Previously held position as Professor and Curriculum Coordinator of the Master of Science Education of the Deaf/HH Program at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he prepared teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing for 32 years.
Dr. Slike and his colleagues won the international Platinum Award (highest honor) from the IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. for their presentation “Wimba @ Work: Improving Access for High Needs Career Education (2011) Long Beach, CA; the “Innovation in Teaching Teachers of Deaf/HH Technology Award,” at the (2009) 35th Annual Conference of the Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), New Orleans, LA; and the Bronze Award at the United States Distance Learning Awards – Best Practices in Higher Education for: 74.201.99 History, Education and Guidance of the Deaf/HH Online Course – Bloomsburg University (2008) in Saint Louis, Missouri.
He was the lead developer for 2 CD-ROM projects that were nationally marketed: Introduction to Sign Language: A CD-ROM Approach (2001) and Speechreading Challenges on CD-ROM (1999).
Dr. Slike is also credited with the establishment of the first bachelor’s degree program for training interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing in the state of Pennsylvania (1982). In addition to the above he has published numerous articles and has presented on the state, national, and international levels. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University in Deaf Education, a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Scranton, and a doctorate in Educational Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.