University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

AAA Lecture Series continues April 9 with talk on distance education in rural America

The College of Education and Human Development, as part of their AAA (Anyone Anytime Anywhere) Lecture Series, will  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAsponsor Rick Melmer, who will present “Earning an AAA (Anyone Anytime Anywhere) Education: Distance Education in Rural America,” April 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 7, Education Building.  The reception after the event has been canceled due to scheduling issues.

Dr. Melmer is a Senior Advisor for three educational agencies.  He is assisting the Council of Chief State School Officers with its work related to the Common Core State Standards, and is working with the South Dakota Board of Regents on the implementation of a statewide residency program for teacher education and a joint Master's of Education degree in Educational Administration.  He also contributes to the work of Mid-Central Education Cooperative in the area of Indian Education.

Melmer served as the Dean of Education at the University of South Dakota from 2008 to 2013.  Prior to his work as an education dean, Melmer served as the Secretary of Education for the State of South Dakota from 2003 to 2008.  He has worked at various levels in the K-12 educational system.  He was a classroom teacher for five years, an elementary principal for seven years, and worked as a school superintendent for 12 years.  A South Dakota native, he holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology from Dakota Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Elementary Administration from South Dakota State University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Wyoming.

Please join us.

-- College of Education & Human Development