MBA Online Faculty
Dr. Casey Abington
"It is a good feeling knowing that I can make a difference by providing students with tools that will help make them more knowledgeable and productive citizens."
Dr. Benjamin Blackford
"I wanted to provide students the same opportunities the professors I had provided me, as well as share my experiences so others could also benefit from my experiences."
Dr. Tolina Fufa
"Teaching is learning! It's my preferred career."
Dr. Douglas Hawley
Associate Professor and Director
"Truly take advantage of your courses. Try to learn as much as you can along the way."
Dr. Claudia Hernández Gonzalez
"I teach because I want to help shape the new generations, and I am a firm believer that education can make the change."
Dr. Chi Lo Lim
"I expect students to polish their critical thinking and apply knowledge gained in MBA courses."
Dr. Stephen Ludwig
"I enjoy interacting with students and seeing them gain confidence in their decision-making ability."
Dr. Renee Oyotode-Adebile
Assistant Professor of Finance
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity. Make sure that you set up a scheduled time to study."
Dr. Adrienne A. Reynolds
"Stay organized! You are balancing a lot of learning, very fast, with everything else you do each day."
Dr. Tiebing Shi
"The instructor's role is to be an administrator and facilitator for student learning; to provide a semi-structured situation, to build bridges and linkages from other courses, from case to case, and to add perspectives by Socratic questioning."
Dr. Deborah Toomey
"Working with college students has been my passion for the last 13 years. What began as an interesting job opportunity has turned into a lifetime commitment."
Dr. Jim Walker
Dr. Walker teaches the Strategic Marketing course in the online MBA programs. He wants students to understand what "customer-focused" really means after taking this course.
Dr. Tekle Wanorie
"I have a passion for the field and the opportunity it offers to make a positive impact on others."
Education Online Faculty
Dr. Jennee Barnes-Gregory
"Approach learning as learning, not an activity or an item on a checklist to acquire a grade."
Dr. Johannah D. Baugher
Assistant Professor & Graduate Reading Program Coordinator
"Reach out if you have questions or concerns. Remain diligent in your planning to complete assignments and other tasks timely."
Dr. Shantel Farnan
"Communicate often with both classmates and the professor. Dig deep into their learning and teaching–as in the online environment, we learn a lot from one another."
Dr. Nissa Ingraham
"Always look ahead to what is expected in the week. Don't leave the learning, assignments and work to the last minute."
Dr. David Kiene
"Like any educator, one has to be energized and inspired by helping students synthesize information into new knowledge. Value in teaching comes when students achieve more than they thought they possibly could."
"The knowledge and skills that you are going to take away from our coursework will make an impact on your students and the many adults you collaborate with on a daily basis in ways that you may never know!"
Dr. Cynthia Schairer-Kessler
"I wanted students to be better and more thoughtful people through developing their understanding of literature and their ability to express themselves through writing."
Dr. Victoria Seeger
"Getting to know students is important to me, so I work at building a community of learners in online courses."
Dr. Sandra H. Seipel
"A successful early childhood educator is passionate about young children and creates a safe and trusting environment where children and explore, experiment and take risks."
Dr. Sara Taylor
"My advice for online students is to intentionally schedule reading and writing time for each of your courses."
Dr. Sue Wood
"I have always enjoyed learning and have always enjoyed helping others to achieve their maximum potential. I love that moment when I see that a student 'gets it', and I feel challenged to be sure that all students are engaged and achieving."
Dr. Nancy Zeliff
"I use a variety of authentic projects in all my classes. This allows me to see what each graduate student teaches, what their hobbies might be, and where they live and teach."
Graduate Online Faculty
"When possible, use examples from your current work situation in your classes."
Dr. Ajay Bandi
"Stay focused, plan ahead and impose self-deadlines."
Dr. Michelle Bateman
"Communication is key and also paying attention to due dates and asking questions."
Dr. Shih-Hsien Chuang
"Stay connected and stay on top of the material. Do not fall behind. Ask if you need assistance."
Dr. Alice K. Foose
"In addition to course specific outcomes, I want students to be aware of professional resources and the confidence and excitement on continued exploration of the field."
Dr. Charles Hoot
"My goal is to provide the context and fundamental ideas of the course material and use assignments to reinforce those basics."
Dr. Terry Long
Director of Health Science and Wellness
"Set value-driven goals and action steps for achieving them, even down to weekly tasks of class. If you keep your values and associated goals in mind, it will help you get through difficult times and ensure you are spending your time on what's important."
Dr. Matt Symonds
"Reach out to professors if you need help. Stay on top of coursework."
Dr. Tyler Tapps
"Be diligent. Time moves fast so stay caught up. Make it a priority to block out time to complete the required tasks for each module weekly. Also, have fun. Learning and thinking is a valuable asset. Embrace it!"
Dr. Cindy Zhiling Tu
"Throughout the course, students are expected to participate in class with a positive attitude toward learning, a genuine desire to learn the subject matter and obvious efforts in that direction, punctuality, dependability, responsibility, appropriate contribution, and leadership as needed in individual and group work."
Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu
"Manage time wisely."
Nursing Online Faculty
Dr. Rachel Huston
"I want students to be able to critically think through situations, use the knowledge they have learned to apply it to their work environment and model leadership in their workplace."
Dr. Brooke McAtee
Director of Nursing
"I love helping students meet their goals and conquer their dreams. I like being their support system through their educational process."
Dr. Machelle Skinner
"With the BSN nurses are better equipped to work in our complex healthcare environment. The BSN allows access to promotion and leadership positions, and enhances their professional nursing practice."
Undergraduate Online Faculty
Dr. Amy Underwood Barton
"I hope my students develop an understanding and appreciation for (1) the physiological correlates of behavior and (2) the scientific rigor of behavioral science."
"I want you to feel comfortable and to understand that I started where you are many years ago. I got here by asking a lot of questions."
Dr. Kimberly Lynn Casey
"Students should know why contentious activities occur and be able to identify the causal factors, events, outcomes and effects of major types of social movements and political revolutions."
Dr. Jessica Cascio
"In an online class, intentionally connecting with other students and your professor is important because you don't have those times to chat before class."
Dr. Keely Cline
"I believe that valuing and building relationships with students is foundational as well as passion for the subject being taught."
Dr. Bayo Joachim
Professor & Assistant Director
"First, communication is foundational to all of human activities. Second, communication theories can help explain and enhance communication practices. Third, effective and appropriate communication significantly improves the quality of our personal and social relations."
Dr. Jason McCain
"So much of psychology is really applicable, but most people only think of "clinical" applications when they think of psychology."
Dr. Chase O'gwin
"Stay caught up, give yourself more time than you think you will need, reading academic texts will always take longer than you think it will."
"1) Don’t procrastinate 2) Read the instructions 3) Don’t be afraid to ask the teacher a question—ever."
Dr. Kasey Ragan
"The most important things are to feel prepared for the work theyâ€™re doing, use innovation and evidence to improve the criminal justice system, and to have a better understanding of work with survivors of significant trauma."
Daniel E. Smith
"Teaching has enabled me to share knowledge and help students develop essential knowledge and skills—communication, leadership and assessmentâ€”as well as advise them regarding career goals and related choices"