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Dave Moursund Vita

Professor Emeritus

University of Oregon

Teacher Education, College of Education
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-5277
Email: moursund@uoregon.edu
Web: http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/dave
Web: http://IAE-pedia.org/
Married to Dr. Sharon K. Yoder

My Personal Philosophy of ICT in Education

Very Brief "Short Blurb"

Table of Professional Preparation & Experience

Vita

Translations into Spanish. Click here and then use the search term David Moursund in order to access Spanish translations of some of my works. Buscar en la Web produced 3,770 Web hits and Busqueda en duteka.org produced 326 hits on 4/22/07. A search using David OR Dave Moursund produced 4,080 hits.

Doctoral Students in Mathematics

NECC Pioneers and NECC Leaders

Retirement from ISTE in June 2001

My Home Town: Eugene, Oregon

My County and Story About the Exploding Whale

"Short Blurb"

Dr. David Moursund's first "hands on" experience with a computer was in 1959, when he played Tic-Tac-Toe with the ALWAC III-E located on the campus at Oregon State University. This computer was set up so that it could be used interactively via a Teletype that served as an I/O unit.

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 Instructor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, January 1963-June 1963. 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 was promoted to full professor in 1976 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 150 "think piece" editorials and other articles for this publication that he had founded.

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, Costa Rica, and New Zealand.

Dr. Moursund has authored or co-authored more than 50 books and numerous articles on information technology in education. He has been the major professor and/or served on the dissertation committees of about 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 memberof the Board of the Mathematics Learning Center, which is headquartered in Salem, 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, such a Secretary for many years, and more recently Chair of the Board, with this term ending in January 2005.

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, grass roots professional organization.

At its March 2002 annual conference, the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education presented David Moursund with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here for reprints of two of his "golden oldie" papers and a personal history acceptance speech/paper presented at the conference, published in V2 N2 of the CITE Journal.

Beginning in September 2002, Dr. Moursund worked .33 FTE at the Universityfor five years, as a phase in to full retirement from the university. This term of service ended in June 2007.

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Brief Vita

Education

Ph.D. (Mathematics, specializing inNumerical Analysis), University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 1963.

M.S. (Mathematics), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1960.

B.A. (Mathematics; minor in Physics), University of Oregon, 1958.

Current

  • Founder of a non-profit company named Information Age Education in 2007. The mission is to improve education at all levels, throuhgout the world.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Science Factory, a non-porfit children's science and technology museum located in Eugne, Oregon. Also, member of their Education Committee.
  • Member of Board of Directors of the Math Learning Center, a nonprofit with main offices in Salem, Oregon.
  • Working .05 FTE as Co-PI of an NSF grant in the College of Education, University of Oregon.
  • Writing books that are make available free on the Web. A list of recently completed books can be accessed at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/dave/Free.html#Books.

Professional Experience

Professor of Education, University of Oregon, 1982. Professor Emeritus, 2006.

Professor of Computer & Information Science, University of Oregon, 1976-1986. (Department Chair, 1969-75.)

Editor-in-Chief and Chief Executive Office, International Council for Computers in Education, 1979-1989.

Editor-in-Chief and Executive Office, International Society for Technology in Education, 1989-1998.

Editor-in Chief and Executive Officer for Research and Development 1 July 1998 to 31 March 2001. Retired from ISTE 31 March 2001.

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon, 1967-1969.

Assistant Professor (1963-66), Associate Professor (1966-1967), Dept. of Mathematics and College of Engineering (Computer Center) Michigan State University.

Instructor (January 1963 to June 1963). Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Publications

Dr. Moursund is the author or coauthor of more than 50 books, several hundred articles, and a number of Websites in the field of computers in education. The Websites are listed at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/dave/Free.html#Websites.

Mathematics Articles

Moursund's doctoral dissertation and math research was in the area of best uniform approximations (Chebychef approximations).

Moursund, D.G. (January 1963). Optimal Approximation of Functions: Chebyshev Type Approximations. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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A 8/11//07 Google search of Chebyshev approximation Moursund produced 202 hits. Some of the hits are Moursund's papers, but the majority are references to papers that include references to his work.

Moursund D.G. (1964).Chebyshev approximation of a function and its derivatives. Math of Computation. 18 1964 pp 382-389.

Moursund, D.G. (1965). Chebyshev solution of n+1 linear equations in n unknowns. Journal of the ACM. Volume 12, Issue 3 (July 1965). Pages 383-387.

Moursund, D.G. (1965). Examination of Multiple Roots and Root Clusters of a Polynomial Using the Bernoulli Procedure. J. ACM 12(2): 169-174 (1965)

Moursund, D.G. (1966). Chebyshev Approximation Using a Generalized Weight Function. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 3, 435-450.

Moursund, D.G. (1967).Application of Numerical Maximization and Minimization Techniques to Chebyshev Approximation. SIAM Review, Vol. 9, No. 1. (Jan., 1967).

Moursund, D.G. (1967) Optimal starting values for Newton-Raphson calculation of square root of x. Communications of the ACM. Volume 10 , Issue 7 (July 1967) Pages: 430 - 432.

Moursund, D.G. (1968) Computational Aspects of Chebyshev Approximation Using a Generalized Weight Function. SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis. Volume 5 Issue 1. Pages 126-137.

D. G. Moursund and G. D. Taylor. (1968). Uniform Rational Approximation Using a Generalized Weight Function. SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis. Volume 5 Issue 4. Pages 882-889.

H. L. Loeb, D. G. Moursund, L. L. Schumaker, G. D. Taylor. (1969). Uniform Generalized Weight Function Polynomial Approximation with Interpolation. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Jun., 1969), pp. 284-293. T.

Books

  1. Moursund, D.G. and Duris, C. (1967). Elementary Theory and Application of Numerical Analysis. NY: McGraw-Hill. (Also published in Japanese.) Reprinted by Dover Publications in 1988. Apparently no longer available after 2003.
  2. Moursund, D.G. (1969). How Computers Do It. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company. (Also published in Spanish.)
  3. Moursund, D.G. (1970). Problem Analysis and Solution Using FORTRAN IV. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company.
  4. Moursund, D.G. (Ed.) (1973). Computers in Education Resource Handbook. Published by the Computer science Department, University of Oregon. Revised editions were published in 1974, 1975, and 1976. Most of the content was written by Moursund's students.
  5. Moursund, D.G. (Ed.) (1976). Readings on Calculators and Computers in the Elementary School. Published by the Computer science Department, University of Oregon. Written for use in Computer Science 407, 2 quarter hours of credit, correspondence course available through the Office of Independent Studies, 1633 S. W. Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97207.
  6. Moursund, D.G. (1977). Calculators, Computers, and Elementary Education. Self published. Sold directly and through the Math Learning Center, Salem, Oregon.
  7. Moursund, D.G. (1978). BASIC Programming for Computer Literacy. NY: McGraw-Hill.
  8. (With Karen Billings) Are You Computer Literate? dilithium Press, 1979. (Also published in Spanish.)
  9. (With Karen Billings) Problem Solving with Calculators. dilithium Press, 1979.
  10. Calculators in the Classroom: With Applications for Elementary and Middle School Teachers. John Wiley & Sons, 1981. (Also published in Spanish.)
  11. Introduction to Computers in Education for Elementary and Middle School Teachers. International Council for Computers in Education, 1981; third printing with revisions, April 1983.
  12. Teacher's Guide to Computers in the Elementary School. International Council for Computers in Education, Fourth printing, with revisions, October 1982.
  13. School Administrator's Introduction to Instructional Use of Computers. International Council for Computers in Education, Fourth printing, with revisions, April 1983.
  14. Parent's Guide to Computers in Education. International Council for Computers in Education, 1983.
  15. (Co-author and Editor) Computer Literacy Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students. International Council for Computers in Education, 1983.
  16. The Computer Coordinator. International Council for Computers in Education, February 1985. Revised edition published in 1992 by ISTE. An Appendix contains 17 articles written by Moursund. Available free on the Web at http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/%7emoursund/TechCoordinator/.
  17. Collected Editorials. International Council for Computers in Education, June 1985.
  18. High Tech/High Touch: A Computer Education Leadership Development Workshop. International Council for Computers in Education, September 1985. (Revised edition published in 1988.)
  19. Computers and Problem Solving: A Workshop for Educators. International Council for Computers in Education, April 1986. (Revised edition published in 1988.)
  20. (With Dick Ricketts) Long-Range Planning for Computers in Schools. Information Age Education, March 1987. (Revised edition published in 1988.)
  21. Computers and Problem Solving: An Independent Study Course. International Council for Computers in Education, 1988.
  22. Moursund, D.G. (1989) Effective Inservice for Integrating Computer-as-Tool into the Curriculum. ICCE, 1989. Revised edition published in 1990 by ISTE. David Moursund was the project director for the NSF Project: Computer Integrated Instruction Inservice Project 1985-1989. The project produced four books that Moursund co-authored and one book that Moursund authored. The next four books in this list were written by Moursund and his project staff.
  23. David Moursund and project staff: Computer-Integrated Instruction: Effective Inservice for Secondary School Mathematics Teachers. ICCE, 1988.
  24. David Moursund and project staff: Computer-Integrated Instruction: Effective Inservice for Elementary School Teachers. ICCE, 1989.
  25. David Moursund and project staff: Computer-Integrated Instruction: Effective Inservice for Secondary School Social Studies Teachers. ISTE, 1990.
  26. David Moursund and project staff: Computer-Integrated Instruction: Effective Inservice for Secondary School Science Teachers. ISTE, 1990.
  27. Getting Smarter At Solving Problems. ISTE, 1990. Slightly revised version published in 1993.
  28. Getting Smarter at Problem Solving: Teacher's Manual. ISTE, 1991. Slightly revised version published in 1993.
  29. (With Sharon K. Yoder) LogoWriter and Problem Solving. ISTE, 1990; 1992.
  30. (With Sharon K. Yoder) Logo PLUS and Problem Solving. ISTE, 1990.
  31. The Technology Coordinator: A Vehicle for Improving Our Schools. ISTE, 1992.
  32. (With seven other authors) The Technology Advisory Council. ISTE, 1993.
  33. (With Sharon K. Yoder). Problem Solving and Communication in a HyperCard Environment. ISTE, 1993.
  34. (With Sharon K. Yoder) Introduction to ClarisWorks: A Tool for Personal Productivity. ISTE, 1993.
  35. (With Sharon K. Yoder). Introduction to MicroWorlds--A Logo-Based Hypermedia Environment. ISTE, 1994.
  36. (With Sharon K. Yoder) Yes, You Can Create Graphics! An Introduction to SuperPaint. ISTE, 1994.
  37. (With Irene Smith). Exploring High Technology: The Computer Inside--Teacher's Edition. Intel Corporation, 1994. Revised edition 1996.
  38. Moursund, D.G. (1995). Increasing Your Expertise as a Problem Solver: Some Roles of Computers. Eugene, OR: ISTE. Revised edition published June 1996. Revised Web edition published November 2001.
  39. (With Talbot Bielefeldt, Dick Ricketts, and Siobhan Underwood) Effective Practice: Computer Technology in Education. ISTE. 1995.
  40. Moursund, D.G. (1996) Obtaining Resources for Technology in Education: A How-to Guide for Writing Proposals, Forming Partnerships, and Raising Funds. Eugene, OR: ISTE. Revised edition published by ISTE May 1997. Substantially revised in 2002 (and small revisions made since then) and made available free on the Web at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/GrantWriting/.
  41. Moursund, D.G. (1997). The Future of Information Technology in Education. Eugene, OR: ISTE. Available on the Web.
  42. Moursund, D.G. (1999). Project-based Learning in an Information Technology Environment. Eugene, OR: ISTE. Select chapters available on the Web. Revised edition published November 2002 by ISTE.
  43. Moursund, D.G. (2002). Brief Introduction to Roles of Computers in Problem Solving. This 49 page booklet is available free in PDF and HTML formats at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/SPSB/. Revised 60 page edition March 2004. Self published.
  44. Moursund, D.G. (2003). Brief Introduction to Educational Implications of Artificial Intelligence. Self published. Available free on the Web at http://uoregon.edu/%7emoursund/Books/AIBook/index.htm. Revised edition published in 2005.
  45. Moursund, D.G. (December 2003). Introduction to Information and Communication Technology in Education. Self published. Available free on the Web at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/Intro%20ICT/index.htm. Revised edition published in 2005. Self published.
  46. Moursund, D.G. (2005). Planning, Forecasting, and Inventing Your Computers-in-Education Future. Second Edition (6/1/05). Access at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/Books/
    InventingFutures/index.htm
    . The first Edition (1/31/04) is available at the same site. Self published.
  47. Moursund, D.G. (2005). Improving Math Education in Elementary Schools: A Short Book for Teachers. Access at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/Books/ElMath/ElMath.html. Self published.
  48. Moursund, D.G. (2006). Computers in Education for Talented and Gifted Students: A Book for Elementary and Middle School Teachers. Access at: http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/Books/TAG/TAG.html. Self published.
  49. Moursund, D.G. (June 2006). Introduction to Using Games in Education: A Guide for Teachers and Parents. Access at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/Books/Games/games.html. Self published.
  50. Moursund, D.G. (June 2006). Computational Thinking and Math Maturity: Improving Math Education in K-8 Schools. Access at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/Books/ElMath/ElMath.html. Self published.
  51. Moursund, D.G. (August 2006). Parents' Guide to Computers in Education. Access at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/Books/Parents/Parents-Guide.html. Self published.
  52. Moursund, D.G. (April 2007). A Faculty Member's Guide to Computers in Higher Education. Access at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/Books/Faculty/Faculty.html. Self published.
  53. Moursund, D.G. (May 2007). A College Student's Guide to Computers in Education. Access at http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/Books/
    CollegeStudent/CollegeStudent.html
    . Self published.
  54. Moursund, D.G. (10/24/07). Introduction to problem solving in the Information Age. Eugene, Oregon: Information Age Education. Access at http://uoregon.edu/%7emoursund/Books/IAE-PS/index.htm.

In addition, the following book was written:

(Co-author with Dr. Willian Lamon, College of Education, University of Oregon). William Lamon had a contract with the American Printing House to write a book on use of the talking calculator for the blind. We wrote an extensive book together and it was submitted. I do not know its title, date of submission, or even whether it was published.

The following booklets were published:

  1. Moursund, D.G. (1981). Precollege Computer Literacy: A Personal Computing Approach. Eugene, OR: International Council for Computers in Education. Second edition, April 1983. (Also published in Spanish.) Access at http://uoregon.edu/%7emoursund/
    Books/PCL/PCL-1983.html
    . This is a 28 page "booklet" rather than a book. Over a hundred thousand copies were printed and distributed. Many were sold, but many more were given away to help promote ICCE.
  2. Moursund, D.G. and Bielefeldt, Talbot (1999). Information Technology inEducation: A Backgrounder for Reporters. Eugene, OR: ISTE. 44 pages. This publication was mainly given away free to reporters and news agencies in a promotional effort for ISTE.
  3. Moursund, D.G. and Bielefeldt, Talbot (1999). Will New Teachers be Prepared to Teach in a Digital Age? A National Survey on Information Technology in Teacher Education. Milken Exchange on Education Technology. 52 pages.

Websites

http://iae-pedia.org/. Moursund's Wiki focussing on Information Age Education.

http://i-a-e.org/. Moursund's Information Age Education Website.

http://uoregon.edu/~moursund/dave/index.htm. Moursund's professional Website.

http://otec.uoregon.edu/. Oregon Technology in Education Website, created and maintained by Moursund.

Some Grants/Contracts

  • NSF grant: Teacher Professional Continuum: Strategic Integration of Science and Mathematics. $1.8 Million from Fall 2005 to Summer 2010. Jill Baxter, PI; Dean Livelybrooks and David Moursund, co-PIs.
  • The UO College of Education was the recipient for a $48,000 equipment and training grant from the University of Oregon May 2004 to June 2005. Moursund wrote the proposal and was co-PI for this grant funded from UO Educational Technology student fees.
  • The UO College of Education was the recipient and Moursund was the PI for a three-year PTTT Implementation Grant from the US Department of Education, beginning June 2000. After a one-year extension, this project ended 31 May, 2004.
  • The UO College of Education was the recipient and Moursund was the PI for a one-year PTTT Capacity Building Grant from the US Department of Education, beginning September 1999.
  • ISTE was the recipient and Moursund was the PI for contracts to serve as the outside evaluator for three three-year PTTT Implementation Grants beginning in September 1999.
  • April 1999 contract with the South Dakota Board of Regents to do on-site and document review of proposals by two SD Universities to create master's degree programs in the field of information technology in education.
  • Technology Innovation Challenge Grant, Phoenix Union High School. ISTE was the recipient and Moursund was the PI for a five-year evaluation contract beginning September 1998.
  • Energy Scheming FIPSE Grant. Moursund was the outside evaluator for this 1997-2000 project in the School of Architecture, University of Oregon.
  • Milken study of Colleges of Education. This one-year project that ended in fall 1998 looked at IT in preservice education in the Schools, Colleges, and Departments of Education in the United States.
  • The Road Ahead. ISTE held the research and evaluation contract (with Moursund as PI) for this 1995-98 NFIE project that involved activities at 22 school sites throughout the country. Moursund was the lead author of six single-topic booklets of about 20 pages each written as part of the project work and published by NFIE.
  • Intel Project. The Journey Inside: The Computer. Moursund was the PI for this project that began in 1994 and ended in 1999. It developed materials to help students at the grades 4-9 levels to learn about computer hardware. (A one-year extension of this project end in 2000; it studied some of the project's impact on preservice teacher education.)
  • 15 September 1985 to 28 February 1989. NSF Project TEI-8550588 Leadership Development for Computer-Integrated Instruction in Pre-College Education. The total amount of this three year grant with a small extension grant was $344,200.
  • (1979-1984) Member of the Apple Education Foundation. The Apple Education Foundation was established in 1979 to support and develop new methods of learning through the use of small computers. A 1983 draft of an Apple Education Foundation Position Paper indicated that in 1980 there were 96,000 microcomputers in schools, and gives an NCES reference. The position paper indicates that in June 1982 the number had increased to 214,000 microcomputers.
  • (1971-1976) Moursund was the computer component director (with variable FTE, ranging up to .5) for a NSF Systemic Initiative in Math Education in Oregon. One of the outcomes was the initiation of a publication named the Oregon Computing Teacher. Over the years this became The Computing Teacher and then Learning and Leading with Technology—the flagship publication of ISTE.
  • (1966-1970) Awarded NSF funding for designing and running NSF summer institutes for precollege teachers. The first two were at Michigan State University and the subsequent ones were at the University of Oregon.
  • (1965) Received a small grant from the Mathematics Department at Michigan State University (funds came from the Ford Foundation) to conduct research on various methods for teaching freshman mathematics at MSU.

Other Information

Dr. David Moursund received his doctorate in mathematics (specializing in numerical analysis) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1963. He has been teaching and writing in the field of information technology in education since then. He was an Instructor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Sisconsin spring semester, 1963. 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. While working in the CS Department he received a Courtesy appointment and then a full appointment in the College of Education, He accepted the full time appointment beginning in 1982.

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 150 "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.

Dr. Moursund has authored or coauthored more than 50 books and numerous articles on information technology in education. He has been the major professor or co-major professor of more than 75 doctoral students. (See a list at http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=8415.

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 served on the U.S. Department of Education Educational Technology Expert Panel. The goal of this September 1998 to April 2000 panel was to identify exemplary and promising educaiotnal technology programs. See the final report at http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edtechprograms/panelists.html

Dr. Moursund is on 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.

Dr. Moursund served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon K-12 Distance Learning Council 2000 through 2001.

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, grass roots professional organization.

Awards, Honors, Grants, and Miscellaneous

(March 2002) Received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE).

(2002). Member of the Advisory Committee for eTIP Cases, a three year PTTT Catalyst Grant.

(2001). District Administrator (December, 2001): Selected as One of the Top 25 Education Technology Advocates by District Administration: K-12 Education Leadership, Curriculum, Technology, & Trends.

(1999). NECC Pioneer, June 1999. One of 20 people selected as NECC Pioneers, with the presentation occurring at the NECC 1999 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The first NECC was held in Iowa in 1979, and I attended that small conference of perhaps 200 to 250 attendees. NECC was an outgrowth of Computer Conference on the Undergraduate Curriculum, which was held for the previous 10 years under National Science Foundation sponsorship.

(1999). eSchool News: Top 30 Most Significant People in Educational Technology [Online]. Accessed 12/3/01: http://www.att.com/learningnetwork/30_top.html.

(November 1998). Paul Pair Award for Lifetime Achievement, IT in Education, ISTE.

(June 15, 1998). Selected by the editorial board of Homework Central (http://www.homeworkcentral.com) as a member of their "100 Most Influential" list.

(June 1998). Making It Happen award. This is also known as the "Pink Jacket" award and is a corporate/media award given to leaders in the field of IT in education.

(1998) ISTE Staff Appreciation Award.

(1990). University of Oregon College of Arts and sciences, Distinguished Alumni Award.

(1982). ACM Recognition of Service Award, December 1982. Chairman of Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education, 1978-1982. Signed by David H Brandin, President and Adele Goldberg, Secretary. I had started working with the ACM Subcommittee on Secondary Education several years earlier. At that time, there was no Subcommittee on Elementary Education. My work led to the expansion of the Secondary Education Committee into the Elementary and Secondary Committee, and I was its first chair.

During my time on the committee, I took a leadership role in putting together two ACM Topics: Computer Education for Elementary and Secondary Schools. The January 1981 publication was 92 pages in length and the January 1983 issue was 111 pages in length.

(1958) Awarded Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, Wisconsin Alumni Fellowship, and National Science Foundation Fellowship (each a three year grant) for graduate studies. Accepted the NSF Fellowship and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison for master's degree and doctorate in mathematics.

(1958) Distinguished ROTC (Military) Award.

(1958). DeCou Prize for Outstanding Mathematics Major, University of Oregon

(1958). Elected to "Senior Six" , University of Oregon Phi Beta Kappa. Graduated second (based on GPA) at the University of Oregon.

(1956). Recieved the Crown Zellerbach Scholarship (for junior and senior year) awarded to the most outstanding University of Oregon student who has completed two years of Chemistry.

(1956). University of Oregon Freshman book prize for Outstanding Student in Freshman Physics.

(1955). University of Oregon Freshman book prize for Outstanding Student in Freshman Chemistry.

(1955). University of Oregon Freshman book prize for Outstanding Student in Freshman Mathematics.

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Genealogy of Moursund's Doctoral Students

I was a mathematician during the early part of my professional career. There is a Mathematics Genealogy Project that has collected a huge amount of information about people who have doctorates in mathematics and their doctoral students.

In recent years I have tried to make a list of all of my doctoral students., and I have submitted this list to the Genealogy Project. My first six doctoral studetns were in math. All the rest (somewhat over 70) received their Ph.D. through the College of Education at the University of Oregon.

See my list at:

The Mathematics Genealogy Project. Accessed 5/3/08 http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=8415.

Eugene, Oregon

I grew up in Eugene, Oregon and did my undergraduate work at the University of Oregon in Eugene. After graduate school at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and four years of teaching at Michigan State University, I returned to Eugene and the University of Oregon. In 1968 I moved into my newly built house at 24th and Olive on College Hill, somewhat in the middle of Eugene, and I have lived there since then.

The picture given below shows the east side of College Hill in 1908. This is approximately where my house is now located. The historical information given below, as well as the picture, are from Breaking 100—Eugene Country Club's First Century, 1899-1999, by Jeff Wallace and Todd Swchartz.

The original Eugene Country Club was founded on the east face of College Hill. In 1908 this was just a short street car ride from downtown Eugene and the University of Oregon campus. The golf course ran between 24th and 28th Streets, stretching from Willamette up the hill to Lawrence Street. [My house is on 24th street.]

This area had been subdivided into city lots, many of which had been sold to folks in other places who were not always prompt in meeting the yearly tax assessments. By paying these back taxes the golfers were able to acquire title to enough vital spots on the golf course to ensure continued access. Their strategy was to buy titles to the lots that contained the golf greens.

To reach the course, players took a mule drawn streetcar or walked along Willamette Street on a wooden plank sidewalk built above the mud to where the pavement ended at 19th Street. In the winter the Willamette River often flooded this area up to as far as 13th Street. Near Olive Street, the Tichnor estate occupied one side of 19th Street and the Walters Bushong Lumber Company sawmill occupied the opposite side. In warmer weather, some of the younger members rode bicycles to the course.

My Country and the Exploding Whale

I live in Lane County, Oregon. One of this county's claims to fame is the Exploding Whale. This is a 40-foot, 8-ton whale that washed up on an ocean beach in Lane County in 1970. Officials, in there great wisdom, decided to blow it up in order to get rid of it. See a nice (short) video of this, and read news stories about it.

For more about Eugene, Oregon and Lane County, go to http://www.visitlanecounty.org/