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Idaho State University

Organizational Learning and Performance

Idaho State University’s Department of Organizational Learning and Performance prepares professionals to identify and diagnose individual and organizational needs and to create, implement, and evaluate learning and other development and performance improvement interventions.

Chris Hanson

New OLP Faculty Member

John Curry Portrait 

Dr. John Curry is a new Associate Professor in the Department of Organizational Learning and Performance. He comes to ISU from Morehead State University in Kentucky where he taught in the Educational Technology Master's program and serves as the Program Coordinator for the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership. He's taught courses in instructional design, distance education, multimedia design and development, foundations of Educational Technology, and understanding and conducting research. His research interests include the design, development, and implementation of online learning and instruction; emerging learning technologies; and the mentoring of graduate students. He has published nine journal articles, two book chapters, three book reviews, and is in five conference proceedings. He has also given over 50 peer-reviewed conference presentations, as well as over 35 invited presentations and workshops. Dr. Curry has served on the AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) Board of Directors for the last four and a half years. He has also served on the Executive Committee, the division leadership for the Division of Emerging Learning Technologies, had numerous committee assignments, and has been a member of the Leadership Development Committee for the last six years. He is currently the conference planner for the 2019 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas.  

Dr. Curry holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology and an M.A. in the Theory and Practice of Writing, both from Utah State University. He also earned a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. He will be teaching EDLT 6601 - Foundations of Instructional Design and Technology and EDLT 6611 - Planning Instruction for Digital Formats in fall 2019.

Dr. Curry is an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and anything involving Oklahoma State University. He loves watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and enjoyed teaching a class on Doctor Who for three years at Morehead State. He's also an 80's music nut, and will often ask you what your song of the day is. He is also fluent in Spanish and a Mayan dialect. In his spare time, he loves to fish and golf but spends most of his time attending his children's activities. He and his wife, Lori, have been married for 27 years, and they have four children.