Dr Ron Hannaford

Dr Ron Hannaford

Director of Digital Learning

Dr. Hannaford has served as the Director of Distance Learning: Program Development, at Fuller Theological Seminary from 2002 until 2009. During that time, he developed skilled, multi-functional, and multi-ethnic teams, numerous online subjects and pioneered an innovative online Master’s degree program, the first of its kind in theological education. This program reached global leaders, missionaries and pastors across 80 countries and continues to thrive in producing outstanding graduates and leaders impacting the world for the Kingdom.

In 2009 Dr. Hannaford was appointed to a new position at Biola University, and in this capacity served 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 a Master of Arts in Theology, a Masters and a Doctoral degree in Intercultural Studies which focused on online education, he brings expertise in various educational theories (Collaborative, Transformative, and Adult Learning Theories) from a cross-cultural perspective to effect holistic student transformation in the global context. 

In 2017 Dr. Hannaford returned to Australia to serve as the Director of Digital Learning at Alphacrucis College Sydney, New South Wales. He is delighted to have the opportunity to use the wisdom and experience gained abroad to serve students in this new context by developing and delivering high-quality, holistic, transformational, student-focused, cross-cultural online education.


Ph.D. ICS (Fuller Theological Seminary)
Dissertation Title "A Model of Online Education Effecting Holistic Student Formation Appropriate for Global Cross-Cultural Contexts". 2012

MA Theology (Fuller Theological Seminary) 2001

MA ICS (Fuller Theological Seminary) 2000

Current Research

Holistic Online Education

Dynamic, Transformative Learning through Cross-Cultural Education

Social Media in Education

Learning Sciences and Higher Education

Professional Memberships

Educause (since 2009)

Online Learning Consortium (since 2009)

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