Dr. Beth Rubin

Dean of Adult and Online Education
Adult & Online Education
Professor of Psychology
Psychology
School of Education
Office Address:
Adult & Online Education
110
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 265
Buies Creek, NC 27506

Biography

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 Co nsortium’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.


Education

  • Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University
  • M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University
  • B.A. Psychology, Cornell University

Career Highlights

  • Assistant Provost for eLearning, Miami University, Oxford OH
  • Assistant Professor and Director of SNL Online, DePaul University School for New Learning, Chicago, IL
  • Dean, Academic Administration, DeVry University Online, Naperville, IL
  • Director of Assessment & Curriculum Director, Cardean University, Deerfield, IL
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB Canada

Editorial

  • Alessio, H.M., Malay, N., Maurer, K., Bailer, A.J. and Rubin, B. (2017). Examining the effect of proctoring on online test scores. Online Learning Journal, 21(1). https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/885
  • Rubin, B. (In Press). Higher educational offerings, Business models and the new majority. In (Malm, E. & Weber, M., Eds.) Serving the New Majority Student: Working from Within to Transform the Institution. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Rubin, B. and Fernandes, R. (2016). Tensions between cognitive and social presence in blended k-12 classes: Conflicts and techniques for alignment. In Avgerinou, M.D. & Gialamas, S. (Eds.), Revolutionizing K-12 blended learning through the i2Flex classroom.
  • Rubin, B. and Fernandes, R. (2013). The teacher as leader: Effect of teaching behaviors on class community and agreement. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(5), 1-26, http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/59.
  • Rubin, B. and Fernandes, R. (2013). The teacher as leader: Effect of teaching behaviors on class community and agreement. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(5), 1-26, http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/59.
  • Rubin, B. and Fernandes, R. (2013). Measuring the community in online classes. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 17(3), 1-21, http://jaln.sloanconsortium.org/index.php/jaln/issue/view/36/showToc.
  • Rubin, B. (2013). University business models and online practices: A third way. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 16(1), 1-17. http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring161/rubin.html.
  • Rubin, B., Fernandes, R., & Avgerinou, M.D., (2013). The effects of technology on Community of Inquiry and satisfaction with online learning. Internet and Higher Education, 17, 48-57. DOI: ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2012.09.006.
  • Rubin, B. (2011). Online learning for older adults: Dealing with Internet visual literacy skills. In Avgerinou, M.D., Search, P., Chandler S., & Valanides, N. (Eds.). Visual literacy in the 21st century: Trends, demands, and capacities. Chicago, IL: IVLA.
  • Rubin, B., Schmidgall, D. & Ramos-Torrescano, L (2010). Designing multimedia for the internet visual literacy of adult online learners, In M.D. Avgerinou, R.E. Griffin, & P. Search, (Eds.). Critically engaging the digital learner in visual worlds and virtual environments (pp.181-187). Loretto, PA: International Visual Literacy Association.
  • Rubin, B. (2009). Enhancing authentic assessment through information technology. In C. Payne (Ed.), Information technology and constructivism in higher education: Progressive learning frameworks (pp. 74-89). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Rubin, B., Fernandes, R., Avgerinou, M.D. & Moore, J. (2009). The effect of learning management systems on student and faculty outcomes. Internet and Higher Education, 13, 82-83.
  • Vancouver, J.B., Rubin, B. & Kerr, N.L. (1991). Sex composition of groups and member motivation III: Social loafing at a feminine task, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 12(2), 133-144.