Jack M. Wilson, Ph.D., President Emeritus The University of Massachusetts and
            Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Innovation, The University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Dr. Wilson has served as a Professor and an administrator in research universities for most of his 40 year long career.   He has also founded and led a private sector company.  

         President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Innovation, University of Massachusetts, 2011-

         President (interim) Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate 2011-2012

         President, Univ. of Massachusetts 2003-2011

         Dean of Engineering (interim) 2012-2013

         Founding Chair of the Mass Green High Performance Computing Center 2009-2011.

         CEO, UMassOnline and Vice President, Univ. of Massachusetts 2001-2003

         2003 J Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor of Physics, Engineering Science, Information Technology and Management as well as other titles (Professor, Dean, interim Provost, Research Center Director, etc.) at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1990-2001.

         Chairman of the Board of the ILINC Corporation 1993-2000. President 1993-95, One of three founders.
Eventually a $500 million educational software company.

         Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers 1982-1990

         Professor of Physics, University of Maryland 1984-1990

 

 He is currently serving as the Chair of the U.S. Department of Education FIPSE Advisory Board, The Board Chair of the National Center for Academic Transformation, and a member of the Advanced Cyber-Security Center Board. He served as the Chair of New England Defense Technology Initiative, The Higher Educational National Security Advisory Board to the FBI, CIA, and Homeland Security, and was an appointed voting delegate of Massachusetts to the Education Commission of the States.  His work in creating new learning environments enabled by advances in computing, communications, and cognition has been recognized by awards such as the Theodore Hesburgh Award, the Pew Charitable Trust Prize, the Boeing Prize, an Outstanding Civilian Service Medal by the United States Army for service to the Army Education program, and as a Fellow of American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers.   He also chaired the Online Learning Commission for the Presidents of the American Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) which did a study of the online learning strategies of the public research universities in partnership with the Sloan Foundation.  He Chaired the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity of the Presidents of the American Public and Land Grant Universities.