Joe Way, PhD, CTS

Executive Director, Digital Spaces UCLA

Dr. Josiah Way is the Executive Director of Digital Spaces at the University of California, Los Angeles and 2019 AV Professional of the Year. Joe is a highly sought keynote speaker, ed tech thought leader, and writer, known for designing the technology standard for hybrid instruction. Joe serves as the Cofounder and Chair of HETMA, the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance, and Editor-in-Chief of Higher Ed AV Media. He is the author of the bestselling book, Producing Worship, and monthly Business of AV column, as well as serving on multiple audiovisual-industry and higher education advisory boards. Joe has over 30 years’ experience in education, technical production and the arts, and organizational leadership and management. Joe’s current research is in integrating augmented reality, blockchain, and the metaverse into learning space design for improved equity, accessibility, and sustainability. Over his career, Dr. Way has received diverse awards in the areas of education, the arts, and business.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) 2015-2018
Bachelor's Degree 1991-1995
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Recent Posts


Digital Signage Investments in Schools Help Inform On-Campus Happenings, Such as Notification of an Active Shooter 

Joe Way - September 1, 2023

Gone are the days when digital signage investments on college campuses was merely a rotating carousel of event announcements and cafeteria menus. Today, thanks to advances in technology and data analytics, these screens are transforming into interactive hubs that offer customized experiences, wayfinding, and even safety information.

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