Ellen Beattie, PhD
Dr. Ellen Beattie is an educational leader, innovator, and consultant specializing in positive academic leadership, online teaching and learning, and neuroscience. As an assistant professor in the Ph.D. in Education program at the University of Arizona Global Campus, she strategically supports doctoral learner success through curriculum design and research mentorship. Prior to joining the university, Dr. Beattie advanced into central leadership roles as Director of Student Services, Director of Literacy, and Chief of Adult Instructional Services across private, public, and government entities. In 2020, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Dr. Beattie’s commitment to diversity and inclusion with the Leadership in Equity and Inclusion in Online Learning award.
Dr. Beattie's teaching career began in 2007 and currently spans undergraduate through doctoral learners in the content areas of student success, educational leadership, and educational technology. Her intense focus on creating conditions where all students can thrive earned her a recent nomination as Distinguished Faculty Member of the year. Dr. Beattie’s research mingles cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, positive psychology, and evidence-based wellness practices. Her most recently published work, The Power of the Positive: Enhancing Online Student Engagement for Adult Literacy Learners, is highlighted in Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy.
- Beattie, E. N. (2022). The Power of the Positive: Enhancing Online Student Engagement for Adult Literacy Learners. Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy.
- Beattie, E.N. (2020) Vision 2021: Creativity at the Core. Preparing Adult Learners for an Uncertain Workforce. Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education.
- Beattie, E. N. (2019). The Mind’s Design: The Neuroscience of Stress and Resilience. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Conference Proceeding.
- Beattie, E. N. (2019). The Power of Positive Leadership: An examination of Leadership Strategies Based on Positive Psychology, Applied Neuroscience, and the Learning Sciences. Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education.