Jeffrey R. Young leads The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s coverage of technology and its impact on teaching, research, student life, and the nature of the college experience. He also contributes to and oversees content for the Wired Campus blog, and writes College 2.0, a monthly news-analysis column that tracks technology ideas at colleges. He recently co-edited the e-book, “Rebooting the Academy: 12 Tech Innovators Who are Transforming Campuses.”
Young joined The Chronicle of Higher Education in 1995, and has previously led the paper’s Students section and served as The Chronicle’s first Web editor. He has written for national publications including The New York Times, New Scientist, and The Wall Street Journal. He has contributed to the anthology The Best of Technology Writing 2007.
Young is a frequent speaker at conferences across the country, discussing technology trends and the impact of technology on education. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University in 1995, focusing on hypertext literature; he earned a master’s in communication, culture, and technology from Georgetown University in 2001.
|José L. Cruz is the Vice President for Higher Education Policy and Practice at The Education Trust. José is former vice president for student affairs of the University of Puerto Rico System (UPR), where he oversaw admissions, financial aid, and student-life programs. He also served as UPR’s executive director for strategic planning and cofounded Puerto Rico’s K-16 Council. He previously served as professor and chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and as dean of academic affairs of the UPR Mayagüez campus, where he led several research projects with significant K-12 STEM student outreach and teacher training components. He earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and he has published extensively in international scientific journals and for technical conferences. A senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, he received the National Science Foundation Career Award. Active in industry, José is a patented inventor. |
|Dr. Alan Drimmer has served as Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at University of Phoenix since May 2011, managing key academic areas including academic operations, curriculum, faculty, and accreditation., |
From April 2009 until April 2011, Drimmer served as President of Western International University (WIU), an institution offering Bachelors and Masters degrees and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. WIU is part of Apollo Global, owned by the Apollo Group. Previously, Drimmer was Chief Executive Officer of American InterContinental University, owned by the Career Education Corporation. In this role, Drimmer led all AIU campuses, which included the Online, Atlanta, Houston, South Florida, and London campuses. In 2001, Drimmer established the Learning and Development Roundtable at the Corporate Executive Board. The Learning and Development Roundtable is a best practices research organization for Chief Learning Officers and Senior Training Executives at Fortune 500 corporations. Drimmer began his experience in online education at UNext/Cardean University, an online business school established in coordination with Stanford, Columbia, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon, and the London School of Economics. Earlier, Drimmer was a management consultant at the Chicago office of McKinsey and Company where he worked on a variety of strategic consulting projects. Prior to this, he worked at the United States Treasury Department and the Department of State focused on Europe and the Middle East, including service in the diplomatic corps as a Foreign Service Officer in Amman, Jordan.
Dr. Drimmer received his B.A., M.A., and Ph. D. from the University of Chicago, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and was appointed as a Fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. Drimmer received several awards during his studies including the Olin Fellowship at both Chicago and Harvard, and the Gruss Fellowship at Wharton. He was also a Security Studies Fellow at the Rand Corporation and a Visiting Scholar at the American University in Cairo. Finally, he was awarded Harvard College’s Derek Bok Teaching Award for distinction in undergraduate instruction.
Jack M. Wilson, Ph.D., is the President Emeritus The University of Massachusetts and Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Innovation, The University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Dr. Wilson has served as a Professor and an administrator in research universities for most of his 40 year long career. He has also founded and led a private sector company.
• President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Innovation, University of Massachusetts, 2011-
• President (interim) Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate 2011-2012
• President, Univ. of Massachusetts 2003-2011
• Founding Chair of the Mass Green High Performance Computing Center 2009-2011.
• CEO, UMassOnline and Vice President, Univ. of Massachusetts 2001-2003
• 2003 J Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor of Physics, Engineering Science, Information Technology and Management as well as other titles (Professor, Dean, interim Provost, Research Center Director, etc.) at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1990-2001.
• Chairman of the Board of the ILINC Corporation 1993-2000. President 1993-95, One of three founders.
Eventually a $500 million educational software company.
• Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers 1982-1990
• Professor of Physics, University of Maryland 1984-1990
He is also currently serving as the Chair of the U.S. Department of Education FIPSE Advisory Board, The Board Chair of the National Center for Academic Transformation, the Chair of New England Defense Technology Initiative, and is an appointed voting delegate of Massachusetts to the Education Commission of the States. His work in creating new learning environments enabled by advances in computing, communications, and cognition has been recognized by awards such as the Theodore Hesburgh Award, the Pew Charitable Trust Prize, the Boeing Prize, an Outstanding Civilian Service Medal by the United States Army for service to the Army Education program, and as a Fellow of American Physical Society. He also chaired the Online Learning Commission for the Presidents of the American Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) which did a study of the online learning strategies of the public research universities in partnership with the Sloan Foundation.