Senior Academic Technology Officer
As the Senior Academic Technology Officer at Marist College, Josh Baron directs the office of Academic Technology and eLearning, an organization responsible for overseeing a wide range of academic technology initiatives on campus, including distance learning, faculty professional development and learner support. He takes a broad leadership role at Marist in strategic planning and aligning academic goals with information technology. He is also co-director of Marist's Center for Teaching Excellence and works on many academic committees and technology initiatives. Baron's professional interests are focused on innovative education facilitated by technology, professional development programs for faculty, open education systems, technology leadership, and strategic planning for education transformation. He is a futurist and a frequent presenter on education technology topics at professional conferences. Baron is very active in the higher education IT community and currently serves on the board of the Sakai Foundation after completing a three-year term as Foundation Board Chair in 2012.
Ronald L. Danielson
Vice Provost for Information Services and CIO
Santa Clara University
Ronald L. Danielson became CIO of Santa Clara University in July 2000 and was appointed Vice Provost and CIO in January 2006. He has been affiliated with the university since September 1976, filling a number of faculty and administrative roles during his tenure. As CIO, Danielson leads the Information Services division in offering academic and administrative computing, networking and telecommunications, Web, instructional and classroom technology, and library services to the university. His more recent accomplishments include completion of the design and construction of Santa Clara’s Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library, a nearly 200,000 square foot facility which has had significant impact on the learning environment and culture at the university.
Kyle D. Bowen
Director of Informatics, Department of Academic Technologies
Kyle Bowen is director of informatics at Purdue University, where he leads a technology group focused on creating innovative mobile apps for teaching and learning. A relentless pursuer of technologies that hack the classroom, Kyle is also a regular speaker on mobile and social network powered learning. His work has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Excellence
Portland State University
Gary Brown is the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Excellence at Portland State University, where he also directs the university’s Center for Academic Excellence and PSU Online. He also is co-director of AAEEBL – the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning – the non-profit, professional organization for the world ePortfolio community. He is a Senior Fellow for the Association of American Colleges and Universities, where he currently is an assessment leader on the Quality Collaboratives project, a national effort in collaboration with Lumina working to assure competency as the nation faces the completion agenda. Brown has written and presented extensively on undergraduate learning and assessment. He has been a National Learning Communities fellow, a leader on a FIPSE funded project for assessing and promoting students’ critical thinking, and, in collaboration with the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative, Coalition for Networked Institutions, and the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Group, he helped lead the Transformative Assessment Practices (TAPS) project. He has worked with a variety of professional associations on the assessment of outcomes and costs of educational practices and innovations.
John P. Campbell
AVP for IT in Academic Technologies
John Campbell is the Associate Vice President of Academic Technologies at Purdue University. For more than twenty years, John has been involved in the use of technology within higher education. During the past ten years, John has examined methods to use academic analytics to identify students at risk within courses. He was the founder of the Signals project, which has been featured on NBC and in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Signals has also been awarded the 2011 Digital Educational Achievement Award and the 2011 Campus Technology Innovators Award for Teaching and Learning.
W. Gardner Campbell
Director, Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives
Division of Learning Technologies
Associate Professor of English
Gardner Campbell is the Director of Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives in the Division of Learning Technologies at Virginia Tech, where he also serves as Associate Professor of English. He recently moved to Virginia Tech from a long-time position as the founding Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University and an Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Learning at Baylor's Honors College. Previous to that, he was a Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, where he also served as the Assistant Vice President for Teaching and Learning Technologies. His work with technology for education has spanned two decades, including posts at the University of San Diego and the University of Richmond. He is a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute, past Chair of the Electronic Campus of Virginia, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education.
Assistant Chancellor for Instructional Technologies
University of Washington-Tacoma
Colleen Carmean serves as UWT's strategist for eLearning and innovation technology. Her work lies in research and design of integrated knowledge systems, including environments for new and social media. She teaches critical thinking and applied computing and has engaged in research on the affordance of emerging technologies in eLearning. Among her current projects is a pilot study on analytics and learner persistence that incorporates automated, personalized nudges--leveraging learner choice technologies like mobile devices. Carmean is a 2002 EDUCAUSE NLII Fellow, a 2004 Frye Fellow and a 2006-2008 Arizona Wakonse Teaching Fellow.
Route 92 Consulting
Tim Flood is a technology consultant specializing in higher education, working primarily at Stanford University with extensive additional consulting roles at a diverse range of higher education institutions. He has served in several capacities at Stanford University, including as director of information systems for the Student Affairs division. He led the breakthrough development of iStanford, the first mobile app serving higher education administration. With an in-depth understanding of how to implement mobile technology effectively at higher education institutions, Flood started his own independent consulting firm and is now under contract with Stanford to support iStanford as well as to lead development of the new iStanford for iPad program and oversee other projects. He maintains active consulting relationships at institutions throughout higher education. Flood writes and speaks frequently on higher education technology topics. Read his blog at www.twflood.com.
Associate Director, Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute
George Siemens is an educator and researcher on learning, networks, analytics, and openness in education. He is the author of Knowing Knowledge, an exploration of how the context and characteristics of knowledge have changed and what it means to organizations today, and the Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning. Knowing Knowledge has been translated into Mandarin, Spanish, Persian, and Hungarian. Siemens is the Associate Director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University, leading the learning analytics research team. He has delivered keynote addresses in more than 30 countries on the influence of technology and media on education, organizations, and society. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and international newspapers (including NY Times), radio, and television. His research has received numerous national and international awards. He received an honorary doctorate from Universidad de San Martín de Porres for his pioneering work in learning, technology, and networks in May 2012.
Director, Weigle Information Commons
University of Pennsylvania
Anu Vedantham is the director of the Weigle Information Commons at the Penn Libraries (http://wic.library.upenn.edu/). She came to Penn in 2007 from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where she directed the Southern Regional Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) for six years providing professional development and technology models for college faculty and K-12 teachers. She also served there as Interim Associate Provost and as Director of Instructional Technology. Her research on global warming has been recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) as a significant contribution to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Vedantham holds her New Jersey Principal Certificate and served for two years as Director of Grants and Community Initiatives at Stafford Township School District. In the mid-90s, she served as Program Officer at the Telecommunications Opportunities Program at the United States Department of Commerce. She has completed her doctorate in Higher Education Management from Penn’s Graduate School of Education, her Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and her Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).