Dr. Philip Westfall

Dr. Philip Westfall

Director, Defense Education & Training Network, and Director, Air Technology Network, Dept. of the Air Force; Chairman, FGDLA BOD

Dr. Philip Westfall is currently in civil service with the Department of the Air Force, at the Air Force Institute of Technology, located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

Phil has spent most of his professional life as a technical trainer & educator.  While on active duty with the Air Force, he served as a fighter aircraft instructor navigator, and served as assistant professor at the Air Force Academy.  He established and directed the Air Force’s first Center for Distance Education, where he pioneered a Government-wide satellite network for distance learning.  After retirement from active duty, he returned to the Air Force in civil service where he now serves as director of a Department of Defense-wide distance learning network.

He is currently Chairman of the Board for FGDLA, and he has been inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Hall of Fame.  Phil holds a Ph.D. in Psychometrics from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Engineering Technology & Management from Ohio University.


SESSION: Media Selection: A Distance Learning Primer

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