Michael J. Spector

University of North Texas

Professor and Doctoral Program Director at the Learning Technologies Departyment at the University of North Texas, was previously Professor of Educational Psychology and Doctoral Program Coordinator at the University of Georgia, Professor and Associate Director of the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University, Chair of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at Syracuse University, and Director of the Educational Information Science and Technology Research Program at the University of Bergen. He earned a Ph.D. from The University of Texas. He is a visiting research professor at Beijing Normal University, at East China Normal University, and the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur. His research focuses on assessing learning in complex domains, developing inquiry and critical thinking skills in children, and program evaluation. He was Executive Director and Treasurer of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction and a Past President of the Association for Educational and Communications Technology. He is Editor Emeritus and Featured Papers Editor of Educational Technology Research & Development. He edited two editions of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology and the SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. He is currently lead editor of Learning, Design and Technology: An International Compendium of theory, Research, Practice and Policy and section editor for educational technology in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Education. He has more than 150 academic publications to his credit and has recently been award and NSF-IUSE grant focusing on STEM education in small and minority serving colleges and universities
Last update: December 2022