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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 collaboration, specifically related to enhancing teaching and learning using educational technologies. 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 educational technology into the traditional, hybrid, and online classroom environments. 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. In his role as Liaison, Ed has attended and presented at various annual conferences, published articles in The Evolllution, and authored a guest blog in EDUCAUSE Review on the changing role of educational technologies and the importance of backwards design in course design.  He also serves as a member of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Liberal Arts College Advisory Group.

Before 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. He participated in the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching Retreat in 2014 and has presented at national conferences regarding the relationship between pedagogy and technology in the instructional design process. In his role as an adjunct faculty member, Ed has published essays on topics in leadership including organizational change, leading global teams, 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, Faculty Perceptions of Organizational Change During the Transition of a Learning Management System: A 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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