Drexel Educator Named Chairman of Week Recognizing Distance Learning
United States Distance Learning Association names Dr. Kenneth Hartman, academic director at
Drexel University Online, as Chairman for the 2009 National Distance Learning Week.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 13, 2009 -- The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
named Dr. Kenneth E. Hartman, of Cherry Hill, NJ, Chairman of the 2009 National Distance Learning Week for
the third consecutive year. Sponsored by the USDLA, the 2009 National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) will
take place on November 9-13, 2009. During that week, numerous events will be held throughout the country and
online to educate the public about the fast-growing world of distance learning.
Honored at last year's NDLW ceremony at Drexel University were both former First Lady Laura Bush and
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Both were acknowledged for their outstanding dedication to academic
technology and education and were awarded the 2008 National Leadership Award.
Governor Ed Rendell, who in addition to being honored also delivered the keynote address, was hailed by the late
President of Drexel University Constantine Papadakis, as someone who "under his leadership the Commonwealth
has built an infrastructure and platform to permit 21st Century education to flourish in the state." Papadakis went
on to say, "These connections will soon make it possible to support timely and global communication in
classrooms across Pennsylvania and around the globe."
With the success of last year's event and the buzz about this year's event growing, Hartman is more excited than
ever to again be named Chairman for the 2009 National Distance Learning Week. Currently the academic director
at Drexel University Online, Hartman has served more than 27-years in higher education as a university professor,
administrator and consultant.
"Under Dr. Hartman's leadership, the 2008 NDLW was a huge success. Therefore, we are delighted by his
willingness to serve our association a