November 25, 2013 — Parker University recently named Janell Gibson as its first ever vice president of online education. With more than 17 years of experience in education, Gibson will lead online learning at Parker University. She will develop and implement online educational programs while ensuring successful teaching and learning in the online environment.
“Janell’s role is vital as we continue to develop more online degree programs,” said Gery Hochanadel, PhD, provost of Parker University. “She has an impressive background in online education, which will serve our students learning online and additional program expansions very well.”
Gibson has extensive experience with online education and technology in the classroom. She also has knowledge in compliance with regional accrediting bodies and programmatic accrediting bodies. In addition, she’s highly practiced in curriculum development, student retention, and programmatic and institutional assessment.
Prior to joining Parker University, she managed academic operations for six campuses as the associate vice-chancellor of regional academic operations at Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In this role, she also assisted campus presidents with strategic program development.
In her previous position as behavioral and social science university department chair at Keiser University, Gibson developed more than 50 online courses. She also hired, evaluated, and supervised online instructors and served on several institution committees.
Formerly, Gibson served in numerous higher education positions, including dean of academic affairs, science and communication department chair, and instructor. She also taught critical thinking and psychology courses for 12 years. In 2008, she was honored with the Evelyn Keiser Teaching Award of Excellence.
Gibson holds a Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The University of Georgia.
She recently authored Psychology, Gateways to Mind and Careers with Dennis Coon and John Mitterer. The introduction to psychology textbook was written for students in the Career College market and is copyrighted for 2015.
Source: Parker University