Director of Digital Learning and Program Development
After having worked in various positions in Australia, Dr. Hannaford came to the USA in 1998 to undertake further study and professional development. He served as the Director of Distance Learning: Program Development at Fuller Theological Seminary from 2002 until 2009, and during that time pioneered an online Master’s degree which served students in 80 countries. In 2009 Dr. Hannaford was appointed to his position at Biola University, and in this capacity serves with senior leadership in assisting the university to fulfill its mission and vision to provide innovative digital education across the USA and around the world. With an MAT and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Intercultural Studies focused upon online education, he brings expertise in various educational theories (Collaborative Learning Theory, Transformative Learning Theory, Adult Learning Theory) from a cross-cultural perspective to effect holistic student transformation in the global context. Dr. Hannaford also serves as an Adjunct Professor for Doctoral and Masters level online courses for several academic institutions, and is a Solutions Consultant for Higher Education institutions.