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ProfessorDirect puts you in control of the price, professor, start date and duration of each course. It provides professors a platform to connect with students, share their passion and to earn.

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Students will benefit from increased engagement, direct communication with experts and additional resources, tips, instruction and more thorough video, downloads, presentations and synchronous class sessions. Some students thrive in self-paced courses, but some students want more.

Professor-led courses can be delivered in 8 week, 15 week and self-paced formats. Students who enroll in ProfessorDirect courses continue to enjoy the flexibility to study when and where they want, with access to all course materials, tests, and labs at their convenience, 24/7. No matter the course or format, assessments remain the same.

    I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from CSU Long Beach, a Master of Arts degree in Humanities with a history emphasis from CSU Dominguez Hills, and a Master of Arts degree in History with Honors from American Public University. I am a member of Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society and Golden Key International Honour Society. As a former student of distance education and online education I understand the importance of offering this valuable resource and I understand the challenges faced by online students.
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    Bethany Bird Professor of History - MA, American Public University
    Corrine Hasbany has over twenty years experience in the Accounting and Finance field. She has worked in several different industries as a Corporate Controller, Senior Manager of Financial Reporting and an Accounting Manager. Corrine’s experience ranges from financial statement preparation/analysis, SEC reporting, international accounting, budgeting, audit management, A/P, A/R, general ledger close, inventory and cost analysis and payroll.
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    Corrine Hasbany Professor of Accounting - Southern New Hampshire University
    Dr. Jerry Israel is the former president of the University of Indianapolis and Morningside College and a veteran higher education leader with a wide array of expertise. Prior to his college and university presidencies, Dr. Israel held multiple academic and administrative posts, from chair of the history department at Illinois Wesleyan University where he was awarded for Teaching Excellence to Academic Dean of that institution and Simpson College.
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    Jerry Israel, PhD Professor of History
    Dan Gryboski has been teaching math and statistics online and in the classroom for a total of 9 years. In his first year of teaching, he was selected as the Master Teacher among 250 other faculty members at his community college. He was nominated by his students specifically for his ability to help students apply mathematical concepts in their daily lives.
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    Daniel Gryboski Professor of Math - MS, University of Colorado
    John Thorburn holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Colorado, is an Associate Professor of Classics, and has taught a variety of subjects dealing with the classical world, literature, and etymology. He has published more than a dozen articles on Greek tragedy, Greek comedy, Greek and Roman history, and subjects related to the classical world.
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    John Thorburn Professor of Classics - PhD, University of Colorado
    Sarah Surma received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Management and a Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training/E-Learning from University of Phoenix. She has taught an array of online entry-level English courses where she specializes in assisting students develop their writing skills.
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    Sarah Surma Professor of Writing - MA from the University of Phoenix
    Dr. Kelvin Bentley has 10 years of experience leading online learning initiatives at the director and dean levels at 2- and 4-year institutions. Dr. Bentley earned a PhD from the University of Delaware in 1999 with a major area concentration in clinical psychology.
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    Dr. Kelvin Bentley Professor of Clinical Psychology - Ph.D., University of Delaware
    Regina has been teaching Biology courses at the college level for over 10 years, specializing in Human Anatomy and Physiology. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wofford College and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biomedical Research at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
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    Regina Hoffman Professor of Biomedical Research - Ph.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    Professor McKinney is currently a Business Faculty Member at Potomac College. She also serves as an Academic Team Member, and as part of Potomac’s Self-Study Steering Committee. She has taught a wide variety of Business and Leadership Courses both on-ground and online.
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    Aimee McKinney Professor of Business - University of the Potomac
    Nikki C. Epps is a health science and business adjunct professor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix.
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    Nikki Epps Professor of Health Care Management - MBA, University of Phoenix

    Katharine (Kathy) Hansen, Ph.D., creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers, is an educator, author, and blogger who provides content for Quintessential Careers, edits its newsletter QuintZine, and blogs about storytelling at A Storied Career.

    Kathy, who earned her PhD from Union Institute & University authored Tell Me About Yourself, Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates, A Foot in the Door, Top Notch Executive Interviews, Top Notch Executive Resumes; and with Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Dynamic Cover Letters, Write Your Way to a Higher GPA, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Study Skills.

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    Kathy Hansen Professor of Business - Ph D., Union Institute & University

    Since 1994, Tiffany Wilmot has served as president of Wilmot Inc., a sustainability and green building consulting firm providing clients with innovative, high performance approaches to improve health, protect the environment and save money. Under her leadership, Wilmot has managed a wide variety of large-scale public and private-sector projects for clients such as GM, the US Army, Metro Nashville, Vice President Al Gore, and the Coors Co.

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    Tiffany Wilmot Professor of Environmental Science - Lipscomb University

    Dr. Kristin Joos is the Director of the Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability High School Summer Program at the University of Florida, the only summer program in existence where college bound high school students learn and practice the skills of successful business and community leaders, while being inspired to solve social, environmental, and economic  problems.

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    Dr. Kristin Joos Professor of Entrepreneurship - University of Florida

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