Danette DeHart Lance, Ph.D., has been with Jones for the last year, as Academic Chair of the School of Business. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organization and Management with a specialization in Telecommunications and Information Technology from Capella University in 2006 and her M.S. and B.S. in Management and Business Administration from High Point University in May of 1998. Prior to joining JIU, she was The Dean of Business and Technology at American Sentinel University, Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Department Chair for Web and Multimedia Development at Kaplan University, and has been an Adjunct Professor for Colorado Technical University’s Institute for Advanced Studies working with doctoral students, South University, Kaplan University, and ECPI College of Technology. She brings twenty years of business and technology experience from the financial, furniture, restaurant and retail industries. She has been active in publications and presentations during the last ten years, and is a member of Women in Technology International, IEEE, the American Council on Education MIVER and DANTES teams and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.