ROUND ROCK, TX, October 05, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Dr. Jonathan Michael Spector a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Spector celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
The son of Joseph and Dorothy Margaret Spector, Dr. Spector was born on July 28, 1945 in Pensacola, FL. Over 70 years later, Dr. Spector is renowned as an educational technology professor who has contributed to his field through his research, creative works, and role as an educator. Notably, he was responsible for the design of Advanced Instructional Design Advisor. Later, he became president of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
Studying at the US Air Force Academy, Dr. Spector obtained a BS with honors in 1967, before serving as a commissioned Second Lieutenant and then 1st lieutenant of the US Air Force between 1967 and 1969. Dr. Spector became an intelligence officer for the US Air Force in the Philippines between 1967 and 1971. After this period, Dr. Spector studied at the University of Texas, where he received a PhD in 1978. His career began with his work as a systems analyst at the systems development division laboratory for IBM from 1971 through 1972.
Dr. Spector joined the University of Texas as an instructor, where he remained at the university from 1972 through 1981. Dr. Spector was drawn back to his military roots in 1981 as he worked as a systems analyst for an air combat maneuvering instrumentation system for Cubic Corp, where he remained until 1983. Following his work with Cubic Corp, Dr. Spector was a senior programmer at the Tower Telescope from 1983 through 1984.
His career as an educator took off with his position as a professor of computer science at Jacksonville State University. He retained this position from 1984 through 1991. Leaving Jacksonville State University, Dr. Spector was a senior scientist for Instructional Systems R and D between 1991 and 1997. During this period, he also was a Fulbright research fellow for the department of information science at the University of Bergen. Dr. Spector became a professor and director of educational information science at this university from 1997 to 2000. Dr. Spector later returned to the United States. In 2000, he became the professor and chair of instructional design, development, and education at Syracuse University. He has since been a professor at Florida State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of North Texas.
Related to Dr. Spector's career, he was a consultant of Spector and Associates between 1988 and 1998. He also was an organizer and participant of the Advanced Research Workshop for NATO in 1992. In 1993, Dr. Spector was a member of the Advanced Study Institute in Norway. Dr. Spector is a member of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, American Education Research Association, and Association Development of China Systems, and Association of Computing Machinery. He also was the chapter president of Data Processing Management Association between 1985 and 1987. He was a Fulbright Research Grantee at the University of Bergen, Norway from 1995 through 1996. He also edited the "SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology" and the 2nd and 3rd editions of the "Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology." He has served 15 years as editor of Educational Technology Research and Development.
Beyond his professional accomplishments and affiliations, Dr. Spector has contributed to his field through various creative works. He was the editor of "Automating Instructional Design" and "The Promise and Potential for Distance Learning" in 1992. Since 1994, Dr. Spector has been on the editorial board for Computers in Human Behavior as well as Instructional Science, and he has contributed to various professional journals.
Dr. Spector has been featured in various Marquis Who's Who publications, including the 19th edition of Who's Who in the World. He also has appeared in the 2nd and 5th edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering, as well as the 57th, 63rd, 65th, and 69th editions of Who's Who in America. Dr. Spector has five children: Randolph Conan, Julia May, Samuel Dylan, David Elijah, Miriam Pearl.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Spector has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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