Dr. Kristen Betts is Armstrong Atlantic State University's first Director of Online and Blended Learning. In this position, Dr. Betts is leading innovative initiatives to support student and faculty success in online and blended education. Dr. Betts Prior to coming to Armstrong, Dr. Betts served as the Senior Director for eLearning at Drexel University. In this position, Dr. Betts actively led innovative online and blended program initiatives across Drexel's 13 colleges and schools and the Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, CA which included over 90 online and blended programs, 8,000 students, and 500 online faculty. Dr. Betts has over 15 years of experience as an administrator, program director, associate clinical professor, and adjunct instructor with private and public institutions. Her expertise is in higher education administration, online and blended education, course design, program development, strategic planning, and evaluation. Dr. Betts publishes and presents nationally and internationally on online and blended education, student/faculty recruitment and retention, Online Human Touch, Online First-Year Experience, branding, dashboards, neuroplasticity, advising, accessibility, adult learning, cooperative education/work integrated learning, and faculty development. She is a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer and master reviewer. Dr. Betts has also been a keynote speaker at conferences and government-supported events in Sweden, South Korea, and across the United States.