Improving Online Learning: MBA Professors Share Best Practices at SoTL Conference

Get ready for some exciting news from St. Andrews Dr. Wayne Freeman and Dr. Chris Hitch, two notable MBA program professors who recently presented their research at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Commons International Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

Their presentation, entitled “Constructivism and Asynchronous Learning: Ten Research-Based and Field-Tested Best Practices,” was exceptionally well received by the audience. Annually conducted at Georgia Southern University’s Faculty Center, the conference provides a unique opportunity to network and learn from other scholars.

Drs. Freeman and Hitch centered their presentation on the significance of active learning, student-centered education, and engaged faculty members in online education. They emphasized that online education has much space for improvement and were eager to share their findings with college professors from various disciplines and countries.

Dr. Freeman is respected in the business world as the founder, CEO, and president of a national multimillion-dollar training and technical assistance firm. He is a Professor of Practice and MBA program director at St. Andrews, specializing in corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. Dr. Freeman has a Ph.D. and an MPA from North Carolina State University, an MBA from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Hitch is an adjunct professor from St. Andrews who teaches MBA strategy and innovation courses. He is also the President and Chief Operating Officer of the LDR Group, a leadership, strategy, and innovation-focused management education firm. Dr. Hitch has received community service accolades from Kenan-Flagler Business School and NC State University. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Austin College and his doctorate from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Both Drs. Freeman and Hitch are experts in their fields, as their presentation at the SoTL conference was nothing short of motivational. We cannot wait to see what other innovative research they will share with us!