Thomas C. Reeves, PhD (Tom) is Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology in the College of Education at The University of Georgia. Before moving to Georgia, he held positions at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Maryland University College. He is former Fulbright Lecturer in Peru and he has been an invited speaker in the USA and more than 30 other countries. In 1995, he was selected as one of the “Top 100” people in multimedia by Multimedia Producer magazine, and from 1997 - 2000, he was the editor of the Journal of Interactive Learning Research. In 2003, he received the Fellowship Award from the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), in 2010 he was made a Fellow of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), and in 2013 he received the Lifetime Award from the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) as well as the David H. Jonassen Excellence in Research Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). His books include Interactive Learning Systems Evaluation (with John Hedberg), a Guide to Authentic E-Learning (with Jan Herrington and Ron Oliver), Conducting Educational Design Research (with Susan McKenney), and the forthcoming MOOCs and Open Education Around the World (with Curt Bonk, Mimi Lee, and Thomas Reynolds). (Two of these books received Book of the Year awards from AECT.) Tom is currently serving as a consultant for the World Health Organization on the development of authentic task-based e-learning for public health personnel involved in pharmaceutical cold chain management as well as for other clients on the design and evaluation of serious games, simulations, and e-learning related to healthcare and science education. He lives in Athens, Georgia, USA with his wife, Trisha Reeves, who is a Professor of Social Work at The University of Georgia, and two Westies (West Highland Terriers) named Button and Zipper. For more info:
Ph.D. – Evaluation, Syracuse University
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
- Program Evaluation
- Educational Design Research (Design-Based Research)
- Instructional Design
Personal Interests
- Travel
- Reading
- Westies