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Martha Madkins has joined Lakeland University as associate dean for academic affairs. Her first day was Monday, November 28.

In this role, Madkins will provide administrative leadership in instructional design and for academic matters particular to Lakeland’s undergraduate Evening, Weekend & Online program.  Madkins will also be responsible for faculty development initiatives in EWO, will work with EWO students, faculty and staff to address concerns and review requests and will play a key role in facilitating the integration of assessment measures and review of assessment data in EWO. Her office will be located at W.A. Krueger 200 on the main campus.

She comes to Lakeland from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., where she served as senior director of curriculum and instruction for Olivet’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. She also taught a variety of business courses online at Olivet in the MBA and MOL program, and courses in the curriculum and instruction program.

She served City Colleges of Chicago for seven years as associate dean for curriculum and online learning in addition to teaching. She worked for a decade at Robert Morris University in Chicago as a full-time faculty member and a variety of administrative roles including director of faculty teaching and learning, director of Title V Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Grant and curriculum program director.

Madkins has a Ph.D. in instructional technology from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Online Teaching Certificate from the University of Illinois, a Master of Science in Ecommerce Information Systems from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration in Information Systems from Roosevelt University Graduate School of Business.

Please join us in welcoming Martha to the Lakeland family.

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