Dr. Renee Aitken has spent the past 21 years in higher education working with accreditation, assessment, faculty training, learning environments, educational technology, curriculum development, course design, online teaching, instructional technology, instructional design, and distance education. Some of her passions such as organizational communication, technical writing, planning, and telecommunications extend back to the late 1970s. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education, an MS in Telecommunication Management and Engineering, an MA in Organizational Communication, and a BA in English Literature. She is also a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditor. Her passions are learning, teaching, and developing online programs that meet student needs. Dr. Aitken is currently the Director of Accreditation at Colorado State University Global a wholly online public institution. CSU G is part of the Colorado State University System.
Dr. Aitken lives in Columbus, Ohio, and has two grown daughters and one grandson. Her favorite vacation would be a beach house with a library so she could read and listen to the ocean.