Gerard L. Hanley

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Technology Services and the Executive Director of MERLOT, California State University

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Gerard L. Hanley Ph.D. is the assistant vice chancellor for academic technology services and the executive director of MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, for the California State University Office of the Chancellor.  At the CSU, Gerry oversees the management of systemwide academic technology initiatives including digital library services, course redesign with technology, affordable learning solutions, accessible technology, and Cal State Online, serving CSU’s 23 campuses and 479,000 students. At MERLOT, he directs the development and sustainability of the international consortium and technology strategy to provide open educational services to improve teaching and learning. He is director of SkillsCommons, the U.S. Department of Labor’s open repository of educational resources for workforce development. Gerry’s previous positions include professor of psychology, director of faculty development, and director of strategy planning at CSU, Long Beach.