The 2018 Class of Online Learning Consortium Fellows

Four OLC members recognized for exceptional contributions to the field of online learning.

Recognizing unusual professional distinction, the OLC Board of Directors confers the distinction of OLC Fellow upon individual members of the Online Learning Consortium who have:

  • Outstanding and extraordinary qualifications in the field of online learning;
  • Significant experience in online learning or an allied field;
  • A record of distinguished service to the Online Learning Consortium or the field; and
  • Extraordinary contributions or leadership in the field of online learning.

The members of the 2018 Class of OLC Fellows have contributed to advancing quality, scale and breadth in online and blended education in areas represented by the OLC Pillars of learning effectiveness, access, faculty and student satisfaction, and scale. The new OLC Fellows are recognized at OLC Accelerate 2018 in Orlando, FL, on November 14-16, 2018.

The 2018 OLC Fellows are:

  • Linda Enghagen, J.D., Associate Dean, Graduate & Professional Programs, Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst
  • Fred Hurst, Ph.D., Vice President, Academic Advancement, Western Governors University
  • Norman Vaughan Ph.D., Professor, Mount Royal University

Linda Enghagen was nominated by Frank Tomsic, Director, Health Forum Education at American Hospital Association, for her exemplary service to the OLC through her capacity to translate the complexity of copyright and fair use law by training generations of distance educators.

Fred Hurst was nominated by Karen Pedersen, Dean of K-State Global Campus, Kansas State University, for his lifetime career in digital learning and contributions spanning multiple institutions to extend anywhere, anytime learning.

Norm Vaughan was nominated by the OLC Fellows Selection Committee for his advancement of blended learning and faculty development across educational sectors, countries and continents.

Enghagen, Hurst and Vaughn join 47 individuals who have been recognized as Fellows of the Consortium since 2010.

More information regarding the OLC Fellows Program is available at: