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We Bring Our University To You

In a world where many universities have been forced uncomfortably into the future by circumstances, American National University already is the future of higher education.

American National University brings our 130–plus year history of educating men and women for career success to distance education through ANU eUniversity. We offer much more than simply an “online degree”, but rather a holistic educational experience combining multiple modes of course delivery with comprehensive financial aid, student services, library resources, and career services support. We bring all of this to you – anywhere you are.

Global Learn

At ANU, we bring the university to you. Our eLearning approach allows you to choose from a variety of course offerings at a time and place that helps you complete your degree faster. eLearning takes the distance out of "distance education" by providing the learning environment we're famous for through online delivery via Canvas Learn or Global Learn Video Conferencing:

For example, labs in our pharmacy technician programs are now taught via Global Learn Videoconferencing, which allows students to complete their labs from home. Each student is provided with a lab kit, with which they complete assignments while under the watchful eyes of their instructors, as illustrated in the video below.

Global Meet

Access to support services from anywhere is a key component of our Global eUniversity. Through our Global Meet initiative, you can reach all of these support services through live video, live chat, phone, email, web portal, or even in person at one of several learning sites:

Global Teach

Faculty are drawn not only from local communities, but are selected from experienced professionals through our national and global networks. Electronic learning resources, including from e-books, virtual labs, research libraries and databases, and more contribute to the learning experience.

Read our technology requirements for taking eLearning Courses.

American National University’s eLearning program options are designed specifically for working adults, like you, who are ready to further their education within the convenience of their home and schedule. With ANU eUniversity, you can earn your degree and attend class wherever and whenever it works best for you and your family.

Would you like more information about how earning your degree through ANU eLearning might be the perfect fit for your busy lifestyle? Contact an ANU eLearning Admissions Representative at 888-980-9156 or complete the form below.  They’ll answer any questions you might have and help you get started in your classes right away!

Take your First Step:

Thank you for your interest in American National University! Complete the form below to request more information about our online programs or call 888.980.9156 to speak with a representative.

Professional Instructors with Industry Experience

The key to our success is a faculty of professional instructors with industry experience.  Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.

5 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Mathew George - Department Chair - Business Management

Mathew George

Department Chair - Business Management


Mathew S. George has served in a variety of management and accounting positions in the business and not-for-profit sectors, has owned a travel agency and a real estate business, and was a realtor licensed in the state of Virginia. Mathew received his Bachelor of Science degree in management from Brigham Young University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Tech. He teaches business, marketing, and management courses and is chair of the business management programs for the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus and the Online program. Mathew is also an ACICS evaluator and performs accreditation visits at other colleges across the country.

Dana Leland - Instructor

Dana Leland



Dana Leland is a lifelong resident of San Antonio, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Incarnate Word, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas- San Antonio, a Master of Science in Taxation degree from Florida Atlantic University, and a PhD in finance from NorthCentral University. Dana's professional experience includes working in both the public and private accounting sectors. She currently does consulting work in the tax and finance area and is an instructor for the American National University online program.

Paula Muir - Senior Instructor

Paula Muir

Senior Instructor


Paula Muir holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration and is a Registered Health Information Technician. She has worked in the traditional Acute Care setting for over 40 years, with 30 of those years having been devoted to Health Information Management (HIM) as the Director and 5 years were as Director of Clinical Support and Physician Services as well as Performance Improvement and Reengineering. She also worked for 6 years as Director of Transcription Services (HIM) for an Outsourcing Company. Paula has served as an instructor at Kent State University and Trumbull County Joint Vocational School, as well as an independent HIM consultant. She currently teaches the Health Information Management core classes at the ANU.

Carolyn Scott - Dean of Business

Carolyn Scott

Dean of Business


Dr. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from Argosy University, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from South University, and a Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from Argosy University. Her research was recently published in the International Journal of Business and Public Administration. She is a frequent speaker at the fall academic conference sponsored by the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines. Dr. Scott has worked in higher education since 2007 in many different capacities. She has served as an assistant director of admissions, director of admissions, student success advisor, faculty member, program director, and dean. Her career prior to higher education was primarily in the airline and publishing industries. In the airline industry she started as an agent and worked her way up to executive management. In the publishing industry she started as an advertising executive and worked her way up to publisher.

Beth Stewart - Instructor

Beth Stewart


B.A., M.A.

Beth Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Indiana University and a Master of Arts degree in sociology from Ball State University. She has been teaching at the college-level since 1993 and online since 2003. She primarily teaches social science courses but also mathematics, computer software, freshmen success classes, and online communications. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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