About the Authors
the Gap: Leadership, Technology,
and Organizational Change for
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.