Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Ph.D. is Executive Associate Vice President for University Academic and Regional Campus Affairs, and Senior Director of the Office of Online Education for the seven campuses of Indiana University, as well as Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University-Bloomington.
As Professor, Barbara's research, teaching and service focus on the areas of human performance improvement, instructional and program evaluation, instructional design, adult learning, and the integration of technologies in instructional environments. As EAVP, Barbara's portfolio of responsibilities includes planning, policy development, external relations, government relations and intercampus coordination of academic and faculty affairs. As Senior Director of Office of Online Education, Barbara provides leadership, management and coordination for online education across all campuses of the university.
Barbara's research and grant-activities are focused on the study of how educational systems integrate new technologies, and how the introduction of new technologies change educational systems, in order to better support student-centered learning and improved human performance. Her service work focuses on evaluation of educational materials and performance improvement interventions; and she has worked with organizations such as the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana Supreme Court Commission for Continuing Legal Education.
Barbara has served as a consultant for the design, development and evaluation of instructional programs and performance improvement initiatives with organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Eli Lilly, Microsoft, Sprint, the United States Coast Guard and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Barbara holds four degrees from the University of Kansas, including a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (1982), Bachelor of Arts in English (1986), Master of Science in Educational Policy and Administration (1988) and a PhD in Educational Communications and Technology (1991).