Bryan Alexander


<p>I am an award–winning, internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of higher education’s future. 

From 2002 to 2014 I worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies.  With NITLE I held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow.  There I helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda.  

In 2013 I launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC.  Through BAC I consult throughout higher education in the United States and abroad.

I speak widely and publish frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed.  I have been interviewed by and featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, National Public Radio (2017, 2020, 2020, 2020, 2020), the Chronicle of Higher Education (2016, 2020), the Atlantic Monthly, Reuters, Times Higher Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Pew Research, Campus Technology, The Hustle, Minnesota Public Radio, USA Today, and the Connected Learning Alliance.

My second book, Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), won an Association of Professional Futurists award.  My latest book, Universities on Fire: Higher Education in the Age of Climate Crisis, appeared from Johns Hopkins in 2023. Other books include Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling (second edition).

Currently I am a senior scholar at Georgetown University and teach graduate seminars in their Learning, Design, and Technology program.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Pandemic Lessons for Course Design
    • Multimedia
    • Author

    The lessons learned from last year’s move to remote teaching can help instructors create better engagement with students in 2021.

  • 5 AIs in Search of a Campus
    • Article
    • Author

    To grasp how artificial intelligence will play out in higher education, and how we can strategically address these changes, we should think about how artificial intelligence might unfold over the next few years.

EDUCAUSE Presentations