Eric Stoller – bio

Eric Stoller - GeckoEngage

Eric Stoller is the VP of Digital Strategy at GeckoEngage – the leading provider of higher education chatbots.

Providing thought leadership, strategy, and practical expertise within the intersection of teaching, learning, and student success, Eric’s work is focused on how conversational technologies can provide around-the-clock support to enhance the student experience.

With a background in student affairs, academic advising, first year experience, digital identity, wellness, orientation, technology, and communications, Eric is a leading expert in how technology can be used for student engagement, recruitment, retention, and well-being.

He is a keen proponent for teaching students, staff, and faculty about digital identity development and is especially interested in the interplay between organizational culture and the adoption of new technologies for enhancing the student experience.

Over the past 17 years, Eric has worked with: AACOM, AACRAO, ACPA, ACUHO-I, ACUI, Adobe, AFA, AFLV, AMOSSHE, ANZSSA, Blackboard, Boise State University, Boston University, Capita, CASE, Chapman University, CUNY, Duke University, EDUCAUSE, Handshake, ICBA, Jisc, King’s College London, LinkedIn, Loyola Marymount University, Meltwater, NACA, NACADA, NACAS, NACS, NAFSA, NASPA, NODA, Oklahoma State University, Oxford University, Pearson, Princeton University, Salesforce, SAP, SCUP, Sodexo, Symplicity, SUNY, TACUSPA, UCAS, University of Delaware, University of Glasgow, The University of Texas (Austin and San Antonio), University of Manchester, The University of Memphis, and the University of Miami as well as additional institutions/organizations from the UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, and New Zealand.

From 2010 to 2019, Eric ran a successful higher education consultancy and was also the Student Affairs and Technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed, where he provided insight and commentary about higher ed technology.

Eric is a former Academic Advisor and Web Coordinator for the College of Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. He served previously as a Marketing Specialist for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He received an AA from Indian Hills Community College, a BA in Communications/Public Relations from the University of Northern Iowa, and an Ed.M. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Eric can be found online at http://ericstoller.com and tweeting at http://twitter.com/ericstoller. [ Email Eric ]

A list of organizations and institutions – Consulting / Speaking Engagements