Dr. Chapman serves as Dean for the School for Professional Studies as well as the Associate Provost for Distance Education at Saint Louis University.
Created in 1963 as one of the nation’s first adult-serving schools, the School for Professional Studies offers 11 undergraduate degree programs, 4 graduate programs, and 11 certificates. Dr. Chapman join the School in August of 2017, under Dr. Chapman’s leadership the school is embarking on a growth plan to double enrollment and revenue by 2024.
As the Associate Provost for Distance Education, Dr. Chapman has responsibility for strategy and operations to support the University’s distance education programming, for the newly created Summer-Winter Sessions Office, and the Center for Workforce and Organizational Development.
Prior to Saint Louis University, Dr. Chapman worked at Creighton University for 17 years in various roles including serving as the Associate Dean for Adult and eLearning and the Executive Director for the Center for Academic Innovation. In these roles Dr. Chapman served as the University’s lead administrator for distance education; collaborating with University senior leadership to develop an infrastructure to support the development and growth of 30 new online programs.
Before moving to the higher education arena, Dr. Chapman taught special education for grades 1-5.
Dr. Chapman received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in Internet-based education, her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from West Texas A&M University, a teaching certificate from Southwest Texas State University, and a Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of South Carolina.