Dutton Institute director advocates for all learners through faculty senate

Ann Taylor always wanted the experiences of being Penn State University Faculty Senate chair but knew her job duties as assistant dean for distance learning and director of the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute wouldn’t allow for the time commitment.

So the guru of nontraditional learning found a way to make it work.

Taylor begins her third year as Faculty Senate secretary — a feat accomplished by a small handful of others — and through that will achieve many of the same opportunities afforded to a serving chair. Each year, she’s toured a third of all colleges and campuses, which the chair does in the same timeframe.

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