I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography at Penn State and the Assistant Program Manager for Online Geospatial Education in the Dutton e-Education Institute. As an instructor, I teach some of the GIS classes in our online Certificate Program in GIS and Master of GIS Program. As an administrator in the MGIS Program, I communicate with current and prospective students and assist our MGIS advising team. Because our students aren’t on campus, they can’t come and knock on our doors as easily as resident students so I check in regularly with students to identify questions and concerns, track progress through the programs, ensure that questions are addressed, manage capstone project work, and coordinate schedules of students and advisers for public project presentations and commencement ceremonies. I am very proud of our top-ranked programs. Be sure to check out all of the great things we have going on in online geospatial education.