Kenneth A. Polcyn, Ph.D.
Focus was on remote areas of the United States such as the Appalachian and Rocky Mountain states, along with Alaska and Hawaii as well as Pacific island nations plus India and Brazil, (Papay and Polcyn
Papay, James P. and Kenneth A. Polcyn
Dr. Polcyn's degrees include A.B. Political Science/History, Lycoming College; M.A.T. Government/Teaching, Rollins College; Ph. D. Education/Technology, Florida State University.
He has taught/coached in the public schools and was an instructor at the university level.
Ken has worked in the private sector for over 30 years with assignments in Asia, Central and South America and Europe.
In the 70's, while with the Academy for Educational Development, Inc.
conducted research into the potential uses of communication satellite technology for education and training in the U.S. and developing countries, resulting in the book, An Educator's GuideTo Communication Satellite Technology . In the early years of Distance Learning he
worked with: the Brazilian Government through USAID and NASA
, making recommendations for delivery of educational programming to remote sites; the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
redesigning an experiment for delivering continuing Health Education at U.S. remote locations for doctors, nurses and other types of medical personnel; the U.S. Bureau of Prisons
exploring the uses of satellites for providing quality education and training for youthful offenders throughout the prison system; and DARPA conducting research addressing military personnel continuing education and training at remote sites, including ships.
For 15 years Ken was President/CEO at Communications Technology Applications, Inc., A national Organizational Development business.
The company, among other projects, created computer based education/training programs for the U.S. Military including Fort Knox; also designed and developed audio/video education/training programs for the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) supported agencies.
For the past 14 years Ken has been a Senior Consultant to Deva Industries, Inc. providing OD consulting services to the Outsourcing Industry.
recent book, Outsourcing: PEO to HRO Operational Issues, was released March 2004.
is the author of 200 articles and presentations.