Dr. Kuhn is an experienced higher education administrator who loves program development and data-driven strategic planning, with a specialty in online education. Maeghen is an entrepreneurial and creative leader who has held leadership positions in Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management/Student Development at institutions such as Keuka College, University of West Florida, Alfred University, and Penn State World Campus. 

Dr. Kuhn's research is grounded in online and adult education, while also focusing on student success and higher education leadership. 

PhD, Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University, 2017
Graduate Certificate, Institutional Research, Pennsylvania State University, 2016
MBA, Executive Management, St. John's University, 2010
BA, Communications & Political Science, Alfred University, 2007

Kuhn, M. UNDERSTANDING ONLINE STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH THE USE OF ASTIN’S IEO MODEL. Dissertation, Open Access Penn State. https://etda.libraries.psu.edu/catalog/13978mlm629

MacDonald, M. Institutionalizing the World Campus: A Historical Look at the Organizational Strategies of Mainstreaming a Virtual Campus. Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching.

Dolet, N., and MacDonald, M. (2016). "Personal Growth, Social Change or Human Capital: A document analysis of an online education program for adult learners," Adult Education Research Conference. http://newprairiepress.org/aerc/2016/papers/16 

MacDonald, M. (2016). Regulating the Capitalists of Higher Education: For-Profit Education. Higher Education in Review: 2016 Special Edition on the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, 60-70. http://sites.psu.edu/higheredinreview/wp-content/uploads/sites/36443/2016/05/HER_2016-Special-Issue_Reauthorization-of-the-HEA.pdf

Kuhn, M.; Rasmussen, K. “Today’s Online Student.” Accepted for Distance Learning Administrators (DLA) 2018 Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia, June 24- 27, 2018. (co-researcher presented)

Kuhn, M. “'I-E-O Online : Understanding Today's Online Student”. Accepted for OLC Accelerate 2017 Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 15-18, 2017

MacDonald, M. “A Model of Organizational Innovation: A Case Study of Penn State's World Campus”. Presented at OLC Innovate 2016 Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 20-22, 2016.

MacDonald, M. “Profiling the Success of Online Students Through Their Chosen Learning Environments”. Presented at OLC Innovate 2016 Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 20-22, 2016.

MacDonald, M.; Engel, R. “Institutionalizing Online Learning: A Historical Look at the Organization Strategies of Mainstreaming Penn State’s World Campus”. Presented at the Moving the Needle Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 28 - 30, 2015.

  • Higher Education
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Adult Learning, Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship