Kemp, Jerrold E. (1921-2015)

Kemp, Jerrold E. (1921-2015)

Date Updated



Instructional Resources Center and Department of Instructional Technology

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Indiana University, Audio‑Visual Educ., 1956

University of Miami, Sec. Educ., 1952 M.Ed.

University of Florida, Chemistry, 1942 BS

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, Assoc.‑Full Professor, 1958-1988

Indiana University, Assistant Professor, 1956-1958

High School Science, Dade County, 1953-1956

Administrative and Professional Experience

Owner, Instructional Media Productions.

Consultant, educational and training services to schools and companies.

Selected Publications

Planning, Producing, and Using Instructional Technologies, 1st Ed. 1963, now in 7th ed.

Instructional Design Process, 3 editions.

Designing Effective Instruction, 2 editions.

Planning for Effective Training: A Guide for Law Enforcement Instructors and Trainers.

Planning for Effective Technical Training.

The Message is You: Guidelines for Preparing Presentations.

A School Changes and School Change: Students Make It Happen

Principles & Practices of Technology for Teachers (in progress).

Personal Commentary

During my 30 years at San Jose State University, I filled three very satisfying roles. As a professor I taught in the graduate program in Instructional Technology and guided many students to become proficient in teaching and learning technology skills, and also in the systematic planning for instruction and training.

Secondly, I served as an administrator of audio‑visual production services in the Instructional Resources Center and assisted many instructors to make effective use of audio‑visual resources.

Third, I initiated the position of coordinator of instructional development services in which I worked with interested professors who needed to improve their conventional teaching skills, but more important, with faculty who wished to innovate their instructional procedures. Often these included the design of projects for financial support to move away from the traditional lecture format to more student‑centered activities and self‑paced learning by students.

Over the years I received much pleasure for this work and saw some progress in the change of teaching procedures by a number of faculty members. All of us who participated in instructional development projects obtained satisfaction for our efforts and appreciated the positive responses from students. I see these changes continuing as greater instructional uses are being made of new computer‑based technologies. I only wish I could continue to participate in this new educational world!

Date Completed: 8/96

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.


Kemp, Jerrold E. (1921-2015)