Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco Office
Dr. Larry Johnson has had a strong interest throughout his 20-year career in higher education in the effective application of information technology in higher education, and has authored a number of books, monographs, and articles on that topic, as well as on the related areas of distance learning, strategic planning, and institutional effectiveness.
His experiential base includes work in the local trenches as well as on the national stage, and positions at every level and across all the major areas of college and university work, including president and CEO. Larry is personally experienced in the application of a very wide range of technology to the delivery and enhancement of instruction - from the Internet to multimedia to video and ITV - and has been a tireless advocate for online and other forms of distance learning for many years.
An author and principal investigator for several important national and international studies, he has been recognized for his research by the American Association of University Administrators and the American Association of Community Colleges. His three-year study of the use of computers in developmental education, which examined more than 2,000 student experiences, remains the largest formal investigation of computer-based instruction in community colleges conducted to date. He has served on several editorial boards, including the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, and is a past editor of Leadership Abstracts.
His current interest is in developing a process for nonprofit corporations, universities and other organizations to use in identifying and understanding the relevance of emerging technologies.
Larry received the Ph.D. in Administration of Higher Education from the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin.