Dr Christopher Whann is an Associate Professor of Business, Management and Economics at SUNY-Empire State College, teaching and mentoring in the College’s Metropolitan Center. He formerly taught at Skidmore College University between 1992 and 2008. He received his BA in International Relations and MA in Political Science from the University of Delaware, and his Ph.D. In Political Science and African Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been teaching online and in blended learning models since 1998. His current research in business is about economic development in emerging markets, especially the challenges for small states in the global economy. He has also written and lectured nationally and internationally about implementation and pedagogy in distance learning.