Richard M. Roberts and his technical staff have over 70 years combined experience in the business of technical education. Mr. Roberts is currently the author of three series of instructional materials, including texts, student manuals, instructor resources, test banks and software for Goodheart-Willcox Publishers, Inc.
This site is provided as a resource to instructors and students, primarily those using Mr. Roberts' texts, who truly want the reward of teaching and learning technology in a rewarding field. The site also offers links to manufacturers that have proven to be education-friendly and that support the materials taught in the textbooks and offered on this site.
For the past 30 years, Richard Roberts has been developing curriculum, teaching Electricity and Electronics, as well as Computer Repair and Networking Technology, and has supervised numerous technical teachers. Mr. Roberts is an accomplished programmer and computer/network technician. He has experience as the system administrator/analyst for over 20 years, starting with the early IBM Token Ring and Novell Netware systems.
He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Technical Education and a Master's Degree in Administration & Supervision. He also holds current certificates with CompTIA in A+(including Depot Technician, Remote Support Technician, & IT Technician), Network +, iNet+, and Security +, and more. Mr. Roberts is a well respected author in the IT field. He is currently an adjunct professor at South Florida Community College, and he consults with a variety of companies on IT applications in business and education projects.
In addition to his current position, Mr. Roberts has taught at Erwin Technical Center, Tampa Bay Technical High School, and he has taught adults in the military service. His time now is divided between writing technical materials, computer consulting and applications, and teaching students and instructors. Occasionally, he fishes.