Christine Storms, Ed.D, is the dean of trades for Altierus Career Colleges (ACC). ACC is part of ECMC Education, a nonprofit provider of innovative, career-focused educational programming and solutions. Combined with a comprehensive wraparound support services model, ACC provides blended online learning and hands-on skill development for aspiring career seekers in allied health and skilled trades industries. Dr. Storms has worked in higher education for more than 16 years in a variety of roles within the career and technical education space and has served on multiple nonprofit boards supporting these efforts. She also is a published author as well as a successful entrepreneur in the HVAC Industry.