Dr. Rutledge is a ten-year industry expert adjunct (IEA) professor.
She has developed over 20 online courses for multiple Universities, peer-reviewed both graduate and undergraduate course development, taught over 3000 online students, and mentored over 1500 students in online course creation.
Dr. Rutledge has over 20 years of industry experience as a Professional Consultant for Accenture Consulting, BearingPoint Management Consulting, and Deloitte Consulting.
She has a Ph.D., MBA, and MIHA. She teaches part-time for several universities in three academic areas, Business Administration, Data Management and Analytics, and Bioinformatics and Health Informatics.
Dr. Rutledge has an Advanced Course Design & Delivery Certification and an Online Faculty Certification.
She is also a US Army Veteran.
I developed my first training course in 1998 when both my children were in high school.
At that time, the Board of Education issued a policy stipulating all students must pass the High School Exit Exam to receive their diploma. Otherwise, they would receive a document stating their attendance.
You can imagine the frustration. After attending four years of high school, students could walk away with a record of attendance, instead of a high school diploma. Think about it, many senior students were already accepted to college with full academic scholarships. Moreover, athletic students had also received scholarships.
Instead of joining the crowd of frustration, I contacted the Board of Education to see what I could do about the exam. The contact mentioned a document, which included sample questions for all testing sections (English, Reading, Math, and Social Studies). I purchased a copy.
I reviewed the document, designed a study course for my children and their friends. I met with them for 4-6 weeks on Saturdays. I coached and mentored them on each subject and gave them a copy of the sample tests. I graded each test and revisited areas that needed more review. Both my children and 20 of their friends passed the High School Exit Exam on the first attempt. Three other students passed two sections, but still needed help on the other two sections. They passed on the 2nd try.
The word rang out in the community that I was working with students to pass the exit exam. I opened my first small business "Good Information" and began coaching and mentoring high school students to pass their High School Exit Exam. Everything pretty much evolved from there.
Now, I help industry experts become online adjuncts, develop university online courses, and teach engaging online courses.