Ellen Wagner is Partner and Senior Analyst for Sage Road Solutions, LLC. She is responsible for learning industry intelligence, briefings, enablement and executive solutions and services. She represents the interests of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education as the Chief Research and Strategy Officer for the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework. She formerly served as the Executive Director of WICHE's Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET).
Ellen is the former senior director of worldwide eLearning, Adobe Systems, Inc. and before that was senior director of worldwide education solutions for Macromedia, Inc. Prior to working in software solutions marketing and product development, Ellen was chief learning officer and director of education for Viviance new education, a Swiss-based elearning company with offices in 10 North American and European countries. She was chief learning officer and VP of consulting services for Informania, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Viviance.
Before joining the private sector, Ellen was a tenured professor and chair of the educational technology program at the University of Northern Colorado, and held a number of administrative posts, including Director of the Western Institute for Distance Education and Coordinator of Campus Instructional and Research Technologies, Academic Affairs. She was Visiting Scholar and Project Director with the WCET, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Her Ph.D. in learning psychology comes from the University of Colorado - Boulder. Her M.S. and B.A. degrees were earned at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.