Susan Bainbridge received her doctoral degree in Distance Education at Athabasca University, where she investigated the development of pedagogical models for open universities in developing countries. Her research interests include online learning in underdeveloped countries, global educational equity, open access, leadership, online pedagogy and design, as well as gender issues in education.
An educator and thought leader for the past 40 years, Dr Bainbridge has lived in Canada’s Arctic, Japan, South Korea and the Middle East, and is now based in Central America.
Her ideas and philosophy of transformational leadership go beyond a traditional ‘vision’, and aim to support potential leaders to create and sustain positive change.
Today, she continues her leadership journey as an instructor and co-supervisor with the Distance Education graduate/postgraduate programs at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Athabasca University in Canada, and works with Oldenburg University in Germany in the Online Teaching and Learning Program.
Her most recent project is the completion of The Encyclopedia of the Female Pioneers in Online Learning, Routledge.