Chair of the Learning Engineering as a Professions SIG at the IEEE, USA
Ellen is an accomplished learning technology professional with career experiences in higher education, in corporations and the not-for-profit sector. She is a former tenured professor and academic affairs administrator, as well as a senior executive, an entrepreneur, a consultant, and a Board Member. She has years of success in ed tech, (including three acquisitions, two as a co-founder), software, public policy, higher education, and nonprofit sectors. Her broad areas of expertise include strategic planning for emerging technologies; change management; leadership; data analytics; e-learning; knowledge management; instructional design; team building, training, and organizational development.
Ellen currently works with higher ed and corporate clients to making better strategic use of emerging technologies using data analytics. She supports the IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering, and is a member of the Affiliate Faculty, Learning Technology Division, George Mason University. She served as Vice President, Research of Hobsons, an educational software company, from 2016-2018. She co-founded the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, and served as chief strategy officer from PAR’s inception in 2010 to its acquisition by Hobsons in 2016. Prior to PAR Framework, she was Vice-President, Technology, of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, which included serving as Executive Director of WICHE’s Cooperative for Educational Technologies. Ellen is the former senior director of worldwide eLearning, Adobe Systems, Inc. and was senior director of worldwide education for Macromedia, Inc. at the time of its acquisition by Adobe. As Chief Learning Officer at both Informania, Inc. and Viviance new Education, AG, she supervised the developments of corporate education, learning content and courses, featuring programs including Novell, Inc. certifications and 12 of the original CBE programs offered by Western Governors University.