Lawrence Ragan


Dr. Lawrence C. Ragan is the Principal Community Aggregator for the Penn State EdTech Network. In this role, Dr. Ragan helps to foster relationships between members of the Penn State community who share a dedication to advancing innovation in education.

From 2012 to 2017, Dr. Ragan served as a Co-Director for the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State, where he directed the center's mission of research, scholarship, technology innovation, and leadership development programming. He has been a part of the creation and management of Penn State World Campus since its inception in 1998, serving as Director for Instructional Design and Development and Director of Faculty Development.

Since 2009, Dr. Ragan has served as Co-Director of the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL). In partnership with the Online Learning Consortium, IELOL addresses the operational and strategic leadership of the design, development, and preparation of the next-generation of leadership in online learning. Dr. Ragan previously served as founding Co-director and faculty of the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership program. He is active in the design and delivery of international leadership development institutes, and in 2011, was recognized as a Sloan-C Faculty Fellow.

EDUCAUSE Publications

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EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • ELI Spring Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Member: 2014
  • ELI Faculty Development Advisory Team
    • Member: 2013 - 2014
  • ELI Fall Focus Session Advisory Group
    • Member: 2013 - 2014
  • ELI Challenges Project
    • Member: 2008 - 2009
  • Institute LTL Program Faculty
    • Member: 2006 - 2007
  • LTL06 Program Committee
    • Chair: 2005 - 2006
    • Member: 2005 - 2006
  • 2005 Instructional Technology Institute Faculty
    • Member: 2005 - 2008
    • Chair: 2005 - 2008
  • Professional Development Committee
    • Chair: 2001 - 2002
    • Member: 1999 - 2002
  • Fellowship Advisory Committee
    • Member: 2000 - 2003