Ed Holton Named Interim Associate Dean in LSU’s College of Human Sciences & Education
BATON ROUGE – Ed Holton, endowed professor and associate director in the LSU School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development, or SHREWD, has been promoted to a new position as Interim Associate Dean for Distance Learning and Leadership in the College of Human Sciences & Education.
Holton is an experienced online instructor and has demonstrated leadership at both the college and university level by serving as chair for a college-wide, distance-learning implementation committee, working with faculty and staff to develop an incentive model, identifying areas of expertise and overlap, and orchestrating a university-wide day-long program showcasing the online instructional activities already engaged at LSU.
In his new position, Holton will report to the dean of the college and guide the college’s efforts to develop and support online and extension programs and courses. As interim associate dean, he will design and teach online courses as well as collaborate with various internal and external academic stakeholders in establishing and supporting plans and priorities for online, blended, distance and extended education programs, and secure instructional design support and other services supporting students and faculty.
The College of Human Sciences & Education has taken a leadership role in developing distance learning programs at LSU. Currently, it is the only college offering degree programs online. SHREWD, along with the Schools of Library & Information Science and Social Work currently offer courses and master’s programs through a variety of distance learning methods. SHREWD and the School of Education will add three more master’s programs which are scheduled to go online through Academic Partnerships in 2013.
The LSU School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development is one of six schools realigned to form the new LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, joining the School of Education, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School.