Five Faculty Named Exemplary Distance Educators


Written by: Ashley Green (cehdcomm@tamu.edu)
Post date: March 23, 2017

Five faculty members in the College of Education and Human Development have achieved the Exemplary Distance Educator title after meeting the highest standards required by Quality Matters.

Quality Matters is an internationally recognized, standards-based program, offering faculty quality assurance in online course design with a focus on continuous improvement. Quality Matters is directed at improving learning outcomes for online students through course design.

The following faculty participated in the Summer Institute for the Advancement of Quality in Online Teaching as well as additional professional development focused on distance education.

  • Dr. Glenda Byrns, clinical associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology
  • Dr. Marcia Montague, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology
  • Dr. Noelle Sweany, clinical associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology
  • Dr. Radhika Viruru, clinical professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture
  • Dr. Sloane Milstein, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology

Through various professional developments, these faculty are now prepared to address design details that are often overlooked in online courses.