Ed Finn

Ed Finn

Ed Finn, Ed.D. Executive Director ed.finn@valpo.edu 219.464.6173 Kretzmann Hall, Room 125


  • Ed.D. 2017 – Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
    Organizational Leadership
  • M.S.Ed. 2009 – Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
    Adult Education
  • B.S. 2005 – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    Labor Studies, Minor – History


Ed has over 15 years of higher education experience in academic technologies, teaching, and assessment. Previously Ed worked with the Lake Forest Library as their Director of Operations and as the Liaison for Technology in Teaching and Learning at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). In his role at ACM, he facilitated conversations with faculty, staff, and administration on best practices around technology in teaching and learning, as well as administering grant funds provided by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Ed’s research interests focus on faculty perceptions of learning technologies, specifically Learning Management Systems (LMS). His dissertation focused on faculty perceptions of leaders during an LMS transition. Ed is currently working with faculty, staff and the Provost’s office to identify new technologies that enhance teaching and learning.

Committees: Assessment & Accreditation (ex-officio), Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching (advisory), and Scholarly Communication (member)

Strategic Planning Working Groups: Valpo Education in the World (Co-Owner), Reimagined Education (member), and Student-Centered Campus (member)

Teaching: Instructional Design, Department of Computing and Information Sciences and Community, Culture, and Change Leadership, College of Arts and Sciences

Professional Memberships: International Leadership Association, EDUCUASE, American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, Quality Matters


Finn III, E. (2023). Artificial intelligence in context. The Evolllution. March 23

Finn III, E., & Feldhaus, C. (2021). Perception in leading change: The role of academic leaders as change agents. Journal of Technology Studies, Vol. XLVII, Number 1, pp. 24-36

Finn III, E. (2018). Just in time education: Student expectations in a digital world. The Evolllution. August 30

Finn III, E. (2018). It’s not “us vs. them”: Tapping the power of diverse approaches to instruction. EDUCAUSEREVIEW: Transforming Higher Ed Blog. February 14

Finn III, E. (2017). Faculty perceptions of the transition of a learning management system through the lens of organizational change: A case study. Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing (Open Access), 2017. 10745326


Finn III, E. (2022). Modernizing in a Time of Uncertainty. Internet Librarian Conference. Monterey, CA

Finn III, E. (2018). Leading Change in Educational Technologies: Creating lasting relationships. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference: Adult Education in an Era of Accelerated Technological Innovation. Myrtle Beach, SC

Finn III, E. (2018). Leading educational technology change through faculty development: Creating lasting relationships. Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts. Bryn Mawr, PA