John H. Curry

Idaho State University

John H. Curry is the Chair of the Organizational Learning and Performance Department and a Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Idaho State University and is the current editor-in-chief of TechTrends. He teaches in the Instructional Design and Technology Master’s program, in the EDD in Educational Leadership program, and in the PhD in Instructional Design program. He teaches courses in instructional design, multimedia design and development, foundations of Instructional Design and Technology, and trends and issues in Instructional Design and Technology. His research interests include the design, development and implementation of online learning and instruction; emerging learning technologies; and the mentoring of graduate students. He has published multiple journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and book reviews. He has also given over 50 peer-reviewed conference presentations, as well as over 35 invited presentations and workshops. Dr. Curry served on the AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) Board of Directors multiple terms and has also served on the Executive Committee, the division leadership for the Division of Emerging Learning Technologies, had numerous committee assignments, and has been a member of the Leadership Development Committee. He was the conference co-planner for the 2019 and 2022 AECT International Conventions and is the planner for the 2025 convention as well. Dr. Curry is the recipient of multiple presidential awards at AECT as well as the AECT Distinguished Service Award. Each year the AECT Division of Emerging Learning Technologies awards the “John Curry Distinguished Service Award” in recognition of his years of service to the AECT organization and specifically to that division. He holds a PhD in Instructional Technology and a MA in the Theory and Practice of Writing, both from Utah State University. He also earned a BA in English from Brigham Young University.

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