a. johari, professor / ETR&D International Review editor
Dr. Abbas Johari is a Professor of Instructional Technology/Multimedia Design at Cameron University (CU) where he teaches courses in Instructional Design Technology (IDT). He holds a Master's Degree and Ph.D. from Arizona State University (ASU) where he took courses in Curriculum and Instruction, Media and Computers, Learning and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Cognitive Psychology, and Computer Engineering Technology. Professor Johari is the editor of the International Review Department of Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), an international journal, which allows him to use his multilingual and multicultural background. He understands instructional media techniques, human learning, visuals for instruction, curriculum theory, advanced technology, and meaningful international perspectives to the design of multimedia instructions, including online e-learning environments.
His research explores the effects of visuals for online instructional procedures, qualitative process evaluation of project-based internship programs, and IDT international issues. He currently focuses on qualitative studies of “a person learning” in international settings with its all contextual dependency. Much of his recent effort has been directed towards the perspectives of oppressed groups in the Middle Eastern educational systems. He has published in the Journal of Instructional Psychology, Journal of Educational Computing Research, Performance Improvement, and ETR&D.
His service activities to the IDT profession and his academic contributions through editorship, support, mentorship, organizational, management, technical, and consulting have continued to be some of greatest strengths. At CU, he is a board member and mentor of the Louis Stokes (NSF) program, and an advisor to the Cameron American Indian Student Association. He served on CU Research and Curriculum Committees as a chairperson for several years. He is now the Chair-elect of CU Senate Committee and the Chair of both the Faculty and Teaching and Learning committees. He is also a member of CU Long Range, General Education, and Rules committees. Since the spring of 2001, he has served the Lawton community as an academic advisor by overseeing over 150 IDT capstone projects.
In terms of national service, he is not only the
editor of the International Review Department of ETR&D, but he is
also a member of the Development Board of Consulting Editors for ETR&D
and the Journal of Visual Literacy (JVL). He served as a board member of
the JVL and of the International Visual Literacy Association, where he
also served as the chair of the Publication Committee overseeing three
publications: JVL, Book of Selected Reading, and The Review. He has
received many awards, including a USAID grant to provide online
instruction to a developing country. He has served as a board member on
the International Division of AECT since 1985.