Richard Seymour

Richard Seymour

Interim Department Chair of the Department of Educational Studies and Associate Professor of Educational Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-5652

Room:AT 156


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.

Professional Experience

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.

Education

Doctorate, Education

West Virginia University, 1990

Masters

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.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Experimental Develop 299X 21G 1400 - 1450 M W F TC, room 414
Material Processing 203 1 1300 - 1350 M W F AT, room 143
Design Techniques 102 1 1000 - 1050 M W F AT, room 157
Design Techniques 102 1 1001 - 1050 M W F AT, room 143