Alayne ThorpeTitle: Dean of Distance Education
Dean of Graduate Studies
Office Location: Griggs Hall 117
Phone: (269) 471-6581
Alayne Thorpe, PhD, is the Dean for the School of Distance Education and International Partnerships. She has a long history in distance education, both as an administrator and a faculty member. Dr. Thorpe has served as a mentor teacher and course developer for both the University of Maryland and Washington Adventist University and as Vice President and Interim President of Griggs University. As an active member of the Distance Education Council, the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council for International and Trans-regional Accreditation, Dr. Thorpe worked to develop accreditation standards and best practices for distance education.