About the Authors

Bridging the Gap: Leadership, Technology, 
and Organizational Change for University Deans 
and Chairpersons

Edited by Michael J. Johnson, Donald E. Hanna, and Don Olcott, Jr.


Michael J. Johnson currently serves as Associate Professor of Educational Administration at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has authored numerous articles on the use and impact of technology on education working for a number of foundations and professional organizations. In the last few years he has developed online mediated advanced degree programs at two universities and several educational technology institutes for university administrators in the western states. Prior to returning to higher education, he served as Director of Strategic Initiatives, Western Region Higher Education, for Apple Computer in the 14 western states. Contact information: Michael Johnson, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508.

Donald E. Hanna is Professor of Educational Communications, University of Wisconsin-Extension. He has been an administrator and a faculty member at four U.S. land-grant universities and was the recipient of a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship. Dr. Hanna served as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Extension (1993-1997) and previously was Director of Continuing Education and Public Service (1983-87) and Associate Vice-Provost for Extended University Services (1987-1993) at Washington State University and Professor of Adult and Continuing Education. An author of numerous articles, chapters, and books. Hanna received, with co-author and editor Colin Latchem, the 2001 UCEA Wedemeyer Award for the best book in the field of distance learning for Leadership for 21st Century Learning. Contact information: Donald E. Hanna, Professor of Educational Communications, University of Wisconsin-Extension, 432 Lake Street, Room 213, Madison, WI 53706.

Don Olcott, Jr. is the Executive Director, Division of Extended Programs, at Western Oregon University. Dr. Olcott is also President of Harmony James Associates, specializing in higher education and distance learning planning, development, and evaluation consulting. Don was the 2000 University Continuing Education Associationís (UCEA) Gayle B. Childs award recipient for exemplary long-term leadership, scholarship, and applied contributions to the field of continuing and distance learning. Dr. Olcott received the 1998 Charles Wedemeyer Outstanding Distance Learning Practitioner in North America award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The American Center for the Study of Distance Education. Contact information: Don Olcott, Jr., Executive Director, Division of Extended Programs, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR 97361.