Michael R. Simonson, Ph.D.
Michael Simonson is a professor at Nova Southeastern University in the Instructional Technology and Distance Education program that is part of the Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice. He has an affiliated appointment with NSU's Patel College of Health Care Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Instructional Systems. He was named Professor of the Year for the Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University for 2011-12. In 2016 he has named to the Hall of Fame of the U.S. Distance Learning Association. In 2020 he received the Outstanding Service Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, their highest annual award. Simonson has authored four major textbooks dealing with distance education, instructional technology, instructional computing, and instructional media. His two most recent books received first place book awards from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. In almost all cases, Simonson has been able to co-author with highly respected, nationally renown scholars.
Mike has over 200 scholarly publications, and in excess of 250 professional presentations dealing with distance education and instructional technology. He is a successful grant writer having secured millions of dollars in external funding. Dr. Simonson is founding editor of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education, Distance Learning Journal, and the Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Papers presented at the Annual Conventions of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
Dr. Simonson was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps with the rank of captain.
Deborah Seepersaud, Ed.D.
Dr. Deborah Seepersaud holds a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology and Distance Education, a Master of Science degree in Educational Computing and Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. She has served as a Manager of Technology Training Services at Nova Southeastern University, Instructional Design and Training Specialist at the University of Mississippi, and currently as Instructional Designer/Extended Learning at Barry University in South Florida.
Dr. Seepersaud has served as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology MS program, in the Curriculum, Instruction, Management, and Administration Specialist program, and in the Instructional Technology and Distance Education Doctor of Education program.
Dr. Seepersaud has co-authored a textbook, Distance Education: Definition and Glossary of Terms, 4th Ed., and is also co-editor of the Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. She has made professional presentations at the local, state, and national levels with an emphasis on instructional design and technology. Dr. Seepersaud has also written a number of scholarly articles in her areas of expertise. She consults with training and education groups on various aspects of instructional technology, instructional design, and distance education. She serves on the editorial team of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education. Additionally, she is Executive Project Manager for Technology, Research, and Evaluation Systems (TRE-Systems.com).