Academic Partnerships Names Dr. Charles Green as Chief Academic Officer

Former Assistant Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at UNC Chapel Hill Joins Leading Education Company

Nov 15, 2012, 10:00 ET from Academic Partnerships

DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships announced today that Dr. Charles Green has joined the company as Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President of Academic Services. In these roles, he will work to increase the effectiveness of online course delivery to further develop innovative learning solutions and foster student engagement.

Most recently, Dr. Green served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, as well as an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He was the primary contact for academic computing and information technology operations.

"Dr. Green's expertise in teaching and learning will be tremendously valuable as we continue to work hand-in-hand with our partner universities to bring world-class education to students around the world," said Randy Best, founder and chairman of Academic Partnerships.  "Throughout his career, Dr. Green has demonstrated a true commitment to quality learning and in doing so he has supported the next-generation of educators and students."

Dr. Green brings nearly two decades of experience in both academic and administrative environments working to empower faculty and students in the use of information technologies for life-long learning. He is the recipient of several grants, the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles relating to teaching, learning, and technology, and is an invited speaker at national and international conferences.

Dr. Green's commitment to modernizing and expanding the reach of education also extends to his work with the Walt Whitman Archive, a project that he dedicated many years to as Technical Director and as a founding member. The archive is an electronic research and teaching resource that aims to make Walt Whitman's work accessible to all.

"As a lifetime educator, I am excited to be a part of an evolution in higher education that is giving students exceptional access to the best professors and the best schools through engaging online learning platforms," said Dr. Charles Green. "As the model of higher education begins to change, there are many opportunities to innovate and create programs that make education more accessible and available. With Academic Partnerships, I feel I have an incredible opportunity to leverage my experience to improve and extend learning online."

About Academic Partnerships 
Dallas-based Academic Partnerships partners with universities to deliver students full degree programs online. The company was founded by social entrepreneur, Randy Best, an 18-year veteran of developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. Academic Partnerships helps universities increase access to high-quality education by providing the technology, student recruitment and faculty support necessary to serve online students. Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through distance learning make higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the U.S. and globally. For more information, please visit

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