Dr. Andrew Stricker serves Air University by helping to design, develop, and implement advanced and emerging learning technologies and standards into Air Force educational and professional military education programs. Andrew provides oversight on advanced distributed learning (ADL)/distributed learning (DL) systems and courseware development, including guidance, direction, and consultative services in applying appropriate educational technologies. He has helped in the development of an Air Force education innovations team to explore ways for transforming how 21st century warriors learn, instruct, and discover. The team has launched several initiatives involving an online degree program, learning design studios, and a virtual educational technology support center in Second Life.
Prior to his arrival to the Air Force Institute for Advanced Distributed Learning Andrew served Vanderbilt University as Associate Provost for Innovation Through Technology. He was responsible for working with academic, technology and administrative leaders to prioritize, plan and execute the infusion of educational technologies and enabling innovations for improving learning, teaching and research. Andrew launched the Innovation Through Technology office to encourage, facilitate, and lead efforts to improve processes and build a sense of community around shared desires to support academic goals and objectives through enabling technologies. Andrew was also an associate professor in the Biomedical Informatics department at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. During his four years at Vanderbilt he re-organized significant parts of IT governance for the university to improve planning, launching, and supporting enterprise-wide technology, distributed learning initiatives, and process improvement projects in support of the academic mission. He has also launched an interdisciplinary innovation and assessment laboratory; led the design of social learning environments for the new freshman commons; introduced a faculty innovation grant program and graduate student assistantships.
Prior to assuming his position at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Stricker spent four years at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, creating and then serving as Director of the Cognition and Instructional Technologies Laboratory, and Director of the Knowledge Engineering Center with the Texas Engineering Extension Service. His laboratory designed and developed several online degree initiatives for Texas A&M University. Andrew also served 27 years as an Air Force officer and scientist specializing in technology systems integration and human-factors engineering. He served on active duty with the Tactical Air Command, USAF Occupational Measurement Center, and later as a faculty member at the United States Air Force Academy. In 1985, Andrew was selected by the Air Force for the Air Force Institute of Technology program to obtain his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology and Human Factors Engineering. His graduate work was conducted at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. His research is focused on modeling adaptive expertise and designing decision-support systems.
Dr. Stricker has taught undergraduate courses in experimental statistics, research design, introduction to psychology, human-factors engineering, and cognitive psychology. At the graduate level he has taught courses in systems theory, organization behavior and leadership, logistics, theories of learning for educators, human factors engineering in biomedical informatics, human learning and development, research theory, and designing/researching effective learning environments.