University’s chief information officer, Dr. Dennis Trinkle, has
been nominated for a TechPoint Mira Award in recognition of his
contributions to advancing education and technology in Indiana.
Dr. Trinkle, a nationally-respected expert on teaching,
information and technology who joined Valparaiso’s staff last
summer, won the 2006 TechPoint Mira Award for Educational
Contribution to Technology and is one of eight individuals
nominated for this year’s award.
The Mira Awards spotlight Indiana’s most successful
technology-driven companies. Nominees include institutions of
higher education, K-12 schools and information technology,
advanced manufacturing and life science companies. Winners of the
8th annual Mira Awards will be announced May 18.
Dr. Trinkle is founding president of the American Association for
History and Computing and a widely published author whose books
include “The History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources,”
“Writing, Teaching, and Researching History in the Electronic
Age” and “History.Edu: Essays on Teaching with Technology.”
He received the 2006 EDUCAUSE Quarterly Contribution of the Year
Award for his article “The 361° Model for Transforming Teaching
and Learning with Technology.”
Prior to joining Valparaiso’s staff, he served as chief
information officer at DePauw University. He is a member of the
boards of directors of Tri-State University (where he chairs the
board’s Library and Information Technology Committee), Oeplin
Corp. and College Mentors for Kids.
“TechPoint is proud to announce the 2007 Mira Awards
nominees,” said Jim Jay, president and CEO of TechPoint. “Each
nominee has advanced Indiana’s economy, brought global attention
to the state and raised the quality of life for all Hoosiers.”