Lynn president writes book chapter on technology and its power to transform a learning environment

Published Nov. 17, 2009

Kevin RossLynn University President Kevin M. Ross recently had a chapter he wrote published in President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education – Volume II, published by SunGard Higher Education and the Council of Independent Colleges. Ross’s chapter, “Standing Out in a Crowd of Peer Institutions: Leveraging Your IT Investments and People for Routine Innovation,” discusses technology and its’ power to transform a learning environment – and uses Lynn as a case study.

“Because we are a relatively young school with a history of strong entrepreneurial leadership, we tend to look at structure and solutions in terms of sustainable progress, instead of quick fixes,” writes Ross, who did his dissertation at the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University on “Bridging the Gap: A Multi-Case Study of the Adoption and Implementation of Instructional Technology in Higher Education.”

Some of these solutions include creating the Chief Information Officer role at Lynn and helping evolve Lynn’s information technology (IT) priorities from performing administrative tasks to promoting “teaching and learning through the use of technology” – a message that supports Lynn’s overall mission.

Kevin Ross was named Lynn University’s fifth president in 2006. He earned his A.B. degree in English from Colgate University and his Master of Arts in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md.  He received his doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.