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Southern Miss Lindsay Wright Receives Online Learning Award

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 13:11pm | By: Tara Burcham

Dr. Lindsay Wright with her Excellence in Online Teaching award.

Dr. Lindsay Wright, assistant professor in the School of Child and Family Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi has been named winner of the 2018-2019 Excellence in Online Teaching award.

The award recognizes excellence in quality and commitment in online education at Southern Miss.

Wright is program coordinator for both the Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies and Master of Science in Child and Family Studies. She has been at Southern Miss since 2013.

Wright's specialty areas include infant development, breastfeeding, parent education, child development, child care, and children with special needs.

Dr. Tom Hutchinson, director of the Office of Online Learning at Southern Miss, says Wright is a dedicated professor. “Dr. Wright is not only passionate about passing on her vast knowledge to her students, but she also mentors new and adjunct instructors to ensure our students are receiving the best in online education.”

Wright has been a key member of the university's faculty seeking to further enhance online education at Southern Miss by actively participating in the Quality Matters (QM) program. QM is a quality assurance organization focused on faculty professional development that provides a network of professional instructors to help improve and nurture all aspects of online courses.

Hutchinson says Wright has made the time to explain the benefits of the QM program to new faculty, as well as serving as a mentor in the program. “Dr. Wright is dually certified by QM and has volunteered to share her story at new faculty orientation on the benefits and value of QM.”

According to Hutchinson, “The Excellence in Online Teaching Award recognizes Dr. Wright not only for her investment in her students, but also her commitment to The University of Southern Mississippi.”

For more information about online programs at Southern Miss, visit