Richard Hezel

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Richard Hezel - Dr Richard T. Hezel in full - is President & CEO, founder, and owner of Hezel Associates. He has 34 years of experience in education, communications, media, and technology to the consulting and research needs of clients.

He built his company in 1987 on the needs of educational organizations to harness the promise of telecommunications and technology. Over the past 20 years, Hezel Associates has evolved dynamically in its focus to include research on effectiveness, practices, business, marketing, and technology dissemination in education settings.

Since 1987 Richard Hezel has been a national expert, writing and speaking on distance learning policy, management, and research. Recognized for publishing the Educational Telecommunications and Distance Learning: The State-By-State Analysis, recent publications include the Global E-learning Opportunity for U.S. Higher Education, a 42-country analysis of the market for U.S. postsecondary programs and services.

He frequently speaks at conventions and industry meetings throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Prior to establishing his company, Dr. Hezel was associate professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and assistant professor at the University of Houston's School of Communications. At Indiana University, he executed research on strategies to improve the effectiveness of educational television as well as research on television and violence.

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