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38 John Arvo Niemi

Page history last edited by ebryant 9 years, 4 months ago

December 6, 1932 - July 6, 2004


 



 

Personal Data

 

December 6, 1932, Ironwood, Michigan

Married: 1958

Died: July 6, 2004

 

Education

 

A. A.  Gogebic Community College, 1952

B. A.  History, Michigan State University, 1954 

M. A.  Adult Education,University of Alaska, 1963

Ed.D.  Adult Education, University of California-Los Angeles, 1967

 

 

Employment

 

Employment

1954-1956

Teacher, P.E., Alaska On-Base Schools, Fort Richardson

1956-1957

Teacher, Jr. High, Bassett School District, La Puente, California

1957-1961

Educational Advisor, U. S. Army

1961-1962

Assistant to the President, University of Alaska

1962-1964

Head of Evening Off-campus & Correspondence, University of Alaska

1964-1966

Intern in Adult Education, University of California-Los Angeles

1966-1975

Assistant & Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

1975-2004

Distinguised Teaching Professor and Professor of Adult Education, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

Certificate of Leadership for Meritorious Service, AAACE

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Finland

Fulbright Scholar/Professor of Adult Education, University of Helsinki, Finland

Distinguished  Alumnus of the Year Award, Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, Michigan

Distinguished Teaching Alumnus, University of California-Los Angeles

Awarded the insignia of the Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland

Honorary Professor, Shanghai Second Institute

John A. Niemi Memorial Scholarship for Travel, University of Illinois, De Kalb, Illinois

 

 

 

 

Membership-Professional Organizations

 

Committee on Continuing Education, Alaska

Committee of Professional Adult Educators

Adult Education Association of the U.S., Chairman of Mass Media section and Chairman of Commission on Research in Adult Education

American Educational Research Association

Northwest Adult Education Association, President,1974-1975

Canadian Association of Adult Educators

Canadian Association of University Teachers

National Association for Public Continuing and Adult Education

Commission of Professors of AAACE, Chair,1985-1987

 

 

Publications

 

1970

Adult Education and the Disadvantaged Adult with D. Anderson

1971

Mass Media and Adult Education (Editor)

1981

Recruiting and Training Volunteers with P. Ilsley

1981

Comparing Adult Education Worldwide

 

 

1987

Technologies for Learning Outside the Classroom with D. Gooler (Eds.)

1988

Classes Going the Distance So People Don't Have To: Instructional Opportunities for Adult Learners with L. Neeley & B. Ehrhard, Technological Horizons In Education Journal

2002

Russia and China in Transition: Implications for HRD Research and Practice in Global Community with Jun Liu

 

 

 

 

Professional Interest Areas

 

Adult Literacy

Mass Media/Distance Education

International Adult Education

Use of technology in the classroom

Human Resource Development

 

 

 

Major Contributions to Adult Education

 

Professor of Student Advocate, he cared about students

More than 150 articles and four books

Taught in Canada, China, Finland, Russia, Taiwan, and the United States

Thirty year tenure at Northern Illinois University

Work and writing on learning needs of culturally disadvantaged groups

 

 

 

Additional Resources

 

Articles

 

Photo Gallery

 

Video/Audio

Presentations

 

Books

 


References

 

 

McGowan, M. Northern Today (2004). Retrieved on June 5, 2008 from http://www.niu.edu/northerntoday/2004/july12/niemi.shtml 

Niemi, J. A. (1963-2000). John Niemi Papers. An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University. Retrieved on June 5, 2008 from http://library.syr.edu

John A Niemi Memorial Scholarship for Travel, Endowed Guidelines. Retrieved on June 23, 2008 from http:// www.cedu.niu.edu/cahe/forms/formsDocuments/aheDocuments/scholarships/Niemi%20Guidelines.pdf

Education Emeriti, News Archive (2004). In Memoriam: Professor John Niemi. Retrieved on June 26, 2008 from http://educ.ubc.ca/emeriti/news_archive.html

Previous Hall of Fame vita, wpc/AE#38/December 1, 1988, Dr. Waynne James

 

 

 

 

 

 

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