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BSc (Hons), Archaeology | University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K., 2000
MEd, Instructional Technology | University of Houston, 2008
EdD, Professional Leadership with an Emphasis in Health Science Education | University of Houston, 2015
Richard "Hal" Halpin is manager of educational technology for the Office of Technology Services and Informatics (TSI) at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. He is responsible for all systems and software used to teach students at the school, including Canvas, ExamSoft, Panopto, Interfolio, and the Top Hat and PollEverywhere audience response systems. He has extensive experience in adult education and can advise faculty on the best routes to integrate technology into their teaching.
Hal's educational interests include the assessing the effectiveness of the integration of technology into teaching, improvement of faculty understand of assessment techniques and increasing student outcomes in health science education and the use of digital stories as a means of assessment.
Hal earned an undergraduate degree in archaeology from Bradford University in the U.K. and previously worked for the police. Since coming to the U.S. he has obtained a master's degree in instructional technology and a doctorate in professional leadership with an emphasis in health science education from the University of Houston. He runs a successful tabletop gaming website and loves games of all kinds, particularly role-playing and board games.