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Gerard L. Hanley PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: California State University Long Beach
Location: Seal Beach, California, United States

Gerard L. Hanley PhD, Professor Emeritus at California State University Long Beach, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

Dr. Hanley is a distinguished professional who has served California State University Long Beach in numerous positions since 1993. He began his career as an assistant professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University between 1983 and 1984. In 1989, he worked at Rockwell International as the program manager in the Space Transportation Systems department until 1998. He also contributed his expertise to The Boeing Company as a program designer and consultant between 1998 and 2009. In addition to his current work, he has provided specialized knowledge to Partner in Publishing as the chief academic officer since 2021.

Dr. Hanley excelled at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, at which he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1978. As an undergraduate in psychology doing his research, Dr. Hanley realized that he wanted to continue in a university setting where he could help influence the lives of students as an educator. With that intention, he obtained a Master of Science in experimental psychology in 1981, subsequently garnering his PhD in experimental psychology in 1984.

Dr. Hanley participates as a member of several organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium, the United States Distance Learning Association, the National Collaborative for Digital Equity, Gooru, and Course Networking World. He has been recognized as a fellow of the Online Learning Consortium. He has additionally been acknowledged by many outlets, such as the United States Distance Learning Association, Online Learning Consortium, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, and the eLearning eHealth for Africa Conference.

Driven by a commitment to advancing his open educational strategies, Dr. Hanley is resolute in his pursuit of collaborating with diverse groups globally. His objective is to create substantial opportunities in regions where individuals possess talents yet have been deprived of the growth opportunities they deserve. When he is not working, he dedicates his time and attention to alpine skiing, hiking, traveling, playing squash, and performing in theater productions, most recently as Herr Drosselmeier in the Southern California Dance Theater’s “The Nutcracker.”

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