Gerard Hanley


Gerard L. Hanley Ph.D. is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Technology Services and the Executive Director of MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching at ) for the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. At MERLOT, he directs the development and sustainability of an international consortium and technology strategy to provide open educational services to improve teaching and learning. At the CSU, Gerry oversees the management and implementation of systemwide academic technology initiatives including digital library services, course redesign with technology, affordable learning solutions, accessible technology, and Cal State Online, serving CSU’s 23 campuses with over 22,000 faculty and 470,000 students. He is also the Director of SkillsCommons, the US Department of Labor’s open repository and support services for workforce development and the Director of the CSU, Long Beach Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility. Gerry’s previous positions include professor of psychology, Director of the Center for Faculty Development and Director of Strategy Planning all at CSU Long Beach. He received his BA, MA, and PhD from SUNY at Stony Brook in Psychology.

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