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Dr. Kristen Betts

Clinical Professor, Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership and Management, Drexel University

Dr. Betts has over 20 years of experience in higher education serving in key leadership positions within private, public, and for-profit institutions as a program director, Senior Director for e-Learning, (90+ online and blended programs), Director of Online & Blended Learning, and Chief Academic Officer. She has also served as a Trustee at a research university. Dr. Betts’ expertise is in higher education, online and blended learning, curriculum and instructional design, strategic planning, and evaluation. Her research focus is on online and blended learning, Online Human Touch/high touch, Brain-Targeted Teaching, 21st century skills, workforce/career development, student/faculty retention, eAdvising, eStudent Affairs, accessibility, and faculty development. Dr. Betts is a reviewer for a regional accrediting organization, a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer, and an instructor for the Online Learning Consortium Advanced Certificate program. Dr. Betts serves as a conference reviewer for several national and international associations. She has been a reviewer for 12 journals and been a guest editor for two special issues of a refereed journal. Dr. Betts has received distinguished national awards for her work in higher education and online learning including the CITE 2015 Award by Pearson for Excellence in Online Administration. Dr. Betts has also been a keynote speaker at conferences and government-supported events in Sweden, South Korea, Canada, and across the United States.