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Accreditation Report 2002
Core Campuses: Bloomington and Indianapolis

for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
and the Indiana Professional Standards Board


Faculty Vita

Donald Cunningham, Ph.D.

Title: Barbara Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology; Professor of Education, Cognitive Science, Semiotics and Informatics
Office: W. W. Wright Education Building, room 4016
Campus: Bloomington
Year of appointment: 1969


Academic Degrees

Ph.D. University of Illinois 1970 Major: Joint program in Educational Psychology and Psychology
M.A. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL 1967
B.A. Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH 1965 Major: Psychology, Minor: Economics

Professional Experience

2000-Present Director, Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Indiana University
1999-Present Professor of Informatics, Indiana University
1998-Present Founder & Director, Center for Applied Semiotics, Indiana University
1988-Present Professor of Cognitive Science, Indiana University
1985-Present Professor of Semiotic Studies, Indiana University
1969-Present Assistant, Associate, and Professor of Education, Indiana University
1993-1994 Founder & Director, Centre for Research into Educational Applications of Multimedia, University of New England
1992-1994 Professor & Head of Department, Department of Learning, Development, and Communication, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

Faculty load

100% administration

Faculty Teaching

P550 Cognition and Semiotics
P540 Learning and Cognition in Education

Selected Publications

    Cunningham, D. J. (1998). Cognition as semiosis: The role of inference. Theory and Psychology, 8, 827-840.

    Cunningham, D. J. & Sugioka, H. (1999). Education, culture and semiotics. Semiotica, 123-1/2, 201-210.

    Cunningham, D. J. & Shank, G. (1999). Semiotics, an introduction. Opcion, 10, 1-20.

    Cunningham, D. J. (2000). Cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) from a semiotic perspective. In Simpkins, S., Spinks, C., & Deely, J. (Eds.) Semiotics 1999. New York: Lang Publishing, 71-77.

    Rea, J. & Cunningham, D. J. (2000). Semiotics as an imaginary guide to the making of the moral self. In Simpkins, S., Spinks, C., & Deely, J. (Eds.) Semiotics 1999. New York: Lang Publishing, 262-271.

    Cunningham, D. J. & Lee, K. (2001). Learning with computers. Mind, Culture and Activity, 8, 115-118.

    Cunningham, D. J. (2001). Fear and loathing in the information age. Cybernetics & Human Knowing, 8, 64-74.

    Cunningham, D. J. (2001). My life as a scholarly scavenger. Mind, Culture and Activity, 8, 309-314.

    Barab, S., Makinster, J., Moore, J., & Cunningham, D.J. (2001). Designing and building an online community: The struggle to support sociability in the Inquiry Learning Forum. Educational Technology Research and Development 49, 71-96.

    Kehle, P. & Cunningham, D. J. (2002). Semiotics and mathematical modeling. International Journal of Applied Semiotics, 3, 113-129.

    Cunningham, D. J. (in press). Semiotic aspects of pedagogy. In Posner, R., Robering, K., & Sebeok, T. (Eds.), Semiotics: A Handbook on the Sign-Theoretic Foundations of Nature and Culture. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

    Cunningham, D. J., Arici, A., Schreiber, J. & Lee, K. (in press). Navigating the world wide web: The role of abductive reasoning. International Journal of Applied Semiotics.

    Cunningham, D. J. (in press). Discovering abduction. Mind Culture and Activity.

    Rea, J. & Cunningham, D. J. (in press). Posttraumatic stress disorder: A situated look at the semiotic process and role of umwelt in human existence and function. Journal of Communication Processes.

    Kim, J. & Cunningham, D. (in press). A syllogism for formulating hypothesis. Semiotica.

Funded Projects

    "Internet Learning Forum" (with Thomas Duffy and Sasha Barab), National Science Foundation.

    "Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Technology", Eisenhower grant from the Indiana Commission on Higher Education.

    "Internet Learning Forum for Teacher Educators", Kellogg Foundation.

    "Learning on the World Wide Web: A Test of a Model of Abductive Reasoning", Proffitt Endowment to Indiana University.

    "Preparing Future Faculty", Office of Research and the University Graduate School, Indiana University.

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships

    American Psychological Society (Charter Fellow)
    American Psychological Association (Fellow)
    American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology (Fellow)
    American Educational Research Association
    Semiotic Society of America
    International Semiotic Society
    National Consortium for Instruction and Cognition (Chair, 1990-1993)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science

Conference Presentations

    Cunningham, D. J. (1998). Semiotics and the information sciences. Invited presentation at the meeting of Semiotics and the Information Sciences, Toronto, Canada, October.

    Cunningham, D. J. (1998). Do signs die? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Toronto, Canada, October.

    Cunningham, D. J. & Galindo, E. (1999). How do mathematics educators use hypertext documents to make decisions and acquire new skills? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April.

    Cunningham, D. J. (1999). The role of mentoring in preparing future faculty. Invited presentation at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, April.

    Cunningham, D. J. (1999). Cultural historical activity Theory (CHAT) from a semiotic perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October.

    Rea, J. & Cunningham, D. J. (1999). Semiotics as an Imaginary Guide to the Making of a Moral Self. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October.

    Barab, S., Yamagata-Lynch, L., Schatz, S., Moore, J., Kling, R., Cunningham, D. J., Brown, C., & Duffy, T. (2000). The Internet Learning: Designing an On-line Community of Practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April.

    Barab, S., Moore, J., and Cunningham, D. (2000). Instructional Design for Professional Development. Paper presented at WebDevShare conference, Bloomington, IN, November.

    Barab, S., Kling, Rob, Yamagata-Lynch, L., Schatz, S., Moore, J., Kling, R., Cunningham, D. J., Brown, C., & Duffy, T. (2001). The Internet Learning Forum conceived as a socio-technical network. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA, April.

    Cunningham, D. J. (2001). Fear and Loathing in the Information Age. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA, April.

    Kim, Jung Sub & Cunningham, D. J. (2001). A Syllogism for Formulating Hypotheses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA, April.

    Craner, J., Sheu, F., Baek, E., & Cunningham, D. J. (2001). Developing an On-line Community of Practice for Teacher Educators' Technology Integration: Needs Analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA, April.

    Cunningham, D. J., Barab, S., & Moore, J. (2001). Inquiry Learning in On-line Professional Development. Paper presented at the international conference Communication, Problem-solving and Learning, Glasgow, UK, June

    Schreiber, J.B., Luterbach, K., & Cunningham, D. J. (2002). Predicting Milestone Attainment in a Graduate School of Education. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, April.

    Cunningham, D. J. & Shank, G. D. (2002). Percian Semiotics and Cultural Historical Activity Theory: Some Logical and Psychological Links. Paper to be presented at the International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory, Amsterdam, Holland, June.

Research Areas

    I teach courses and do research in the area of learning and instruction. I have special interests in semiotics and technology.

Service/Outreach Projects

    Indiana University Faculty Council (elected)

    Bloomington Faculty Council (elected)

    Agenda Committee of Bloomington Faculty Council (elected)

    Bloomington Campus Budgetary Affairs Committee

    Policy Council of the School of Education (elected)

    Graduate School Council (elected)

    Graduate Committee on Semiotic Studies

    Cognitive Science Steering Committee

    Informatics Steering Committee

    University Taskforce on Teaching and Learning Information Technology

    Bloomington Faculty Misconduct Review Committee (elected)

    Founder and Chair of a special interest group: Semiotics and Education, of AERA

    Editorial Board Member, Educational Technology Research and Development

    Chair, National Consortium for Instruction and Cognition

    Advisory Editor, Contemporary Educational Psychology

    Guest editor, The American Journal of Semiotics

    Member, Board of Directors, Semiotic Society of America, 1985-88

    Director, North American Center of the International Semiotic Institute, 1988-92

    Founder and Director, Centre for Research into Educational Applications of Multimedia (1992-94)

Honors/Awards

    Barbara Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology, named July, 2000

    Distinguished Alumnus, College of Education, University of Illinois, awarded April, 2001

More information is available on the Web for Donald Cunningham at: http://php.ucs.indiana.edu/~cunningh/


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