Simulation learning company 3Dsolve Inc. has appointed Thomas Reeves, a professor at the University of Georgia (UGa) and expert in the theory and practice of instructional technology, to its four-member advisory board.

Reeves has developed and evaluated numerous interactive learning programs for education and training. In addition to more than 100 presentations and workshops in the U.S., he has been an invited speaker in other countries around the world.

A former Fulbright lecturer and editor of the Journal of Interactive Learning Research, Reeves’ research interests include instructional technology, mental models and interactive multimedia, electronic performance support systems, and multimedia user interface issues.

Reeves is co-founder of the Learning and Performance Support Lab at UGa in Athens, where his teaching areas include program evaluation, instructional design, and research courses. In 2003, he was selected as the first recipient of the Fellows Award from the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

“Having one of the world’s leading thinkers on instructional technology join our advisory board is an important vote of confidence in our team, our technology, and our direction,” said Richard Boyd, CEO of 3Dsolve. “Professor Reeves brings a wealth of experience precisely focused on the simulation learning market, and this experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to build on our current success.”

Reeves joins an advisory board at Cary-based 3Dsolve that includes Joichi Ito, founder and CEO of Neoteny Ltd. and a member of the World Economic Forum; Reid Hoffman; founder and CEO of LinkedIn and a co-founder of PayPal; and Thomas Kelley, founder of Shamrock Associates and an expert in special operations for law enforcement.