University of Oregon
Mark Horney Principal Investigator of MeTRC, and Director of the Oregon Research Site (Algebra)
Center for Advanced Technology in Education
College of Education
5214 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5214

Telephone: 541-346-2679
Fax: 541-346-5265

Information: Mark Horney, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oregon and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE) and the National Center on Supported eText (NCSeT). He has worked closely with Dr. Anderson-Inman for more than 20 years on externally funded research on supported text and Web-based reading environments for students with disabilities. Together they have published numerous articles, including Anderson- Inman & Horney (1998) and Horney & Anderson-Inman (1999) where they first described the conceptual framework of supported electronic text. From 1992 to 1995 Dr. Horney was the Coordinator for Project LITERACY-HI (funded by OSEP), which developed and investigated supported textbook chapters for students with hearing impairments. From 1998 to 2002 he coordinated Project INTERSECT (funded by OSEP) investigating supported text for students with learning disabilities. For this project he developed a database driven system for delivering large supported text documents over the Web. Dr. Horney has also worked with supported text in other domains. His Web-based system for supported text was used for the Web de Anza project (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities) and contains a large collection of primary source documents on the history of California. He is currently the Development Coordinator for the ESTRELLAS Project (funded by the Institute for Education Science), which is investigating supported text for Spanish Speaking ELL students. Dr. Horney has also assisted in the conceptualization of supported eText projects for Queens Community College (submitted to NSF), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (submitted to NIH). In his current work for NCSeT, Dr. Horney provides logistical support, document design, and data analysis for the eight collaborating NCSeT research sites investigating the uses of supported text for students with a variety of different disabilities. He also is responsible developing the NCSeT Research Reference Database. Dr. Horney is the 2009 recipient, with Dr. Christy Keeler, of the Wedemeyer Award from the Annual Conference on Teaching at a Distance in recognition of their paper "Online course designs: Are special needs being met?" (Keeler & Horney, 2007). Dr. Horney holds two degrees in Mathematics, and was a Mathematics, Science, Reading, and Technology for teacher for 13 years before coming to Oregon.

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