Dr. Ann E. Barron


Dr. Ann E. Barron graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physical Education. She taught middle school math and P.E. for 10 years (in Illinois and Puerto Rico), before completing her Master’s (1987) and Doctoral degrees (1991) at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In 1991, she joined the faculty in the Instructional Technology program in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Barron was also the Executive Director of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida from 1995-2000. Working with the Center, she designed and developed numerous instructional materials for technology. Her products include:

  • Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
  • Educator’s Guide to School Networks
  • Teacher’s Guide to Distance Learning
  • FCAT Training Tool for Teachers (4th, 8th and 10th Grade Reading)
  • Multicultural Education through Miniatures

Dr. Barron has extensive experience in the design, development, and evaluation of interactive courseware in academic, industry and military environments. Her work with IBM Learning Services (2000 – 2002), Interactive Media Corporation (1990 – 2000), and Martin Marietta Missiles Group (1988 – 1990) involved the design and development of multimedia and Web-based training for commercial and government customers. She also served as a consultant for Apple Computer, Microsoft, Oracle, the U. S. Treasury, Philips, World Book, and several other companies.

Dr. Barron authored or co-authored over 20 books and book chapters; published more than100 journal articles; and presented at over 300 state, national and international conferences related to the design and development of interactive instruction for industry, military, and academic environments.

In 2015, after 24 years as a professor, Dr. Barron retired from the University of South Florida as a Professor Emeritus. Her awards include:

  • USF President’s Award for Excellence, 2003
  • Online Teaching Award in 2002
  • Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teaching Award, 2000
  • USF Professor of the Year Award for Outstanding Teaching, Research, and Service to the University of South Florida in 1996
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award in both1995 and 1998