Ellen is the Senior Director of Worldwide E-Learning Solutions with Adobe Systems, Inc. where she helps sets the strategic direction for e-learning for the company’s worldwide vertical solutions businesses. She is the former Senior Director of Worldwide Education Solutions at Macromedia, Inc. Prior to that she was Chief Learning Officer for Viviance AG new education, and was Chief Learning Officer and Vice President of Consulting Services with Informania, Inc. Dr. Wagner’s prior career as a tenured university professor and administrator featured positions as Associate Professor and Chair of the Educational Technology Program, Academic Affairs Coordinator of Instructional and Research Technologies and Director of Western Institute for Distance Education at the University of Northern Colorado. She was also Visiting Scholar and Project Director at the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunication, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.
Wagner’s work has featured technology-based learning and performance improvement designs and implementations in numerous industries, including public education, corporate education and training, information technology, finance, telecommunications, medical, and banking. She has worked with government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ellen has designed and managed organization-wide reengineering, change management, and training programs for organizations including the New York Stock Exchange, the Canadian Securities Institute, Wells Fargo Bank, US Bank Corporation, Dell Computer, Hewlett Packard, the Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry, Norsk Hydro, the Western Governors University, Kaiser Permanente, Novell, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, 3Com, Volkswagen, US WEST (now Quest Communications), Nortel, and AT&T.
She has published over 80 articles and book chapters, monographs and a book on topics dealing with learning and instructional design, including e-learning in a variety of forms: mobile learning, blended learning, distance learning distributed learning and workflow learning. Her recent work explores experience design for learning. She has delivered hundreds of juried and invited presentations at international, national and regional conferences. Her most recent article, Disconnected: What Learning professional need to know about mobile learning, appeared in the December 2005 issue of Training and Development magazine. Enabling Mobile Learning, appears in the May/June, 2005 issue of the EDUCAUSE Review.
Ellen serves as a member of Executive Council of WCET, the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Texas System TeleCampus and the Higher Education Advisory Board of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). Her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology was earned at the University of Colorado, Boulder; her MS and BA degrees were earned at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.