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Miller Honored with National Distance Learning Award

Tom Miller USDLA Award

Dr. Tom Miller, North Carolina State University Vice Provost for Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA), was recently honored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) with its award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the field of Distance Learning.

“As a premier leader for the entire distance learning profession, we are honoring Dr. Tom Miller,” said Dr. John G. Flores, CEO of USDLA. “He has raised the bar of excellence and weare truly honored by Dr. Miller’s contributions to the distance learning profession.”

The USDLA Awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs. Dr. Miller also received an award from the North Carolina Distance Learning Association and is the first individual in North Carolina to be honored at both the state and the national level.

In his role as Vice Provost for DELTA, Dr. Miller is responsible for strategy, deployment, and implementation of the university’s learning technologies and distance education programs. Since 1982 Dr. Miller has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, where he holds the rank of Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He instituted and directs the NC State University Engineering Entrepreneurs Program. He is a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at NorthCarolina State University, and recipient of the 1995 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator award from the IEEE.

The USDLA Awards were created to acknowledge major accomplishments in distance learning and to highlight those distance learning instructors, programs and professionals who have achieved and demonstrated extraordinary results through the use of online, videoconferencing, satellite and blended learning delivery technologies. In addition, winners will be recognized in USDLA’s Distance Learning Today quarterly supplement during National Distance Learning Week, November 10-14, 2008.

The United States Distance Learning Association is a non-profit organization in Boston, Massachusetts. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity.