Dale P. Johnson
Director of Digital Innovation for the University Design Institute at Arizona State University
Dale P. Johnson is the director of digital innovation for the University Design Institute at Arizona State University. He works with university leaders to develop and implement digital solutions to enable student success. Those efforts have earned him the 2016 Sally M. Johnstone Award from WCET recognizing his thought leadership, excellence in practice, and demonstrated leadership capabilities. In 2018, he was honored by the IMS Global Learning Consortium with an outstanding service award for his leadership of the adaptive courseware community of practice. Mr. Johnson has spoken on the topic of digital innovation in higher education at more than 20 conferences in the USA, Rwanda, Brazil, South Korea, Germany, Mexico, Russia and Vietnam, and led workshops on the subject at numerous universities. He has a bachelor of science in design degree from ASU and a master in public policy degree from Harvard University, a learning path that combined his interests in design, engineering and education policy.
Director of Learning Science at SNHU Labs
Cat Flynn, Ed.M., is the Director of Learning Science at SNHU Labs. Cat helps develop and test new learning solutions to help the university understand the requirements needed to support the future learner and envision the classroom of the future. She joined SNHU in 2014 as an instructional designer at Global Campus, SNHU’s online division, and held multiple roles spanning the training and development of instructional designers to assuring instructional design quality.
In 2017, she was proud to be part of a SNHU team that won a Digital Learning Innovation Award from the Online Learning Consortium in recognition of innovative use of digital courseware in an online course design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Science from Harvard College, a Master of Education degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University.
Provost for Purdue University
Jon Harbor serves as Provost for Purdue University Global, USA, the Purdue University system’s fully online university serving adult learners. Previously, he served as provost for the University of Montana and as executive director of digital education and associate vice president for teaching and learning at Purdue University’s residential campus. Harbor champions teaching excellence and the expansion of quality online education to meet the needs of diverse learners. He is experienced in designing processes that help academic organizations develop and implement novel strategies for success, with a focus on access, innovation, and excellence. Harbor was educated at Cambridge University (BA), the University of Colorado (MA), and the University of Washington (PhD) and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Stockholm University.