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Alan Belcher
Alan Belcher, PhD
College of Education

Biography

"I am excited by the consistent energy and high level of commitment to student success here at Ashford."

Dr. Alan Belcher is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Ashford University. He has a BA from Marshall University in Secondary Education, an MA in School Administration also from Marshall, and an MS in Information Systems from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He earned the PhD in Professional Studies in Education from Capella University, where much of his coursework was in instructional design and assessment of student work. Dr. Belcher was born in West Virginia, where he worked as an educator from 1976 until 2010. He taught French and Spanish at the junior high school level for 11 years before moving to the college level to teach courses in computer information systems. From there, he began working in faculty development, curriculum development, and as a university registrar. He later took responsibility for all student services of admissions, financial aid, registration, and student accounts. Dr. Belcher has served as an assistant vice president and an assistant provost, supporting academic leadership in curriculum, faculty development, policy, enrollment management, and initiative development. “After a number of years in academic administration,” says Dr. Belcher, “I decided that I missed the closer connection with students and went looking for an opportunity to teach. I am excited by the consistent energy and high level of commitment to student success here at Ashford."

Accomplishments

Dr. Alan Belcher, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Dr. Susan Luck, Associate Faculty, College of Liberal Arts will present “Having the Right Tool for the Job” at the Technology Trends in Teaching and Communication Conference sponsored by the Southeast Region of the International Association for Business Communication.

Dr. Alan Belcher, Assistant Professor, College of Education presented "Indicators of Student (and Faculty) Success: Assessment in Online Education" at the annual conference of the Carolinas Communication Association. The conference theme was "Civility in the Classroom," and Dr. Belcher's presentation was part of a panel discussing "A Civil Approach to Online Education: Strategies for Success." Other panelists were affiliated with The University of Florida, Appalachian State University, and Pfeiffer University.

Dr. Alan Belcher, Assistant Professor, College of Education had his proposal accepted to present Using Program Review to Identify and Effect Needed Change at the WASC conference in April. His co-presenters are Dr. Stephen Halfaker and Dr. Gina Warren also from the College of Education.

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