Rob Reilly Ed.D.
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Higher Education...

  • Visiting Scientist, Center for Educational Computing Initiatives (2011-present; 1999-2000) — research and evolve innovative computer-based applications.
  • Visiting Scientist, The Media Lab (2000-2005) — create, research and evolve innovative affective/cognitive learning theories.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Education Department (2001-2007, 2010) — teach various graduate course dealing with education and technology.
  • Laboratory School Teacher, Education Department (1978-1981) — classroom teacher at MCLA's elementary school and supervisor of pre-service teaching experiences for education majors.
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Office of Information Technologies (1997-1999) — develop policy recomendations for the IT infrastructure.
  • Teaching Associate, School of Education (1995-1996) — facilitate professional development via EdNet@UMass—the School of Education's electronic distance learning Mailing List for in-service educators—2,000+ subscribers.

Pre-college (K-12)...

  • Computer Education Teacher, Lanesborough Elementary School (1985-2011) — develop computer education curriculum, teach computer education.


Co-Principal Investigator of a project entitled: IndustryContinuing Education Development (ICED). An 18-month USD$25,000 grant from the IEEE New Initiatives Program (2009-SG06 August 2009 through February 2011).

Principal Investigator of a project entitled: Mainstreaming Engineers in Africa and the Middle East. An 18-month USD$28,000 grant from the IEEE Foundation, Inc (#2006-017 — August 2006 through February 2008).

Co-Principal Investigator of an MIT Media Lab/University of Memphis research project entitled: Monitoring Emotions While Students Learn with AutoTutor. A 5-year USD$1.3M grant from the National Science Foundation (REC #0325428 -- September 2003 through August 2008).

Co-Principal Investigator of an MIT Media Lab research project entitled: The Role of Emotion in Propelling the Learning Process. A 3-year USD$918,888 grant from the National Science Foundation (REC #0087768 -- November 2000 through October 2003).


  • Reaching for the Stars, Keynote Presentation, ICBL Conference, Guatamala, Guatamala, November 2011 (forthcoming)
  • There is Pedagogy and Then There is Pedagogy, Keynote Presentation, EDUCON 2011, Amman, Jordan, April 2011
  • Leadership in Engineering Education, Keynote Presentation, IEEE AndesCon, Bogota, Colombia, November 2010
  • Engineering, Pedagogy and Curriculum, Invited Presentation, Republic Polytech University, Singapore, July 2010

  • Engineering Education and the Noble Prize , Invited Presentation, Monash University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 2010

  • Big Vision and Small Vision Need for Leadership, Invited Presentation, Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) Annual Leadership Conference, March 2010
  • Engineering Education, Pedagogy and Curriculum, Invited Presentation, Hindustani University, Chennai, India, July 2009

  • Winning the Nobel Prize: You Can!, Invited Presentation, IEEE Kerala Section Distinguished Speaers Session, Trivandrum, India, July 2009

  • Winning the Nobel Prize: You Can!, Invited Presentation-Webcast, India Institute of Technology at Mumbai, July 2009

  • Emotions Impact Learning: Invoking the Teachable Moment All the Time, Invited Presentation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia, July 2009

  • Educational Pedagogy Applied to Computer Gizmos, Invited Presentation, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, 2009

  • This is the IEEE Education Society, Invited Presentation, IEEE-EAB Workshop, Shenzhen, People's Republic of China, 2009

  • Policy, Schmolicy: Technology Does Not Like Rules!, Invited Presentation, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, Mass. USA, March, 2009

  • How High is Up: You Have a Ceiling Potential, Invited Presentation, St. Petersburg Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia, February, 2009

  • Leadership vs. Management, Invited Presentation, Riga Technical University, Riga Latvia, February, 2009

  • Globalization and Education, Keynote Panel Moderator, Interactive Computer Learning Conference (ICL), Villach, Austria, September 2008

  • Leadership Development: Fishing with a Friend, Invited Presentation, 2008 IEEE Sections Congress, Quebec City, Canada, September 2008

  • Winning the Nobel Prize: A Matter of Perspective, Invited Presentation, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Japan, July 2008

  • The Science Behind the Art of Teaching a Science, Invited Presentation, Komaba Organization for Educational Development, University of Tokyo at Komaba, Komaba, Japan, July 2008.

  • Education Pedagogy in the Life of an Education Major, Centential Celebration, School of Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, June 2008

  • The Next Major Technology Development is People, Keynote Address, IMCL 2008 Conference, Amman, Jordan, April 2008.

  • Pablo Picasso was Not Just Another Artist: Why Was That?, Invited Presentation, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain , February 2008

  • The Science Behind the Art of Teaching Science: It's All About Pedagogy, Invited Presentation, National Distance Education University of Spain, Madrid, Spain , February 2008

  • Podcasting, Invited presentation, IEEE Region 1 Summer Leadership Conference, Burlington, Vermont USA, August 2007

  • Curosity, Frustration and the Nobel Prize, Invited Presentation, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, China, July 2007

  • Affective State as a Foundation for Educational Pedagogy, Invited Presentation, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, July 2007

  • The Science Behind the Art of Teaching a Science, Invited Presentation, University of Macau, Macau, July 2007

  • Teaching Pedagogy in a Changing Curriculum, Invited Presentation, Peking University at Shenzen, China, July 2007

  • Life on the Bleeding Edge: Help Desk Support Staff, Invited Presentation, Beja Institute of Higher Technology, Beja, Tunisia, February 2007
  • Evolving Engineering Education for the Coming Years, Keynote Address, Interactive Computer Aided Learning Conference, Villach, Austria, October 2006

  • Do Things Better and Doing Better Things, Invited Address, Engineering Week Conference, University of Sao Paulo, Bauru, Brazil, August 2006

  • Pedagogy as an Emerging Technology, Invited Presentation, IEEE Region 1 Summer Leadership Conference, Syracuse, New York USA, August 2006

  • Transforming Students into Leaders, Colleagues, Innovators, Keynote Address, I-EENL Conference, Uinversity of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil, August 2006

  • The Science Behind the Art of Teaching Science: A Two-fold Vision for 2020, Keynote Address, First Saudi Engineering Forum, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerials, Dhahran, Saudia Arabia, May 2006.

  • When Power and Authority are in Your Pocket!, Keynote Address, Education Forum, Belgrade, Serbia, February 2006.


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
      • IEEE (corporate level)
        • Member, Technical Activities Board (TAB), 2011
      • Previous Positions
        • Member, MGA Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment Committee, 2010
        • Member, IEEE Newsletters Committee, 2007-2008
        • Member, EAB Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee, 2006-2008
    • IEEE Computer Society
        • Member, Undergraduate Teaching Award Selection Committee, 2010-present
        • Member, Taylor Booth Graduate Teaching Award Selection Committee, 2010-present
        • Member, Distinguished Contribution in Pre University Environment Selection Committee, 2010-present
    • IEEE-Berkshire Section (Berkshire County, Massachusetts and Bennington County, Vermont USA)
      • Previous Positions
        • Secretary, 2009
        • Chair, 2008
        • At-Large Member, Executive Committee, 2006-2007
        • Chair, Distinguished Member Award Committee, Boston Section, 2004-2006
        • Chair, Outstanding Student Award Committee, Boston Section, 2004-2006
        • At-Large Member, Executive Committee, Boston Section, 2004-2006
        • Chair and Chapter Founder, Neural Networks Society Chapter, Boston Section, 2003-2004
        • Chair, Education Society Chapter, Boston Section & Central New England Council, 2002-2004

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
    • Program Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Division, 2009-present
    • Secretary-Treasurer, Electrical and Computer Engineering Division, 2008-2009
    • Webmaster, K-12 Engineering Division 2003-2006
    • Chair, K-12 Engineering Division, 2004-2005

  • National Education Association (NEA) & Massachusetts Teachers' Association (MTA)
    • Lanesborough Education Association
      • President, 2002-2004, 1998-2000, 1990-1992.
      • Vice President, 2006


  • IEEE EDUCON Conference (EDUCON),
    • Chair, International Advisory Committee, 2009-present
    • Member, Steering Committee, 2009-present
  • NGNs Conference (next generation networks), Morocco
    • Honorary Conference Chair, 2008-present


The Two Faces of Pre-University/K-12 Education Efforts, The Interface, August 2010.

Why Should We Care About the Pedagogy We Use?, The Interface, August 2010.

Restructuring Educational Pedagogy: Making Deep Changes in Traditional Delivery Methods, The Interface, April 2010.

The Interface's Changing Face, The Interface, April 2010.

Tornar-se um lider mundial? Uma oportunidade ao seu alcance, IEEE-RITA, Vol. 4, No. 4, November 2009.

Podcasting 101,Teachers.Net Gazette, April 2008.

Privacy and Technology, Teachers.Net Gazette, March 2008.

Virtual Laboratories: Enhancing Deep Learning in Model-based Knowledge Domains, IEEE Transactions on Education, February 2008.

Filtering the Web: Is It a Mission Impossible or Just Misdirected Policy?, Teachers.Net Gazette, February 2008.

Becoming the Technology Leader and the Electronic Janitor?, Teachers.Net Gazette, January 2008.

Web-based Instruction: Doing Things Better and Doing Better Things, IEEE Transactions on Education, November 2005.

Mathematics: Teaching, Assessment, and Accountability Using Technology, MultiMedia & Internet @ Schools, September-October 2004.

Wearable Computers, MultiMedia & Internet @ Schools, July-August 2004.

Acquiring Weapons of Mass Instruction, OnCue, Massachusetts Computer Using Educators, Inc., Spring 2004.

Here's to Your Student's Health, MultiMedia & Internet @ Schools, May-June 2004.

Weapons of Math Instruction, MultiMedia & Internet @ Schools, March-April 2004.

Educational Pedagogy, Affective State, and Learning (co-author), Proceedings of SITE 2004 (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education), Atlanta, Georgia USA, March 2004.

Emotions, Learning and a Drama Model (co-author), Proceedings of LearnTec 2004, Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2004

Multimedia Didactics: eLearning and Emotions (co-author), Proceedings of LearnTec 2004, Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2004

An LCD Projector Can Light-up Your Teaching Life: Get One, MultiMedia & Internet @ Schools, January-February 2004.

Collaborate with Colleagues, Students, Parents: Setup Your Own Mailing List, MultiMedia Schools, November-December 2003.

Electronic Junk Dealer or Technology Wizard?, MultiMedia Schools, October 2003.

Best Practices: Online Reader's Advisory, MultiMedia Schools, September 2003.

Why Do Children Naturally Like Computer Class?, Teachers.Net Gazette, August 2003.

Looking for an Electronic Gradebook: Try This, Teachers.Net Gazette, July 2003.

Computer Donations to School: How to Make a Sound Choice, Teachers.Net Gazette, June 2003.

A 'Librarian' by Any Other Name...(probably means more work)!, MultiMedia Schools, May-June 2003.

Cognition, Affective State and Teaching Deep Reasoning (co-author), Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognition and Neural Systems, Boston, May 2003.

I Retired From Teaching Back in 2009 and Now I'm Back!—A Report from the Future (Part 2), Teachers.Net Gazette, May 2003.

I Retired From Teaching Back in 2009 and Now I'm Back!—A Report from the Future, Teachers.Net Gazette, April 2003.

Your School Wants a Web Page—Plan Carefully!, MultiMedia Schools, March-April 2003.

Saving Drowning Babies is Not Always the Best Policy, Teachers.Net Gazette, March 2003

Joining the World of the Palm Pilot Users, Teachers.Net Gazette, February 2003.

Analytical Models of Emotions, Learning and Their Relationships (co-author), Proceedings of the International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Simulations (VWSIM'03), International Society for Modeling and Simulation, Orlando, Florida, USA, January 2003.

New Versions of Software Can Be Overkill! , Teachers.Net Gazette, January 2003.

They Don't Build Keyboards Like They Used To!, MultiMedia Schools, January-February 2003.

Storybook Weaver: Terrific Software for Lower Grade Writing/Story-making, Teachers.Net Gazette, December 2002.

Barriers to Reengineering the Learning Environment, MultiMedia Schools, November-December 2002.

Keyboarding: Some Assembly Required, Teachers.Net Gazette, November 2002.

Experiences with Civility and the Role of a Social Contract in Virtual Communities (co-author), Proceedings of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fall Workshops, North Falmouth, Mass. USA, November 2002.

A Pedagogical Model for Teaching Scientific Domain Knowledge (co-author), Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Boston, Mass. USA November 2002.

Emotional Scaffolding in an Intelligent Tutoring System (co-author), International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI'02), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, October, 2002.

Theories for Deep Change in Affect-sensitive Cognitive Machines: A Constructivist Model, Educational Technology and Society, October 2002.

NetWorks: Internet Crime—What's Hot, Statistics, Reporting Incidents, MultiMedia Schools, October 2002.

There IS a Printer and a Xerox Machine in Your Classroom That You Can't See! Teachers.Net Gazette, October 2002.

Keyboarding—It's Not Glitzy—But It's Sure Important, MultiMedia Schools, October 2002.

Privacy in a Technological Age, Teachers.Net Gazette, September 2002.

I Just Got Comfortable with a Wired Network...And Now We're Thinking About Going Wireless, MultiMedia Schools, September 2002.

Your Summer Reading List: The Process of Change in a School System, Teachers.Net Gazette, August 2002.

Consistency in Congress: Yet Another Child On-line Protection Law that Can't Possibly Work, Teachers.Net Gazette, July 2002.

Revisiting A Fool's Gold: A Critical Look at Computers in Childhood, Teachers.Net Gazette, June 2002.

Computer Use Policy: Informing the User's Consent, Teachers.Net Gazette, May 2002.

IDEA Works: Speech Recognition—Surveying the Lay of the Land in Word Processing, MultiMedia Schools, May-June 2002.

Analytical Models of Emotions, Learning, and Relationships: Towards an Affective-sensitive Cognitive Machine (co-author), Proceedings of the Intelligent Tutoring Systems Conference (ITS2002), pp.955-962, Biarritz, France, June 2002.

Experimentally Augmenting an Intelligent Tutoring System with Human-Supplied Capabilities: Adding Human-Provided Emotional Scaffolding to an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens (co-author), Proceedings of the Intelligent Tutoring Systems conference (ITS2002), p. 992, Biarritz, France, June 2002.

Cognition and Affective State, Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognition and Neural Systems (ICCNS) , Boston, May 2002.

Restructuring Educational Pedagogy: A Model For Deep Change (co-author), Proceedings of Pathways to Change Conference, Alexandria, Virginia USA, April 2002.

Memo to Staff: Our System Has Crashed, We Have No Back-up, You Won't Be Getting Paid for a Month , Teachers.Net Gazette, April 2002.

How to Create a Bad Acceptable Use Policy (And Have It Survive), Teachers.Net Gazette, March 2002.

The Technology Committee: Building a Foundation for Assessment, MultiMedia Schools, March-April 2002

Technology Integration Has No Hope of Succeeding, Teachers.Net Gazette, February 2002

Resources for Decision-Making in a Digital Age, MultiMedia Schools, January-February 2002

What Are We Aiming At—What Do We Really Want To Aim At?, Teachers.Net Gazette, January 2002.

Issues, Ideas and Inklings in K-12 Technology Integration, Learning Technology, January-February 2002.

Models of Emotions and Learning (co-author), Proceedings of the International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Simulations (VWSIM'02), San Antonio, Texas USA January 2002.

Dyslexia: Some Background, Some Technology Tools, MultiMedia Schools, November-December 2001

Technology Integration: What Propels It?, MultiMedia Schools, October 2001

Filtering, Protecting Children and Shark Repellant, MultiMedia Schools, September 2001

An Affective Model of the Interplay Between Emotions and Learning (co-author), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference of Advanced Learning Technologies, pp. 43-46, Madison, Wisconsin USA, August 2001.

Establishing Rules and Conventions for the Infrastructure: The 'Tragedy of the Unmanaged Commons' as a Determinate Factor, Proceedings of the IEEE Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, June 2001.

External Representation of Learning Process and Domain Knowledge: Affective State as a Determinate of its Structure and Function (co-author), IEEE Artificial Intelligence in Education pre-conference workshops, San Antonio, Texas USA, May 2001.

Finding Your Way in the Dark, MultiMedia Schools, May-June 2001

Technology Integration's Motto: Ready, Fire, Aim, Teachers.Net Gazette, April 2001

Technology Integration: Dealing with Educational Innovations, Fads and Goblins, Teachers.Net Gazette, March 2001

Clifford the Big Red Dog , MultiMedia Schools, March-April 2001

Single-handedly Conquering Technology, MultiMedia Schools, January-February 2001

Videoteleconferencing: Remember George Jetson?, MultiMedia Schools, November-December 2000

Laying Down the Law: Crafting an Acceptable Use Policy, MultiMedia Schools, October 2000

Is Your Web Site ADA Compliant?, MultiMedia Schools, September 2000.

Utilizing Students as Technology Support Staff?, MultiMedia Schools, May-June 2000.

Students as Technology Support Staff, Proceedings of the 2001 Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, March 2000.

Policy Schmolicy: It's the Architecture, MultiMedia Schools, November-December 1999.

Conceptual Foundations of Privacy: Looking Backward Before Stepping Forward, Richmond Journal of Law and Technology (published by the University of Richmond School of Law), Fall 1999.

The Technology Coordinator: Curriculum Leader or Electronic Janitor, MultiMedia Schools, May-June 1999.

EdNet@UMass: A Ferry Service Connecting Educational Islands of Excellence, T.H.E. Journal (Technological Horizons in Education), March 1999.

Mapping Legal Metaphors in Cyberspace: Evolving the Underlying Paradigm, Journal of Computer and Information Law (published by the John Marshall Law School), Spring 1998.

Revising Acceptable Use Policy to Account for Cultural Development on the Net, CAUSE/EFFECT, Winter, 1997.

My First Professional Publication...

Luther Gulick and the YMCA Training School Curriculum 1887-1903, Proceedings of North American Society for Sport History, 1977.


Director, EdNet@UMass— leadership and management of the University of Massachusetts School of Education's Web based professional development mechanism serving approximately 2,000 subscribers—see (1995-2001).

Member, Information Technology Council's Policy Sub-Committee—conceptualizing issues and crafting policy for the University of Massachusetts system-wide committee to establish technology policy for the five campuses (1994-1998).

A Founding Director of K12Net—imagining what an on-line professional development system would be like and then creating it. K12Net is gone now—replaced by the Internet. But it was the 43 "k12" UseNet newsgroups and the 'K12NET' echo areas on FidoNet. K12Net was dedicated to curricular conversations and the conduct of on-line projects, teacher exchanges and professional development (1984-1994).


Moderator (presiding officer of Town Meeting), Town of Lanesborough, Massachusetts · (elected position, 2007-present, 1992-2003)

Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts · (appointed position, 1999-2003)

Judo career highlights 1964-2005