Caroline Gulbrandsen, Ed.D.
Department of Leadership and Administration
Dr. Caroline Gulbrandsen has been the academic dean for a private college in the Midwest since 2009. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in higher education and professional development. Her roles include teaching as a college professor; Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois; and Assistant Director for the Professional Development and Training Office at the University of Miami. Through her various positions, she has created numerous faculty and professional development programs in addition to designing courses for several institutions.
Dr. Gulbrandsen enjoys volunteering in her community, especially in education. She has served on the education committee for her community’s school board and is currently on the board of directors for the Golden Apple Foundation, which recognizes teaching excellence throughout the region’s school districts.
Bachelor's in English
University of South Florida
Master's in Social Foundations: Instructional Technology
Florida Atlantic University
Doctorate in Teaching & Learning: Higher Education
- Professional development
- Curriculum design
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education
The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
M.Ed. in Higher Education Master of Education
Designed for individuals who wish to advance their skills or career in higher education, this program focuses on the ever-changing global, economic, and technological environments that impact the field of higher education.
Certificate in Adult Education and Corporate Training Certificate
This certificate is designed to help you utilize teaching skills in an environment that requires professional development, team building, or training to improve personal, collaborative skills in adults. Theories of interaction are taught through experiential activities that you can apply to training opportunities.
Certificate in Higher Education Certificate
This program is designed for students wishing to learn more about the key areas of higher education. Students will learn about relevant higher education topics that will allow them to advance their knowledge and career in higher education.
Micro-Credential in Community College Leadership Micro-Credential
This micro-credential centers on the unique needs of leadership in a community college setting. With the growing cost of higher education, local institutions will serve a greater role in supporting student achievement, enabling them to complete degrees for career options which may not exist today. Consideration is given to the historical development of the two-year college in light of the economic dynamics existing in the 21st century and how change is needed to build community relationships, service students, and sustain institutional growth.