Owen Guthrie hired as UAF eCampus director
Owen Guthrie was recently named director of UAF eCampus. He will oversee and manage
all eCampus operations and report to the provost and executive vice chancellor.
A lifelong Fairbanks resident with innovative ideas and an extensive knowledge of
online learning, Guthrie is passionate about student success as well as quality teaching
and learning experiences. His career with UAF began in 1984 at Tanana Valley Community College. Since then,
he has found his place working at the intersection of higher education and technology
in service of teaching, learning and research.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University in wildlife
biology and a Master of Arts degree in military history from Norwich University. For
the past six years, Guthrie has taught online pedagogy and instructional design for
the Master of Education degree in online innovation and design at the School of Education.
He has enjoyed working as an instructional designer and as associate director of online
programs at UAF eCampus.
“Owen’s creative thinking and his drive to make a positive difference are key strengths.
eCampus is already leading the way in online education in the nation and is poised
to grow further with Owen’s collaborative leadership,” said Provost and Executive
Vice Chancellor Anupma Prakash.