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Ann M. Solan, Ph.D.


Program(s) Association(s):

  • B.S.: Communications & Applied Technology, General Studies, Professional Studies, Property Management
  • M.S.: Creativity & Innovation, Project Management, Professional Studies, Property Management
  • Other: Minor in Emergency Management
  • Certificates:
    • Undergraduate: Creativity & Innovation, Commercial Property Management, Emergency Management,Fundamentals of Property Management, Residential Property
    • Graduate: Creativity & Innovation, E-Learning Leadership, Homeland Security Management

Education:

  • Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Regent University
  • M.B.A., Dowling College
  • B.S., Organizational Management, Nyack College

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adult learning
  • Autonomous learning
  • Self-directed learning
  • Online learning
  • Leadership
  • Creative leadership

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University, Goodwin College, Program Director, Multidisciplinary & Emerging Programs (2008-present)
  • Drexel University, Goodwin College, Assistant Teaching Professor, Multidisciplinary & Emerging Programs (2008-present)
  • Drexel University, Goodwin College, Associate Program Director, Communications and Applied Technology, General Studies, Professional Studies Programs, 2007-2008
  • Drexel University, Goodwin College, Program Manager, General Studies Program (2005-07)
  • Drexel University, Goodwin College, Director, Communications and Applied Technology Program (2002-05)
  • Drexel University, Goodwin College, Adjunct Assistant Professor (1999-2006)
  • Drexel University, Goodwin College, Academic Advisor (1997-2005)
  • Nyack College, Adult Degree Completion Program, Director of Assessment (1996-97)
  • Nyack College, Adult Degree Completion Program, Instructor in Assessment (1993-97)
  • Nyack College, Adult Degree Completion Program, Adjunct Instructor in Management (1993-97)

Research Interests:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Autonomous learning
  • Self-directed learning
  • Creativity

Selected Works:

Articles:
  • Solan A. M., & Linardopoulos, N. (2011). Development, implementation, and evaluation of a grading rubric for online discussions. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 7(4), 452-464. http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no4/linardopoulos_1211.htm
  • Solan, A. M., & Gambescia, S. F. (2010). Attributes used to promote adult continuing education degree programs in a metropolitan newspaper. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 58(2), 73-84.
  • Buvoltz, K. A., Powell, F. J., Solan, A. M., & Longbotham, G. J. (2008). Exploring emotional intelligence, learner autonomy, and retention in an accelerated undergraduate degree completion program. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 22(3/4), 26-43. http://education.fiu.edu/newhorizons
Presentations:
  • “Visionary Leadership Makes a Difference: Exploring Emotional Intelligence, Visionary Leadership, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Continuing Higher Education.” Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) Northeast Metropolitan 2011 Spring Conference, May 5, 2011 (invited).
  • “Development of a Fortuitous Events Perception Instrument,” with Mark Rennaker and Tim Rahschulte. 25th International Self-Directed Learning Symposium (ISDLS), Cocoa Beach, FL, February, 10, 2011.
  • “Development of an Online Discussion Grading Rubric” with Nick Linardopoulos. 16th Annual Technology, Colleges, & Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference, April 13, 2011.
  • “Attributes Used to Promote Adult Continuing Education Degree Programs in a Metropolitan Newspaper” with Stephen Gambescia. 2010 Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) Annual Conference and Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, October 21, 2010. Conference proceedings are available.
  • “Creativity and emotional intelligence leading to autonomous learning as a model of student retention.” American Creativity Association 2010 International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 22, 2010.
  • “Autonomous learning: Helping bridge the gap from ABD to Ph.D.” Fifth Annual Autonomous Learning World Caucus, Oxford, England, March 8, 2010.
  • “Creativity and emotional intelligence leading to learner autonomy intentions as a model of student retention.” 24th Annual International Society of Self-Directed Learning Symposium, Cocoa Beach, FL, February 4, 2010.
  • “Self-management as a predictor of autonomous learning in an accelerated degree completion program.” 21st Annual International Society of Self-Directed Learning Symposium, Cocoa Beach, FL, February 2, 2007.
  • “The relationships among learner autonomy, stress, and retention” with Freda Powell. First Annual Autonomous Learning World Caucus, Oxford, England, March 27-30, 2006.
Professional Memberships
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education
  • International Society for Self-Directed Learning
  • Project Management Institute
  • University & Professional Continuing Education Association
Ann M. Solan, Ph.D.
Ann M. Solan, Ph.D.
School: School of Technology and Professional Studies
Telephone: 215.895.6025
Email: solan@drexel.edu
Fax: 215.895.0962
Office: 050, One Drexel Plaza