28 May 2024
28 May 2024

Research Webinar on IT and EdTech Leaders in ATS Schools

  • Price: FREE


Designed for IT and EdTech personnel and senior leadership (CEOs, CAOs, CFOs, and COOs) at ATS member schools, this webinar will share findings from the ATS Leadership Study on IT/EdTech Leaders and discuss leadership implications and technology budgets for schools.

Other discussion points will include:

  • What are significant shifts in the IT and EdTech roles and what keeps these leaders awake at night?
  • How many IT/EdTech personnel are satisfied with their posts and what predicts if they might look for another job?




Julie Newton

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Julie Newton

Julie Newton serves as chief technologist for the CHANGE Initiative at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. In her role, she leads the development of IT and IT security shared service models for theological schools to create collaborative economies of scale. These shared services will allow in-house resources to focus more fully on their core mission and financial sustainability. Newton is an experienced technical strategic leader of information technology and cybersecurity operations, including serving for 20 years at two seminaries. She brings a diverse professional background beyond theological education with experience at start-ups, associations, a Fortune 500 global company, and as an advisory board member for SxSW EDU. She serves on the leadership committee of the Technology in Education Group for The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and is part of the FBI’s InfraGard National Members Alliance program. Newton was published in the ATS Report to the ATS Leadership Education Council Information Technology and Education Technology Research Synthesis and Insights. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and is certified as both an Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Cloud Security Professional.

Deborah H. C. Gin

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Deborah H. C. Gin

Deborah H. C. Gin joined the ATS staff in August 2014 as director of research and faculty development. In addition to launching the Association’s new research initiative and directing programs for faculty, she contributes to the ongoing dialogue about educational models that will have future viability and sustainability. Gin came to ATS from Azusa Pacific University, where she served as a senior faculty fellow in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and as associate professor of ministry at Azusa Pacific Seminary. She previously served as director of assessment analysis and education and as director of diversity studies at Azusa.

Gin's areas of research include pedagogy, higher education administration, multicultural education engagement, and diversity inclusivity. Prior to coming to ATS, she received a research grant to pursue Asian American faculty perspectives on the pursuit of administration in higher education and presented at an international conference on multicultural education in Seoul, Korea. Her articles have appeared in To Improve the Academy, Theological Education, and Multicultural Education Review. Chapters she has published include “Ruth: Identity and Leadership from Multivocal Spaces,” in Mirrored Reflections: Reframing Biblical Characters; “Loving My Neighbor,” in Strength to Be Holy; and “Asian American Ethnic/Racial Identity Development,” in Asian American Christianity: A Reader.

Gin is a regular blogger on leadership issues related to Asian American women, has been a frequent invited speaker on topics related to race, excellence, and inclusion, and is a member of the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ VALUE initiative Intercultural Competence rubric development team. She earned an MDiv from Haggard Graduate School of Theology, a master’s of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Southern California, and a PhD in higher education from Claremont Graduate University.



Webinar Contact
Monica Laughery

Date & Time
Tue, May 28, 2024 , 1:00 p.m. ET
Tue, May 28, 2024 , 2:00 p.m. ET


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