Los Angeles, California
Patrick Crispen is an assistant professor (adjunct) at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education and is also the senior manager for learning design and technology at USC's Center for Scholarly Technology. Crispen received a doctorate in educational leadership from USC in 2010, a master's degree in educational technology from Pepperdine University in 2001, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Alabama in 1998. Crispen's research focuses are the efficient use of cognitive task analysis in education as well as the creation of evaluative frameworks to align existing educational technologies with the pedagogical needs of research-intensive institutions.
Crispen has 23 years of experience in the field of educational technology. He was a simulations director for and founding staff member of the Space Academy Level II Program (now called Advanced Space Academy) at the United States Space Camp, has authored three titles for the lynda.com online training library, has co-authored two classroom technology textbooks, and has been a consultant for several organizations including PriceWatehouseCoopers and the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT).
Since 1997, Crispen has been a weekly panelist on a technology-related call-in radio show on WGN Radio in Chicago.
"Web Page Design" (ISBN 0-538-68997-8) published in 1999 by South Western Educational Publishing/ITP
"Atlas for the Information Superhighway" (ISBN 0-538-65864-9) published in 1997 by South-Western Educational Publishing/ITP