Myk (Mike) Garn, Ph.D. brings over 25 years experience leading college and system redesign and strategic planning. 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.

Dr. Garn is a committed change-agent focusing on student-driven learning, competency-based advancement-by-mastery; online accessibility and other suitably disruptive innovations.

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.