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Gary Morrison

  • Gary Morrison
  • Professor
  • STEM Education & Professional Studies
  • 249-3 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4305
  • gmorriso@odu.edu
  • Gary R. Morrison received his doctorate in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and is a professor in the instructional design and technology program at Old Dominion University. His research focuses on instructional strategies, K-12 technology integration, and distance education. He is author of two books: Morrison, Ross, Kalman, & Kemp’s Designing Effective Instruction (7th Edition) and Morrison & Lowther’s Integrating Computer Technology into the Classroom (4th Edition). He has written over 25 book chapters and over 40 articles on instructional design and educational technology. Gary is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computing in Higher Education (the journal received its first impact score in 2013 under his editorship) and has served on the editorial boards of Computers in Human Behavior, Quarterly Review of Distance Education, and Libraries Unlimited’s Instructional Technology Series. He was the associate editor of the research section of ETR&D for 18 years. Gary has worked as instructional designer for three Fortune 500 companies and the University of Mid-America. Two of the distance education courses he designed were accepted for broadcast on PBS and NPR. He is a past president of Association for Educational Communication and Technology’s (AECT) Research and Theory Division and Design, Development Division, and Distance Learning Division.
  • Education

    Indiana University, 1977
    Major: Instructional Systems Technology
    Degree: Ed.D.
    Indiana University, 1971
    Major: Education
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Instructional strategies, technology integration, distance education
  • 2008: Leadership and Service award for AECT’s Featured Research Papers., AECT
  • 2001: James W. Brown Publication Award, Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • 1995: L.C. Larson award , Department of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University
  • 1995: L.C. Larson award , Department of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University
  • 1992: Superior Performance in University Research (SPUR), University of Memphis
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Student-Centered Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics and Science through Modeling and Simulation (MS2)
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: August 16, 2009 - August 15, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Steckroth, J. J.; Watson, G. S.; Marken, J. A.; Morrison, G. R.; Myran, S.
    MRI: Development of an Integrated Multidirectional Planetarium Projection System for Research into Effective Full-Dome Immersive Virtual Environments
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Watson, G. S.; DePaor, D.; Morris, J.; Morrison, G. R.; Tomovic, M. M.
    Beyond History
    Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Education
    Date: 2006 - August, 2009
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.; Bowmaster, R.
    The Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC): A Training Development Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Computer Sciences Corporation: Defense Integrated Solutions & Services Division Grant
    Date: 2005 - 2006
    Investigators:Adcock, A. B.; Reed, P. A.; Ritz, J.; Netherton, D. L.; Morrison, G. R.
    CSC Army Basic Instructor Curriculum
    Sponsoring Organization: CSC
    Date: August 12, 2005 - December 15, 2006
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.
    Walled Lake Consolidated School’s Technology as a Tool for Learning
    Date: May, 2003 - December, 2003
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.
    EMPAC Knowledge Transfer and Training
    Sponsoring Organization: Data Consulting Group and City of Detroit Water & Sewerage Department
    Date: June, 2002 - August, 2003
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.; Fotouhi, F.; Brockmeyer, M.
    Detroit Public School’s Learning Without Limits project
    Date: January, 2003 - June, 2003
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.
    Evaluation of Walled Lake Consolidated School District’s Anytime Anywhere Learning Project
    Date: February, 2001 - November, 2001
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.
    Evaluation of Walled Lake Consolidated School District’s Anytime Anywhere Learning Project
    Date: October 1, 1999 - October 20, 2000
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.
    Summer Technology Integration Training for Walled Lake Consolidated Schools and Highland Park Public Schools
    Date: July 10, 2000 - July 21, 2000
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.
    Project SMART
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Department of Education
    Date: October, 1994 - September, 1997
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.; Abraham, K.
    Horizon Interactive Support System Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Horizon Interactive, Inc.
    Date: May 1, 1996 - December 15, 1996
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.
    Dynamic Imaging of Introductory Chemistry Concepts
    Sponsoring Organization: FIPSE
    Date: 1992 - 1994
    Investigators:Morrison, G. R.; Petersen, R.; Freilich, M.