Randy Hansen, Ed.D., is an educator with more than two decades of experience teaching and leading educational initiatives. He began his career teaching English for speakers of other languages to K-6 students. His previous experience includes roles as a district technology coordinator, faculty of the Maryland Technology Academy, teaching at Johns Hopkins University and Discovery Education. In 2007, Randy became assistant professor and program director at National Louis University.
Dr. Hansen is acting Vice Dean, Department of Education, University of Maryland Global Campus, leading the Department of Education’s academic programs and faculty. In 2015 Dr. Hansen was selected as a Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers. In 2016, the International Society for Technology in Education awarded him a 2016 Making IT Happen award. In 2018, Dr. Hansen received a UMUC Presidential Award in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments to the university. Currently, Dr. Hansen servers on the International Society for Technology in Education Board of Directors as Treasurer.