Lawrence Ragan, Ph.D.
Director of Faculty Development
Penn State University’s World Campus
Lawrence Ragan is Director of Faculty Development for Penn State’s World Campus. Dr. Ragan is responsible for directing the design and development of systems and services to meet the professional training needs of the online and blended educator. Dr. Ragan has taught in the online classroom for over 10 years and has experience with integrating a wide range of electronic media technologies into the instructional process in order to create dynamic, student-centered learning systems. He is a frequent workshop coordinator and has presented internationally on the topics of instructional design, multimedia development, faculty development issues, and instructional design for distance education. Dr. Ragan has also served as co-director of the EDUCAUSE Institute’s Learning Technology Leadership Program and the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL), a joint Penn State World Campus and Sloan-C program.