Title: Associate Dean
Section: Dean's Office
Address: 1615 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502
Office: 102 Global Campus Building
- Develop and maintain a strategic academic portfolio plan, leading a highly collaborative effort to build new and/or revitalize existing learning opportunities.
- Serve as a liaison between colleges, departments and units to coordinate the necessary support needed to provide successful online, blended and flipped courses and programs that enhance faculty-student engagement in the digital realm.
- Collaborate with potential stakeholders to identify specific needs and direct market analysis to determine program structure, viability and return on investment projections.
- Ensure industry best practices and high quality, just-in-time instructional design and curriculum development support at the course, program and operations levels.
- Provide strategic leadership and oversight for staff within the Global Campus Academic Incubation and Innovation unit.
- Serve as a senior member of Global Campus leadership.
Katie Linder joined Kansas State University Global Campus in January 2020 as the executive director for program development.
Before joining K-State, Linder directed the Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University, providing vision and leadership for a portfolio of national and local research projects that contributed to knowledge production in the field of online teaching and learning. During her time with Oregon State Ecampus, Linder also hosted the “Research in Action” weekly podcast and launched the award-winning Online Learning Research Efficacy Database.
Previous to her work with Oregon State, Linder directed the Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence at Suffolk University in Boston, MA, where she collaborated with administrators, faculty and staff in the law school, business school and college of arts and sciences to foster the university’s commitment to quality teaching and scholarship.
Highlights from Linder’s career include the publication of several books including The Blended Course Design Workbook (Stylus, 2016), High-Impact Practices in Online Education (Stylus, 2018) and The Business of Innovating Online (Stylus, 2019), among others. She has also been the lead writer on grant projects totaling over $1 million in funding.
Linder is a frequent speaker on the topics of blended and online teaching and learning, creativity and productivity, and research and writing. She has presented at many education conferences including the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WCET) and others, and is a frequent invited speaker and keynoter at local campus events across the United States. She is also a certified coach through the International Coach Federation.
Linder holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Whitworth University, and a MA and PhD from the Ohio State University, both in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.