Gary Tucker

Dean, SAU Online

Gary is interested in emerging technologies and researching the next generation of online development that allows the integration of mobile learning, simulations, virtual worlds, serious games, real-world activities, experiential learning, social learning, offline learning and collaborative learning.


  • Ph.D. in Curriculum Instruction (Texas A&M University College Station)
  • Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology (Texas A&M University College Station)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry (Abilene Christian University)

Previous work

  • Dean of Online Learning, Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI
  • Director of ACU Online, Abilene Christian University
  • Director of Instructional and Faculty Development, Abilene Christian University
  • Associate Professor of Educational Technology, College of Education, Northern Arizona University
  • High School Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Andrews, Texas

About SAU Online

Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a premier private Christian university that offers engaging online programs designed to meet the unique needs of busy, working adults. While we’re not the only university to offer online degree programs, our distinction lies in our total commitment to providing educational excellence within a Christ-honoring and supportive online community.

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