Assistant Dean: Distance Learning and Director of John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State University
Ann H. Taylor has worked in the field of distance education since 1991, focusing on learning design and faculty development. As the Assistant Dean for Distance Learning and Director of the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State University, Annie guides her college’s strategic vision and planning for online learning. She works with various stakeholders to plan and implement online degree and certificate programs tailored to the needs of working adult professionals, while ensuring support for residential teaching and learning in the college. Annie serves on numerous University committees focused on strategic planning, policies, and procedures related to the University’s distance learning initiatives, and has been an elected member of the Penn State University Faculty Senate since 2007, serving as its elected Secretary in 2016-17 and 2017-18. She regularly works with University colleagues to create resources for faculty teaching online and shares her work as a frequent public speaker and published author, including co-authoring the Jossey-Bass text Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices with Thomas J. Tobin and B. Jean Mandernach.