Meet the Vice Provost

Donald P. Judges, Vice Provost for Distance Education

Donald P. Judges
Vice Provost for Distance Education


On behalf of everyone at the Global Campus, I want to thank you for visiting our website.

These pages showcase how Global Campus teams work with U of A faculty and staff to develop and deliver online, distance and workforce education options for students. We are committed to expanding educational access to provide more people with the opportunities they need to advance in their careers or start new ones.

Online degree programs and courses help students overcome the barriers of time and distance to access quality higher education from the academic colleges and schools on the Fayetteville campus. If students cannot come to campus every day, we bring the campus to them - virtually.

More than 12,000 U of A students took at least one online class in academic year 2014-15, and almost 2,300 U of A students studied exclusively online that year.  Hundreds of students each year earn their U of A degrees and have their names etched in Senior Walk by studying online.

The Global Campus supports and nurtures innovation and excellence in learning - especially in the use of learning technologies - both online and on campus at the U of A.  These technologies, combined with innovative teaching strategies, empower U of A faculty to deliver interactive, virtual learning environments for students on and off campus. We also provide the support, resources and tools that students need to succeed in the online learning environment.

The Global Campus’ role is to provide instructional design services, technology services, financial support and assistance with strategic program planning, recruiting and marketing.

Our facility in Rogers focuses on addressing workforce development needs of people in Northwest Arkansas by offering IT Readiness certificate programs, computer training classes, professional development options and customized training. Some options are offered online, expanding access to the region and beyond.

It is my sincere honor to work with people across the campus and throughout the state to move the university forward in its mission to help students attain their educational goals.

Don Judges has diverse academic and professional interests. Since 1989, he has taught constitutional law, law and mental health systems, criminal procedure, professional responsibility, civil rights, jurisprudence, evidence, and torts.

Professor Judges earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Johns Hopkins University. He graduated with highest honors in 1983 from University of Maryland School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Maryland Law Review, served as an Asper Fellow with Judge Patricia Wald on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was a member of the Order of the Coif, and received many academic awards. Professor Judges clerked for Judge Alvin B. Rubin on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then practiced law with Arnold & Porter, where he worked on securities litigation, Indian law, real estate, bankruptcy, and legislative projects.

His primary research interests involve the interdisciplinary application of psychological theory to substantive areas. He has published articles on the social psychology of capital punishment, eyewitness evidence, the psychology of risk preference and tort law, authoritarianism and the feminist anti-pornography movement, and the affirmative action debate and disadvantaged neighborhoods. He is the author of Hard Choices, Lost Voices, a book on the abortion conflict.

In 1999, he earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Tulsa. He also serves as reporter to the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions (Civil).

  • Hard Choices Lost Voices: How the Abortion Conflict Had Divided America, Distorted Constitutional Rights, and Damaged the Courts by Donald P. Judges. (Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 1993). In a powerful indictment of the battle over abortion rights, Mr. Judges charges that the conflict has divided society, distorted constitutional rights, and damaged the courts.