Laurie Bedford, PhD

Full Professor, School of Education

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Adult education theory
  • adult education pedagogy
  • qualitative research methods
  • instructional design

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy—Adult and Post-Secondary Education
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • Master of Science—Administrative Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts—Social Work
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

Dissertation:

  • ​A multiple case study of the role of assistive technology in the education of adults with disabilities.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Adult education
  • online learning
  • professional development
  • faculty coaching
  • communities of practice
  • supporting English language learners

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • ​Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification

Selected Publications:

Selected Professional Experience:

​Northcentral University

  • 2020 – Present     Full Professor, Educational Research, SOE
  • 2019 – 2020         Associate Faculty of Educational Research, SOE
  • 2017 – 2019        Distinguished Core Adjunct Professor, SOE
  • 2007 – 2017        Adjunct Professor, SOE

 
Walden University

  • 2016 – 2019     Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
  • 2011 - 2016     Faculty Specialist, Center for Faculty Excellence

 
Capella University

  • 2006 –2011   Faculty Member, School of Education

 
Technology ad Innovations in Education

  • 1996 – 2006    Training Consultant


LAB Instrutional Design

  • 2007 – 2020 Instrutional Design Consultant