Sheryne Southard serves as an associate professor in the legal studies program and online faculty development coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences at Clayton State University. She earned her JD from Arizona State University and a BS from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Since 2002, she has taught traditional, hybrid and pure online courses in the Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies and Bachelor of Applied Sciences programs. In 2009, she was recognized as the Grand Award Winner of the AAfPE Pearson-Prentice Hall Online Teaching Competition. In 2010, she received the Georgia Board of Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award for her work in this area. In 2014, she received the honorable mention award for the National Softchalk Lesson Competition. She has researched and published extensively in the areas of asynchronous distance education pedagogy, quality assurance standards, faculty training and best practices. In 2015, she received the Georgia Board of Regents’ Excellence in Online Learning Award.