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Ed Finn

Ed Finn

Liaison for Innovation and Collaboration in Teaching and Learning

11 E. Adams Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312.561.5923

Ed Finn joined the ACM in July 2014 as the Liaison for Innovation and Collaboration in Teaching and Learning. In this role, he works to significantly enhance the breadth and depth of instructional technology related collaboration. This includes working closely with the president, the vice presidents, and other staff to assist in the execution of grant-funded faculty development programs that support the incorporation of instructional technology and online learning techniques. He facilitates these projects through regular communication and consultation with campus colleagues and consortia staff, as well as participation in activities to develop appropriate goals, strategies, policies, budgets, and procedures. 

Prior to joining the ACM, Ed was the Instructional Technology Specialist at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Ruth Lilly Law Library. He was a founding member of the Online Teaching Taskforce for the law school and a member of the Developing & Emerging Technologies Assessment (DELTA) group at the university level.  He was involved in the Next.IU initiative, which included examining learning technologies such as various Learning Management System platforms, collaborative tools, and design tools. Ed is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication in the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and the School of Business Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University. He has participated in the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching Retreat in 2014 and has presented at national conferences regarding the relationship of pedagogy and technology in the instructional design process. He has published essays on topics in leadership including organizational change, teambuilding, and the importance of worldview.

Ed holds a M.S. in Adult Education and a B.S. in Labor Studies from Indiana University. Currently, he is completing his dissertation entitled, The Role of Faculty Perceptions of Leading Continuous Change in the Adoption and Use of a University Sponsored Learning Management System in a Midwestern Urban University: An Embedded Single Case Study, to receive his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University.

In his spare time Ed enjoys experiencing history through travel and exploring the outdoors with his family.  Ed is an avid reader who enjoys books on leadership and technology as well as biographies and historical fiction.

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