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Wallace Hannum
Associate Professor of Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Wallace Hannum is associate professor of education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hannum specializes in instructional design and technology and the planning of large scale educational and training programs. Hannum was one of the developers of the original ISD model for the military services. He has completed studies for and made recommendations to many organizations to improve their education and training functions. He has consulted with and conducted projects for IBM, Glaxo Wellcome, Nortel, American Express, Educational Testing Service, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the United Nations, numerous federal agencies including the Internal Revenue Service, OPM, and the Department of Defense, and universities including Stanford, UCLA, and the University of Hawaii.

Hannum is the author of four books on instructional systems design, task analysis, educational applications of computers, and emerging training technologies. He has authored numerous articles in professional journals concerned with developments in technology and implications for educational institutions. He has won awards for his books and for his research on factors influencing the learning of intellectual skills.

Hannum teaches graduate courses on instructional design, learning theories, and interactive multimedia at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also teaches a course on educational applications of technology at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. This is an interactive course for teachers and administrators taught via distance learning using two-way video over the North Carolina Information Highway. His research interests center around applications of technology to instruction. His current research projects include exploring Internet and CD-ROM delivery of problem-based learning simulations for training medical students and physicians in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases.

Currently Hannum is developing a comprehensive online learning infrastructure that will provide tools and performance support for developing and delivering interactive learning materials via the Web.

Hannum received his PhD from Florida State University and has taught at Auburn University, Florida A&M University, and Florida State University. He was a visiting faculty member at Duke University Medical Center. His interests include watching baseball, listening to music, visiting art museums, and collecting pottery.

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    // Faculty and Staff Development, September/October 2001