Dr. Peter Nordgren

Dr. Peter Nordgren
Dr. Peter Nordgren
Peter Nordgren Dr. Peter Nordgren
Professor Emeritus, Library Science
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Most recent degrees:

2009 - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Educational Policy and Administration - University of Minnesota – Dissertation/thesis topic: Higher Education-School Relationships in Regional ITV Networks

1975 - Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Media Technology - University of Wisconsin-Stout – Dissertation/thesis topic: Cooperative Program Tape Networks in Noncommercial Radio

1974 - Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Biology - University of Wisconsin-Superior

Academic background:

My academic research is centered on the ways educational organizations create collaborations around emerging communication technologies.  In examining both successful and unsuccessful collaborations, I have applied interorganizational frameworks such as collective strategy (see Astley, The Academy of Management Review 9(3):526-535 · July 1984).

Research interests:

My current interests include: effective ways to administer, market, and deliver online learning programs; student success in online learning; Internet policy; trends in public radio broadcasting; and trends in podcasting.

Non-academic interests:

I am an active volunteer with the North Country Trail Association, building and maintaining new sections of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northwest Wisconsin.  I have served on the Association's national board of directors. I have been a longtime volunteer in public radio, serving eight years on the board of the Wisconsin Public Radio Association. I am very involved with the UW-Superior Alumni Association, serving on the board of directors including a term as chair.

Area of knowledge:

Effective administration, marketing, and delivery of online learning, and national Scenic Trails.

Recent accomplishments:

Associate Dean for Distance Learning and Continuing Education, UW-Superior, 2006-2013, and Volunteer for the North Country Trail Association, 1997-present.