Howard B. Schechter has been a faculty member at Walden University since May, 2002 (21 years). Prior to that he was the Chief Learning Officer at ETS/financialcampus where he managed teams that built online universities in the securities and insurance industries. His social change activities include a tree planting project that is now 40 years old and he also teaches outdoor skills to women in the Women in the Outdoors project, a national award winning program. His most recent research endeavor is in the area of predictive algorithms. Dr. Howard B. Schechter E-mail: [email protected] Work Phone: 508-769-7962 Office Location: Shrewsbury, MA, USA Office Hours: 10am - 4pm eastern time, email ahead of time to set up a telephone appointment Bio: I have been with Walden for over 19 years and am a senior faculty member, University Research Reviewer, Lead Faculty and have designed courses, webinars, and other teaching aids. My research is in the field of Knowledge Management and Learning Management. My latest project has to do with predictive algorithms for diabetes patients using a fuzzy logic/neural network to learn individual patients patterns of blood sugar. Social Change: I define social change as those activities which benefit society. The quality of our environment is very important to me. A healthy, supportive environment is encouraging of life in all of its many forms. Plant a Tree! is a program I've developed over the past 35 years. I personally plant a minimum of 10 trees a year. I have also trained over 231 people to plant trees and each has committed to planting at least 10 trees each year. We've planted forests.
Current research interest: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Social Justice
Charities: Make a Wish Foundation, Wounded Warriors Project, Wikimedia Foundation