VITA

Dr. John P. Boysen
209 Durham
Iowa State Computation Center
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011
phone: (515)294-6663 fax: (515)294-1717
e-mail:
pboysen@iastate.edu

Pete Boysen

Professional Experience

1979-present Senior Systems Analyst, Iowa State University Computation Center
1974-1979 Research Assistant, Iowa State University Computation Center
1969-1973 Minuteman Missile Instructor, United States Air Force

Professional Affiliations and Honors

Professional and Scientific Excellence Award, Iowa State University, May 1987. Awarded $1000.

Education

Iowa State University, Ph.D., Computer Science, 1979
Iowa State University, M.S., Computer Science, 1976
University of Florida, B.S., Physics, 1969

Grants

Boysen, John P., Thompson, Dean. Ecademy: Just-in-time Training, submitted to National Resource Conservation Server, June 1999. Awarded $50,000.

Boysen, John P. VOILA - The VAX Object-oriented Instructional Language, submitted to Digital Equipment Corporation, June 1988. Awarded $649,400.

Thomas, Rex A. and Boysen, John P. CBE Proposal for the Special Investment Grant Program, submitted to Digital Equipment Corporation, May 1984. Awarded $1,302,000.

Boysen, John P. and Francis, Peter R. Sports Simulation Laboratories for the Teaching of Classical Mechanics, submitted to the Apple Education Foundation, May 1981. Awarded $9382.50.

Thomas, Rex A. and Boysen, John P. Development of Computer-based Exercises for Intuition Building in Fractions and Decimals, submitted to the Apple Education Foundation, December 1979. Awarded $9410.

Selected Publications

Yarger, Douglas N., Gallus, William A., Taber, Michael, Boysen, J. Peter, Castleberry, Paul. A Forecasting Activity for a Large Introductory Meteorology Course, Bulletion of the American Meteorological Society, Vol. 81(1), 31-39, January 2000.

Boysen, Pete and Shah, Pinaki. Reducing Object Storage Requirements in a Multi-user Environment, Software-Practice and Experience, Vol. 23(3), 235-241, March 1993.

Thomas, Rex A. and Boysen, John P. Using Simulations to Fill Instructional Gaps, EDU, No. 40, 8-11, Winter 1986.

Boysen, John P. Quality Instructional Computing at Iowa State, EDU, GIGI Special, 12-13, Summer 1982.

Boysen, John P. and Francis, Peter R. An Evaluation of the Instructional Effectiveness of a Computer Lesson in Biomechanics, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Vol. 53, No. 3, 232-235, 1982.

Francis, Peter R.; Boysen, John P.; Ciskey, Mark L.; and Seastrand, Philip R. Them Bones: The Use of Computer-Assisted Instructional Techniques in the Teaching of Human Anatomy, The Computing Teacher, Vol. 9, No. 3, 11-16, November 1981.

Boysen, John P. and Keller, Roy F. Measuring Computer Program Comprehension, ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, Vol. 12, 92-102, February 1980.

Francis, Peter R. and Boysen, John P. A Cost-Effective Method for the Reduction and Analysis of Film Data Using the PLATO System, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 11, 343-345, 1978.

Boysen, John P.; Francis, Peter R.; and Thomas, Rex A. Interactive Computer Graphics in the Study of Human Body Planar Motion Under Free Fall Conditions, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 10, 783-788, 1977.

Selected Speeches and Presentations

Boysen, J. Peter. Can Computers Really Foster Understanding?, First Annual Symposium on Methods and Tools for Improving Post-Secondary Education, Network Enhanced Learning: Vision 2000. Ames, Iowa, 24 February, 1996

Yarger, Douglas; Boysen, J. Peter; and Taber, Michael. Use of Computer Technology to Restructure an Introductory Meteorology Course, 5th AMS Symposium on Education and 12th Interactive Information Processing Systems Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 30 Jan 1996

Yarger, Douglas; Boysen, J. Peter; Taber, Michael; and Fils, Douglas. A Strategy for Implementing Constructivist Methods on the Internet, 2nd International Conference on Computer-aided Learning and Distance Learning in Meteorology, Toulouse, France, 17-21 July 1995

Boysen, John P. DAL Magic: Some Interesting Features of DAL, presented at the Fall DECUS, Anaheim, California 1985.

Boysen, John P. Instructional Computing using VAX/GIGI, presented at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, February 1983.

Boysen, John P. Instructional Computing at Iowa State, presented at the Fall DECUS, Anaheim, California, December 1982.

Boysen, John P.; Wright, Charles T. and Thomas, Rex A. A Speak and Spell System, presented at the National Computer Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 1981.

Thomas, Rex A. and Boysen, John P. Fitting the Computer into the Learning Process, presented at AIEA Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, August 1980.

Francis, Peter R. and Boysen, John P. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Computer-assisted Instruction in Physical Education, presented at IAHPER Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, October 1978.

Keller, Roy F. and Boysen, John P. On Teaching 'into' Programming, presented at AEDS-IEEE Workshop on College Curriculum in Computer Science, Engineering Data Processing, 53-57, February 1978.

Francis, Peter R. and Boysen, John P. The Use of PLATO in Biomechanics: Experiences at Iowa State University, presented to the National Conference on Teaching Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, June 1977.


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