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Vitae

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ERIK W. BLACK

G518E Norman Hall

Gainesville, FL 32611

email: erikwblack at gmail dot com

 

 

EDUCATION

 

The University of Florida May 2009

Gainesville, Florida

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Focus in Educational Technology

Minor in Research and Evaluation Methodology

Committee Members: Rick Ferdig (co-chair), Kara Dawson (co-chair), Diane Yendol-Hoppey, David Miller, Cathy Cavanaugh

 

The College of New Jersey May 2005

Ewing, New Jersey

Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Services

Advisors: Marion Cavallaro, Mark Kiselica

 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Dec. 1997

Blacksburg, Virginia

Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 

University of Florida Graduate Alumni Fellowship

Ralph D. Turlington Fellowship

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

Nationally Certified Counselor

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

Thompson, L.A., Dawson, K., Ferdig, R.E., Black, E.W., Boyer, J., Coutts, J.B. & Black, N.P. (accepted). The intersection of online social networking with medical professionalism. Paper submitted to the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

 

Black, E.W., Ferdig, R.E., DiPietro, J.C., Liu, F. & Whalen, B. (submitted) Visual analyses of the creation of avatars and its implications for online teaching and learning. Paper submitted to Games Studies: The International Journal of Computer Games Research.

 

Beck, D. & Black, E.W. (submitted) Communication is key: The role of communication in the diffusion of a learning management system into a higher education environment. Paper submitted to the Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems.

 

DiPietro, M., Ferdig, R.E., Preston, M. & Black, E.W. (accepted) Best practices in teaching K-12 online: Lessons learned from michigan virtual school teachers. Paper to appear in the Journal of Interactive Online Learning.

 

Black, E.W., Greaser, J. & Dawson, K. (accepted) Academic dishonesty in traditional and online classrooms: Does the “Media Equation” hold true? Paper submitted to Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks.

 

Black, E.W. (2008) Wikipedia and academic peer review: Wikipedia as a recognized medium for scholarly publication. Online Information Review, 32(1).

 

Black, E.W., Ferdig, R.E., DiPietro, M. (2008) An overview of evaluative instrumentation for virtual high schools. The American Journal of Distance Education, 22(1).

 

Black, E.W., Beck, D., Dawson, K., Jinks, S. & DiPietro, M. (2007). The other side of the LMS: Considering implementation and use in the adoption of an LMS in online and blended learning environments. Techtrends, 51(2).

 

DiPietro, M., Ferdig, R. E., Boyer, J. & Black, E.W. (2007). Understanding the value of electronic games: A framework. Paper to appear in the Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 16(3), 225-248.

 

Black, E.W., Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Forgotten alumni: Online learners as donors. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 10(1), 43-47.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

DiPietro, J.C. & Black, E.W. (accepted). Visual analysis in gaming environments. To be published in R.E. Ferdig (Ed.), Handbook of research on effective electronic gaming in education. Information Science Reference.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN ANNUALS AND PROCEEDINGS

 

Black, E.W., Paradise Black, N.M., Ferdig, R. & Novak, M.A. (2007). Alternatives to assessing the ACGME core competencies: Incorporating technology to build unique alternatives to standardized assessment procedures. PAS Abstracts2View™: 61116.Toronto, Canada: 2007 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting.

 

Black, E.W., Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Technology outcomes in post-secondary online education classrooms. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 253-256). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Black, E.W., Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Predicting the success and failure of online education students. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 248-252). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

Ferdig, R.E., Dawson, K., Black, E.W., Boyer, J. & Coutts, J. (2007). Medical students' and residents' use of online social networking tools: Implications for teaching professionalism in medical education. Report submitted to the University of Florida College of Medicine. 12 manuscript pages.

 

Ferdig, R.E., DiPietro, M., & Black, E.W. (2007). Analysis of qualitative and quantitative data from the michigan virtual school; School years 2006-2007. Report submitted to the Michigan Virtual School. 38 manuscript pages.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Mulkey, K., Black, E.W., DiPietro, M., Boyer, J., & Ferdig, R.E. (2007). Improving virtual schools: A collaborative research partnership. Symposium presented at 2007 Virtual School Symposium, Louisville, KY.

 

Black, E.W. (2007). Paper presented in S. Lowes (Chair), Recent research on online teaching and learning: Implications for practice. Symposium presented at 2007 Virtual School Symposium, Louisville, KY.

 

DiPietro, M., Black, E.W., Boyer, J., Mulkey, K., & Ferdig, R.E. (2007). Instructional perspectives of best practices: Successful strategies in virtual school courses. Symposium presented at 2007 Virtual School Symposium, Louisville, KY.

 

Black, E.W. & Dawson, K. (2007). Academic dishonesty in traditional and online classrooms: Does the "Media Equation" hold true? Poster presented at the 13th Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, FL.

 

Black, E.W. (2007). Panelist in J. Boyer (Chair), Strategies for graduate school success. Invited panel discussion at the University of Florida College of Education, Gainesville, FL.

 

Black, E.W. (2007). Methods for the effective evaluation of quality improvement projects. Invited presentation at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Gainesville, FL.

 

Black, E.W. (2007). Panelist in A. Ginanini (Chair), Balancing the personal and the professional. Invited panel discussion at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Gainesville, FL.

 

Black, E.W. (2007). Wikipedia and academic peer review: A comparison. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual SAGE Symposium, Gainesville, FL.

 

Black, E.W. (2006). Facilitator in R. Blomeyer & M.D. Roblyer (Chair), Research on virtual schools: What we know now and what we need to know going forward. Symposium presented at the 2006 Virtual School Symposium, Plano, TX.

 

Ferdig, R.E., DiPietro, M., Black, E.W. & Mulkey, K. (2006). A collaborative partnership aimed at improving virtual schooling. Symposium presented at the 2006 Virtual School Symposium, Plano, TX.

 

Black, E.W., Jinks, S. (2006). The application of the educational success prediction instrument (ESPRI) to an undergraduate population. Paper presentation at the 2006 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Orlando, FL.

 

Black, E.W., Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R. E. (2006) Technology outcomes in post-secondary online education classrooms. Presented at the Society for Information technology & Teacher Education 2006 International Conference, Orlando, FL.

 

Black, E.W., Ferdig, R.E. (2006) Predicting the success and failure of online education students. Presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2006 International Conference, Orlando, FL.

 

 

GRANTS

 

Kelly, M., Novak, M.A., Paradise Black, N.M., Black, E.W., & DiPietro, M. (2007). Co-investigator for funded grant proposal ($5000) entitled, "Reflective Education and Medical Simulation in Pediatric Graduate Medical Education." Counsel of Medical Student Education in Pediatrics.

 

Paradise Black, N.M., Novak, M.A., Kelly, M., Black, E.W., & DiPietro, M. (2007). Co-investigator for funded grant proposal ($5000) entitled, "Reflective Practice in Pediatric Family Centered Rounds." University of Florida COMEC fund.

 

Coutts, J. Black, E.W., Chen, T., Khoury, G., Wei, S., Yu, C., Erickson, A., & Oliverio, J. (2007) Co-investigator for unfunded grant proposal ($30,000) entitled, "Hu-Maan Ensemble." mtvU Digital Incubator (an initiative of mtvU and Cisco Systems).

Novak, M.A., Ferdig, R.E., Paradise Black, N.M., & Black, E.W. (2006) Co-Investigator for unfunded grant proposal ($149,203) entitled, "Practice Analysis Web-based System (PAWS): A Video- and Database-driven Web-based Learning and Feedback System that Fosters Practice-Based Learning and Improvement." The Edward J. Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

 

Paradise Black, N.M., Ferdig, R.E., Lok, B.C., Novak, M.A. & Black, E.W. (2006) Co-Investigator for unfunded grant proposal ($143,312) entitled, “Immersive Virtual Pediatric Patients to Simulate Interpersonal Scenarios.” The Edward J. Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

 

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

 

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia - Special edition reviewer 2007

 

GRADUATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

FACE TO FACE COURSES

COUN 501 - Introduction to Counseling

(Teaching Assistant)

The College of New Jersey

 

ONLINE COURSES

ESE 6939 - Instructional Design

University of Florida

 

EDG 6931 - Digital Photography and Visual Literacy

University of Florida

 

EME 6208 - Designing Integrated Media Environments

University of Florida

 

EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER Mar. 2006 – Present

AT&T 20/20 VISION FOR EDUCATION Gainesville, Florida

The University of Florida

 

Principal researcher responsible for establishment and maintenance of a database designed and implemented for the collection of statistics detailing virtual high schools in the 26 state ~AT&T customer service area. Activities include:

• Execution of quantitative psychometric instrumentation aimed at discerning matters of quality and success in online instruction

• Maintain regular contact with representatives from state’s departments of education

• Management of research conducted by fellow graduate students on data outcome derived from database

 

ALUMNI FELLOW Aug. 2005 – Present

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Gainesville, Florida

SCHOOL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

The University of Florida

 

Recipient of four year 100% funding for doctoral study. Responsible for conducting research within topics of interest under the supervision of faculty within the Department of Educational Technology, research includes:

• Quantitative instrumentation for distance education

• Student services for distance learners

• Virtual schooling

• Web-based media applications

 

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN/TEMPORARY COUNSELOR June 2004 – Aug. 2005

DEPARTMENT OF CAREER SERVICE Pomona, New Jersey

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

 

Provided career counseling and guidance to college students within a four year liberal arts college. Planned and participated in Department of Career Service events and workshops including: The Etiquette of Networking, Career Fairs, and Stockton’s Graduate and Professional School Fair.

• Developed and analyzed institutional research using SPSS and MS Access describing alumni.

• Created and presented career oriented lectures to college students in a classroom setting.

• Designed and presented seminars on GRE, GMAT, and LSAT tests.

• Constructed and implemented undergraduate peer counseling program designed to eliminate excessive workload on full-time staff.

• Responsible for initiating and providing training for volunteer career counseling program staffed by master’s level counselors interested in assisting student population.

• Assisted in the establishment of Stockton’s Alumni Career Network utilizing resources from both the department of Career Services and the department of Alumni Affairs.

 

INSTRUCTOR – TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION July 2002 – Aug. 2003

The School at Sweetser, The Sweetser Family Institute Saco, Maine

 

Planned and implemented daily classroom activities for learning and emotionally disabled students grades K-12. Daily lessons focused on the state of Maine Learning Results for applicable grade levels, basic computing skills, introduction to the Internet and basic web page design using HTML, Javascript and JAVA programming languages.

• Developed and instructed the first web design curriculum for high school students at The School at Sweetser.

• Integrated new technologies into the computer lab including the use of scanners, digital media and the manipulation of digital imagery.

 

 

 

 

SALES AND MARKETING EXPERIENCE

AIP(ADVANCED INTERNET PROTOCOL) - REGIONAL SALES MANAGER Sept. 2001 – June 2002

Qwest Communications, Qwest Business Partner Program Arlington, Virginia

 

Recruited by Qwest as part of a team of senior technical sales managers to boost sales of Qwest services onto Qwest’s IP Backbone and to fill Qwest data centers. Developed sales through prospecting and consultative selling. Sold Qwest’s suite of IP products including IP connectivity, content delivery, VPN, wholesale dial, web hosting and security products. Sold services through prospecting, customer presentations, generating RFPs and designing complex customer applications.

• Averaged revenues consistently 200% over quota/$50,000 monthly quota.

• Trained Qwest field reps in TCP/IP, routing, network topology, web hosting applications and DNS to help generate more IP business.

• Integrated with Qwest field sales force to engage on large complex IP opportunities.

• Major customers included Charter Communications, Network Innovations, Corbitt Technologies, CI Host.

 

 

 

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER Jan. 2001-Sept. 2001

Riptech (acquired by Symantec) Alexandria, Virginia

 

Targeted and closed new business accounts for start-up managed security services company. Developed sales through existing contacts, prospecting and consultative business practices.

• Averaged revenues consistently 150% over quota.

• Second highest grossing sales person within organization.

• Customers included Beyond Petroleum (formerly British Petroleum), Accenture, Informax, and Broadwing Communications.

 

 

SENIOR CHANNEL ACCOUNT MANAGER Nov. 1998 – Jan. 2001

CHANNEL SALES DIVISION Ashburn, Virginia

UUNET Technologies, a Worldcom Company

 

Member of a groundbreaking initiative responsible for the first successful introduction of the channel sales model into the IP/Data services industry. Responsible for the recruitment, development and management of third party consultants and systems integrators in order to push UUNET products and services to end user accounts. In 2000 promoted to UUNET’s business development team responsible for targeting and offering consultative services to technology start-up companies.

• Received UUNET’s 1999 Sales Excellence Award for leading Channel Sales Division in annualized revenue, annualized quota attainment of 320%.

• UUNET President’s Club, July 1999 – December 1999.

• Customers included Accenture, Ernst and Young, Keene Consulting and Broadband Office.

 

 

MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE May 1997 – Nov. 1999

Lutron Electronics Dallas, Texas

 

Managed the specification sales marketplace for Lutron Electrons in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Responsible for sales and marketing efforts targeting engineering, architectural and interior design firms.

• Managed Lutron’s 5 largest design accounts.

• Major projects sold included Four Seasons Sharm El-Sheik, the Atlantis II Resort and Casino, and the Bellagio Resort and Casino.

• Annualized revenues exceeded 125% of quota.

 

SERVICE

2006 Educational Technology Faculty Search Committee

Student Alliance of Graduates in Education Executive Board, 2006-2008

2005-2006 College of Education Technology Committee

JJ Finley Elementary School Community Outreach Program

University of Florida College of Education Capital Campaign

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

ASP

ESRI ARCGIS

Java

JavaScript

MS Visual Studio .Net

Mediator

Macromedia Dreamweaver

SAS

SPSS

Visual Basic

 

PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

ACA

AERA

NACOL

 

 

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

• Endurance Athletics– 2 time Ironman finisher, 7 time marathon finisher.

• Sport/Athletic Conditioning – ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, NAFTA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Gold’s Gym athletic conditioning instructor: April 1999 – June 2002 (Arlington, Virginia).

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