Instructional Media Services Staff
Richard Branton, Owner
Richard Branton is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He served as the Assistant Director for the Instructional Material Laboratory at the University of Missouri until it was closed in 2011. He founded Instructional Media Services LLC to continue to provide quality and comprehensive online curriculum at an affordable price. He has over thirty years of experience in teaching, training, and curriculum development. Contact Rich with curriculum specific questions, with feedback to improve the curriculum, and for custom curriculum/training material development.
Allida Branton, Operations Manager
Allida Branton is also a graduate of the University of Missouri. She retired from the University after 40 years of service. During her 40 years at the University she spent a total of 22 years in continuing and distance education. The last 13 years of her university career were devoted to supporting the growth of online education. Her areas of responsibility included student admissions and registration, course development, data management and reporting, and oversight of financial operations. Contact Allida with general questions, invoicing and billing questions, and Moodle Learning Management System “How To’s.”
Robin Ferguson, Technical Consultant
Robin Ferguson is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri (MS.ed). He is an Automotive Technology instructor at the Kirksville Area Technical Center. He has been teaching there since 1988. He was and remains the content expert/technical consultant for the Automotive Technology Online Curriculum and the new Auto Collision Online Competency Profile. He has worked on automotive technology curriculum since 1989. He is a NATEF Evaluation Team Leader. A position he has held since 1995. Contact Robin with questions about how to make the curriculum work for you, plus general tips on best practices.
George Arrants, Cooperating Partner
George Arrants is the sole source provider of IMS Automotive Technology Online Curriculum and Auto Collision Online Competency Profile in the state of Texas.
George is currently a nationwide Automotive Education Consultant specializing in NATEF/ASE Accreditation. He works with instructors and administrators to develop partnerships with local business and industry through their programs’ advisory committees. His services include preparing all documentation, developing agendas, and ensuring that all requirements of the NATEF certification process are implemented.
He will also chair the advisory committee meetings, assist with the self-evaluation, and help prepare the program’s application. Concurrently, George is Director of Training & Recruitment for the WheelTime Network where he is developing the WheelTime University that provides assessments, training, and ASE test preparation for WheelTime member technicians and fleets that may not have their own training program. As part of the recruitment component of this position, he is developing a program to assist the members 200 + locations in filling their workforce needs.
George has also chaired the Technology and Maintenance Council Supertech Competition from its beginning in 2005. This competition provides recognition and awards to over 130 Technicians for their skills and abilities. Click to read more about George Arrants.
Contact George to discuss how he can help your program attain NATEF certification.
He may be reached by phone at: (281) 850-1676 or via email at: