60 Seconds with eMajor Instructor and Online Learning Rockstar, Dr. Sarah Kuck

Dr. Sarah Kuck is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Darton State College, and was just recognized as the 2016 Regents Online Teacher of the Year. She has taught online courses for 10 years, and has has been an instructor with eMajor since Darton joined the collaborative program. This semester, she joins eMajor as the Academic Chair/Program Lead for the BS in Organizational Leadership and BS in Criminal Justice degrees. Take a minute to get to know a little more about our newest addition, Dr. Kuck.

Where did you complete your degree(s)? Georgia State University, Troy State University, and Valdosta State University

What is your field of expertise and what drew you to it?Public Administration - I like political science and public administration is the most pragmatic in the field of study.

Why did you choose to become a college instructor? I love students.

What do you like most about teaching online? Online education allows students that normally would not have access to college a chance to complete their education.

What was your most challenging subject in school, and how did you get through it? College Algebra - I utilized a class tutor and worked closely with my instructor

What do you like to do in your free time? Spend time with my family. I absolutely love to go deep sea fishing and I can bait my own hook.

What’s your favorite movie of all time? Dumb and Dumber

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? A flight attendant

If you won the lottery, what would you do with your winnings? Throw a surprise party and hand my family and friends big checks. I would pay off their homes and any debt. We would have an annual vacation that my entire family and friends would attend. 

What is something interesting about you that your students would be surprised to know? I love to bake, but I don't enjoy eating sweets.
What advice do you have for students taking online classes for the first time? Stay organized and fill out your calendar with due dates!