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38 Florida Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
George Connick is the founder and President Emeritus of the Education Network of Maine, the statewide distance learning network of the University of Maine System.
During his 31-year association with the University of Maine System, George held various faculty and administrative positions, including appointment as Associate Professor of History, two years as Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern Maine, nine years as the president of the University of Maine at Augusta, and three years as president of the Education Network of Maine.
took early retirement from the University System in 1997.
has delivered more than 300 presentations on the uses of technology and telecommunications for distance and distributed learning and he
is the author of numerous articles and reports on a variety of educational topics.
In 1990-91, Dr. Connick
chaired the National Advisory Panel for the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress
which produced the report titled Rural America at the Crossroads: Networking for the Future (1991).
In 1999, he served as General Editor of a new book for learners from Prentice Hall titled The Distance Learner's Guide.
He was the lead consultant on the planning and development of the Kentucky Commonwealth Virtual University (1997-99) and he has served as a consultant to more than 30 higher education institutions and systems in the United States and Canada on issues related to distance education.
In 1997, Dr. Connick
was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
by the College for Lifelong Learning of the University System of New Hampshire
and in 2000 he
was selected as the second inductee into the U.S. Distance Learning Association
Hall of Fame.