Howard B. Lewis, Ph.D., CPT

Dr. Lewis has been involved in education, instructional design, and performance technology for over 30 years, including corporate positions with RTC, Xerox, Apple Computer, and Health Net. He has designed and developed over 500 custom training programs on time and on budget for a variety of job functions across a number of industries. His national and international experience has involved areas such as leadership, management, sales and marketing, engineering, medical management, customer service, and electronic performance support.

He is the founder of and currently serving as President and Chief Learning Officer for Integrated Performance Solutions, Inc. (IPS). IPS specializes in instructional design, eLearning development, and performance improvement solutions. In addition, as an adjunct professor for Pepperdine University and the University of Hawaii, he has taught subjects such as learning and technology, education program development and evaluation, knowledge management, and adult learning theory.

Howard earned his doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, and international training from the University of Southern California. He has published a number of articles and frequently presents for professional organizations such as the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

Dr. Lewis is also a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT). This designation is awarded by the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) to experienced practitioners in the field of organizational performance improvement whose work meets both performance-based Standards of Performance Technology and application requirements developed by ISPI.

Most recently, Dr. Lewis has created the IDea-Institute to foster excellence in instructional design, evaluation, and assessment. For more information on available professional staff development programs, online courses and free resources – visit