Deborah Adair

Executive Director of Quality Matters, USA
Deborah Adair

Dr. Deborah Adair is the Executive Director of Quality Matters, a widely-adopted international non-profit organization for quality assurance in online learning. Dr. Adair has more than 25 years’ experience in higher education, in teaching and administration, as well as non-profit leadership and management consulting. She has been in a leadership role at Quality Matters since 2007, leading QM from a grant-funded project to a fully self-supporting organization widely considered as the gold standard for online course design. Her acknowledgements include citations from state and local governments for her work on literacy and women’s issues, the Broward College Alumni Merit Award, and the Nofflet Williams Award for service to the distance learning community.

She has served on advisory boards for the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, the National University Technology Network, the Presidents’ Forum, and Credential Engine. As an expert in quality assurance for online education, Dr. Adair is a frequent keynote speaker, presenter and author.