Members from Gerry’s institution
Materials from Gerry’s discipline
Members in Gerry’s discipline

Virtual Speakers Bureau


    member 05/2021 – Current
  • Pandemic Professors
    Tutor 01/2021 – Current
  • Teach Access
    Advocate 04/2019 – Current

Education History

  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology (08/1984)
    State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • MA, Experimental Psychology (05/1981)
    State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • BA, Psychology (05/1978)
    State University of New York at Stony Brook


  • Alekseev, K., Hanley, G., Kiyasov, N., Platonov, V.. (2018). Virtual Practices, Virtual Laboratories, and Virtual Internship Experience in Engineering Training, (Chapter 33). in Handbook of Research on Engineering Education in a Global Context (2 Volumes),. IGI Global, Hersey PA, USA.
  • Hanley, G, L.. (2015). MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services. in MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. Taylor & Francis/Routledge, NY NY..
  • Carey, T. & Hanley, GL. (2008). Extending the impact of Open Education Resources through alignment with pedagogical content knowledge and institutional strategy: Lessons learned from the MERLOT community experience. in Opening up education: The collective advancement of education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge. MIT University Press.

Teaching Experience

  • Cognitive Psychology, Critical Thinking, Statistics, Research Methods, Behavior Theory and Learning, Human Factors (Current)
    • California State University, Long Beach – Psychology


  • English
    • Speaking level: Superior
    • Reading level: Superior
  • French
    • Speaking level: Beginner
    • Reading level: Beginner

Honors & Awards

  • 2020 Hall of Fame Inductee by the United States Distance Learning Association (07/2020)
    In recognition for the many years leading open education innovations worldwide and
  • Frank Mayadas Leadership Award in Online Education (11/2015)
    for extraordinary leadership of transformative initiatives that connect all aspects of online education, and for persistent dedication to delivering and sharing positive impact through collaborative achievement. (Online Learning Consortium award).
  • DET/CHE 2014 Outstanding Instructional Technology Web Site for the CSU California Open Online Library for Education (12/2014)


  • Director, Center for Usability In Design and Accessibility (CUDA) (07/1996 – Current) California State University, Long Beach
  • Executive Director (06/2014 – Current) SkillsCommons
  • Professor of Psychology (09/1984 – Current) Dept of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach