Daniel W. Surry
Biography


Dan is currently the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment in the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University.  In that capacity, he works with faculty from all departments and various university-level offices to support the School's sweeping curriculum revision process.  He also chairs the School's Assessment Committee and supervises the Office of Teaching, Learning, & Assessment and the Office of Post Graduate Education.  He has been on the faculty at the University of South Alabama, the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Alabama and served as Instructional Technologist at California State University, Fresno.  He holds a Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia, a Master's of Science in Instructional Design from the University of South Alabama, and a Bachelor's of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Alabama.

His research and consulting interests focus on how technology, organizations, and social systems influence each other.  He is Co-Editor of the books Technology Integration in Higher Education: Social and Organizational Aspects (2011),Technology as a Tool for Diversity Leadership: Implementation and Future Implications (2013), and the Wiley Handbook of Learning Technology (2016). 
In addition, he has written numerous articles and book chapters and presented his research at local, regional, national, and international conferences.  He has edited a special issue of the British Journal of Educational Technology on the topic of change and information and communications technology. 

He currently serves as the Associate Editor of TechTrends (an AECT journal) and previously served as Editor-in-Chief of TechTrends and as
North American Corresponding Editor for the British Journal of Educational Technology. He has also served as a reviewer for Educational Technology Research & Development and several other journals and academic conferences.  He has served as Co-Director of the University of South Alabama College of Education's Center for Design & Performance Improvement, Moderator of Instructional Technology Forum, and Chair of the American Educational Research Association's Special Interest Group - Instructional Technology.  He was elected as a member of the University of Southern Mississippi Faculty Senate and has served on and chaired a number of college and university wide committees including the Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee at South Alabama and the Grade Appeal Council at USM.   From 1984-1988, he served as an electronic warfare operator with the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Corps.

Dan and his wife, Melinda, an Elementary School teacher, reside in Auburn.  They enjoy travel, sports, cooking, and doing fun things with their 2 dogs.



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