Ray Powers, Ed.D
Dr. Ray Powers is an Assistant Professor at Ashford University’s College of Business and Professional Studies. He holds a BS in Business from Arizona State University, an MBA with a specialization in Technology Management, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. With nearly 40 years of corporate experience in business and technology, his responsibilities have ranged from technical and engineering roles to executive level positions. After a 30 year career within the Bell System, he went on to serve in C-level roles in several high tech enterprises focused on new and innovative technology development and deployment. Additionally, Dr. Powers has specialized in the area of mergers & acquisitions, leadership training, and in the discipline of project management. He served as the Director of Standards for the Project Management Institute and on their Board of Directors, and has served as a senior executive in the field of Program Management in 3 major corporations. Additionally Dr. Powers has a State of California Real Estate Broker’s license. Faculty experience includes Ashford University; Keller Graduate School of Management; The University of Phoenix; Chancellor University; International University for Graduate Studies; and National Graduate School.
Presenter for the Following Session
- Establishing Teacher Presence in the Online Environment: Guidance of Best Practice
The interactive forum will share guidance on research recently completed at Ashford University. The purpose of the research was to obtain a best practice view of strategies for establishing exceptional teacher presence in the online classroom, taking into consideration the cultural evolution of online instruction, recent technology developments, a focus on continuous quality improvement, and inspirational instructor creativity used to enhance critical thinking and exceed student learning objectives. Of key interest were inspired interventions on the part of the instructor with the goal of being ‘seen’, and enhancing student success through building more effective and accessible relationships with online students.