Joel English, Ph.D.

Bio. Dr. Joel English is the Vice President for Operations of Centura College, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, and Tidewater Tech, where he supervises all operations over the 18 campuses across the country. Dr. English is the Chairman of the Board for the Central States Post-secondary Education Network (CSPEN), and is a Board Member for the Aviation Technical Education Council (ATEC). He previously served as a Commissioner for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) for six years, and was the Chairman of the Board for two of those years.In previous positions, Dr. English served as the CEO for the Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, and Miami Media Schools, a family of institutions dedicated to technical education in radio, television, and internet media broadcasting. He oversaw distance learning and school operations at several campuses as a Regional Director and Executive Director at Centura College, and he was formerly an Assistant Professor of English and Distance Learning at Old Dominion University. Dr. English is the author of Plugged In: Succeeding as an Online Learner (Wadsworth/Cengage Learning 2014). Dr. English holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Ball State University, and an M.A. and B.A. in Technical and Expository Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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