Cochern, George W. (1919-2013)

Cochern, George W. (1919-2013)

Date Updated



Instructional Technology

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1956 Ph.D.

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1948 MS

Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, 1941 BS

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1955-1989

Professor in the Instructional Technology Master’s Degree Program on the Island of Saipan in the Northern Marianas. Summers: 1988 and 1989.

Western Oregon State College, Monmouth, 1952-1955

Syracuse University, 1949-1952

Belfast Central School, Belfast, NY, 1941-1942; 1946-1949

Administrative and Professional Experience

United States Army Air Force, 1942‑1946. Captain assigned to intelligence in China, Burma, India Theater of Operations.

Workshops and Funded Grants:

Technical advisor for photo/graphics production with the curriculum development project for the United States Department of Labor for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Authored 36 of the learning modules.

Substance Abuse Grant on the Island of Palau. Helped develop training materials for use by the schools, churches, health specialists, and Police Department in combating drugs, 1992.

Selected Publications

Contributor, AV Instructional Technology Manual, Edited by Brown and Lewis, McGraw‑Hill, wrote 9 sections.

Co‑Author, Planning for Effective Training: A Guide for Law Enforcement Instructors and Trainers, Instructional Media Productions, 1991.

Co‑Author, Planning for Effective Technical Training: A Guide for Instructors and Trainers. Assoc. for Educational Communications and Technology Publications, 1994.

Illustrator, Operating Audio‑Visual Equipment, Eboch, Harper Row.

Illustrator, Reading Readiness publications for San Jose Bookmasters, 6 manuals.

Author/Illustrator, The Joe Cool Coloring Book, Published by Substance Abuse Grant for the Island of Palau in Micronesia. Printed in English and Palauan, 1992.

Personal Commentary

Member of San Jose Police Department Reserve Division for 30 years. Served as Chief of Reserves for 26 years.

Date Completed: 7/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Cochern, George W. (1919-2013)