Douglas Lynch

Professor USC | Ed Tech Start Ups

Douglas Lynch

Professor USC | Ed Tech Start Ups

Biography

Doug is faculty at USC where he exclusively teaches executive level doctoral students and runs an incubator for Ed Tech Start Ups. Doug has been a leading thinker in corporate learning for twenty years. While at Penn, Doug launched a master’s degree at Penn in medical education for physicians and the PennCLO program. At New York University, he was an early adopter of e-learning, served as a founding member of Sloan-C and testified before Congress and the UN on e-learning in the mid-90’s.  Doug is active in educational entrepreneurship. He created the country’s largest business plan competition and co-founded one of the first charter schools in the country.

A frequent speaker at conferences around the world, Doug has published extensively on both education innovation and work-based learning and has sat on presidential and gubernatorial boards. Most recently Doug was the chair of ATD’s public policy forum, the board of visitors for the Central Intelligence Agency, Delaware’s gubernatorial innovation advisory committee, and chaired the US delegation to the International Standards Organization setting global standards for corporate learning.

He has won several awards including the APX award for best program, an HR Executive Top 10 award and a U.S. Presidential award in innovation from the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was brought in by FDNY after 9/11 and by the SEC to design and deliver ethics training to WorldCom.

Doug holds a PH.D. and an M.PHIL. in Economics and Education from Columbia University. Doug also did doctoral work in evaluation at Arizona State University, where he also received his B.A. in Economics. In addition, Doug has an M.B.A. in International Finance from New York University.  In 2012 Harvard’s NEXT Magazine named Doug one of the country’s most important education researchers.