Director of Online Faculty Development


Beth Rene' is the Director of Online Faculty Development. She has been working in online education for over 15 years and has been involved in faculty development for more than a decade. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and the humanities in fully online, blended, and face-to-face formats.

Beth Rene' is responsible for developing initiatives to support faculty as they make the transition from face-to-face teaching to online facilitation: she develops workshops and invites speakers, provides peer evaluations for design and facilitation of online courses, supports research and development of online course delivery, provides regular updates to faculty via the UWG Online Bulletin, serves as a Quality Matters facilitator, and oversees the Online Faculty Development Center.

She also serves on a number of committees and advisory boards:

  • LEAP West Steering Committee
  • LEAP West First Year Seminar Subcommittee
  • School Improvement Advisory Committee
  • Adults Learners and Veterans Advocacy Committee
  • Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration editorial board. 

Education / Degrees

  • A.A.S., Fisheries & Wildlife Management, State University of New York at Cobleskill, 1982
  • B.S., Psychology, Arizona State University, 1988
  • M.A., Cognitive Psychology, Arizona State University, 1992
  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Colorado State University, 2008