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William (Bill) L. Havice


Office: 403 Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-952-9221
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Educational Background

Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction – emphasis in Instructional Technology & Computer Education
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 1994

Ed.S. Technology Education - emphasis in Visual Communication
Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 1984

MS. Education - emphasis in Technology Education
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS 1979

BS. Education - emphasis in Industrial Education
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS 1977


Bill started his career as a high school teacher and wrestling and football coach in Morenci, Arizona. Later, he was employed as a faculty person at Fort Hays State University for seventeen years. While serving as a Professor in the Technology Studies department, Havice was influential in creating a new graduate degree and curriculum in Instructional Technology as well as assisting with the development of the degree in Information Networking and Telecommunications. In his tenure at FHSU, the Technology Studies department made the transition from manual to computer aided drafting and developed a communication systems lab. Further, he was part of a media merge task force that laid the foundation for the creation of a virtual college.
In his 38 years in higher education, Bill has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in technology and instructional/educational technology. He has an extensive background in curriculum development, teacher and trainer education, student organizations, technology laboratory development and maintenance, leadership activities in technology, as well as designing and implementing distance/distributed learning environments. Dr. Havice has numerous published articles, book chapters, professional presentations and an edited book on distance and distributed learning. Specifically, his work is focused on the introduction of technology and engineering into the K-16 classroom and the integration of technology to enhance learning. He is a strong advocate of technological literacy of all people and has been involved in activities such as creating a Master's degree in instructional technology, designing and developing Web sites, developing on-line coursework, etc.
Dr. Havice has served on the Board of Directors for the International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) and served two three year terms on the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Board of Examiners. He is a Laureate member of the Epsilon Pi Tau an international honorary for technology. Bill is a charter member of The STEM±Center for Teaching and Learning™ ( that was established by ITEEA in 1998 to strengthen professional development and advance technological literacy. Center initiatives are directed toward four goals: development of standards-based curricula; teacher enhancement; research concerning teaching and learning; and curriculum implementation and diffusion.
Bill has received numerous awards for outstanding teacher, program, and service to his profession, including, the Distinguished Faculty Advisor for the ITEEA/Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA), and the ITEEA's Distinguished Technology Educator (DTE) award. In 2001, he received the ITEEA Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association Competitive Events Program Award. He served as the Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) International Advisor. In 2005, he was awarded Fort Hays State University’s Alumni Achievement Award (the highest award given to a graduate). In 2012, Havice was awarded the prestigious "Technology Teacher Educator of the Year" by the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education. Further, Bill was awarded the “Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award” in recognition of outstanding efforts to promote humanistic values.
Havice is especially known for the creation and support of student competitions and leadership development initiatives. He created a problem-solving competition that has been used for the past two decades in a national college competitive events program. Additionally, he developed and coordinates a career leadership and professional development initiative titled “Twenty-first Century Leader Associates Program” that enhances leadership and professional development opportunities for junior faculty in the international association. For the past ten years, the program has provided an opportunity for rising technology educators from across the country to develop as professional leaders, develop community and have experiences related to the promotion of technology and engineering education and technological literacy in schools.
He and his wife, Pamela live in Clemson, SC. They have two grown daughters, Brooke and Briana.

Courses Taught

Human Resource Development (HRD)
Communication Systems
Manual & CAD – engineering and architectural
Electronic communication-desktop publishing and digital photography
Graphic communication-photo offset lithography, screen process printing, relief printing, and photography
Instructional/Educational Technology
Distance and distributed learning environments
Interactive multimedia and hypermedia
Computer education
Interactive system design
Instructional materials development
Leadership Development
Technology and Engineering Education
Material processing - woods, metals, plastics
Technological literacy
Integrative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education

Research Interests

Instructional Technology
Integrative STEM Education


Integrative STEM Education
Leadership Certificate
21st Century Leadership Academy - International Technology and Engineering Educators Association