Doug Lynch



Doug is a professor at USC and has been a leading thinker in both education entrepreneurship and corporate learning for thirty years. At USC Doug teaches executives economics and innovation and is managing director of an education technology focused incubator. Prior to joining USC, Doug was Vice Dean at Penn where he launched nine degrees. At NYU, he was an early adopter of e-learning and, in the mid-90’s, testified before Congress and the UN on the subject. He was selected by the SEC to design WorldCom’s ethics training after the crises and was brought in by FDNY after 9/11 to redesign their training. Active in educational entrepreneurship, Doug created the Penn GSE-Milken Education Business Plan Competition and a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania and Teach for America to support the corps members serving in Philadelphia. He also helped start Genesis Academy, at ASU, one of the first charter schools in the country. Doug has published a number of works on both education innovation and work-based learning and has sat on presidential and gubernatorial boards. Most recently, he was chair of ASTD’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. Doug has won several awards including a US Presidential Award for Innovation from the Department of Commerce.