Beth Barrie is director of the Office of Online Education where she focuses on supporting colleges with online program development. In her spare time, she serves on the U.S. National Park Service Interpretation and Education Advisory Council. Her research interests include the public understanding of science, informal education, and community engagement. She came to UNLV in 2008 from the Eppley Institute at Indiana University, where she was the project manager on the development of a competency-based online training platform for the National Park Service. Beth holds a B.A. in communication, an M.S. in outdoor recreation and resource management, and a Ph.D. in leisure behavior.