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    John Hollenbeck, PhD


    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction
    Area of study: Educational Communications and Technology
    Dissertation Topic: “Democracy in Computer–Mediated Communication”
    Dissertation Director: Dr. Ann DeVaney

    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Master of Arts, Media Technology and Curriculum Design
    Thesis Director: Dr. Robert Muffoletto

    California State University, Long Beach
    Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance – Trombone Emphasis

    Professional Experience

    Instructional Designer, Department of Distance Education,
    Interim Dean, College of Education
    Northern New Mexico College, 2011–2013

    Provide instructional and program design expertise for the development and support of on-line courses and specialized educational programs. Responsible for managing instructional development process, setting standards for assisting faculty in the design of curriculum and instruction, development of learning resources, and retooling of courses and course segments to electronic delivery methods.

    Chair of Provost’s Technology Advisory Committee charged with developing a campus technology infrastructure plan for the next 10 years.

    Instructional Faculty, Argosy Online University. 2011–2012
    Teach completely online doctoral level courses in instructional design and cognition.

    Instructional Faculty, James Madison University, 2006–2011

    School of Media Arts and Design, Department of Learning, Technology and Leadership Education, College of Education, and Department of Music

    • Teach applied and theoretical classes at undergraduate and graduate level
    • Teach in virtual campus
    • Provide collaborative leadership for creation of digital video studio
    • Serve on campus technology committees
    • Participate and lecture in faculty development workshops
    • Serve on graduate thesis papers and conduct Masters preliminary examinations

    Courses Taught

    • SMAD 201 Computer Graphics (Adobe Creative Suite, Design Principles)
    • SMAD 202 Web Authoring (HTML, Dreamweaver, Information Architecture)
    • GMUS 203 American Music (class size: 320)
    • AHRD 610 Instructional Design for Human Resource Development
    • AHRD 650 Instructional Design in eLearning
    • AHRD 580 Learning in Adulthood (online and classroom)
    • AHRD 520 Foundations of Adult Education/Human Resource Development
    • HRD 480 Learning in Adulthood
    • EDUC 370 Instructional Technology (online and classroom)
    • EDUC 332 Digital Video Production
    • HRD 240 Introduction to Human Resource Development

    Instructional Faculty, Blue Ridge Community College, 2008–2011

    Information Systems Technology Program. Taught general computer and information literacy courses using online multimedia and learning management systems.

    Instructional Design Consultant, National College, 2009

    College of Business. Work with faculty to convert upper division business finance courses to online delivery using the Angel learning management system. Served as designer and course material creator.

    Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University, 2001–2005
    Darden School of Education, Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction

    • Hold leadership position in revision of Instructional Technology Masters program
    • Teach courses via two-way compressed videoconferencing statewide
    • Teach online classes to a global population
    • Write successful grant proposals for teacher education

    Courses Taught

    • ECI 304 Microcomputers in the Curriculum (online and classroom)
    • ECI 503 Computers in the Classroom
    • ECI 575 Web Authoring for Educators (online and classroom)
    • ECI 617 Foundations of Instructional Design and Technology (videoconference)
    • ECI 646 Distance Education (online and videoconference)
    • ECI 647 Online Learning (online)
    • ECI 660 Cognition and Instructional Design (videoconference)
    • ECI 731 Evaluation (videoconference)

    Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University, 1996–2001 ]Department of Instruction Technology and the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Developed Masters Track in Online Education
    • Teach classes via numerous distance education technologies
    • Create and maintain extensive World Wide Web support materials
    • Provide leadership for departmental and college technology implementation
    • Research mediated instructional environments

    Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1995-96
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction

    Courses Taught

    • ITEC 514 Instructional Computing in Schools
    • ITEC 675 Telecommunications in the Classroom

    Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant,
    University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1994-1995
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Center for Adult and Vocational Education

    CoDirector, New Worlds of Learning
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1991–1992
    Provided technical leadership and curricular support for this cooperative project funded by IBM, Inc. The grant sought to implement computer networked instruction in an area elementary school and provided support from the School of Education at Cal Poly Pomona.

    Lecturer, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1990–1992
    School of Education, Department of Graduate and Professional Studies

    Artist Faculty, California State University, Long Beach, 1978-1985
    School of Music, Professor of Trombone Performance

    Technical Skills

    Adobe Captivate, Presenter, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Professional, Adobe Creative Suite, TechSmith Camtasia 2.1, MS Office 2010 Professional (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), Fireworks, Flash, Final Cut, iLife ’11, iWork ’09, Audacity, Sound Studio, HTML, CSS

    Learning Management Systems
    Blackboard (administrative skills, version 9.1 SP12), Angel, Respondus, Classtop, eInstruction, Moodle, WordPress

    Video Teleconferencing
    VTEL, 4Cnet, Polycom h.323

    Operating Systems
    Macintosh, Windows, Linux, DOS

    Industrial Experience

    Curriculum Consultant and Script Writer, Math in the Middle Project – Satellite Educational Resource Consortium
    Developed scripts for twelve middle school video lessons linking the study of mathematics to music. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation to increase interest and awareness in mathematics through the use of related subjects familiar to most students.

    Program Assistant, Office of Education–Academic Services
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    The position included work as an information technician and database programmer. Also responsible for training and support of office users incorporating a Novell network of DOS computers running WordPerfect Office and Borland Paradox 4.5

    Instructional Designer and Courseware Author for Public School Law
    This HyperCard-based course uses animations, color graphics and QuickTime movies to deliver instruction on a wide variety of legal topics. It was developed under the direction of Dr. Julie Underwood, professor of Educational Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Instructional Designer and Author, The Civil War Concert
    Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
    Multimedia music and history concert for Long Beach Unified School District middle schools. Duties included project conception, script research and production, media production, and the narration of 32 performances.

    Educational Projects Coordinator
    Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
    Wrote grant applications, planned policy, and coordinated educational programming. Projects funded included the “Music Mobile,” an ongoing music appreciation program for elementary school children. Grant funded the purchase of a van, musical instruments and support for curriculum consultants.

    Long Beach Unified School District
    Recipient of the Robert A. Gumbiner Grant for secondary school music education.
    Wrote, produced, and performed a multimedia concert celebrating the centennial year of the City of Long Beach. Program combined a live string quartet performance with historical slides of the Long Beach area.

    Music Education Programming Consultant
    Wrote, produced, and performed children’s music educational programming for presentation in Los Angeles area elementary and secondary schools.

    Music Curriculum Consultant, Apple Computer, Inc. Vivarium Project
    Director: Alan Kay, Apple Fellow

    University Service

    James Madison University

    • Committee on Academic Programs
    • Graduate Council
    • College of Education Curriculum Development, Implementation and Review Committee
    • College of Education Dean’s Advisory Board
    • College of Education Oral History Project

    Old Dominion University

    • Internet Subcommittee
      • Campus committee charged with setting Internet policies and best practices
    • Representative to Consortium for Interactive Instruction
      • This is a working group of school districts in the Hampton Roads area.
    • Representative to Virginia Educational Technology Association (VETA)
    • Webmaster for NCATE Certification Review
    • College of Education Technology Committee

    San Francisco State University

    • Chair of the Distance Education Task Force
      • by appointment of SFSU Provost Dr. Thomas La Belle. This university–wide committee developed an implementation plan for campus distance education, including:
        • Recommendations for organizational structure
        • Suggestions for a funding model
        • Position description for organizational leadership
        • Implementation timeline
        • Infrastructure changes for distance education
        • Development of criteria for selecting and assessing distance learning projects
    • Chair of the COE Technology Forum, by election in Spring, 1997. This committee created a technology plan for the School of Education, accounting for all department’s instructional needs.
    • Representative for the College of Education to the New Media Institute Advisory Board. This position is aimed at fostering closer ties between the School of Education and a unit of the SFSU Extension Campus concerned with advanced social issues in the use of new media.
    • Educational Technology Advisory Committee. Campus–wide committee that considers issues regarding the use of educational technology in teaching and university business.
    • Graduate Committee for the School of Education
    • College of Education Grades Appeals Committee
    • Campus Representative to ASTUTE, a statewide organization for educational technology


    • Hollenbeck, J (2007) Students in Wonderland: Voice, Identity, and New Realities Online. In Muffoletto, R and Horton, J. Multicultural Education, the Internet, and the New Media. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press
    • Hollenbeck, J (1998) Democracy and Computer Conferencing. Theory Into Practice v37(1)
    • Hollenbeck, J (1998) Making the University Accessible through Computer-Mediated Communications. Review Journal of Philosophy and Science 1998(1-2)

    Unpublished Dissertation

    • Hollenbeck, J. (1997). Democracy in Computer–Mediated Communications. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

    Conference Presentations

    • Hollenbeck, J. (July, 1998). Teaching and Learning in Online Environments. Keynote address and online workshop facilitation for the Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges/Ameritech Faculty Development Program. Marquette University. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    • Hanor, J., Wendling, L., & Hollenbeck, J. (Nov. 13-15, 1997). LIVE Stories: Learning in an Interactive Video Environment. and Hayden, K., Hanor, J., and Hollenbeck, J. Using Interactive Technologies to Build Educational Communities. Presentations at the International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia in Education, Austin, Texas.
    • De Vaney, A., Streibel, M., Koetting, R., Hollenbeck, J., & Hay, K. (February 12-16, 1997). Classrooms Virtual and Real: Issues of Place, Pedagogy, Ethics and Democracy. Papers presented at the American Education Communications and Technology National Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    • Participant, National Telemedia Conference, University of Wisconsin–Madison. July, 1994.
    • Presenter, Mathematics , Science, and Technology Conference sponsored by the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. “Progress in the New Worlds of Learning.” Presentation reported findings from project funded by IBM Corp. and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. April, 1992.
    • Workshop leader, East San Gabriel Valley Computer Using Educators Conference. “Integrating a Networked Computer Environment Into the Curriculum.” Workshop focusing on IBM Classroom LAN, Microsoft Works, and the IBM educational software library. Feb., 1992.
    • Presenter, California State Computer Using Educators Conference. “Exciting multimedia possibilities using Linkway.” Discussed the potentials of hypermedia in the classroom. November, 1991.
    • Presenter, East San Gabriel Valley Computer Using Educators Conference. “How interactive technology may shape education’s future.” Discussion of interactive video and HyperCard. February 1988.

    Grants and Awards

    • 2007 College of Education Mini Grant (JMU)
    • 2007 Online Course Development (JMU)
    • 1998 Performance Salary Step Increase Award (SFSU)
    • 1997 Performance Salary Step Increase Award (SFSU)
    • 1997 Technology Initiative Grant for “Learning in an Interactive Video Environment (LIVE)” (SFSU)

    Memberships in Professional Societies

    • International Society for Performance Improvement
    • Association for Educational Communications & Technology
    • The Academy of Human Resource Development
    • International Society for Technology in Education
    • American Educational Research Association