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Donald Joseph Fork, American academic director, educator. Recipient HEA Title II-B fellow, 1970-1973.


Fork, Donald Joseph was born on May 27, 1938 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Herman Peter and Eleanor Antoinette (Mushinski) Fork.


Bachelor, Los Angeles State College, 1962. Master of Arts in library Science, Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, 1970. Master of Arts, California State University, Los Angeles, 1970.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1974.


Teacher Foothill High School, Pasadena, California, 1964—1967. Part-time instructor Pasadena City College, 1964—1966. Resource specialist Woodrow Wilson Junior High School, Pasadena, 1967—1970.

Business manager California School Libraries Association publication, 1969—1970. Member faculty Temple University, Philadelphia, 1972—1983, chairman department educational media, 1977—1983. Director instructional support services College Education, 1979—1983.

College wide director educational support services Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, 1983—1986. Coordinator LSCA title II, administrative library. Director state programs division Office Library. programs.

Management program analyst learning technologies division Office Educational Research and Improvement. Program officer technology education programs Office Innovation and Improvement United States Department Education, Washington, since 1986. Co-chair planning committee Federal Library and Information Center Committee Forum on Federal Information Policies, 1990—1994.

National education goal 2 work group Office Educational Research and Improvement-United States Department Education, 1993. Chair education working group Federal Library and Information Center Committee, Library. of Congress, 1993—1996. Consultant in field; With Reserve United States Air Force, 1961-1967.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served with United States Air Force (Reserve), 1961-1967. HEA Title II-B fellow, 1970-1973. Member American Library Association, American Ednl.

Research Association, Association College and Research Libraries, Association Ednl. Comm. and Technology, International Visual Literacy Association (chairman task force theoretical constructs of visual literacy 1976-1980, director 1978-1982, vice president 1978-1980, president 1981-1982), International Association School Librarianship (Executive Committee, editor newsletter 1977-1983), International Interactive Comm. Society (board metropolitan District of Columbia chapter 1988-1990), Friends of the Library.

Montgomery County Maryland., Inc. ( chairman of the board of trustees 1989-1992, secretary 1993-1995), Phi Delta Kappa (life).


Married Nadine Lois Ensminger, August 5, 1967. Children: Eric, Bryan.

Herman Peter Fork

Eleanor Antoinette (Mushinski) Fork

Nadine Lois Ensminger

Eric Fork

Bryan Fork