Dr. Ralph E. Grubb joined Rycat
in 1995 after a distinguished twenty-seven year career at IBM.
In addition to working with Rycat, he is Senior Consultant for the
Academy for Educational Development (the Educational Facilities Laboratory), a
non-profit organization devoted to research in educational organizations and
facilities design, located Washington, DC.
Dr. Grubb was a pioneer in
computing and educational technology at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center,
Yorktown Heights, NY. He has held
numerous technical management positions in education in the U.S. and Europe.
He was responsible for the design and implementation of instructional
spaces, systems, and networks at IBM's Corporate Technical Institutes at
Thornwood, NY; the A. K. Watson International Education Centre, La Hulpe,
Belgium; and the IBM Australia Education Centre, Sydney, Australia.
He was also consultant to the design and operation of the IBM Executive
Education Center, Palisades, NY, and the IBM Education Centre in Hong Kong.
In addition, he served as consultant to IBM's advanced instructional
technology projects worldwide. Most
recently, he was Education Advisor to IBM’s Corporate Director of Education
and helped formulate the company’s strategic plans and programs for education.
During recent years, Ralph has
been consultant to Motorola University for the design of a wired campus and
satellite network; IBM on international education program development and
evaluation, and on customer
education programs; Corning, Inc. for educational staff development and the
design of a new corporate education center; KPMG for the creation of a distance
learning network and curricula; BMW for the design of instructional programs for
a satellite network; Cornell University, School of Engineering for new satellite
television programs in instructional technology; and the Office Technology
Assessment of the U.S. Congress for analyzing training in the workplace.
Dr. Grubb completed his doctorate in psychology
and education at Columbia University and has been Adjunct Professor of Education
there for more than a decade. He
has served on the Board of Trustees for both the Institute for Distance Learning
at Regents College, the State University of New York, Albany; and at the
Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of
Rochester. During his service at
the University of Rochester, the school conducted its experiment on education
reform through the National Center on Education and the Economy.
He has authored more than two-dozen publications on the topics of
education technology, networks, and learning, and serves as a consulting editor
International Journal of Machine