Dr. Michael Molenda is an emeritus associate professor at Indiana University Bloomington, where he taught education technology in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology. His research focused on instructional design and distance learning. Despite being retired since 2005, he continues to contribute to the field through his writing and editing. In 2013, he served as a member of AECT’s committee on definition and terminology. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Instructional Technology.