Dr. Megan Workmon Larsen oversees Learning Experience Design for Enterprise Technology, identifying and defining areas for exploration, researching current practices in emerging and creative technology, and using data to translate findings to support unprecedented learning experiences for the ASU community. Current projects include researching experimental environment design to activate learning and instruction via the EXCL Lab, investigating XR and AI tools for creative and reflective practice, scaling inclusive technology services alongside workforce development for students, and working on skills ecosystem/credential competency frameworks.
Prior to this role, she was the Director of Student Engagement and Creative Career Services at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive arts and design college in the nation. As a researcher, she is interested in how learning moments foster a sense of belonging, how individuals utilize inspiration and curiosity as a way to activate motivation/connection, and how collaboration across disciplines creates sustainable change. Crossing the disciplines of education, creativity, emerging technology, and information science, her research areas of interest incorporate aspects of risk, failure, creativity, engagement, higher education, positive psychology, human-centered design, creative/arts-based methodology, information mediation, and persistence/resiliency. She also sings a mean karaoke.
Megan received her Bachelor of Music from The Boston Conservatory, Master of Education from the University of Southern California, half of a Masters of Library and Information Science before she went another direction, and a Doctorate of Education and Innovation from Arizona State University.
Doctorate of Education Leadership and Innovation, Arizona State University
Master of Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs, University of Southern California