Currently, Whitney is a consultant serving institutions of higher education to build scalable online offerings. She recently served as vice president, Academic Services International for Academic Partnerships (AP). In this role, Whitney is responsible for the planning, development, and assessment of AP's international partner universities' high-quality online degree programs (in Latin America, UK, China, Australia, Spain, and the Philippines). She has an extensive background in education, leadership, educational technology, strategic planning, learning management systems, professional service delivery, and organizational change.
Prior to joining AP, Whitney worked for SunGard Higher Education. Starting as an academic services consultant and learning management system expert providing services to 25 institutions nationwide, Whitney later became the director of academic technology for the College of Southern Nevada, a SunGard Higher Education partner. In that role she led the cross-functional expansion of the virtual campus and upgrades to more than 300 smart classrooms. Under her leadership, the Online Campus grew larger than any of the brick and mortar campuses, serving 46,000 students. In addition, she also taught online accelerated courses and has made numerous presentations around the country on topics such as: Building Retention into Online Programs; Transition to Hybrid/Online Learning; 7 Things You Should Know About Web 2.0 Tools; and Engaging Millennials with Mobile Technology. She is a member of the Sloan Consortium, EDUCAUSE, and is a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer.
Whitney received a post-graduate certificate in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University, and holds a Master of Science in curriculum and instruction from Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in educational computing at The University of North Texas.