Michael H. Bush, Ed.D.

Director College of Distance Education
Michael H. Bush faculty photo


Michael Bush is the director of academic technology and innovation and professor of distance education methodology, technology and instructional design. He teaches in the College of Distance Education and is an assessment committee member to ensure curricula meet Joint Professional Military Education and regional accreditation needs. He is an expert practitioner and consultant in online instructional design, innovation, instruction and evaluation while developing andragogic theories, practices and technological integration. Additionally, he serves on the Defense Advanced Distributed Learning Advisory Committee (DADLAC) and J-7’s Distance Education Coordination Committee (DECC).

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Department Head, Academic Technology and Innovation

Serves as the lead on the institution’s portfolio of learning technologies while spearheading efforts to modernize and advance the institution’s academic technology, assessment efforts, and processes. Manages the Primary Professional Military Education Online Program.

Assistant Professor, of Distance Education Methodology, Technology, and Instructional Design

Expert practitioner and consultant in online instructional design, innovation, instruction, and evaluation while developing andragogic theories, teaching practices, and technological integration.

Deputy Director of Alumni Programs & Lifelong Learning

Directed the USNWC Graduate Network of Lifelong Learning. Advised as a senior learning innovationist. Research focus on quality course review and implementation through the appropriate metrics, media solutions, and faculty mentoring.

Researcher, Technologist, Innovationist

Specialized in emerging technologies, adult blended learning, distance education, instructional design, digital media, and intellectual property.

Supervisor of Blended & Distributed Learning Networks, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Supervised both virtual and onsite teams in the production of blended learning courses for both online and on-ground based instruction. Directed blended learning faculty development.


Ed.D., Pepperdine University, 2011, Educational Technology

M.S., Abilene Christian University, 1998

B.A., Lipscomb University, 1996

Related Credentials

Online Learning Consortium and State University of New York Course Quality Review (OSCQR) Trainer

External Memberships and Associations

DoD Defense Advanced Distributed Learning Advisory Committee (DADLAC)
Committee Member

J-7 Distance Education Coordination Committee (DECC)
Committee Member

Online Learning Consortium


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