Meet our team of higher education experts
Our Higher Education Strategists have extensive background in successful implementation of technology and learning initiatives, advocating for learning technology innovations that improve student success.
Find expert guidance focused on the campus-wide uses of IT for academic, administrative, research, and the business of education. Topics include:
Our Education Strategy teams are former educators and industry specialists that have extensive background in Higher Education. Our teams can work with you to strategize transformative technology.
With 15 years of consulting experience, Adam helps schools pursue digital and student-led learning transformation. He has presented at conferences such as ISTE, published articles on technology integration and has co-authored 2 books, “Teaching the iGeneration” and “Personalized Learning Through Voice and Choice”. Adam was a Florida elementary teacher and holds a BA in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Teaching and Learning (Technology emphasis), and a Certificate in Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University.
Adrienne Garber is a Dell Technologies Senior Higher Education Strategist, and has been improving teaching, learning and technology in higher education for the past 15 years. She has an extensive background in instructional design, faculty development, program assessment, and education technology project management. Most recently, Adrienne was the Associate Director of Instructional Design at Columbia University. Her interests include human computer interaction, learning analytics, and AI for personalized education. Before joining Columbia University, Adrienne contributed her research and development skills to innovative technology projects and grant-funded research at both Carnegie Mellon University’s Field Robotics Center and Language Technologies Institute. Adrienne earned her BS from Lehigh University, MS from Carnegie Mellon University and EdM from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently completing her EdD at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Jeffrey Lancaster is a Senior Higher Education Strategist who is passionate about technology and how it can enable new human experiences. Prior to joining Dell, Jeffrey consulted startups focused on technology education and the future of work, and he was Head of Product Development NA for a company whose mission was to educate Fortune 100 leaders about how to engage in digital transformation. Before his sojourn into the startup world, Jeffrey was the Emerging Technologies Coordinator at the Columbia University Libraries where he oversaw the Digital Science Center and supported the research, teaching, and learning needs of Science & Engineering faculty, students, and staff. Jeffrey earned undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Art History, and Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis; a M.Sc in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from Oxford University; and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University.
Katina Papulkas is an Education Strategist at Dell Technologies and is committed to serving students from K-20 across Canada. Katina is an experienced educator with a background in teaching, online learning, educational leadership, assessment, and educational technology. In her two-decade tenure in education she has been an elementary teacher and a central instructional leader where she designed and implemented system-wide initiatives around the effective integration of technology into the curriculum. Additionally, Katina served as an administrator of a middle school at the Toronto District School Board. Most recently, she was the Director of Educational Partnerships at Television Ontario (TVO) where she focused on the design and development of digital learning resources in a cross functional and agile environment. Katina holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Technology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Danielle Rourke is a Dell Technologies Senior Higher Education Strategist and brings extensive leadership and technology skills, having worked in a variety of disciplines and industries. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Danielle served as an Associate Director of Information Technology for the University of Colorado Boulder, where she championed new and innovative methods of utilizing technology to make education more accessible to under-served student populations. A technologist and analyst at heart, Danielle's true passion is helping broker technological solutions to help students, staff, and faculty across the globe engage more fully in the power of education. In addition to undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Business Quality Management, and Computer Operations, Danielle holds a Master's Degree in Information Technology from Capella University.
Chris Wessells is a Dell Technologies Senior Higher Education Strategist and brings extensive leadership skills as a former University CIO and more than 25 years’ experience working in higher education. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Chris served as CIO at the University of San Diego. His experience includes responsibility for all aspects of IT strategy, governance, services and support, enterprise applications, network and compute infrastructure, cloud, virtualization, instructional and online academic technologies, high performance research computing, business intelligence/analytics, mobile, portal, and emerging technologies. Chris has a reputation for collaborative decision-making and passion for building a strategic vison and environment of success with Information Technology, IT professionals and major technology initiatives in support of institutional goals. He holds an MS degree from Montana State University and BS degree from the University of California at Davis.
Dell Technologies Higher Education Strategist have extensive background in successful implementation of learning technology innovations for institutions of all sizes. Let Dell Technologies work with you to drive innovation and digital transformation at every level.