UWF announces new assistant vice president for digital learning and innovation
The University of West Florida Division of Research and Strategic Innovation has announced Dr. Kelvin Bentley as assistant vice president for digital learning and innovation.
“We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Kelvin Bentley as the new assistant vice president of digital learning innovation,” said Dr. Pamela Northrup, vice president for research and strategic innovation at UWF. “His innovative spirit will be a huge driver in moving UWF to the next level of excellence in online learning.”
Bentley will lead Global Online for the University and serve as a member of the Division of Research and Strategic Innovation’s leadership team. He will also oversee the Academic Technology Center, as well as other projects related to digital learning and innovation.
“I am looking forward to working within the Division of Research and Strategic Innovation in my new role to help further current college-wide efforts to help the University offer the online learning courses and programs of the highest quality,” Bentley said.
Bentley holds more than 16 years of experience in the field of online education as a faculty member, administrator and consultant. Most recently, Bentley served as the vice president of academic affairs for Tarrant County College Connect Campus in Fort Worth, Texas, which offers fully online certificates and programs and a weekend college.
Bentley has recently authored articles on digital learning for publications including Educause Review and Inside Higher Education. In addition, Bentley and members of TCC’s Connect campus were recipients of Blackboard’s 2017 Catalyst Award for Inclusive Education.
Bentley is an active participant in thought leadership roles that include serving as an advisory board committee member of Educause’s Leading Academic Transformation initiative and as a member of the Courseware in Context Executive Committee. He served as a Fulbright Specialist in distance education in September 2010 at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia.
Bentley earned master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University.
For more information on the Division of Research and Strategic Innovation, visit uwf.edu/rsi.