Cameron University faculty member Dr. Abbas Johari has been named to the Board of Directors for the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). During his three-year term, he will lead AECT’s Professional Ethics Committee, which aids AECT members individually and collectively in maintaining a high level of personal conduct.
A long-time member of AECT, Johari has twice been honored with the organization’s Presidential Award. In 2011, he was recognized for his dedicated service to AECT. In 2013, he received the award for sustained contributions to the area of university service. Johari has assisted numerous doctoral students by serving as a content expert, in addition to serving as the International Review editor for AECT’s Educational Technology Research and Development Journal, a scholarly journal which focuses on research and development in educational technology. He held that role for 10 years. In 2013, he also received AECT’s International Division Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service to the division. He has served as international division’s president, president-elect and past president.
Johari joined the Cameron faculty in 1999. He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Technology) from Arizona State University, where he also earned a Master of Technology degree. He was a member of the Faculty Advisory Council of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education from 2011 to 2013.
Founded as the National Education Association’s Department of Visual Instruction in 1923, AECT is an international association representing professionals in a broad range of occupations who have an interest in improving learning through the use of media and technology. AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.
September 25, 2017