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Heidi Maston
Heidi Maston, EdD

  • EdD, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA, 2011
  • MS, University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, MD, 2003
  • BA, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID, 2000

Areas of Instruction:

  • Leadership and Change
  • Distance Education and Technology
  • E-mentoring
  • Communication
  • Social Networking
  • Distributed Learning
  • Psychology of Technology and Education

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Instructor, developer, author, researcher and presenter on all areas related to distance education with specialization in communication, social networking and virtual worlds.
  • Social Services work in various agencies and populations, including crisis counseling and intervention, domestic counseling, homeless intervention, special education and child welfare intervention.

Professional Memberships:

  • Corporation for Education Initiatives in California (CA K-20/CENIC). 2008 - present.
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA). 2007 - present.
  • Multi-Media Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT). 2005 - present.
  • Sloan-C Consortium, a Consortium of Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education.
  • Editorial Board of the International Journal of Science.
  • Board of Directors for the Alliance for Distance Education in California (CA Chapter of the USDLA).
  • Various state, national and global organizations dedicated to distance education, research, and education.

Honors and Awards:

  • Honorary Associate (2013). CMM Institute for Personal and Social Innovation.
  • President's Strategic Planning Committee (2012 - 2017). Fielding Graduate University.
  • Peer Review Editor (2012).  IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research.
  • Appointed official. Consultant (2009 - present). Alliance for Distance Education in California (ADEC) 501[c]3.




  • Maston, H. (2012). "With Increased Outsourcing to Global Online Tutors and Virtual Coaches in Higher Education: Who is Really Teaching the Course?" Global Education Network: Global Education Conference. November 16, 2012.
  • Maston, H. (2012). "A Delphi Method Study on Triggering Transactional Distance to Improve Students' Learning: The Instructor's Rubric" 5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning: A Joint Symposium of the Sloan Consortium and MERLOT. Las Vegas, NV, July 25 - 27, 2012.

Professional Experience:

  • Development of new PhD and MA in Education for the University of the Rockies. (2013 - present).
  • Founder and developer of the CarpeLearning Organizational Learning Plan. (2010 - present).
  • Consultant and past President for Alliance for Distance Education in California. (2005 - present).
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