UND Welcomes Rural Education Expert For Lecture Series Event April 9

A senior education advisor from South Dakota will present a talk on distance education in rural America at the next AAA (Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere) Lecture Series, put on by the University of North Dakota College of Education & Human Development.

Rick Melmer will present “Earning an AAA Education: Distance Education in Rural America” at 2 p.m., on April 9, in the UND Education Building Room 7. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the Education Building Lobby.

Melmer is a Senior Advisor for three educational agencies: the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) with its work on Common Core State Standards, the South Dakota Board of Regents on implementation of a statewide residency program for teacher education and a joint Masters of Education degree in Educational Administration, and Mid-Central Education Cooperative in the area of Indian Education.

Melmer, a South Dakota native, holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from Dakota Wesleyan University, a master’s in elementary Administration from South Dakota State University and an Ed.D. in educational administration from the University of Wyoming.

A mission of the AAA Lecture Series is to learn about providing access across the rural state of North Dakota, and across the country.  These lectures will be live streamed to other universities and colleges and even some schools in the state.  With today’s innovative technologies and advanced learning platforms, anyone, anywhere, anytime  in North Dakota and around the world, can get an education no matter their circumstances.


David L. Dodds
Media Relations Coordinator
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