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Lisa Templeton Oral History Interview. August 6, 2015

Lisa Templeton Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

August 6, 2015

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Lisa Templeton (b. 1967) has been instrumental to online learning at OSU since its first programmatic inception in 2002, and has served as director of the university's Extended Campus since 2008. Under Templeton's leadership, OSU Ecampus has emerged as a national leader in online education to the point where, in 2015, it was ranked fifth out of three-hundred online bachelor's degree programs, delivering nineteen undergraduate majors and twenty-two graduate programs to over 4,500 students. Templeton's interview focuses on the institutional history of distance education at OSU during the internet age, the inner-workings of OSU Ecampus today, and the environment navigated by faculty who are teaching and students who are learning online.