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LB 131 Phone: 765-285-5677
Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Jennifer Bott oversees Online and Distance Education and iLearn: Integrated Learning Institute, bringing together student support, instructional design, and faculty and administrative services for online and distance education.
She is also an associate professor of management and has earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Akron, has served in a variety of roles at Ball State, most recently as the executive director of the master of business administration and certificate programs at the university's Miller College of Business. Since coming to Ball State in 2004, she has been a research fellow at the Center for Business and Economic Research and a faculty fellow with the Sponsored Programs Office, and she earned the Junior Faculty of the Year Award in 2009.
Her research interests include methodology and statistics, the intersection of new media and human resource management, and organizational and generational diversity. She has 20 published articles in some of the best journals in her field, including Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Small Group Research, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Her teaching evaluations consistently rank in the top five percent of the Miller College. For the academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, she was the recipient of the Delta Sigma Pi Professor of the Year and the Extraordinary Year Award for the Miller College of Business in 2007. She was awarded Junior Faculty of the Year in 2009 and won an Innovation in Business Award for her immersive learning activities from the Mid-Continent Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Deans.
Professor chaired the Growing Online Education Task Force in 2010-11, which identified barriers to online education growth and recommended solutions, while examining business models and strategic growth opportunities for online delivery.
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