Dr. Pedersen has been Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) since March 2007. Prior to that he served as Associate Director of the Educational Technology team beginning in January 1997. He has been involved with faculty development, instructional design, and eLearning development. Prior to joining Embry-Riddle, Dr. Pedersen was a full-time consultant with IBM for seven years where he supported implementation of technology in the K-12 school environment. He was a principal and teacher in private and public schools before he began consulting with IBM.