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Nikki Brown, business and marketing instructor, Oregon State University

Behind the scenes with Nikki Brown, business and marketing instructor

There should have been no doubt that Nikki Brown’s career would revolve around business. Her childhood was marked by one clever business venture after another. From lemonade stands to selling lottery tickets (seriously), she was a one-kid start-up machine. Now she is an expert on marketing and consumer behavior who teaches courses online for Oregon State Ecampus on those very topics.

A close-up of a student using a laptop. Their left hand rests on the laptop's touchpad, while their left hand holds a pencil over a piece of paper.

Investing in the future of online education

Who better to help make recommendations about online education than students actually enrolled in the programs? Oregon State’s resounding answer: no one. With their eyes on the emergent future of online learning, Ecampus faculty and students are leaving their mark as members of the Oregon State University Online Education Committee.

Behind the scenes with Kok-Mun Ng, Counseling Academic Unit program chair

Kok-Mun Ng believes that a counselor never stops learning. As the Counseling Academic Unit program chair and a professor of counseling education, he has modeled constant growth for Oregon State students since 2013.

Breaking the mold

What if part of your teacher education included an intensive, 2-year residency inside a public school where you co-taught with – and were mentored by – a seasoned teacher from day one? (Think medical school residencies, but in schools instead of hospitals.) A newly-launched, graduate program is doing this, and more.

Going the distance

Ecampus anthropology student Victoria Keenan is investing time and travel into her education, pursuing internship opportunities on the Oregon State campus, despite the distance.

OSU graduates have the confidence to say ‘good enough’ is never good enough

Jessica Nguyen-Ventura knows firsthand what it’s like to be a minority student, to be tagged as unlikely to succeed. Not only has she defied that label, she has made it her career to ensure all children in Oregon have an equal opportunity for success.

The Valley Library quad at Oregon State University

Oregon State’s online bachelor’s programs earn 4th straight top 10 ranking from U.S. News

Driven by the expertise of its faculty and an award-winning faculty development program, Oregon State University has been named one of the nation’s 10 best providers of online education for the fourth straight year by U.S. News & World Report. In a report released today, Oregon State Ecampus is ranked No. 6 out of more than 350 higher education institutions in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

Great ideas are worth sharing

From virtual reality labs to online field trips, innovations in course development help make Ecampus a nationally ranked leader in online education, creating innovative and accessible ways for students to engage with course materials, their classmates and instructors.

Behind the scenes with Dawn Marie Gaid, environmental sciences academic advisor

“Because this major aligns with my values, I find it easy to cheerlead any student dedicated to the mission of protecting/conserving the environment,” says environmental sciences academic advisor Dawn Marie Gaid.