Tanja Bibbs oversees the management and operations of the DELO Testing Centers and the office of Online Program Development. Tanja works with academic partners to develop and implement online programs and to aid in the support of all online learners. Tanja manages online program development, compliance, state authorization, and data reporting. Bibbs has been with WKU since 2009 and her previous role was assistant director of distance learning where she oversaw the day-to-day activities of WKU On Demand and the DL Testing Centers and supported faculty needs in those areas.
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Western Kentucky University, December 2005
Master Public Administration, Western Kentucky University, December 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, Education Sciences, University of Kentucky, May 2019
Association of Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)
Association of Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL)
Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN)
Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) State Authorization Network (SAN)
Co-Advisor, Beta Sigma Chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc., 2009 – 2015
Mentor, WKU TRIO Programs College Bound Communities, 2010
Hatfield, B., Bibbs, T., & Thrasher, E. (2016 November). Using digital resources to build a self-paced MBA foundations solution. Presented at the Kentucky Convergence Conference in Bowling Green, KY.
Uranis, J. & Bibbs, T., (2016, April) Competency-Based Education Workshop 2: Leveraging Resources. Presented at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
Bibbs, T. & Vincent, T. (2015, November). Non-term based courses: Leveraging operations for competency-based education. Presented at the Kentucky Convergence Conference, Bowling Green, KY.
Bibbs, T. & Vincent, T. (2015, November). Non-term based courses: Leveraging operations for competency-based education. Presenter for Kentucky Convergence Conference in Bowling Green, KY.
Uranis, J. & Bibbs, T. (2015, September). Developing a competency-based education program. Presenter for Kentucky Association for Continuing Higher Education Conference in Park City, KY.
Bibbs, T. & Kirtley, S. (2014, November). For Students by Students: An Approach to Addressing Accessibility. Presenter for Kentucky Convergence Conference in Louisville, KY.
Bibbs, T. & Troutman, C. (2014, October). From the Ground Up: Building Student Services for Distance Learners. Presenter for Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 in Orlando, FL.
Bibbs, T. (2012, October). How Did You Hear About Us? Presented at the annual conference for the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning in Grand Junction, CO.
Bibbs, T., Dougherty, B., Thornton, P., Vincent, T. (2010, October). Expanding Opportunity for Servicemembers: Leadership, Advocacy, Policy and Practice. Workshop presented at the annual conference for the Association for Continuing Higher Education in Albuquerque, NM.
Bibbs, T., & Haugen, J. (2010, April). What Should My Password Be? Presented at the spring conference for the Association for Continuing Higher Education South Region in Cocoa Beach, FL.
Bibbs, T., & Haugen, J. (2009, October). Independent Learning: 2008 Rebranding Initiative. Presented at the annual conference for the Association for Continuing Higher Education in Philadelphia, PA.
Uranis, J., & Bibbs, T. (2017). The challenge of CBE programs: Administrative and technological considerations pertaining to the delivery of non-semester based programs (under review). In K. Rasmussen, P. Northup, & R. Colson (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Competency-Based Education in University Settings.