It is with pleasure that President Smatresk, and Provost White, announce that Mark Fink, Ph.D. has been promoted to Associate Vice Provost for Online Education in the Division of Educational Outreach effective May 1, 2013.
While Mark will continue his outstanding leadership and management of UNLV Online Education, he has assumed a variety of new roles to assist the university and the Nevada System of Higher Education in moving forward as an institution, a system, and a state, building more advanced e-learning environments and assessing and embracing disruptive and adaptive technologies. Mark is an active participant in the NSHE DE Directors’ group, a member of the NSHE E-Learning Steering Committee, and chairman of the UNLV Disruptive and Adaptive Technologies study group, which ensures all emergent disruptive and adaptive technologies are reviewed and, if used, done so within the mission and strategic academic plan of the university.
Mark has elevated UNLV’s presence in the national and international online education communities, as well. He is the campus liaison and a member of the Campus Leaders Advisory Board for the New Media Consortium, an international community of experts in educational technology. Mark is an active participant in the consortium’s work, including the annual Horizon Report charting the impact of emerging technologies on diverse disciplines. He also serves as a review board member for International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE) and Journal of Education, Informatics and Cybernetics (JEIC). Additionally, Mark continues to be recognized for his scholarly works, presenting this year at the National Social Science Association’s National Technology and Social Science Conference and the 4th Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society on his empirical study of peer interaction and implications for academic success, “What Students Discuss Outside the Online Classroom.”
Mark’s participation and leadership in these arenas has demonstrated extensive knowledge on educational technologies and national and international trends in Higher Education as related to teaching and learning, specifically in online education.
Mark may be reached by phone at 895-0161 and his office is located at Central Desert Complex Building 2 in Room 205.