Alex Kuskis, PhD
I don't think of myself as cool, but think you are
Dr. Alex Kuskis was born in Czechoslovakia of Latvian parents and immigrated to Canada at the age of 4. He has divided his career equally between education and business. Holding a BA in English from the University of Western Ontario, and an MA in Dramatic Literature & Theatre History from the University of Toronto, more recently he completed MEd and PhD degrees in Educational Computing & Online Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. He has held management positions in book publishing for such firms as Penguin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston & John Wiley, as well as IT and computer training companies. With teaching stints at the Universities of Toronto, Manitoba (where he also directed student theatre) and Wilfrid Laurier University, he has taught online for Connected University and Royal Roads University. He has also held academic administration positions at DeVry Institute of Technology, the Institute for Computer Studies, and the University of Guelph. Now preferring to teach courses online, he occasionally accepts assignments as an e-learning consultant. He presently teaches online communication theory and media studies courses for Gonzaga University’s MA Program in Communication & Leadership. Seehttp://tinyurl.com/625mf3p .
His academic interests include media ecology, Marshall McLuhan, Neil Postman, online learning, communication theory & history, and Internet studies. He is currently writing a book on Marshall McLuhan as an educationist, discussing his ideas on education and learning.