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Ellen Beattie , PhD

Ellen Beattie, PhD

Core Faculty

College
College of Arts and Sciences
Field
Education
"Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world. ― David McCullough Jr."

Education

  • PhD, Higher Education

    University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 2012

  • MA, Organizational Management

    University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 2005

  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction

    University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 2006

  • Graduate Certificate, Positive Psychology

    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2019

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

  • Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

  • Maryland Higher Education Commission’s (MHEC) Private Career School Advisory Council

  • Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

  • Proliteracy

  • Quality Matters (QM)

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership in Equity and Inclusion, Online Learning Consortium, 2020

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Biography

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.

Recent Publications:

  • 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.

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