Dr. Alyssa Martin
Alyssa serves as the North Dakota Center for Distance Education (NDCDE) director. From 2007 to 2016, Dr. Martin was the director of Policy Services for the North Dakota School Boards Association. In that role, she developed hundreds of policies for school districts statewide, planned and implemented professional development for school leaders, lobbied on key education legislation, and founded the North Dakota School Business Managers Certification program. She then served as the assistant vice president for Academic Affairs from 2016-2022 at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, where she oversaw regional accreditation, programmatic assessment and evaluation, retention, faculty development, state authorization, and several academic support services. There, she also developed a passion for online education and helping students transition between high school and college. She has translated these passions to lead NDCDE in fulfilling its mission.