Larry Schankman, Ph.D serves as an instructional designer for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Previously, he worked for the University of Oregon (2+ years) and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania from 1993 to 2012. After serving many years as a librarian, Dr. Schankman earned a second Masters in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University (2000) and a Ph.D. in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University (2005). From 2005 to 2012 he taught for Mansfield's online M.Ed. Program for School Libraries and currently teaches instructional design and technology as an online adjunct for Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center (through the University of Cincinnati).
Besides his most recent education Dr. Schankman holds a Masters in Library Science from the University of Washington (1991), a BS in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz (1982) and a BA in Classics (Greek and Latin) from Grinnell College (1979). He also served nine years as a Signals Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Special Agent in the US Army, with certificates in Korean and German from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA (1982 and 1988).
Dr. Schankman's research interests include continuous quality improvement, program evaluation, cognitive load theory, assessment and enhancing teacher and cognitive presence. For his doctoral dissertation, Formative Research on a Program Evaluation Model, he created a web-based advising system, continuous quality improvement processes and dozens of online databases, survey instruments, and data collection tools. He also serves as a reviewer for Quality Matters.