I'm an educator, blogger and writer that helps people achieve their lifelong learning goals. My work has crossed numerous instruction and IT paths, including experience with needs assessment, instructional design, program evaluation, software design, web programming, data analysis, and project management. I love helping build bridges between people and technology to support learning, and I present complex concepts in ways that facilitate real understanding.

I have a real passion for education, every day, as a professional instructor, a catechist and blogger, and a proud homeschooling dad.  I'm currently serving as President of the international Catholic Writers Guild, where I've volunteered as an adviser and editor.

I live in New Jersey with my wonderful wife and son, a tremendous pile of books, and a very laid-back cat.
Education & Interests

I earned a Master of Science in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University, studying human performance improvement, instructional design, and adult learning theory. I completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rowan University (summa cum laude),  focusing my studies on artificial intelligence and computing theory. I also have certificates in Training & Development, Strategic Human Resources, Human Performance Technology, Online Teaching & Learning, and MOOC Design.

I'm a big believer in lifelong learning and that skills and knowledge grow (and evolve) over the course of one's life. I'm currently constructing a program of MBA coursework using massively-open online courses (MOOCs). This includes classes from top universities in both traditional and highly-customized areas of business education. See my profile page at www.nopaymba.com/members/joewetterling.

My academic interests include educational psychology, especially metacognition; collaboration and knowledge management; story and analogy as teaching tools; and performance assessment.
Publications & Presentations

Wetterling, J. (2016, April). Finding Leverage in Blood Management with SAM (Synchronized Analysis Model). Presented at the 54th ISPI Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wetterling, J. (2016, April). Excel-lent Survey Analysis. Presented at the 54th ISPI Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wetterling, J. (2016, March). A Handy Guide to Literary Revolution. Presented at the Catholic Writers Conference Online.

Wetterling, J. (2015, June). Introduction to Natural Theology MOOC. Hosted by Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, CT.

Wetterling, J. (2011, August). A Catholic Imagination: Typology and the Subtly Catholic Story. Presented at the Catholic Writers Conference, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Hendey, L., Mladnich, L., Wetterling, J. (2011, August). Beyond the Blog: You Have a Blog, Now What?. Panel discussion. Presented at the Catholic Writers Conference, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Wetterling, J. (2010, November). Evaluating and Demonstrating Value with Excel. Presented at the BYOL e-Learning Conference, Montclair, New Jersey.

Wetterling, J. (2010, August). Three philosophies of writing: Rowling, Meyer, and Pullman. Presented at the Catholic Writers Conference, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Wetterling, J. (2010, May). Creating a study guide for your book. Published in Karina Fabian's 30 Minute Marketer.

Wetterling, J. (2010, February). Typology: Finding God in Fiction Presented at the Catholic Writers Conference Online.

Wetterling, J. (2010, February). How to Create a Study Guide for Your Book Presented at the Catholic Writers Conference Online.

Wetterling, J. (2009, August). How to Create a Study Guide for Your Book Presented at the Catholic Writers Conference, Somerset, New Jersey.

Chyung, S. Y., Diaz, C., Downing, J. & Wetterling, J. (2009, April). The joy of survey design, data collection and analysis! Presented at the 47th ISPI Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Wetterling, J. (2009, April). Wiki Wiki Wow!: The Do-It-Yourself, Collaborative Job Aid Presented at the 47th ISPI Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Wetterling, J. (2008, November). Tales from the field: The Prevention of Medication Errors in Surgery PerformanceXpress, November Issue.

Chyung, S. Y., Kirk, R., Letourneau, J., & Wetterling, J. (2008, April). Gilbert's leisurely theorems applied to human performance in healthcare. Presented at the 46th ISPI Conference, New York.

Wetterling, J. (2006, September). The Other IT: A Synthesis of Instructional Technology Fundamentals. Proceedings of the Trenton Computer Festival, Trenton, New Jersey.