Associate Vice Provost, Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success University of Maryland, University College
Cristi Ford, PhD, is
Associate Vice Provost and serves to offer leadership in the Center for
Innovation in Learning and Student Success at UMUC.
In this role she provides
thought leadership in identifying promising next generation
online learning innovations and leads the implementation of this plan
through rapid prototyping and piloting. She has served in several
capacities in the realm on online education and understands the complexities
and depths of online learning. She offers more than 15 years of cumulative
experience in higher education, project management, program evaluation,
training, instructional design, and student services. Before joining UMUC, Dr.
Ford has served previously in many senior level positions related to online
education including the Director of the Research Academy for Integrated
Learning for UDC, a founding director of an online campus establishing 23
online degrees and an assistant professor.
Dr. Ford was selected by
the Online Learning Consortium, as a 2012 participant in the Institute of
Emerging Leaders in Online Learning and in 2013, received a Best-In-Track award
from the Online Learning Consortium for a paper entitled, Three Institutions,
Three Missions, One Goal: Addressing Quality Assurance in Online Education.
Dr. Ford holds a PhD in
Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and
undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of Psychology.