With a career that spans the intersection of technology and learning, Chad has managed, led and explored how information technology and digital media can best support the creation and sharing of knowledge and ideas in education, industry and across virtual, mobile and physical contexts.
Since late 2010, Chad has worked at Blackboard as a solution director and strategist. At present, he is a Principal Strategist within Strategy & Transformation Services who specializes in the areas of technology leadership, strategy, operations planning; and change management across digital learning, online/hybrid education, student experience, technology ecosystems, learning spaces, infrastructure, and BYOD/mobile. He has worked with clients such as IBM, SkillsCommons (California State University System), National Defense University, George Mason University, Gallaudet University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ivy Tech Community College, the University of California System, Cardiff University (UK), Dartmouth College, Vancouver Public Schools (Vancouver, WA) and the Clark County School District (Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas).
In addition to his work with Blackboard, Chad serves as an advisor to Lingk, a higher education-focused data integration cloud services provider.
Prior to Blackboard, Chad served in a number of leadership capacities at the University of Chicago (1992-2010) including as its Assistant CIO, Executive Director for Campus & Academic Services, and Senior Director for Academic Technologies; participated in HLC and LCME accreditation self-study and National Library of Medicine/IAIMS grant efforts; and was a member of a number of institutional strategic, planning and advisory activities that included university capital projects in Chicago and expansion efforts in Paris and Beijing. He was co-director and co-PI of the Bamboo Planning Project (2008-2010, project no longer active), a Mellon-funded joint global humanities cyber-infrastructure effort with the University of California Berkeley; worked with DEGW (now AECOM Strategy Plus) as an academic computing and learning technology consultant for clients such as The British Library, University at Buffalo (SUNY), University of Virginia, North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill and Robert Gordon University (Scotland); was a member of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (1999-2007), serving as its vice-chair for four years; and led the external review of the Center for Instructional Technology of Duke University (2005).
He participated in Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), EDUCAUSE, Big-10/Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Ivy Plus (Ivy League plus Chicago, Stanford, MIT, and Duke), National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), and the Sakai Foundation; and served on the international advisory board of the Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure project (CLARIN) of the European Union. Finally, he has presented on academic computing and learning technology issues at meetings and conferences of the Common Solutions Group, ACM-SIGUCCS, Seminars on Academic Computing, Internet2, CIC, SLATE, Uninett, TERENA, CNI, Association of Research Libraries, American Library Association, and EDUCAUSE.