Michael H. Bush, Ed.D.

Associate Provost for Academic Services Office of the Provost
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Michael H. Bush, Associate Provost for Academic Services, has over 25 years of expertise in higher education, academic leadership, digital learning, and digital media. He drives academic excellence through collaborative policy and process improvements. He is an expert practitioner in online, distance, and distributed education, innovation, and evaluation. Dr. Bush's research interests are in educational innovation and andragogic theory, bridging adult neurodiversity with educational methodologies and technology. Additionally, he chairs the USNWC Data Committee, serves on the Defense Advanced Distributed Learning Advisory Committee and J-7’s Distance Education Coordination Committee.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Director of Academic Technology & Innovation

Oversaw USNWC’s digital campus and learning technology portfolio and lead system administration of the Learning Management System (LMS) and student information system (SIS). Taught in the College of Distance Education and served as a college-wide assessment committee member. Additionally served as the Program Manager for the Navy's Primary Professional Military Education (PPME) 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

ACE Distance Learning Course Evaluator for College Credit

External Memberships and Associations

Online Learning Consortium


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