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Donald Winiecki, Ed.D., Ph.D.

Don Winiecki


(208) 426-1899

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Central Queensland University
  • Ed.D. in Educational and Instructional Technology, Texas Tech University
  • M.S. in Technology Education, State University of New York, College at Oswego
  • B.S. in Industrial Arts and Technology Education, State University of New York, College at Oswego

Professional Experience

Dr. Winiecki began as a technical and commercial illustrator and switched to designing computer-based and conventional training and technical documentation for corporate and military clients in the 1980s. His research and development work is now oriented to the use of ethnographic methods and the use of qualitative data in instructional and performance technology and social science, with a focus on critical needs assessments, analytic modeling and the representation of organizational and social systems. The goals of these R&D activities are to allow clients to know and understand their social environments in unique ways so they may develop strategies and interventions that both address existing problems and avoid future systemic problems.


  • OPWL 586 Professional Ethics
  • CS-HU 130 Foundational Values

Dr. Winiecki has been named ‘Professor of Ethics & Morality in Professional Practice’ in the College of Engineering. In this new role, he conducts research and works with faculty and students throughout the College of Engineering in projects related to issues of diversity, inclusiveness and social justice as they relate to engineering education and engineering practice.

Scholarly Activities

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