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Robert Templin

Adjunct Professor of the Practice


Dr. Robert Templin serves on the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program as a senior fellow and is assisting the NC State University College of Education by serving as a community college executive in residence at NC State. Previously, he led Northern Virginia Community College, the second largest in the nation, for 12 years.

Dr. Templin has served as president of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, and president of Thomas Nelson Community College. Dr. Templin is the author of Virginia’s workforce development plan and a strategic plan to transform Virginia into a leading technology state.

He has received numerous local and national awards and recognition for his leadership in technology. Dr. Templin earned his associate’s degree from Harford Community College, his bachelor’s degree from Towson State University, his master’s degree from Georgetown University, and his doctor of education degree from North Carolina State University.