Jeff M. Allen, Professor and Director of the Center for Knowledge Solutions; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. Technology planning; organizational development; systems theory; integration of career-academic education; team assessment; evaluation.
Demetria Ennis-Cole, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Kansas State University. Computer education instruction and administration; systems development; neural networks; the Internet; human development.
Greg Jones, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Emerging technologies.
Lin Lin, Assistant Professor; Ed.D., Columbia University. Intersections of new media and technologies, information science, cognition, psychology and education; online teaching and learning; teacher professional development; youth development through new media and technologies; instructional and multimedia designs.
Kim Nimon, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Workplace spirituality; measurement and evaluation of employee attitudes.
Cathleen Norris, Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Computer-based education; human factors; teacher productivity.
James L. Poirot, Regents Professor and Executive Director of the Texas Center for Educational Technology; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Computer-based education; artificial intelligence; computer assisted instruction.
Scott Warren, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. The use of existing and emerging technologies to improve student literacy, motivation to learn, achievement and positive experiences with school; studying the use of technologies and instances where these intersect more traditional, nondigital curricular materials.
Jerry L. Wircenski, Regents Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Special populations; interactive instruction; delivery strategies; courseware development; evaluation.
Michelle Wircenski, Professor; Ed.D., University of Buffalo. Special populations; teaching/learning styles; diversity.
The doctoral program in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement at the University of North Texas builds on your core knowledge and allows you to design a program that reflects your interest. We have an atmosphere that inspires the intellectual exchange of ideas and research in this multidisciplinary field.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in ATPI is research-oriented with an emphasis on university- level teaching and research or corporate training and development. It helps you develop research skills that encompass a variety of methodologies. The core degree program is supported by a strong minor, emphasizing a cognate area that expands leadership perspectives. Job openings for Ph.D. graduates include:
Courses are offered in a variety of formats to accommodate work obligations or your particular learning style. Several courses are available online, and others may require a combination of online and campus- based instruction.
Graduate faculty members will mentor you in all phases of your program of study and professional development. As a doctoral student, you will enroll in at least 3 credit hours of a practicum, field problem or internship. You are also expected to participate in research and development activities conducted through the College of Information.
The College of Information is located at Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility four miles north of the main campus. Our programs have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, which ranks our college among the top 20 in the nation.
Several laboratories and research centers provide you the resources and facilities needed for in-depth study in the fields of information and technology.
The Center for Knowledge Solutions empowers scholars and scholar-practitioners to make evidence- based decisions that optimize learning and performance systems to improve organizational knowledge. The centerís unique focus is learning and performance across disciplines and professions. Its mission is to generate, integrate and disseminate knowledge solutions through learning and performance innovation for business and education.
The 3D Learning Environment Research Lab examines how 3D environments impact learning and how such technology can be deployed into educational settings to engage and/or immerse the student in learning situations.
The Design+Research Initiative Lab creates digital designs for learning that are systematically studied for their effectiveness in capturing studentsí imaginations and improving learning in various settings.
The Educational Computing Research and Development Lab serves doctoral students and faculty members in educational computing, instructional technology and technology-based learning systems
The Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning conducts research and implements best practices in teaching and learning with technology. Its instruments and online data collection systems have gathered data from thousands of educators in recent years.
The Texas Center for Educational Technology facilitates and conducts research; develops and evaluates collaborations among industry, education and educational communities; and serves as a focal point where instructional technology can be created and adapted for integration into the educational programs.
You must meet the requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as the following program requirements:
Because of the programís competitive nature, achieving a particular score on generalized tests does not guarantee admission. However, you may be allowed to enroll for one semester without GRE scores.
International students whose native language is not English may substitute completion of UNTís Graduate Preparation Course for their GRE verbal scores. More information is available at lt.unt.edu/doctorate.
College of Information
Your Ph.D. should make a significant contribution to the knowledge base in one of the traditions of thought related to learning technology and performance improvement. In addition, you must show proof of your writing ability by the end of the degree requirements by submitting a performance portfolio and a dissertation.
This consists of two consecutive semesters or two summer terms and one contiguous semester. A minimum enrollment of 9 credit hours in each of the two semesters is required. Residency must be completed prior to the doctoral qualifying examination. You are encouraged to take a leave of absence or a sabbatical from employment to satisfy the residency requirement. However, a leave of absence/sabbatical is not mandatory.
We offer several financial awards to help pay for your graduate education. These include competitive scholarships, grants, and teaching and research assistantships. Visit gradschool.unt.edu for more information on these opportunities. Information about other financial assistance programs is available at financialaid.unt.edu.