Prof. Lee Waller completed a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas. He earned his BS in Education and MS in Mathematics from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Prof. Lee spent 17 years in the American community college system and served for 9 years at Texas A&M University Commerce before joining the AURAK family. Prof. Waller’s teaching and research focus on digital learning, strategic educational leadership, and effective assessment of student learning. Prof. Waller was recently awarded (2014) the Effective Practice Award for Excellence in the Utilization of Emerging Technology by the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C). He was also awarded (2012) the Excellence in Teaching Award by Sigma Alpha Pi, The National Society of Leadership and Success.