Michael F. Beaudoin, Ed.D. is Professor of Education at the, where he was previously founding dean of a new college offering graduate, continuing and distance education programs and courses. He is recognized for designing and directing innovative programs, including several successful distance education programs. Dr. Beaudoin has held senior administrative positions at institutions in Maine, Massachusetts, Washington, DC and Germany. He has been a visiting scholar in distance education at institutions in Germany and China.

With over 75 publications and presentations, he has written extensively in the field of distance education and related areas, frequently presents at conferences and serves as an evaluator of and consultant for distance education programs and courses. His book entitled Reflections on Research, Faculty and Leadership in Distance Education published in 2004, was winner of the Charles Wedemeyer Award for the book which made A significant contribution to research in the field of distance education.

He recently completed editing a new book entitled Perspectives on the Future of Higher Education in the Digital Age to be published in early 2006 by NOVA Science publishers, Inc. In spring 2004, he presented the keynote address on distance education leadership at a national conferences in Israel, and in June 2005, he delivered the keynote address at the Annual Conference of Distance Learning Administration at Jekyll Island, GA.

He is on the editorial board of the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Journal of Educators Online, and is the Book and Media Reviews Editor for The American Journal of Distance Education. He can be reached via e-mail: mbeaudoin@une.edu Michael lives in Portland, Maine and, despite a busy schedule, manages to spend most summer weekends on an island off the Maine coast. His eclectic interests include old house restoration, wine collecting, classical music and jazz, photography and travel. He is a competitive masters athlete who runs, cross-country skis, bikes and kayaks. He is not very accomplished at relaxing.

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Michael F. Beaudoin
Professor of Education
University of New England in Portland, Maine

Email: mbeaudoin@une.edu