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Ryan Watkins and Doug Leigh Interview  -  January 26, 2009, 4:30 p.m. Conversations on HPT Webcast

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Dr. Ryan Watkins
Associate Professor, Educational Technology Leadership
George Washington University

Ryan Watkins, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the George Washington University in Washington DC. He is an editor of the Handbook of Performance Interventions (Wiley, in press), as well as an author of the best-selling E-learning Companion: A learner’s guide to online success (Houghton Mifflin, 2005, 2007), Performance By Design: The systematic selection, design, and development of performance technologies (HRD Press, 2006), and 75 E-learning Activities: Making online courses interactive (Pfieffer, 2005). In addition, he has co-authored three other books on organizational planning and more than 60 articles on instructional design, strategic planning, needs assessment, distance education, and performance technology.

Dr. Watkins is an active member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and was a vice president of the Inter-American Distance Education Consortium (CREAD). In 2005 Ryan was a visiting scientist with the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Douglas Leigh
Associate Professor of Education
Pepperdine University

Dr. Leigh is coauthor of Assessment Book: Applied Strategic Thinking and Performance Improvement Through Self-Assessments (HRD Press, 2008), Strategic Planning for Success: Aligning People, Performance and Payoffs (Jossey-Bass, 2003) and Useful Educational Results: Defining, Prioritizing, and Accomplishing (Proactive Publishing, 2001). He is an associate director of Roger Kaufman & Associates, two time chair of the American Evaluation Association's Needs Assessment Topic Interest Group, and past editor-in-chief of Performance Improvement, the International Society for Performance Improvement's (ISPI) monthly professional journal. He is also 2008 chair of ISPI's Research Committee. His current research, publication and lecture interests concern cause analysis, organizational trust, leadership visions and alternative dispute resolution.


[Dr. John Wedman]

Dr. John Wedman
Director, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
University of Missouri-Columbia

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