Skip to Content Request Info

Faculty Directory

Audra Gardner, PhD

Adjunct Professor in Arts & Sciences


PhD - Capella University
MA - San Jose State University
BS - San Jose State University

Dr. Audra Gardner was born, raised and currently lives in Silicon Valley.  She taught her first chronic disease self-management class on campus for Stanford back in 1995 and fell in love with the online format after teaching the first online version of this course in 1998. She completed her PhD coursework online, so she understands what it's like to be an online student as well as online professor. Dr. Gardner has a passion for teaching in the online environment and helping students achieve their academic and professional goals. She has taught students with a wide range of academic goals from those wishing to pursue a certificate to resident MD's. Dr. Gardner has also trained many distance educators. She currently teaches various classes at several universities and serves on about a dozen dissertation committees at any given time - and loves every minute of it!

Back to top