Renowned Scholar John Bourne Joins American Sentinel University as Provost

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American Sentinel University announces that renowned distance learning scholar John R. Bourne, Ph.D. will join the university as provost beginning March 1, 2012. Bourne is a prominent innovator in distance learning and will guide curriculum development, mentor faculty and ensure that American Sentinel meets the evolving needs of students for quality and innovative delivery of programs that support their professional and civic responsibilities and goals. For more information about American Sentinel University, go to http://www.americansentinel.edu/.

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John R. Bourne, Ph.D. American Sentinel University Provost

Having a provost of John’s caliber accelerates America Sentinel’s achievement of its goal to be one of the world’s premier online institutions for business, technology, and health care and nursing,” said Oliver.

American Sentinel University, a leading online university accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, announced that John R. Bourne, Ph.D. will join the university as provost beginning March 1, 2012.

Bourne is a prominent innovator in distance learning. He established the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C™) in 1996 with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and served as its executive director. He also founded the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN), serving as editor-in-chief until early 2012.

One of the first educators to employ Second Life® as a virtual classroom, Bourne is professor emeritus of technology entrepreneurship at Babson College and professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at Franklin W. Olin College. Earlier in his career, he was a professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of the faculty since 1969.

“John is unquestionably the pre-eminent scholar in online education,” said Richard W. Oliver, Ph.D., CEO of American Sentinel University. “As provost, he will guide curriculum development, mentor faculty, and ensure that American Sentinel meets the evolving needs of our students for quality and innovative delivery of programs that support their professional and civic responsibilities and goals.

“Having a provost of John’s caliber accelerates America Sentinel’s achievement of its goal to be one of the world’s premier online institutions for business, technology, and health care and nursing,” said Oliver.

Learn more about American Sentinel University’s online degree programs at http://www.americansentinel.edu/ or call 866.922.5690.

About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online degree programs in health care, information technology and business. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Its bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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