Leader in Innovative Technology to Speak at Willamette University

Dr. Howard Strauss, Princeton University, will discuss "The Future of Teaching and Learning Technologies" Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room of the Hatfield Library at Willamette University. The lecture is free and public is invited.

In his lecture, Strauss will examine how the evolution of a few critical technologies like biometrics, global positioning systems, and real mobile computing has the potential to change the way teaching and learning is done is the near future. Strauss will also present some challenging ideas of what the future of colleges, classes and courses--if they still exist--might be.

Strauss is known as a thoughtful and innovative technology analyst. He is currently manager of Technology Outreach at Princeton, where he is involved with making strategic decisions about the use of technology on campus.

Because of his knowledge of emerging technologies, Strauss is a popular lecturer world-wide and a consultant for many major companies. Prior to his post at Princeton, Strauss worked for the Johnson Space Center at NASA and Bell Laboratories. He was also a founding member of Election Watch, a public advocate group for integrity in electronic elections.