Dr. Wren Mills
Adjunct Instructor, English and Instructional Technology Specialist, Distance Learning
Office: 104-C Garrett Conference Center
Phone: (270) 745-3169
As an Instructional Technology specialist, Wren provides both in-person and virtual training and consultations for faculty who wish to better their skills with technology in the classroom and online teaching; this includes Quality Matters training. She also serves as the point of contact for all Blackboard Outcomes Assessment inquiries. Additionally, Wren conducts ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Section 508 Compliance training to help faculty revise their course materials to be ADA compliant. Previous to her position in Distance Learning, Wren worked as an Instructional Coordinator for the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching at WKU and was an Assistant English Professor at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. Wren has also worked as an Adjunct Instructor for WKU since 1999.
Ph.D., Education, emphasis in Higher Education Administration, 2010, University of Louisville. Dissertation: Academic Dishonesty in Online Learning
Certificate, International Student Services, 2008, WKU
M.A.E., Student Affairs, 2004, WKU
M.A., English, emphasis in Teaching of Writing, 1999, WKU, including a semester abroad at University of Cambridge, England
B.A., History, 1996, WKU
Quality Matters: Certified Master Reviewer and Peer Review, Certified Face-to-Face Trainer
Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education: Proposal Reviewer
Wren’s research interest is academic dishonesty, specifically the differences in cheating in traditional and online learning environments. Her dissertation, Academic Dishonesty in Online Learning, examined both face-to-face and online students’ attitudes toward and practices of cheating.