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NSU professor honored by State Regents’ Council for Online Learning Excellence

Dr. Maria Christian, assistant professor of higher education leadership at Northeastern State University, was honored with the Oklahoma Online Excellence Award during the State Regents meeting April 20. Pictured with Christian are State Regents Chair John Massey and Chancellor Glen D. Johnson.

(Tahlequah, Oklahoma) -- Northeastern State University assistant professor of higher education leadership Dr. Maria Christian was honored by the Oklahoma State Regents’ Council for Online Learning Excellence during the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education meeting April 20.

Christian has worked to enhance and strengthen NSU’s Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership program.

She has pushed to advance online education at NSU by advocating for increased online course offerings university wide. She’s the co-author of a proposal to develop the university’s program into a fully online program.

Christian is a faculty fellow for NSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning where she oversees the university’s advanced online teaching practices and shares her online teaching experience.

For Christian, this award represents more than Oklahoma’s commitment to online learning as a valuable resource in higher education.

“For me, this award also recognizes the importance of bringing technology, students, teachers and administrators together, so we can successfully educate beyond classroom borders,” she said. “Through many opportunities encouraged by NSU, the award spotlights the university’s dedication to innovative ideas for advancing and improving online education.”

Dr. Debbie Landry, dean of the NSU College of Education, said NSU will benefit from Christian’s commitment to online education.

“I would like to thank Dr. Christian for her dedication and for the excellence and innovation evident in her online teaching,” Landry said. “The university, college and future students benefit from the continuous improvement evident in online learning recognized from this award.”

Published: 5/10/2017 2:56:11 PM

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