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About the Chancellor

Dr. Sandra R. Patterson-Randles, Chancellor of IU Southeast
Meet Dr. Barbara Bichelmeyer

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Ph.D. was, most recently, Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University-Bloomington, and Associate Vice President for University Academic Planning and Policy, as well as Director of the Office of Online Education for the seven campuses of Indiana University.

As Professor, Barbara's research, teaching and service focus on the areas of human performance improvement, instructional and program evaluation, instructional design, adult learning, and the integration of technologies in instructional environments. As Associate Vice President, Barbara's portfolio of responsibilities includes planning, policy development, external relations, government relations and intercampus coordination of academic and faculty affairs. As Director of Office of Online Education, Barbara provides leadership, management and coordination for online education across all campuses of the university.

Barbara's grant-based research has recently focused on the study of distance learning environments in graduate education and blended learning environments in high schools and community colleges. Her service work has focused on evaluation of educational materials for the organizations such as the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana Supreme Court Commission for Continuing Legal Education.

Barbara has served as a consultant for the design, development and evaluation of education and training programs with organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Eli Lilly, Microsoft, Sprint, the United States Coast Guard and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Barbara holds four degrees from the University of Kansas, including a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (1982), Bachelor of Arts in English (1986), Master of Science in Educational Policy and Administration (1988) and a PhD in Educational Communications and Technology (1991).


Ph.D Educational Communications and Technology, May 1991, The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
M.S. Educational Policy and Administration, May 1988, The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
B.A. English, May 1986, The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
B.S Journalism, May 1982, The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS