Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Degree ProgramPh.D. Education
Rob Foshay is Principal of the Foshay Group, and consults on e-Learning strategy, education technology research and product strategy. He mentors Ph.D. students in the Education Technology programs of Walden University (since 2009) and University of North Texas (since 2013). He is also a Senior Practice Leader for The Hale Institute.
Rob served for seven years as Director of Research for the Education Technology Group of Texas Instruments, where he contributed to product strategy and managed TI’s extensive education research portfolio on effectiveness of their products and services in math and science (STEM) education. For 15 years he was the chief instructional architect of the PLATO Learning System. He also managed PLATO’s program of independent research on effectiveness. His background also encompasses K-12 teaching, school district technology coordination, university teaching (campus-based and online), and curriculum and training development in a wide range of fields including medical education, aviation, management consulting, field service engineering, and end user software training.
He has contributed over 70 major research journal articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics in Instructional Design, Learning Science, technology and education, and Human Performance Technology. He recently co-edited a volume on Instructional Design in the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, and previously co-authored a textbook on instructional strategies, both published by Wiley.
EDPD 8900 - Current Research (for Ph.D. in Ed Tech)
PhD, Indiana University
MA, Columbia University Teachers College
BA, Oberlin College
COMET-National Center for Atmospheric Research, Board Member - Boulder, CO United States
Software and Information Industry Association/CODIE Awards, Judge - washington, DC United States
Awards / Honors
Outstanding Alumnus, Indiana University, 1991
Member for Life/ISPI, , 2002
Fellowship, Indiana University School of Education, 1974
Fellow, International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI), 2005
Distinguished Service/ISPI, , 2000
Silber, K. H., Foshay, R., Stelnick, M. (2003). Writing training materials that work : how to train anyone to do anything
Silber, K., Foshay, W. R. (2010). Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Vol. 1