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Higher Ed’s Responsive Strategies To COVID Bring About Faculty Confidence and Optimism


Sep 22, 2020 01:28 PM

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Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D
Chief Executive Officer @Online Learning Consortium
Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D serves as the Chief Executive Officer at the Online Learning Consortium. In this role, she provides the strategic direction for the organization and supports the development of key projects and programs to support OLC members. Dr. Mathes has 25 years of experience in both public and private education where she has continuously supported digital learning initiatives. In addition, Dr. Mathes is the author of the ICDE Report Global Quality in Online, Open, Flexible and Technology Enhanced Education: An Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (2019) and co-editor of the OLC Quality Scorecard Handbook: Criteria for Excellence in Blended Learning Programs (2017). She continues to write and present on key topics in online, blended and digital learning.
Jeff Seaman, Ph.D.
Director @Bay View Analytics
Dr. Jeff Seaman is Director of Bay View Analytics (formerly the Babson Survey Research Group), which conducts regional, national, and international research projects, including survey design, sampling methodology, data integrity, statistical analyses, and reporting. Dr. Seaman also serves as the Director of Analytics for the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association. Dr. Seaman has worked in education information technology for over 20 years and has taught, served as a consultant and on numerous advisory boards including Apple, IBM, and Microsoft.
Ryan Tipton, DBA
Provost @University of the Southwest
Ryan Tipton is the provost at University of the Southwest. Prior to that, he founded an oil company and a consulting firm. He received a BBA in Marketing and an MBA in Management/Finance from the University of Texas - Permian Basin and then completed his Doctorate in Business Administration. Ryan occasionally does some consulting work in the energy sector. Founded in 1962, University of the Southwest (USW) is a private, four-year Christian university located in Hobbs, New Mexico. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees both on-campus and online, and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 'Top Online Education Programs' and 'Top Online Business Programs'.