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Faculty & Staff
Dr. Jeff Allen is a Professor and Interim-Chair of the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas as. In addition, he serves as the Director of the Center for Knowledge Solutions at the University of North Texas as a leading scholar in the area of learning and performance innovation.
At the national level, he provides leadership as the Past-President of the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education, and as a Board member for the Academy of Human Resource Development. He is the founding editor of Learning and Performance Quarterly and servers as the editor of Career and Technical Education Research. Each year the Center and research teams generate over $1 million in annual external funding.
“I generate, integrate, and disseminate research, teach and provide service in the area of learning and performance innovations for education and the workforce. My students require an integration of my research into my teaching to provide first-hand experience with reading, interpreting, and creating new theories and practices that guide learning and performance. This integration provides a seamless transition from the theories of the classroom into the everyday innovative process and practices of the corporate and educational workplaces.”
Dr. Ennis-Cole's areas of interest include Computer Education Instruction and Administration, Systems Development, Neural Networks, Internet, and Human Development. In addition, Dr. Ennis-Cole is the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.
Greg Jones' interest is in expanding the way technology can be used to further the creation and distribution of knowledge and learning. His research focuses on the areas of emerging technologies for learning, which include visualization systems for education, virtual communities, telementoring, and multi-user 3D online learning environments (virtual environments). These technologies support learning by the distribution of interaction and feedback across both time and space via interactive forms of multimedia.
Dr. Knezek's research interests include measuring attitudes and dispositions toward information technology, developing and testing formal models of technology integration, developing practical research designs, and refining scaling methods and techniques.
Dr. Lin's research interest lies in the intersections of new media and technologies, information science, cognition, psychology, and education. Her areas of expertise include online teaching and learning, teacher professional development, youth development through new media and technologies, and instructional and multimedia designs.
Dr. Norris's areas of interest include Computer-based Education, Human Factors, and Teacher Productivity.
Dr. Poirot's areas of interest include Computer-based Education, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Assisted Instruction.
Ji Hoon's research interests are in human knowledge creation in learning organization, organizational innovation, organizational behaviors, and strategy development for organizational development.
J. Michael Spector's recent research is in the areas of intelligent support for instructional design, system dynamics based learning environments, assessing learning in complex domains, distance learning, and technology integration in education. Dr. Spector served on the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI) as Executive Vice President; he is on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Learning Technology Technical Committee and is Past-President of the Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT). He is the editor of the Development Section of Educational Technology Research & Development, and he serves on numerous other editorial boards. He co-edited the third and fourth editions of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology, and has more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and books to his credit.
Dr. Tyler-Wood's research interests include assessing and determining appropriate curriculum for special needs populations.
Dr. Warren's interests include the use of existing and emerging technologies to improve student literacy, motivation to learn, achievement, and positive experiences with school, especially in K-16 settings. Research interests include studying the use of technologies such as digital learning environments, off-the-shelf and designed games and simulations, and instances where these intersect with more traditional, non-digital curricular materials such as text books, literature, and oral storytelling, and teacher preparation for the use of each.
Dr. Wircenski's areas of interest include courseware design, evaluation, Career and Technical Education and learners with special needs.
Dr. Wircenski's research interests include special populations, curriculum accommodations, learning styles, and authentic assessment.