Paul R. Hagner
Educational Technology Consultant & Adjunct Professor
University of Hartford
Paul R. Hagner is the former Associate Program Director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (formally known as the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative.) Before joining ELI, he served as a senior advisor for technology planning and assessment at the University of Hartford. He received his PhD in Political Science (with a minor in Journalism) from Indiana University. He spent eighteen years on the faculty at Washington State University, where he served as chair of the Political Science department and received WSU's William F. Mullen Award for Teaching Excellence. He spent five years on the faculty at The University of Memphis, where he was also named departmental chair. In 2000, he was chosen to be a Fellow for the NLII, focusing on the area of faculty engagement and support. Hagner is the co-author of a textbook on political behavior and co-editor of a Jossey-Bass volume on the technological transformation in teaching and learning in higher education. He has written numerous articles on various aspects of the American political system, public opinion, and how higher education institutions must deal with the social and technological changes confronting them. He also has been a frequent guest on affiliate radio and television broadcasts serving as a political commentator. He is currently finishing a monograph on how to engage and support faculty in the use of new educational technologies.