Dr. Jolly T. Holden | Biography
Dr. Jolly T. Holden is an e-learning consultant and Associate with the Enliten Management Group. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty to the American InterContinental University Online Master’s of Education degree program in Instructional Technology. Previously, he held positions as the Senior Projects Manager for Training and Development, StarBand Communications Inc., Chief Learning Strategist at Spacenet Inc. and GE Spacenet, and was the Executive Marketing Manager for Distance Learning at AT&T Tridom. Upon receiving his Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California in 1984, he became Chief of the Evaluation and Technology Branch and Graduate Education Program Manager for the Air Force Institute of Technology until his retirement from the Air Force. For the past 12 years, he has been actively involved in researching and promoting distance learning throughout the federal government and corporate community. He is widely recognized as one of the industry leaders in developing the distance learning market for the federal government, where he co-founded the Federal Government Distance Learning Association. He is currently on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). He is also an Industry Fellow to Ball State University’s Center for Information and Computer Sciences and on the Board of Trustees for the Webb Foundation. Additionally, he serves on the board of The Education Coalition and the Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) and prior served on the Board of Advisors for Education Everyone, the TeleCon Advisory Board, and the Georgia Distance Learning Association Board of Advisors. During the past 10 years, Dr. Holden has keynoted several distance learning conferences, conducted workshops on distance learning, and chaired numerous learning and technology tracks at prominent education and training conferences. He has been listed in the Who’s Who in Teleconferencing since 1996 and was the 2001 inductee into the USDLA Hall of Fame and the FGDLA Hall of Fame.