lantz Chris J. Lantz, Ph.D.


Horrabin Hall 95B

Research Specialization: Visual Production:  Design and evaluation of visuals for instruction




Education Presentations Related Works Subjects Taught

Ph.D. - Vocational Education - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
     Dissertation title: Development and pilot test of a readability instrument for instructional visuals

M.S. - Photography - Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA

     Thesis title: The process camera and the impact of electronic scanning technology

B.A. - Color Technology and Industrial Photography - Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA  

Selected Presentations/Workshops

Lantz, C. (2010). Video Composites and Special Effects: Photoshop Effects for Video. National and Mid-Pacific ICT Centers Winter 2010 Information and Communications Technologies Center Educator Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Related Work Experience    

Photographer for Delco Systems division of General Motors

Experience in the Publications and Photo Laboratory department included color and black and white darkroom production and promotional photography for the company newspaper. 

Subjects Taught  

IDT 240 Photography I

IDT 340 Advanced Photography

IDT 345 Electronic Imagery

IDT 360 Instructional Video

IDT 406 Advanced Topics in Photography

IDT 408 Large Format Photography

Selected Publications/Articles

Allwardt, D. (forthcoming). Teaching with Wikis: A Cautionary Tale of Technology in the Classroom.  Journal of Social Work Education.

Allwardt, D. (2010).  [Review of the book Lifting our voices: The journeys into family caregiving of professional social workers by J.O. Beckett].  Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(6), 568-570.

José, H., Parreira, P., Thorson, J.A., & Allwardt, D. (2007).  A factor-analytic study of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale with a Portuguese sample.  North American Journal of Psychology, 9(3), 591-606.

Allwardt, D. A. & Anderson, D. K. (2006). Cultural competent health care practice with elders. [8 electronic modules]. MedEdPORTAL. Available from:, ID = 254.

Grant Activities

Allwardt, D. & Zellmann, K. (2008-2011). Curriculum Development Institute Program.  Award: $5,000 + up to $3,500 travel expenses. Grantor: Hartford Foundation and the Gero-Ed Center.

Selected Presentations

Allwardt, D. (2010, October). “A Historical View of Gerontological Social Work: The Contributions of Ollie Randall”.  Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.

Allwardt, D. (2010, March). “In Search of the Long-term Nursing Aide.”  Poster presented at the                American Society on Aging’s Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Allwardt, D., & Venzon, J. (2009, November). “What went wrong with the Wiki?” Paper co-presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.


National Association of Social Workers; Gerontological Society of America;
American Society on Aging; Council on Social Work Education; Society for Social Work and Research

Awards and Recognitions

Diversity and Multicultural Leadership Faculty Award. Spring 2007.
Nancy Coney Faculty of the Year Award.  Spring 2007.