LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Dr. Carlos Morales, Executive Director of Academic Technology at Lock Haven University, has been appointed to the Advisory Council for the Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA) for the 2010-2011 term. The organization advocates for Distance Education initiatives in the state of Maryland and throughout the region. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Upon receiving news of his appointment, Dr, Morales said, “I am honored to have been selected to join the MDLA Advisory Council and look forward to collaborating, advancing and promoting distance education throughout the region.”
Dr. Morales has published internationally peer-reviewed journal articles on the topics of instructional technology, educational technology, planning and management of distance education, instructional design, best practices in instructional design and science education and is a presenter at national and international conferences.
Dr. Carlos Morales graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, with bachelors and masters degrees in Biology and Science Education, and received his doctorate, with a dissertation on Constructivist Learning Environments in Online Course Design, from Capella University. He was a Frye fellow in 2009.
Since 2009, he has been a member/participant in EDUCAUSE 2011 Mid-Atlantic Planning Committee; a peer reviewer for eLearning Papers Online Journal, based in Barcelona Spain; and a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT)
LHU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Deborah Erickson stated, “I congratulate Dr. Morales. His appointment to the Advisory Council for the MDLA is a testament to his expertise in academic technology and will enhance distance education opportunities across an entire region.”
Additional information about the MDLA is visible at: http://www.marylanddla.org/aboutus.htm