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Communication instructor named new online academic adviser at Austin Peay

A former broadcast journalist who has taught in the Austin Peay State University Department of Communication and Theatre since 1998 is the new online academic adviser for APSU.

In his new position with The Center for Extended and Distance Education, Mike Dunn assists online students with academic support and advising.

This position gives students a single person to call and get the information they need for all of their online classes, Dunn said. We add that human touch to what appears to be just some computer response for students.
A former broadcast journalist who has taught in the Austin Peay State University Department of Communication and Theatre since 1998 is the new online academic adviser for APSU.

In his new position with The Center for Extended and Distance Education, Mike Dunn assists online students with academic support and advising.

“This position gives students a single person to call and get the information they need for all of their online classes,” Dunn said. “We add that human touch to what appears to be just some computer response for students.

“It is extremely rewarding knowing that we are helping students take advantage of growing technology to expand their education.”

From January 2002 through May 2005, Dunn was assistant professor of communication at APSU. Before that, he was an adjunct instructor in the department, where he created and taught APSU's first Web-based public speaking class.

Previously, Dunn was a reporter for TV-3, a news station in Hopkinsville, Ky. He earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in communication from APSU.

For more information about online course offerings at APSU, contact The Center for Extended and Distance Education by telephone at (931) 221-7816 or by e-mail at exted@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer