Gerard (Gerry) Hanley


Gerard L. Hanley, Ph.D. is the Senior Director for Academic Technology Services for the California State University(CSU), Office of the Chancellorand the Executive Director of the CSU’s MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching).

At the CSU, Gerry oversees the development and implementation of systemwide academic technologies, digital library systems and resources and accessible technology initiativessupporting CSU’s 23 campuses serving about 430,000 students.

At MERLOT, he directs the development and sustainability of MERLOT’s innovative open education resources, services and consortium of higher education institutions, professional societies, corporations and other digital libraries.

He is also the Director of the Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility (CUDA) at CSU, Long Beach. Previously held positions at CSU, Long Beach include Professor of Psychology, Director of Faculty Development and Director of Strategic Planning.