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Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Claremont Graduate University / San Diego State University

Master of Arts in Education Technology, San Diego State University

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, California State University, Long Beach

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Michelle Warn
Michelle Warn, PhD
College of Education

Biography

“The most rewarding experience for a teacher is to watch students transforming personal and professional lives as a result of education."

Dr. Michelle Warn is the Graduate Department Chair and Program Chair of the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology in the College of Education at Ashford University. She obtained her PhD in Education through a joint program between Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University, a Master’s degree in Educational Technology at San Diego State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at Cal State University Long Beach. Dr. Warn has used technology and education to empower learners for over 30 years, first at Apple Computer and then at SDSU where she helped to grow a distance education organization that offers online training and Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees to learners worldwide. Many of the programs focused on the inclusion of children, and people with disabilities in the workplace and in the community. She has designed education solutions to support diverse learners across the globe, including people with non-Western cultural backgrounds, populations with limited Internet and computing technology, and people with disabilities. Dr. Warn’s dissertation revolved around education leadership in Pacific Island developing nations. She has spent extensive time in developing Pacific Island nations, using technology to offer degrees to teachers and education leaders who would otherwise have to leave their island homes. She says of teaching, “The most rewarding experience for a teacher is to watch students transforming personal and professional lives as a result of education.”

See Dr. Warn discuss Ashford's Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology program.

Accomplishments

Dr. Michelle Warn, Program Chair, College of Education wrote a post, Originality Matters: Making Academic Integrity a Teachable Moment, on the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) blog.

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