Ronald J. Aust

Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-3466
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room #408


Ron Aust holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he focused Educational Technology. His research and teaching at the University of Kansas focuses on the design of technology-rich learning environments and internationalizing education with technology. Dr. Aust has extensive experience in leading software development for e-learning and other educational application using the Internet. While at KU, he has served as principle or co-investigator for over $16 million in funded research and development projects. He coordinated development of the UNITE distributed database system which established the Explorer collection in 1993 as one of the first educational libraries on the Internet. He has subsequently directed several national and international efforts that apply technology to advance learning with diverse populations. His current interest is in the design and development of systems used to create, organize and manage educational content and online learning in international settings.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Education, University of Washington, 1984
  • M.S., Education, Western Washington University, 1979
  • B.S., Education, Western Washington University, 1975

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