Dr Don Olcott

Dr Don Olcott

Associate Consultant


  • +353-87-249 8791
  • dolcott@ulsystems.com


Dr. Don Olcott, Jr., FRSA, is President of HJ Associates, specialising in global open and distance learning, based in Romania. Professor of Leadership and ODL at the University of South Africa, he is also an adjunct instructor with Oldenburg University, Germany. Don is a Senior Fellow of the European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN). He is former President and Chairman of the Board of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). Dr. Olcott’s research speciality is leadership and open and distance learning. From 2014-2017, he was visiting Professor and Co-Director of the Digital Innovation Laboratory and Head of Virtual Campus at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is former (2011-2021) Professor of Educational Leadership and ODL with the University of Maryland Global Campus (USA).

Dr. Olcott is former Chief Executive of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) in the UK (2007-2011) He has consulted on major projects with the African Virtual University in Kenya; Microsoft (Indonesia); and Higher Colleges of Technology in UAE. He was 2013 recipient of the ICDE Individual Prize of Excellence for his contributions to global open and distance education.

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