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Dusti Howell

Dusti Howell

Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

Campus Box 4037

Building Visser Hall

Room 328F

  • 620-341-5082


PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1995

MA, California State University, Los Angeles, 1990

BA, Ambassador College, 1987

Dr. Dusti Howell's educational background motivated him to find ways to help students become successful. He earned a PhD Major in Educational Communications and Technology and a PhD Minor in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-at Madison in 1995, from programs ranked number one by US News and World Report. Helping schools use technology successfully is his greatest strength. A second asset of Howell's is his 11,000 hours devoted to study skills, individual differences and academic success research. As a keynote presenter, he has given learning and motivation presentations all over the world, even in the Royal Palace High School in Bangkok.

Significant Achievements

More than $1.1 Million in STEM and Computing grants accepted since 2013, with a focus on teaching elementary and middle school teachers to integrate robotics and coding in their curriculum.

2014 Conference Chair, Kansas Association for Educational Communications & Technology (KAECT), Emporia, KS

2011 President, Kansas Association for Educational Communications & Technology (KAECT)

2004 Emporia State University, The Teachers College Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activity

Areas of Research and Teaching

Exploring the side effects of technologies and their impacts upon teaching, learning, and training

Researching innovative ways that screen time can be ‘Time Well Spent’

Creating media showcasing examples of best uses of technology for the blog

Analyzing the integration of high-tech study skills and individual differences in teaching and learning

Courses Taught

IT 371 Advanced Instructional Technology for Educators

IT 713 Digital Game-Based Learning

IT 718 Powerful PowerPoint for Educators

IT 720 Digital Storytelling

IT 810 - Multimedia Design (online)

IT 830 - Contemporary Issues in Distance Education