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Portrait of Richard Neal Van Eck

Richard Neal Van Eck

BA, MA, PhD
  • Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, SMHS Faculty Affairs
    • Teaching, Education, Instructional Technology, instructional design, video games and learning, simulations, active learning, pedagogy, STEM education
  • Founding Monson Endowed Chair for Medical Education, Education Resources
    • Teaching, Education, Instructional Technology, instructional design, video games and learning, simulations, active learning, pedagogy, STEM education
  • Professor, Population Health
    • Teaching, Education, Instructional Technology, instructional design, video games and learning, simulations, active learning, pedagogy, STEM education

Contact Info

Office Address

School Of Medicine And Health Sciences Room E452
1301 N Columbia Rd Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Richard Van Eck is the founding Dr. David and Lola Rognlie Monson Endowed Chair in Medical Education, and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has a BA in English and Psychology, an MA in English, and a PhD in instructional design. He has been studying games and learning since 1999, serving as designer and evaluator on seven educational games, most recently as CoPI for Project RAHI (public health education). He is the PI on the proposal for the UNDSMHS’ proposal to develop interprofessional telemedicine simulations for the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium and is a frequent keynote speaker and author on serious games research and development, with two edited books, eight book chapters, thirteen refereed publications, six invited publications, and 75+ presentations, including TEDx Manitoba and SXSW. He also publishes and presents on intelligent tutoring systems, pedagogical agents, authoring tools, and gender and technology.

PhD, Instructional Design and Development, University of South Alabama, John V. Dempsey, Chair

The Effect of Advisement and Competition on Transfer, Advisor Use, and Attitude Toward Mathematics Using a Computer-Based Simulation Game    

MA, English, University of North Dakota, Michael Anderegg, Thesis Chair

From Villain to Hero: Traces of The Gothic Villain/Hero in Four Modern Films

BA English and Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.