Dr. Robert A. Reiser is the Associate Dean for Research, a Distinguished Teaching Professor and the Robert M. Morgan Professor of Instructional Systems in the College of Education at Florida State University (FSU).
Dr. Reiser has written five books and more than 75 articles and book chapters in the field of instructional design and technology. His most recent book, Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology, the fourth edition of which was published in January 2017, has received several outstanding book awards from major professional organizations, including the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and the International Society for Performance Improvement.
Dr. Reiser’s administrative activities have included serving seven years as Associate Dean for Research, six years as program leader of the FSU Instructional Systems program, and nine years as chairman of the FSU Department of Educational Research, during which time he received the highest faculty rating of any chairman in the university.
At the national level, Dr. Reiser’s service activities have included founding, and chairing for 25 years, the AECT Division for Design and Development Awards Program. He also served for 20 years as an editorial board member of Educational Technology Research and Development, a premier research journal in the field of instructional design and technology. In recognition of his service efforts, the AECT Division of Design and Development has presented Dr. Reiser with its annual Presidential Award for Outstanding Service on four separate occasions.
During the 41 years he has been at Florida State, Dr. Reiser has received several university awards, including a Professorial Excellence Award, a Developing Scholar Award and a University Teaching Award. In April 2000, Dr. Reiser received the University Distinguished Teacher Award, the highest teaching award at Florida State. Each year this award is given to one faculty member at Florida State who has, over his or her career, demonstrated a record of sustained teaching excellence. Dr. Reiser is the first member of the College of Education to have received this award.