Michael D. Maginn, Ed.D.
978 468 2995 (Office)
University of Southern California, Ed.D., June 1975
Instructional Technology and Educational Psychology
Dissertation: The Effects of Cognitive Style on Criterion Test
Performance of High School Students by Audio Tape Treatments Differing
In Rate and Difficulty Level.
Syracuse University, MS in Ed., December 1972
Syracuse University, A.B., June 1966
Managing Director and Owner, Singularity Group, Inc., Hamilton, MA., January
Provide consulting, training, research and facilitation services to
corporations on business topics: leadership and management
development, strategy implementation, change management,
organization and team effectiveness, sales and sales management
development, process improvement.
Vice President, Research and Development, Forum Corporation, Boston, MA.,
June 1980-January 1983
Responsible for design, development and evaluation of proprietary
products, inquiry into human performance areas, designing, conducting
and writing original research reports.
Director, Custom Business Development, Forum Corporation, Boston, MA.,
October 1978-June 1980.
Directed six professional in project management environment,
designing, developing and testing courseware for clients.
Instructional Design Consultant, Hermosa Beach, CA., September 1977-
Performed a variety of instructional design and performance
research tasks for client companies.
University Lecturer, University of Southern California, Overseas Masters
Program, August 1976- Sept 1977.
Conducted graduate courses in Instructional Technology and
Research Methods at various military installations in Japan and
Korea. Supervised development of student research projects.
Instructional Design Supervisor, Tratec, Inc., Los Angeles, CA., June
Monitored and managed instructional designers and program
development processes, extensive interface with client subject
matter experts and decision makers.
USC University Consortium for Instructional Development (Instructional
Development Institute) January 1974-June 1974
Revised and adapted in-service workshops for Health Science
educators as well as delivered teaching segments to public school
USC Medical School, Department of Research in Medical Education, May
Part-time instructional services for various departments in
Medical School. Wrote proposals for grants on information
systems in health care field.
Syracuse Psychiatric Hospital, Education and Training Department,
Syracuse, NY August 1972-December 1972
Design in-service programs for hospital staff.
Ziff Davis Publishing Company, New York, NY, December 1969-January
Associate Editor for SKIING magazine.
5 Skills of Master Salespeople, Singularity Group, June 2008
Managing In Times of Change, McGraw Hill Professional, November 2004
Making Teams Work, McGraw Hill Professional, December 2003
Effective Teamwork, McGraw Hill Professional, May 1993
Consultative Selling: Value-Added Customer Relationships, American
Management Association, 1988
What Do High Performers Do? Lending for the Commercial Banker, Winter 1987
Looking At It from Every Angle, American Management Association Video Course
More for the Effective Supervisor, American Management Association Video
How to Make Teams Work, American Management Association Video Course
The Effective Negotiator, American Management Association Video Course
Getting the Job Done Through Influence, American Management Association
Influence: The Research Report, Forum Corporation, 1983
Sales Competency Study, Forum Corporation, 1982
Confessions of an Instructional Design, Training, October 1978
Adult Education at Holland College, Prince Edward Island, Training, August
Training in Japan: How They Do It, Training, January 1978
Let’s Jump Off the Individualized Instruction Bandwagon, Training, January
Sell Yourself and Your Boss on the Value of Individualized Instruction, Training,
White Papers/ Singularitymanagerzine.com
Curriculum for Change
Defining Your Brand
Action Learning Pitfalls
Leadership Lessons from History
Field Guide to Leadership
New York State Regents Scholarship, 1958-1966
USC Educational Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Accomplishment,
Forum Corporation, Chairman’s Award, June 1980
Forum Corporation-General Motors, Achievement Award, January 1987
North Shore United Way Community Service Award, September 2007
US Naval Reserve, July 1967-February 1969, Honorable Discharge, October
US Coast Guard, 50-ton Master’s License with Aux Sail Endorsement