National Distance Learning Week – “Quality in Online Education” Symposium Presenters

Background on Presenters:


  • Dr. Deborah Adair, Executive Director, Quality Matters

Dr. Deborah Adair has served in a leadership role for Quality Matters since it earliest days. As Managing Director and Chief Planning Officer of Quality Matters, Dr. Adair managed its development from a grant project to a self-supporting, widely-adopted international organization for quality assurance in online learning serving more than 1000 colleges and universities, education-related organizations, government entities, and K-12 institutions. Dr. Adair currently serves as the Executive Director of QM Quality Matters, Inc., leading this non-profit organization and its committed community into a new decade with expanded services for quality assurance.


  • Ray Schroeder, Director, Center for Online Leadership, UPCEA

Ray Schroeder is Professor Emeritus, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield and Director of the Center for Online Leadership at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).  Each year, Professor Schroeder publishes and presents nationally in online and technology-enhanced learning.  Professor Schroeder has tens of thousands of followers to his daily blogs and tweets on various aspects of news, research, and trends in technology-enhanced learning in higher education.



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