Dr. Bateman received her Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education (with a specialization in Social Behavioral Science) and Master’s degree in Special Education (K-12) from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. She began her education career teaching alternative education in 1999 and has over a 25 years experience teaching special education, serving as a special education coordinator for grades K-12, and developing online courses.
Dr. Bateman received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix and currently serves as the curriculum specialist for the psychology department at Purdue University as well as core faculty for ACE. Dr. Bateman’s experiences include writing course content as a subject matter expert, assisting online education programs in transferring technologies to 2.0 platforms, piloting innovative self-contained coursework such as MOOCs and competency-based curriculum, evaluating program requirements for accreditation, as well as managing and developing numerous curriculum projects. Dr. Bateman’s research interests include academic social networking, 2.0 technologies, social presence, retention in online education, and emotional intelligence.