Dr. Lonnie Harvel Named VP of Educational Technology

Dr. Lonnie Harvel, a 25 year veteran of the University System of Georgia, has been named Vice President of Educational Technology for Georgia Gwinnett College--Georgia’s newest four-year state institution. Harvel was most recently a Senior Research Scientist and the Director of the Digital Media Lab for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Lonnie Harvel, a 25 year veteran of the University System of Georgia, has been named Vice President of Educational Technology for Georgia Gwinnett College--Georgia’s newest four-year state institution. Harvel was most recently a Senior Research Scientist and the Director of the Digital Media Lab for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

“As Vice President of Educational Technology, Dr. Harvel’s responsibilities will be at the heart of the transformation of education,” stated GGC President Dan Kaufman. “His experience and research involving learning and technology is among the most extensive in the Nation, and he will be an extraordinary asset to the college and to the community.”

At Georgia Tech, Harvel was charged with evaluating and implementing technologies to enhance student learning. The task force’s efforts and publications attracted considerable government and private funding, and in 2001 as a result of their work, Georgia Tech was granted an endowed center, the Arbutus Center for Distributed Engineering Education, with Harvel appointed as Associate Director.

In his new role as Vice President for Educational Technology, Harvel will direct the operations of centralized computing services and support, networking, telecommunications, desktop computing, and academic/classroom/online technologies. Harvel will also have the opportunity to play a major role in the formulation and implementation of programs essential to the innovative mission of the institution.

“Georgia Gwinnett College offers an opportunity to truly implement a 21st century learning environment,” stated Harvel. “We not only want to make the learning environment more efficient through technology, we also face the task of implementing new technologies that support and encourage student learning. It is an exciting challenge and I am delighted to be a part of the team.”

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