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Dr. Vernon Czelusniak Online Dissertation Chair and Director of Instructional Technology Academic Programs
(Administrator With Faculty Rank as Associate Professor)

Dr. Vernon Czelusniak

"I love to see others grow and provide an opportunity to give back to our community. I have a passion to see my students learn from practical experiences in all of the courses that I have taught."


Degrees Held:

  • PhD in Computer Technologies in Education – Nova Southeastern University, 1998
  • MS in Human Resources Development and Adult Education – Florida International University, 1992
  • BS in Human Resources Management – St. Leo College, 1986
  • AA in Liberal Arts – St. Leo College, 1984

Career Highlights:

  • Taught in higher education institutions for the past 25+ years, specialized in instructional design, instructional technology, and general education
  • Taught 20 graduate-level courses in 15 years at four institutions
  • Served as chairman of 15 doctoral learners in the last 15 years
  • Created competency-based and project-based courseware and academic courses using a systematic instructional design process
  • Developer and president of a graduate-level institution that majored in IT and e-Business
  • Served as president, director and IT dean, American InterContinental University, Ft. Lauderdale campus
  • Managed the development of over 15 different regulatory training courses and chaired a team in designing and implementing customer excellence rewards program
  • Retired U. S. Coast Guard, Chief Warrant Officer, Personnel Administration, 1974-1994

Links to share:

https://youtu.be/3NshKujlP7I

https://www.amazon.com/GED-PHD-Dr-Vernon-Czelusniak/dp/149086539X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522164151&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=get+to+phd+reaching+higher

What do you want students to learn in the instructional design and technology courses?

The goal is for my students to be able to quickly assimilate the course content into their individual areas of responsibility and work. It is important for my learners to clearly understand how to analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate courses for their individual setting.

Why did you start teaching?

I love to see others grow and provide an opportunity to give back to our community. I have a passion to see my students learn from practical experiences in all of the courses that I have taught.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in this field?

  • The ability to critically analyze the content that must be taught or facilitated in a particular setting
  • Understanding how to develop and implement technology in today's courseware and programs
  • The ability to help our students realize their God-given gifts and use them as leaders
  • Critical thinking and problem solving

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

My book, "GED to PhD: Reaching Higher!"

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

I was a high school dropout, and through God's strength and power, I was able to complete a PhD. Today, I use this to encourage others to be successful.

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