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Dr. Beth Rubin
Dean of Adult & Online Education

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Beth Rubin joined Campbell University in July of 2017 as the Dean of Adult and Online Education. Dr. Rubin came from Miami University of Ohio where she was the Assistant Provost for eLearning, and she grew online enrollments by 300% in three years. After earning her B.A. in Psychology at Cornell University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University, she spent 11 years as a traditional faculty member, earning tenure and winning a teaching award at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in Canada.

Moving into the world of adult and online learning at the height of the dot-com boom, she worked in all aspects of academic administration in both for-profit universities (Cardean and DeVry Universities) and non-profits (DePaul and Miami Universities) that provide educational programs for adult learners. An active researcher, Dr. Rubin serves on the steering committee of the Online Learning Consortium’s Accelerate annual conference. Her research includes analyses of the design of higher education, cheating in online courses, the effect of learning management systems on learning, and the Community of Inquiry, among other topics. She has given dozens of presentations and published research in journals such as the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Internet and Higher Education, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration and the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, as well as numerous book chapters, conference proceedings, white papers and other works.

Dr. Rubin believes that adult education should be rigorous, authentic, engaging and fun. All participants should contribute to a learning community that provides students with deep mastery of critical competencies.