Lynne Herr, PhD, is a technology-focused professional development specialist and Google Certified Educator and Trainer. She also teaches graduate courses in technology leadership and skill development for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Dr. Herr served as K–12 school technology director in Waverly, Nebraska for ten years.
In 2011, Dr. Herr cofounded the Great Plains Google Summit. She also cofounded and led successful statewide technology boot camps for K–12 school administrators for five years. She has been awarded multiple state and federal grants to incorporate technology tools into content areas ranging from science to physical fitness. Dr. Herr has served as an invited reviewer for federal technology challenge grants, HP Technology for Teaching grants, International Society for Technology in Education professional development proposals, and Florida Educational Technology Conference proposals.
Dr. Herr is a member of the Nebraska Council of School Administrators and a 17-year board member (and former president) of the Nebraska Educational Technology Association, where she oversees regional contests to showcase model classroom technology projects, and she also chairs federal advocacy efforts on behalf of NETA members. She has served as elected co-chair of the Nebraska Educational Service Units Professional Development Organization.
Dr. Herr earned a BA in English from Nebraska Wesleyan University, an MA in English (business and technical communication) from Iowa State University, and a PhD in teaching and learning (instructional technology) from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is coauthor of The Unified Learning Model: How Motivational, Cognitive and Neurobiological Sciences Inform Best Teaching Practice (2010).