Department Chair of the Department of Educational Studies and Associate Professor of Educational Studies
About Richard D. Seymour
Richard has taught dozens of courses at Ball State over his 30+ years, at both the undergraduate level and now in the on-line Masters in Technology Education. Common topics include design, manufacturing, transportation, an introductory technology & society class, methods courses in the teacher preparation sequence, and graduate classes related to curriculum development and implementation of technological and engineering-based content. He manages the iSTEM instructional and laboratory complex (AT #143) in the Applied Technology Building.
Among his greatest contributions to the profession include leadership and service at all levels, from local to international activities. Richard has served as the chair of BSU’s Professional Education Committee for many years, and has led numerous departmental committees (scholarships, graduate, promotion and tenure, etc.). He was the 1995-1996 president of Indiana’s Technology Education (state) association, and has served two terms on the board of directors of the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association. He was the national competitive events coordinator for the Technology Education Collegiate Association for 16 years. He served as (international) President of the Council for Technology Teacher Education from 2007-2010. Richard has organized and conducted implementation workshops across the nation.
Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
Instructor to Associate Professor, in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Technology Teacher Education programs, 1982 to present
Crestview Senior High School (Ashland, OH)
Teacher and coach at a secondary school in north-central Ohio, 1978-1981.
West Virginia University, 1990
Ball State University, 1982
Bachelor of Science, Education
The Ohio State University, 1978
Presentations and Publications
- Samuels, K. and Seymour, R. (2015) “The middle school curriculum: Engineering anyone?”, Technology & Engineering Teacher, 74(6), 8-12citation for published work
- “Integrating STEM Into Existing Laboratory-Based Activities”, refereed presentation, 78th annual conference of the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association, Milwaukie, WI, March 2015
- Markert, L.R., Merrill, C., Reeve, E., & Seymour. R. (Dec 2012 / Jan 2013). “The future of technology and engineering education”, Technology and Engineering Teacher, 72(4), 35-42.
- “Using Competitive Events To Enhance Instruction”, refereed presentation, 75th annual conference of the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association, Columbus, OH, March 2013
- “How On-line Teaching Enhances Face-to-Face Instruction”, CTTE program presentation, 74th annual conference of the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association, Long Beach, CA, March 2012
- Seymour, R. (2003). “Sharing Technology-Based Activity Ideas With Others”. The Technology Teacher, Volume 63 (1), 7-10.