Vice President, Research, Hobsons
Ellen D. Wagner, PhD is Vice President, Research, Hobsons. She was co-founder of the PAR Framework, now a Division of Hobsons, and served as PAR’s strategy officer from its inception to its acquisition. She was Vice-President, Technology, of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, and was Executive Director of WICHE’s Cooperative for Educational Technologies.
Ellen is the former senior director of worldwide eLearning, Adobe Systems, Inc. and was senior director of worldwide education solutions for Macromedia, Inc. As Chief Learning Officer at both Informania, Inc and Viviance new Education, AG, she supervised the developments of corporate education, including learning management and competency management efforts, featuring the development of the Novell, Inc. certification programs and CBE courses and programs offered by Western Governors University.
Before joining the private sector, Ellen was a tenured professor and chair of the Educational Technology program at the University of Northern Colorado, where she held a number of administrative posts, including Director of the Western Institute for Distance Education and Coordinator of Campus Instructional and Research Technologies, Academic Affairs.
Ellen’s Ph.D. in learning psychology comes from the University of Colorado – Boulder. Her M.S. and B.A. degrees were earned at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.