Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: Molly Brown
Aric Krause, PhD, is vice provost and dean of The Graduate School at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Prior to UMUC, Krause was dean of the Division of New Learning at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He joined UMUC in 2013. Krause has been working in higher education as a faculty member and administrator for 15 years. He received a PhD in Economics from Colorado State University in 1998, a master’s degree in Economics from DePaul University in 1993, and a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in 1987. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served a total of ten years in both active-duty and reserve statuses. In the last ten years, he has built innovative academic undergraduate and graduate programs for delivery to adult learners in both the U.S. and international markets. As part of that work, he worked with international partners in Europe, South America, and Asia.
Matthew Prineas is the vice provost and dean of The Undergraduate School at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), where he has worked for the past 12 years. His professional interests are in the areas of adult education and online education. He has published and presented on assessment, academic integrity, and student authentication, and the changing faculty role. He received his Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Rochester and an M.A. in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Kara Van Dam, PhD, serves as vice provost for The Learner & Faculty Experience at University of Maryland University College. In this role, she leads the Faculty Development, Learning Design and Solutions, the Library, and the academic technology experience teams to create an integrated approach towards designing optimum learning experiences for our students. She and her team take a life-cycle approach to the faculty experience, working with The Undergraduate and Graduate Schools both stateside and overseas, to ensure that UMUC recruits and retains highly qualified faculty who are supported in effective, innovative instructional methods and integrally involved in course and program development. Previously, she served as the vice provost of academic affairs and dean of faculty at Kaplan University. There she led large-scale initiatives aimed at improving the institution’s ability to serve students while also providing a rewarding work environment where faculty had more opportunities to engage with and feel supported by the institution.