Dr. Heidi Fernandez
Interim Dean - University College
Dr. Heidi Fernandez currently serves as the Associate Dean for University College at Trident University. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum & Instruction- Educational Technology from the University of Florida, a Master’s degree in Education from Walden University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Florida.
She has 13 years of experience in K-12 settings and higher education administration. She has presented and published work in the field of online education. Her research interests include online teaching & learning, math, and online curriculum & course development. In 2016, she received the Trident University Trustee Award. As a former university student in an online setting, she understands the challenges that students face when returning to school.
Her objective is to deliver a high quality, online education so that students can meet their educational goals.
- General Education
- Fernandez, H., Ferdig, R. E., Thompson, L. A., Schottke, K., & Black, E. W. (2016). Students with Special Health Care Needs in K-12 Virtual Schools. Educational Technology & Society, 19 (1), 67–75.
- Fernandez, H. (2013). A qualitative investigation of how instructors communicate with students and the tools they use to promote dialogue in post-secondary online math courses. Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database.
- Online Teaching Conference, San Diego, CA (2016); Reigniting math: A case study of NROC integration in an online math course