BackgroundRosemarie Menager-Beeley is professor of Adapted Computer Technology and Psychology at Foothill College, and Director of the Access Center, a state-of-the-art individualized computer learning center. She is an advisor to the California Virtual University, a consultant and expert in individualized and distance instruction and teaching. She has consulted in business, government and industry in human resources, assessment, instruction, and evaluation. The recipient of numerous teaching awards and commendations, she has published and presented on the use of media, technology, web delivered instruction, and individual differences in learning, performance and teacher education. She received her B.A. degree (1973) in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, her M.S. (1975) in Educational Psychology from California State University at Los Angeles and is completing her Ed.D. (1999) in Human Performance Technology/Educational Psychology, from the University of Southern California. She is currently conducting research on motivation and success in web-based classes.
Ms. Menager Beeley has divided her residency between Los Angeles and the San Francisco bay area. Currently residing in Palo Alto, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and exercising as hobbies. She is married to John Beeley, a kitchen remodeling contractor, and they have two children; Kathryn a sophomore at UC San Diego and Bryan, a student at UC Santa Cruz. Their household also includes a cat, dog and a parrot with attitude.
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