C. Damon Osborne, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as The University of Findlay’s associate vice president for online and alternative delivery programs, a position that has been created to manage the University’s expanding online offerings.
Osborne, who is expected to begin work in January 2016, will be responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to sustain and improve UF’s five graduate online programs, degree completion programs and alternative delivery courses and programs. He will also lead development of new online opportunities and alternative delivery programs.
Osborne has most recently been serving as Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s (MVNU) School of Education and Professional Studies dean. He had also been its Graduate Education Department chair, assistant vice president for Online Education, and an associate professor of education.
“I am delighted that Damon Osborne will be joining UF,” said Darin Fields, UF’s vice president for Academic Affairs. “He will be a collaborative and innovative champion for our online programs. He brings significant experience and a real passion for high quality online learning to the position.”
As MVNU’s point person for online learning, he was the instructional designer for its online initiative, and assisted faculty with transitioning curricula from traditional classrooms to online courses. Osborne also taught courses in educational technology, and has administrative experience at the high school level. In the 1990s, he was director of instrumental music for Mount Gilead Schools.
Osborne earned a Ph.D. in Education, with a specialization in instructional design for online learning, from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota; a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in integrating technology into the curriculum, from Walden University in Minneapolis; and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, cum laude, from Ashland University. His published academic works have appeared in books and journals that focus on faith-based education.