Dr. Tom Nielsen, webmaster, is a retired educator who has worked for more than 50 years in secondary, higher, medical, and life-long learning education. Since 2008 he has been developing and teaching classes for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Auburn University.


  • B.S. – University of Wisconsin (Speech – Drama, Radio & Television)
  • MSEd – University of Southern California (Instructional Technology)
  • EdD – University of Southern California (Instructional Technology)


  • High School Teacher – LAUSD, Los Angeles, CA (English, Drama, Play Production)
  • Media Director – High Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Assistant Professor – School of Education, Syracuse University (Instructional Technology)
  • Associate Director, Southeastern Regional Medical Education Center (Birmingham, AL), Department of Veterans Affairs

Institute & Fellowship Awards

  • NDEA Summer Institute, University of Illinois
  • Pren-Hall Fellow in Media Research & Design, University of Southern California

Funded R&D

  • Principal Investigator, Media Research (USC), NDEA Title 7
  • Co-director, Infant Education Demonstration Project (High Scope), Carnegie Foundation
  • Co-investigator, Calculators in Early Education (SU), Texas Instruments
  • Manager, EXPERSIM Demonstration Project, (SU), Ford Foundation
  • Project Manager, PETS – Performance, Education, & Training Support (DVA), DVA

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