Ken Woo


As the Senior Director of Information Technology and Facilities for Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, Dr. Woo has primary responsibilities for the strategic and operational direction of technology and the facilities for the School of Professional Studies within Northwestern University for Faculty, Students, and Staff. The technology includes but not limited to administrative computing, user support, infrastructure for servers, all online learning infrastructure and the latest technological advances in synchronous and asynchronous technologies. The facilities responsibilities include all classroom support; classroom electronics in audio-visual and educational technologies for higher education. He holds multiple appointments as lecturer or adjunct faculty for Northwestern University in the Masters Degree programs of Information Systems and Health Informatics for the School of Professional Studies; in the Mathematics and Technologies division (Division II) for Oakton Community College; in the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology for Webster University,  and in the Morris Graduate School in the Management and Computer Science departments for Robert Morris University in Chicago. He has also guested lectured at  within the Higher Education and Organizational Change program for Benedictine University along with other adjunct teaching positions that include non-credit courses in computing and computing technologies for Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University Medical Center. 

Dr. Woo is a session contributor and speaker for UBTech on occasion and has presented in other venues that relate to online learning, technology, and adjunct faculty.  His research interests are with online learning, branding of adjunct faculty, and educational technologies.

With more than 20+ years of experience in the Information Technology industry of which 9 of those years within the Telecommunications industry, Dr. Woo holds a Doctorate in Education from Benedictine University; an M.B.A. in Management from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management; a M.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Telecommunications from DePaul University; and a B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University Chicago. He is also FEMA EMI Certified in various areas: IS100 HE: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) for Higher Ed, IS100b: Introduction to ICS, IS200b: ICS Single Resources & Initial Action Incident, and IS700A: An introduction to NIMS (National Incident Management System).