Dr. Carine Ullom is Associate Dean of Instructional Innovation – Adult, Professional, and Graduate Studies (APGS) at Ottawa University.
She joined Ottawa University in 2005 as Instructor in Education. She holds a double-major B.S. in computer science and German from McPherson College and an MA in German Languages and Literatures from the University of Wyoming. She has over twenty years of experience with implementing educational technology in higher education, having served in roles at The University of Kansas and St. Lawrence University (SLU) prior to joining Ottawa University. Ullom received a Fulbright grant to study computer-assisted language learning at Oldenburg Universitӓt in Germany in 1988. At SLU she was the Director of the Language Resource Center, a role that was the perfect blend of her love of technology, language learning, and international education. At Ottawa University she has designed and co-taught three Globally Connected Teaching and Learning (GCTL) courses, one of which received an Exemplary Course Award from Blackboard in 2014 and another which formed the basis for her doctoral research. Ullom completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership for Change at Fielding Graduate University, researching the impact of GCTL on global identity development among pre-service teachers. Ullom has lived for extended periods in Germany and Macedonia, is fluent in German, and has travelled to over twenty countries. She is passionate about the role that well-designed courses that leverage robust and easy-to-use technologies can have in supporting the intercultural competence development of undergraduate students.