Hays, KS, 1996 "Course Pack Contents", with Jack Jackson, and "Instructional Design Basics", presentations with handouts, InterACTIVE '96, Phase I, Hays, KS, 1996 "Parts and Ports", presentation with handout at Tiger Tech workshop on Buying a New PC, Hays, KS, 1996 "Lesson Design Principles", presentation and paper with Jack Jackson, InterACTIVE '95, Hays, KS, 1995

Service
University Budget Allocations and Expenditures Committee (representing the Staff Association), Drew University, 2005 – 2007 Executive Committee, Mellon Foreign Languages Technology Grant, Drew University, 2004 – 2006 Executive Committee, University Staff Association, Drew University, 2005 – 2007 Training Session Chair and Education Session Chair, SALT, Orlando, FL, 2005 Doctoral Committee member, for Mike Drummond with Capella University, 2004-5

Interim Program Manager, Montgomery College, MD, 2002-3 Multimedia Classroom Site Consultation, Valencia State Community College, FL, 2003 2003 Program Committee member, Academic Technology subcommittee chair, EDUCAUSE's Seminars on Academic Computing, 2002-3 Consultant, SACS Accreditation Self-Study on Instructional Technology, Columbia State Community College, Columbia, TN, 2002 Academic Technology Site Assessment, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 2002 Instructional Technology Site Consultation, National-Lewis University, Chicago, IL, 2000 Instructional Technology Site Assessment, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, 2000 Instructional Technology Site Consultation, Crafton Hills Community College, San Bernardino, CA, 2000 Advisory Committee member, Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference, 2001 Instructional Technology Site Assessment, San Juan College, Farmington, NM, 1999 Distance Learning Session Chair, SALT 12th Annual Conference on Interactive Instruction Delivery, Orlando, FL, 1998 Distance Learning Session Chair, SALT 15th Annual Conference on Interactive Instruction Delivery, Orlando, FL, 1997 Innovative Technology Session Chair, SALT Interactive Multimedia '96, Arlington, VA, 1996 Distance Learning Session Chair, SALT Orlando Multimedia '96, Orlando, FL, 1996 Docking Institute, Telecommunications Policy Fellow, 1995-98 Training Session Chair, SALT Orlando Multimedia '95, Orlando, FL, 1995 Kansas Regents Council of Media Directors, member, 1993 to 1998; Chair, 1994-95 Kansas Regents Telecommunications and Information Technology Committee, member, 1994-98 Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Education Council, Technology Task Force, 1993; Vision Committee Chair, 1993 Advanced Instructional Design Advisor Review Team, military advisor, 1989-93

Founding member, Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) Instructional Design Special Interest Group (ID-SIG), 1987-1998; Chair, 1994-98

College Courses Taught
Technology Leadership in Higher Education, MEDA 5860 and 5870 (two sequential graduate courses), team taught with Dr. Mike Clay and Dr. Mike Blankenship, East Tennessee State University, Fall, 2000 and Spring, 2001; team taught with Dr. Mike Clay, Dr. David Currie and Craig Loftus, Fall, 2001 and Spring, 2002; team taught with Dr. Mike Clay and Dr. David Currie, Fall 2002 Communication Systems, TECS 110, Fort Hays State University, Spring, 1998 Planning for Educational Information Networking, INT 748B/TECS 706I, Fort Hays State University, Spring, 1998 Educational Research, ACES 803A, team taught with Dean Charles Leftwich, Fort Hays State University, Summer, 1998 Research Methods in Information Networks, INT 450, Fort Hays State University, Fall, 1997 Training and Instructional Systems, TECS 560, Fort Hays State University, Fall, 1997 Seven different one-credit workshops on Interactive Television and Desktop Videoconferencing topics, Fort Hays State University, 1996-98 Command and Leadership, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Fall, 1984 Principles of Leadership and Management, Air 300, University of Southern California, 197980 Air Force History and Organization, Air 100, University of Southern California, 1977-79 College Algebra, Math 110, Los Angeles Community College (Okinawa), 1974-75

Personal Interests
Traveling, canoeing, cooking, dining, scuba diving, restoring old homes, taking cloud pictures, writing poetry and punmanship.


				
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