Mark Whitman

Retired Owner/Publisher, The K-12 Teaching & Learning Center Teacher News Service

West Lafayette, IN 47906

Last Updated: 02/26/2016

Education, Professional Experience, Publications, Presentations
The Bridge Builder


1981 Doctor of Philosophy

1977 Master of Science

1971 Bachelor of Science

Education Administration
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN.

Education Administration
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN.

University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN.

Collegiate Honors:


Student Body Vice-President
Who's Who Among American College Athletes
Varsity Basketball

Education Certifications:


Secondary School Administration
Chemistry /Mathematics



Organizational Conflict & Collective Negotiations in Public Education.
Major Professor: Charles E. Kline


1972 - 1974

Fulda, Germany


U.S. Army Intelligence School
Fort Huachuca, Arizona


Defense Language Institute
Monterey, California



Academic Tutor
Academic Services, Purdue University Athletics Department


Retired Owner/Publisher
The K-12 Teaching & Learning Center Teacher News Service


Project Manager
ACCESS INDIANA Teaching & Learning Center


Project Consultant
Office of the Governor/Indiana Department of Education



Technology Planning Consultant
The InterDesign Group, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN.


Interim Executive Director
Indiana Community Network Association


Adjunct Faculty
University of Indianapolis


Director of Computer Services College of Education
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN.


Director of Program Development
Tippecanoe School Corporation
Lafayette, IN.


Classroom Teacher and Coach
Chemistry, Science Research, Mathematics/Tennis, Basketball
W.H. Harrison High School
Tippecanoe School Corporation
Lafayette, IN.


Classroom Teacher and Coach
Eighth-Grade Science/Basketball
Tippecanoe Junior High School
Lafayette School Corporation
Lafayette, IN.




Friends of Convocations Advisory Board
Purdue University


Board of School Trustees
Tippecanoe School Corporation


Indiana Academy of Science


Phi Delta Kappa


Archivist, International K-12 Public Domain LinkWay Archive


Advisory Board Appointee for the State of Indiana
Pioneering Partners in Education
Council of Great Lakes Governors,


Selection Committee
Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Awards
Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce


Education Advisory Committee
Indiana Corporation for Science and Technology


State Director
Indiana Junior Academy of Science


National Education Association


Chief Negotiator
Tippecanoe Education Association


"Access Indiana Connects: Simplifying Internet Technologies for Indiana's Schools"
The JOURNAL, Indiana School Boards Association, Winter, 1999, 45(1), 16,17,19,27.

"K-12 Wireless Computing Is Here - Are You Ready?"
The JOURNAL, Indiana School Boards Association, Summer, 1998, 44(3), 16,17,19,27.

"ACCESS INDIANA Connects Up Public Schools"
The JOURNAL, Indiana School Boards Association, Winter, 1995, 41(1), 21,22,38.

Technology with a Plan: The Beech Grove Model"
With Drews, S., Showalter, B., Spelde, T.
The JOURNAL, Indiana School Boards Association, Fall, 1993, 39(4), 16-20, 35.

"Secondary Applications of the Purdue Three-Stage Model"
With Moon, S. M., Feldhusen, J.F., Powley, S.P., Nidiffer, N.
Gifted Child Today, May/June, 1993, 16(3), 2-9.

BOOK BROWSER for Grades 3-6
With Longest, C.
Instructional Technology Services, Inc. March 1990.

"Integrated Instructional Management Systems and Outcome-Based Education"
With Lambert, P.
T.H.E. Journal, September, 1989, 17(2), 58-60.

"Asking the Right Questions About Technology"
The Executive Educator, March, 1989.

"Partners Into The Next Century"
IBM Educators' Report, 1988, 5(1), 11.

It's A Gas: A Study of Ideal Gas Laws
1985, Diversified Educational Enterprises, Lafayette, Indiana.

"Updating the Atomic Theory in General Chemistry"
Journal of Chemical Education, 1984, 61(11), 952-956.

"Discovering Watson's Crick in High School Chemistry"
Journal of Chemical Education, 1984, 61(3), 236.

"Compulsory versus Voluntary Conciliation in Indiana Public School Bargaining"
Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, 1983, 12(1), 71-77.

"Treat 'Em To Tchaikovsky"
Journal of Chemical Education, 1983, 60(3), 229.

"Insights Into Indiana Public School Collective Bargaining"
With Kline C.E.,
Indiana School Boards Association Journal, 1982, 28(1), 5-8.

"Teaching Techniques and Methods"
Edited with Herron, J.D.
Source Book for Chemistry Teachers, 1981, American Chemical Society, 113-124.


"The Access Indiana Teaching & Learning Center".
The Association of Indiana Media Educators.
Indianapolis, IN. September 30 & October 1, 1999.

"Technology Infrastructure from Soup to Nuts".
with Dan Rawlins and Terry Lancer, The InterDesign Group, Inc.
Technology and Telecommunications Seminar, Indiana Association of School Business Officials. Indianapolis, IN. January 21, 1999.

"ACCESS INDIANA and K-12 $$$".
Technology and Telecommunications Seminar, Indiana Association of School Business Officials. Indianapolis, IN. January 22, 1998.

"The State of Indiana At Your Fingertips ".
Annual Conference of the Indiana Library Federation. Indianapolis, IN. May 1, 1997.

"Building Rural Community Networks ".
Annual Conference of the Indiana Rural Development Council.
Indianapolis, IN. November 21, 1996.

Annual Meeting of the Indiana Rural Electric Cooperatives.
Indianapolis, IN. September 26, 1996.

"Public-Private Partnerships: The ACCESS INDIANA Project".
with Jerry Sullivan, Director of the Intelenet Commission;
Ray Ewick, Director of the Indiana State Library;
Dan Houlihan, Director of the Information Services Division of Indiana State Government;
Tom McChesney, Senior Government Account Manager for Sprint.

Annual Conference of the National Association of State Information Resource Executives.
Portland, Maine. October 15, 1996.

"Advancing Community Networks: Building From The Grassroots".
Datafication 4, CICNet's Fourth Annual Conference on Datafication.
Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. May 15, 1996.

"Education and The Internet".
Governor's Conference on Education, Indianapolis, IN. April 10, 1996.

"Building Community Networks Through ACCESS INDIANA".
Indiana Association of Indiana Cities and Towns, South Bend, Indiana. September 20, 1995.

"Strategic Planning, Performance-Based Assessment, Site-Base Management and Technology".
Region Eight Education Service Center, Huntington, Indiana. September 22, 1993.
Wilson Education Service Center, Scottsburg, Indiana. October 14, 1993.
East Central Education Service Center, Connersville, Indiana. December 8, 1993.

"Re-Structured Classroom Discussions", Moderator.
Midwest Governors' Summit on Information and Technology,
Indianapolis, IN. Sept. 27-28, 1993.

"Re-Structuring Teaching for High-Tech Education".
Technology and Teacher Education Conference,
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Houston, TX., March 13, 1992.

"Multi-Media Knowledge Navigation:
Turning The Corner On Instructional Computing".

East Texas Computer Education Association, Tyler. September 8, 1990.
Educational Computing Consortium of Ohio, Beachwood. October 11, 1990.
Louisiana Association of Computer Educators, Lake Charles. October 26, 1990.
S.E. New Mexico Computer Education Assoc., Las Cruces. Nov. 7, 1990.
West Texas Computer Education Assoc., Lubbock. November 10, 1990.

"What The School Administrator Needs To Know About Technology".
Indiana Secondary School Administrators Fall Conference for Ass't Principals,
Indianapolis, IN. October. 3, 1990.

Indiana Secondary School Administrators Fall Conference,
Indianapolis, IN. October 17, 1990.

Indiana Elementary School Administrators Fall Conference,
Indianapolis, IN. November 12, 1990.

"Hyper-Media Development Strategies for K-12 Education".
Learning Initiatives International, Atlanta, GA. May 4, 1990.

"Literacy and Technology".
IBM Literacy Seminar, Indianapolis, IN. April 23, 1990.

"BOOK BROWSER: Hyper-Media for the School Library".
Association of Indiana Media Educators Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN. March 15, 1990.

"Hyper-Media and Schools".
Technological Innovations in Education Conference,
Purdue University,West Lafayette, IN. Oct. 27, 1989.

"Planning for Technology".
IBM Executives' School Days Seminar, Springfield, IL. October 17, 1989.

"An Introduction To Instructional Management".
IBM Regional Executive Conference, Evansville, IN. March 30, 1989

"Using Dynamite Technology Without Blowing Away The Teacher".
The Role Of Technology In Education IX: Emerging Technologies Conference
The North Cook Educational Service Center, Arlington, Illinois. February 24, 1989.

"Technology In Public Schools".
IBM Asia Pacific Education Executive Conference, Singapore. August 18, 1988.

"Making Technology Work For Education".
19th Annual Conference of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators,
Louisville, Ky. July 18, 1988.

"Building A High School Science Research Class".
School and Community Conference In Gifted Education
The Lilly Linkage Grant Consortium and The Indiana Facilitator Center,
Indianapolis, IN. June 10, 1988.

"A Logical Approach To Schools And Technology".
IBM School Days Conference, Indianapolis, IN. April 19, 1988.

"Classroom Networking".
IBM Field Television Network Broadcast, New York, NY, April 12, 1988.

"A Step Ahead Of ISTEP".
IBM Executive Forum on Education, Indianapolis, IN. October 27, 1987.

"Computer-Assisted Criterion Referenced Evaluation of Students".
Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis, Indiana. October 1986.

"Developing a High School Research Program in Coordination With a Neighboring University".
National Association of Biology Teachers National Convention,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. November 1984.

"Analysis of Public School Collective Bargaining in Indiana, 1974-1978".
With Kline C.E.,
The American Association of School Administrators,
New Orleans, LA. 1981.