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Faculty Who Teach Online

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Besides just a degree, what separates one school from the next?

The faculty.

A school's reputation for success hinges on its faculty. That's doubly true when you talk about distance education, where there's often no accreditation or stringent vetting process.

"I Teach Online" Video Series

So we created this video series to help you get a sense of the unique and talented CU Denver professors who teach online - and what makes them awesome.

Dr. David Thomas

What makes David awesome? He studies and teaches all things 'fun'. Seriously.

Professor Storm Gloor

What makes Storm awesome? He helped discover Nora Jones, he's played on stage with Sting and he's more than half-way through his bucket list.

Professor Arlen Meyers

What makes Arlen awesome? He is both a successful ear nose and throat surgeon (otolaryngologist) AND is a top business leader (with his MBA).

Professor Blair Gifford

What makes Blair awesome? After the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti, Blair was able to put his health care and business experience to work, and he's personally responsible for helping build a new maternity center in Leogane (along with his CU Denver students).

Professor Callie Rennison

What makes Callie awesome? Besides her rocking climbing skills? Callie has worked with Congress, she's an expert in the criminal stats field, and she has infectiously positive attitude about life.

Dr. Caron Westland

What makes Caron awesome? Caron is dedicated to helping fellow teachers be all they can be. Like the army. Sort of. But with warmth and nurturing compassion she inspires a new generation of teachers.


Continue on and read more about Caron's teaching philosophy​.

Professor Jeff Smith

What makes Jeff awesome? Jeff has been interviewed by TV personalities and has been a consultant in the realm of digital analysis and investigation.

Continue on and read more about Jeff as a professor.

Professor Jan Rutherford​

What makes Jan awesome? Despite his small stature, Jan spent six years in Special Forces as a medic and “A” team executive officer and leads students on international training trips.


Continue on and read more about Jan's background and why he teaches online.

Dr. Amanda Weaver

What makes Amanda awesome? She helped create an actual running farm - in metro Denver. She was also featured on local 9-News!​



Value of a Degree

Is a college degree worth it? The research shows a degree can make a pretty big difference (like a $1,000,000 difference). 

If you'd like to see how it stacks up to other investments, check out the free eBook...

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