Shawn Orr is the Director of Faculty Services in the College of Online and Adult Education, as well as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Communication at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. He's worked in higher education for over 20 years as a Business and General Education professor, Business Department Chairperson, academic advisor, Dean of Faculty, and Director of College Success courses and has taught more than 20 different courses in the business, management, composition, humanities and communication areas.
Shawn was the 2011 North Central Educators Association Educator of the Year and has been actively involved in working with accreditation, assessment and curriculum design and redesign in higher education. He's prepared, developed and delivered over 200 workshops, webinars, presentations, training seminars and keynote addresses across the country on student success, advising, online and hybrid learning, portfolio development, retention strategies, service learning, technology, generational teaching and learning, flipped classroom, apps to engage students, active teaching and learning strategies, experiential learning and 21st century skill development.
He's currently using MindTap (with amazing results) for his 100-300 level communication courses, and deep-links all of the content into the Blackboard LMS.