Dean, Professional and Continuing Education
PhD, Emory University
MA, Emory University
BA, Brigham Young University
Jason E. Lemon, PhD, was named as the first dean of Professional and Continuing Education in June 2011. He came to USD after spending four years at UC Berkeley as the associate dean and chief academic officer of Extension and director of Online Learning for Extension and Summer Sessions. His previous roles included directorships in distance learning services and academic partnerships with higher education consultant Compass Knowledge Group and for Emory University's Modular Executive MBA program.
With masters and doctoral degrees in colonial Latin American history, Lemon has been involved in teaching, learning, and academic administration roles in higher education for nearly two decades. He has presented nationally and internationally on the use of technology in teaching and learning. He has been recognized for his expertise in developing and growing online degree and certificate programs. Providing academic outreach opportunities and expanding the university community beyond traditional full-time, daytime programs has also been a hallmark of his academic career.