A robust background in broadcasting, education, public relations, new media sales, and working for an internet startup give Dick a solid knowledge of technology, media, and education. Prior to joining Digitec, Dick handled regional sales for eCollege, one of the first companies to harness the power of the Internet for education. He has also worked for publisher Thomson Higher Education developing enterprise licenses for Thomson’s various online offerings.
In the 90s, Dick teamed with Jack McGrath to develop some of the first cutting-edge new media projects in the US, including 360-degree virtual tours and CD-ROMs that automatically launched browsers to websites, a first back in 1995, when CD-ROMs and the Internet were still “new media.” Dick joined Jack at Digitec Interactive in 2004, and is focused on helping customers with their education programs through the creative use of technology, media, and instructional design.
Earlier in his career, Dick was an assistant professor at the University of Florida and held instructor positions at Michigan State and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. His professional experience also includes broadcast news – his first career and public relations, where he served as public relations director for a 50,000 student school district in Central Florida.
Dick’s education includes a B.S. from Iowa State University and a Masters in Telecommunications from Michigan State University.