The Academic Edge
Next-Generation Educational Media Development
Richard Goldsworthy, Ph.D. [ biosketch ]
Rick is the CEO and Director of Research and Development of AEI. Under his direction, AEI has performed a wide range of work for government, university, and corporate clients. Relevant projects include the development and evaluation of warning symbols and labels for teratogenic pharmaceuticals, and the creation of web, video, and print materials on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. He has also directed the development of HIV/STD training materials (video, guidebooks, and interactive media) for primary care providers, creation of HIV/STD counseling training videos for pharmacists, development of training materials on pressure ulcer prevention for home healthcare providers, and implemented school-based programs in areas as diverse as conflict resolution and sexually transmitted disease prevention.
As Director of R&D, Rick manages the conceptualization, development, and evaluation of multimedia products and web sites, with particular emphasis on learning and instructional tools. His work includes recent publications in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the American Journal of Public Health, and Birth Defects Research A. He has also served as a reviewer for the National Institutes for Health and for numerous national educational and public health journals. Rick is a graduate of Indiana University’s Instructional Systems Technology department.
Nancy C. Schwartz, Ph.D. [ biosketch ]
Nancy C. Schwartz, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist with AEI. Her work involves the use of media for delivering messages to both specialized and mass audiences. Educational products designed for specific audiences include programs to teach conflict resolution to elementary students, HIV/STD awareness and prevention to middle school students, and classroom use of technology to K-12 teachers. In the mass media arena, she has directed three large scale analyses of television content for the Kaiser Family Foundation; two involving Public Service Announcements and one on Food Advertising to Children. Nancy’s research has appeared in Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Media Psychology, Journal of Health Communication, New Media and Society, and Educational Technology Research and Development.
Nancy is an adjunct professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University, teaching courses in Children and Media, Media and Society, and Media Processes and Effects, and serves as Core Faculty at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals in Provo, Utah, teaching courses in Instructional Design. Nancy received her bachelors degree from Ball State University, her masters from Arizona State University, and her doctorate from Indiana University.
Peter C. Honebein, Ph.D. [ biosketch ]
Peter is a Research Scientist with AEI. His expertise blends the disciplines of marketing, instructional design, psychology, management, and technology to craft solutions for launching innovations and improving performance of consumers and employees. In healthcare, he’s worked on educational projects involving diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, pressure ulcers, genetics, and diagnostic tests. Outside the healthcare field, his range of work includes developing the system that tracked the cleanup of the Exxon Valdez oil spill to crafting strategies that will change the energy usage behaviors of millions of Californians. A two-time winner of International Society of Performance Improvement’s Award of Excellence, Peter splits his time between consulting and academic endeavors.
Peter serves on the faculty at Indiana University and the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches courses in instructional design, performance technology, marketing, and customer experience design. He is the author of two books, Creating Do-It-Yourself Customers and Strategies for Effective Customer Education, and is a frequent speaker at various industry conferences. Peter received a BA from Pepperdine University and a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Design from Indiana University. He lives in Reno, Nevada.