Website Author: "Dr. Dave" Moursund

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Dr. David Moursund received his doctorate in mathematics (specializing in numerical analysis) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in January 1963. He has been teaching and writing in the field of information technology in education since then. He was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and in the Computing Center (Engineering) at Michigan State University, 1963-1967. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Computing Center at the University of Oregon, 1967-1969. He was the first chairman of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oregon from 1969 to 1975. He is now a full professor in the College of Education at the University of Oregon.

Dr. Moursund served as Editor-in-Chief of Learning and Leading with Technology, the flagship publication for the International Society for Technology in Education, from 1974 to 2001. During that time he wrote approximately 200 "think piece" editorials and other articles for this publication.

Throughout his professional career, Dr. Moursund has traveled extensively in the United States and Canada, presenting several hundred workshops, keynote addresses, and other talks at conferences. He has also presented to groups in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Moursund has authored or co-authored more than 30 books and numerous articles on information technology in education. He has been the major professor and/or served on the dissertation committees of more than 75 doctoral students in the field of computers in education.

In 1979, Dr. Moursund founded the International Council for Computers in Education (ICCE). ICCE became the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in 1989 when it merged with the International Association for Computing in Education. Dr. Moursund is known as the Founder of the International Society for Technology in Education. Dr. Moursund was the Executive Officer of ISTE from 1989 to 1998. He served as ISTE's Executive Officer for Research and Development from June 1998 to the end of March 2001.

Dr. Moursund is a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon K-12 Distance Learning Council established in 2000.

Dr. Moursund is Chair of the Board of the Mathematics Learning Center, which is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. He was one of the founding members of this nonprofit organization in 1976, and has served on the Board in a variety of capacities since then.

In June 2000 Dr. Moursund was one of the founding members of the Oregon Technology in Education Council. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board and as Webmaster for this non-profit, grassroots professional organization.

As of April 2002, Dr. Moursund is working full time for the Teacher Education unit in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Beginning in fall 2002 he will move into the .33 FTE "phased retirement" option at the University of Oregon.

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