Using Computers in Education
v. SP13

About the Instructor


Dr. Bruce Spitzer
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology
Department Head, Secondary Education
Director, Secondary Ed Transition to Teaching

Bruce, Chris, and Dave at the end of RAGBRAI 35.
Phone: Office: 574.520.5074
Home: 574.289.1576 Emergencies only, please
Office: Weikamp Hall 2248
Office Hours:

Tuesdays, 9:00-11:30 AM
Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 PM

My good biking friends, Chris and Dave, and me in Bellevue, Iowa, the end of RAGBRAI XXXV - 477 miles in 7 days!







My name is Dr. Bruce Spitzer, and I'm excited to be the instructor for your section of the course.

I earned my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with emphases in Educational Technology and Foundations of Education from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. I also have a Master's degree in English from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, and a Bachelor's in Speech and Drama from McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas.

I've worked in both education (I taught high school speech and drama for 6 years and was a community college English instructor for 9 years) and business (vice-president for a small distance learning training company).

When I'm not doing school stuff (OK, when are we not doing school stuff, huh?), I like to work crossword puzzles, mountain bike, and hike.  I also really like to cook and bake. In the summers of 2006, 2007, and 2008, I participated in RAGBRAI, the Des Moines Register's Great Bike Ride Across Iowa! 

And yes, I ride my bike to campus every day, even in the winter!

I am married to Gail. She's a yoga/Pilates teacher at Southold Dance Theatre and teaches Nutrition for IU South Bend. We have 3 cats (Marvin, Molly, and Maxine).

- 2002-2012