Chris has more than 20 years of experience in online education at the faculty, course development, faculty development, assessment, administrative, accreditation, compliance, and leadership levels. She is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Maryland University for Integrative Health (starting June, 2016). She served as the Dean of Extended Studies and then as the Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Outreach and Innovation at Shippensburg University (2007-2016). At the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) she served as Collegiate Professor of biology, Academic Director of Science, Assistant Dean of Social, Behavioral, Natural, and Mathematical Sciences, and Senior Associate Dean (1998-2007). She served as the Founding Co-Director of the Quality Matters Program (2003-2006), and has received numerous awards for quality online courses and programs (2004-2015).