Lorraine Carter, PhD is the director of the Centre for Continuing Education at McMaster University. Prior to joining McMaster, Lorraine served as the director of the School of Nursing at Nipissing University in North Bay, ON. She has also worked in adult and continuing education at Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON and with the Ontario Telemedicine Network, an Ontario-based organization dedicated to clinical consultations via technology and the continuing education of health professionals through video conferencing and web conferencing. Carter's current research interests include adult, health, and online education; health and educational services in rural and northern settings; aging and caregiving; and leadership. She has served as the president of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) and the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE). She has a MA in English (Western University) and a PhD in Education (University of Windsor) in which she explored the online, critical thinking, and writing experiences of post-RN nurses.
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