L. Jason Parkhill joined Colby in June 2007 as Director of Academic Information Technology Services
. With the Academic ITS staff, he is responsible for managing the support and development infrastructure for the curricular and scholarly application of information technology, assisting faculty members in the evaluation and assessment of applications of information technology and their effectiveness in meeting educational objectives, identifying new and innovative technology applications, and exploring opportunities for collaboration with other institutions. He actively participates in the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges
(CLAC), is a representative to EDUCAUSE
, is a steering committee member of the Information Services Instruction Support
(ISIS) group, and was a 2006 Frye Leadership Institute Fellow (now the Leading Change Institute
). He has worked at private liberal arts colleges since 1997. Prior to Colby, he was the Senior Associate Director of ITS at Washington & Jefferson College where he oversaw establishment of an instructional technology center for faculty development, was involved in formation of the Pittsburgh Blackboard User's Group, and was co-creator of the Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon
. He earned a B.A. in history from the College of Wooster and anticipates earning a M.A. in Leadership Studies from the University of Southern Maine in May 2015.