Hailer, Harold H. (1915-2000)


Hailer, Harold H. (1915-2000)

Date Updated



Instructional Technology

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University of Wisconsin, 1955 Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin, 1944 Ph.M.

State College, Oshkosh, WI, 1939 BS

County Normal School, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 1933 Teaching Cred.

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, Prog. Dir./Prof., 1956-1992

Coordinator & Advisor, SJSU/USC Ed.D. Program, 1992-Present

University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI), 1946-1956

Merrill Jr. High School (Oshkosh, WI), Teacher, 1944-1946

Rural School (Town Rhine, WI), Teacher, 1933-1936

U.S. Army Air Force Technical Training Command (Biloxi, MS), Coord., Instructor Training, 1942-1944

Beaver Dam High School (Beaver Dam, WI), Teacher, 1939-1942

Administrative and Professional Experience

Curriculum Development Project, U.S. Dept. of Labor for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Project Officer, 1981‑83. Development of beginning courses for auto and diesel mechanics ($1,760,000).

Instructional Materials Dev. Center, Training Project for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Project Officer, 1979‑81 ($800,000).

Developing a Conceptual Model for Learning Resource Center‑Based Education System for various Latin‑American Countries. A.I.D. sponsored. Two year project, Co‑Director, 1978‑79.

IBM High School Literacy Project. Received award of 15 IBM computers with software. Worked with 7 area high schools, 1983.

Selected Publications

AV Instructional Technology Manual for Independent Study, edited by Brown and Lewis, Contributing author. McGraw‑Hill.

Transparency Sets with Teacher Manuals, San Jose: Lansford Publishing Co.: Communication Games; Effective Use of Visual Aids; Instructional Design; How to Design Education Games; Writing and Using Performance Objectives.

Single Concept Films: Developed Single Concept 8mm Films of AV Equipment Operation and Materials Preparation, with Dr. Jerry Kemp. McGraw‑Hill.

"Partners Four: IBM, ETS, San Jose State University and Seven Area High Schools," CMLEA Journal, Volume 7, Number 2.

"From Audio Visual to Instructional Technology," CMLEA Journal, Volume 8, Number 2.

Personal Commentary

Joined the faculty at San Jose State College, fall 1956, after 10 years as Campus Audio Visual Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

I joined some great professional educators: President Wahlquist who interviewed me in Chicago; Graduate Dean James (Jim) Brown; AV Coordinator, Richard (Dick) Lewis; School Dean William (Bill) Sweeney; Secondary Ed Chair., G. W. Ford; and a very dedicated professional faculty in the School of Education.

My assignment here: Asst. Prof. Secondary Education and coordinator of audio visual classes. Objective: Build an Audio Visual MA program, and eventually a Doctorate. We did develop a very successful MA program in Instructional Technology, and a cooperative Ed.D. program with the University of Southern California, completing two cohorts, a total of 24 doctorates.

And for the family, the move to San Jose was great. We got away from Wisconsin weather, joined a rapidly growing area, experienced great schools in the Campbell districts. We lucked out in housing ...bought in 1956, in Campbell, a new three bedroom two bath house, fireplace, family room and a two car garage for $15,900. Professional and personal friends have been most wonderful, very supportive at all times.

We have never regretted the move.

Date Completed: 9/96

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.


Hailer, Harold H. (1915-2000)