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Bryan Alexander

Independent Analyst and Consultant

Bryan Alexander is a futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997. He is currently a senior scholar at Georgetown University and  teaches graduate seminars in their Learning, Design, and Technology program.

From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies.  With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow.  Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda.

In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC.  Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad.  Bryan also speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed.  He has been interviewed by and featured in the Washington PostMSNBC,  US News and World ReportNational Public Radiothe Chronicle of Higher Educationthe National Association of College and University Business OfficersPew ResearchCampus Technology, and the Connected Learning Alliance.

He recently finished Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education for Johns Hopkins University Press (January 2020).  His two most recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling (second edition) .