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Dr. Julie Uranis

Dr. Julie Uranis

Director, Distance Learning & Continuing and Professional Development

Office:  121 Knicely Conference Center / 104 Garrett Conference Center


As the director of Distance Learning and Continuing & Professional Development, Julie Uranis is responsible for the overall operations and strategic direction of proctored testing, WKU On Demand, instructional design, Career and Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning at Western Kentucky University. Prior to joining WKU, Uranis held both teaching and administrative positions at Eastern Michigan University, joining that institution in 2003. Uranis had been the program manager for EMU-Online at EMU, where she was responsible for student services, recruitment, and retention for online programs and courses.


B.A., History, 1994, University of Michigan – Dearborn

M.S., Technology Studies, 2009, Eastern Michigan University

Graduate Certificate, Community College Leadership, 2009, Eastern Michigan University

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership, 2015, Eastern Michigan University.
Dissertation: Career-Technical Students in Baccalaureate Programs: Predictors of the Intent to Persist and Satisfaction with Educational Pathways


ACHE, 2013 – present, member

Chambers of Commerce – Allen/Scottsville, Barren County, Bowling Green, Daviess County, Edmonson County, Edmonton-Metcalfe, Franklin-Simpson, Grayson County, Hart County, Logan County, Monroe/Tompkinsville, Morgantown/Butler,

IMS Global – Institutional Representative

Reviewer, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

Institutional Representative & Student Services Team Co-Chair, Kentucky Commonwealth College

Co-Chair & Committee Member, 2015 Kentucky Convergence Conference

Member & Meeting Convener (2015-2016), Kentucky Distance Learning Steering Committee

LERN, 2014 – present, member

Online Learning Consortium (Sloan-C), 2011 – present, member

Reviewer, Online Learning: The Official Journal of the Online Learning Consortium

University Professional and Continuing Education Association, 2008 – present, 2015-2016 Immediate Past-Chair, Online Management & Design Nework, Chair-Elect, Network Senate.


Eastern Michigan University, EDLD 611: Introduction to Adult and Continuing Education (Hybrid: Fall 2012, Fall 2013; Online: Winter 2015, Winter 2016)


Proctor, S. & Uranis, J. Technology: The new core competency. In L. Kelsey & E. M. Zamani-Gallaher (Eds.). Student development in community colleges: Contemporary strategies for bridging theory, research, and practice. Washington, DC: ACPA Publications.

Uranis, J. & Bibbs, T., The Challenge of CBE Programs: Administrative and technical considerations pertaining to the delivery of non-semester based programs (under review). In K. Rasmussen, P. Northup, & R. Colson (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Competency-Based Education in University Settings.


With experience in teaching and advising adult learners, Julie’s research interests are in community college career and technical programs, bachelor completion programs, and online learning.


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