Myk Garn, PhD (AKA the ‘edugogue”) brings over 25 years experience developing, deploying and leading college and state system strategic, organizational and instructional operations models. His current emphasis is on scenario-based planning for competency-based, student-driven, advancement-by-mastery models. His specializes in strategic planning, affordability, emerging trends, disruptive innovation, quality standards, governance, fast failure/learning from worst practices and accessibility of Internet-based instruction and services for learners with disabilities.
Most recently Dr. Garn served as Vice President for Academic Strategies for StraighterLine where he was in charge of building and deepening relationships with SL’s academic partners. Previously he directed the Educational Technology Cooperative at the Southern Regional Education Board, was Executive Director of the Kentucky Virtual Campus and Associate Vice President for eLearning at the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education. Prior to that he was Director of Distance Education Policy and Planning for the University System of Georgia and Executive Director of the Instructional Technology Development Center at Lamar University/Orange in Texas.
As the Director of the Educational Technology Cooperative a consortium of state- level K-12 and postsecondary public educational technology leaders from the 16 Southeastern states. During his tenure at SREB Dr. Garn was Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation project researching student-directed search models for the National STEM Digital Library, developed the SREB/iNACOL National Online Teacher of the Year program as well as leading and keynoting numerous symposia, conferences and workshop on the use of technology to increase student performance and affordability of education.
Dr. Garn holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Evaluation from the University of Kentucky, a Masters of Arts in Educational System Design from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooks Institute of Photography.