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John "Wes" Riddle, M.E.D.

Academic Affairs | Associate Dean Of Online Learning

M.E.D in College Student Affairs Administration - University of Georgia
B.A. in Communications - University of South Carolina, Aiken
Wesley "Wes" Riddle graduated with a Master's in Education from the University of Georgia in 2005 and taught as an Assistant Professor in Leadership Studies at Kennesaw State University from 2005-2011.

Wes deployed to Afghanistan as a First Lieutenant with the U.S. Army and served as an Intelligence Team Lead for U.S. Special Operations Command in 2012. Upon returning from Afghanistan, Wes was rehired as an Adjunct Professor for the Leadership Studies Program at Kennesaw State University, and after a brief stint as a government contractor in Washington, D.C., was hired by Columbia Southern Education as a Course Developer.

In his current role Wes is responsible for the successful development and launching of courses for both Columbia Southern University and Waldorf College Online. Additionally, Wes was enrolled in a PhD in International Affairs at the University of Georgia where his research focus was on conflict and international organizations.

Wes is married to Laura who is, like Wes, a Captain in the Army as well as a Veterinarian. The couple has two children. In his spare time, Wes is an Ambassador for Xterra and competes in trail running, paddling, and triathlons. One of Wes' goals is to one day complete a full Ironman triathlon.