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Carroll A. Londoner, PhD

Carroll A. Londoner, PhD

Hall of Fame Class of 2006

Carroll A. Londoner, PhD, has made significant contributions to the field of adult education through his leadership in the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), formerly Adult Education, USA, and in many national board and state leadership roles. 

Londoner provided key leadership with the establishment of the Adult and Continuing Education program at the University of Nebraska in 1968, as well as established chair leadership for the Adult and Human Resource Development program at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1972-2003. During his tenure in Virginia, Londoner served on the board of directors of the Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education as historian, higher education chair and legislative chair.

He served as president of the Nebraska Adult Education Association, and as AAACE president from 1987-88. He represented the United States and AAACE at international conferences in Hungary, Poland, Sweden and Finland. During his presidency, the association’s in-house magazine, Adult Learning, was initiated, which has made a major contribution to practitioners in the field.

Londoner was the principal investigator of nearly $10 million in federal and state grants in adult and workplace literacy in 1991-2002, with major programmatic, as well as staff and student impact, on the state of Virginia and the surrounding region.

In 2003, Londoner was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Suriname, South America, where he conducted workshops and seminars on curriculum and faculty development and the future role of adult education in higher education worldwide to the Anton De Kom University in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State. 

Londoner served as a consultant to the Office of Adult Education, Virginia Department of Education, and Commonwealth of Virginia for 32 years. He conducted staff development training, program planning, needs assessment and evaluation studies to members of the organization. 

Londoner is known for his early contributions to the areas of educational gerontology, adult learning, and human resource development, with emphases on organizational development, organizational change, and consulting in adult education. He is also recognized for his recent contribution to the Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education regarding the use of digital mediated technology.