Dedrick Hooper is a systems coordinator for
the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth.
Mr. Hooper maintains an office within KUCTT at
the University of Kansas Medical Center, but
works closely with Dennis Schukman, KUCTT's systems
coordinator located in Hays. Mr. Hooper and Mr.
Schukman maintain and update many of the interactive
televideo systems in use at the KU Medical Center
and at numerous telemedicine sites scattered
throughout Kansas. Mr. Hooper also provides technical
support for the smoking-cessation project administered
through the department of preventive medicine
and public health at the University of Kansas
School of Medicine.
Originally from Buffalo (N.Y.), Mr. Hooper moved to Kansas City, Missouri,
in the late 1980s. He received a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and
film from the University of Central Missouri in 2000. He then worked
as a production engineer at UCM and as a videographer and producer
for KCPT, the public television station in Kansas City. He has five years'
experience as an instructional technologist with State Fair College in
Sedalia (Mo.), where he managed the technology for videoconferencing
and online courses. He is certified by Polycom as a videoconferencing
specialist and is a member of the Polycom Users Group and the Missouri
Distance Learning Association.