Dr. Curtis P. Ho is professor and former chair of the Educational Technology department at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He recently returned from a sabbatical leave in Japan where he served as a research fellow for the Center for School Education Research at Hyogo University of Teacher Education. He has been a UH faculty member for over 25 years teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in educational media research, interactive multimedia, web-based instruction, distance education, video technology, and computer-based education. Dr. Ho has taught courses in American and Western Samoa and Saipan, and was the first to offer a course statewide over the Hawai'i Interactive Television System.
Dr. Ho received Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Arizona State University where he served as instructional designer. He has consulted for public and private schools, financial institutions, and higher education. For several years he directed the Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support for the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus. He has presented extensively at national and international conferences at locations including Beijing, Copenhagen, Lugano, Rome, Kyoto, Montreal, Osaka, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver. He has published over 30 refereed articles and papers and written 20 competitive grant proposals, 9 of which were funded.
Dr. Ho was a co-principal investigator for two recent US Department of Education grants totaling over 6.5 million US dollars and is project director for a new $3.3 million education grant that began in October 2007. He is also past-president of the Pan Pacific Distance Learning Association, a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association and of the Pacific Association for Communications and Technology, a chapter of the national Association for Educational Communications and Technology.