Stephen Harmon


Professor, School of Industrial Design
Associate Dean of Research, Georgia Tech Professional Education
Director of Education Innovation, Center for 21st Century Universities



Stephen Harmon serves as associate dean of research at Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), director of educational innovation at the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), and as a professor at the Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design. At GTPE and C21U, he leads the invention, prototyping, and validation efforts associated with educational innovation and with managing facilities available to all Georgia Tech researchers and faculty members.

Harmon’s research centers on educational uses of emerging technologies and has, for the last few years, focused on eLearning, particularly with respect to synchronous, online learning environments. He is a past president of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology. 

He has more than 120 professional publications and presentations and was the 2011 recipient of Georgia State University’s Innovative Instruction Award. He was the spring 2016 commencement speaker at Georgia Southern University.

Education

  • 1992, Doctor of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • 1988, Master of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • 1884, Bachelor of Arts, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Recent Experience

  • July 2016 – present, Professor, School of Industrial Design, College of Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • July 2016 – present, Associate Dean of Research, Georgia Tech Professional Education
  • July 2016 – present, Director of Education Innovation, The Center for 21st Century Universities, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • March 2013 – June 2016, Professor of Learning Technologies, College of Education & Human Development, Georgia State University
  • July 2013 – present, Chair, Learning Technologies Division, College of Education & Human Development, Georgia State University