Teaching and Learning Technology 2009

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Dr. Stephen C. Ehrmann
Director, Flashlight Program
The TLT Group


Since 1993, Steve Ehrmann has directed the award-winning Flashlight Program on assessment and evaluation. Flashlight's tools, training, consulting and external evaluations help educators guide their own uses of technology, on- and off-campus. As part of his work with Flashlight, Dr. Ehrmann edits a free online journal on evaluation and assessment, F-LIGHT.

Dr. Ehrmann is also well-known in the field of distance education, dating back to his years of funding innovative research and materials in this field when he served as a program officer with the Annenberg/CPB Projects at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1985-96).  Before that he was a program officer with The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) (1978-85) and as Director of Educational Research and Assistance at The Evergreen State College. (1975-77)

Dr. Ehrmann has spoken all over the world on hundreds of campuses, and at dozens of conferences on the uses and abuses of technology for improving education and on how to gather evidence to improve the outcomes of educational uses of technology. As a consultant, he helps design program evaluations and helps institutions develop strategies for improving teaching and learning with technology in programs and institution-wide. Steve Ehrmann has written or helped to write four books and over thirty articles in this field, on subjects as varied as the economics of courseware and the future of liberal learning. 


  • Ph.D., Management and Higher Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
  • S.B., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972
  • S.B., Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972

Selected Articles and Web Publications:

Dr. Bryan Carter
Associate Professor of English
University of Central Missouri


Dr. Bryan Carter is an Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Central Missouri (UCMO). He specializes in African American literature of the 20th Century, with a primary focus on the Harlem Renaissance and a secondary emphasis on visual culture.

Dr. Carter created one of the earliest full virtual reality environments in 1997 with his Virtual Harlem dissertation project—a recreation of Harlem, NY as it existed in the 1920s. Virtual Harlem has been presented at numerous venues in the United States, as well as venues in Paris, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Hungary.

In 2004, Dr. Carter was asked to be the project leader for the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne’s effort to create a Virtual Montmartre.  This project resulted in an interactive web site and a small 3-D recreation of the Lapin Agile, the oldest surviving cabaret in Montmartre which is still in operation.

In 2006, the National Black Programming Consortium and the Government of Norway funded the evolution and development of Virtual Harlem and Virtual Montmartre onto the Second Life platform, an online virtual community. Both Harlem and Montmartre were among the most important locations during the Jazz Age/Harlem Renaissance.

For the past two years, Dr. Carter has been teaching classes that meet totally inside Second Life inside his virtual classroom called “Freeside”. He is also actively involved with Virtual Harlem and Virtual Montmartre, where students develop their own interesting, interactive content.

Dr. Carter regularly conducts workshops on Digital Humanities for faculty at UCMO through the Center for Teaching and Learning. His workshops also include topics such as Generational Learning Styles, Blogging, Podcasting, and Second Life.

Selected Presentations / Articles / Publications:

  • Bryan Carter, "Imagine the Real in the Virtual: Experience Your Second Life," presentation at HELIX 2008, April 4, 2008 

Dr. Anne Bartel-Radic
Director of International Management of the Imus
Universite de Savoie, France

Dr. Anne Bartel-Radic is the Director of the Department of International Management of the Imus at the Universite de Savoie, France. She holds Docteur en Management-Université Grenoble II, Diplômée de l'Esa Grenoble (DEA), and Diplômée de Sciences po Grenoble. Her research interests include cross-cultural and comparative management, cross-cultural teams, management of cultural diversity in the company, and intercultural competence. She has numerous conference and journal publications.

Mark Bookout
Director of Research Technology Support Services
Information Technology
Missouri S&T


Dr. Eli Collins-Brown
Director of Instructional Technology
Methodist College of Nursing


Dr. Matt Insall
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Missouri S&T

Dr. Matt Insall is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri - Rolla). He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. 

His research interests include Mathematical Logic and its Applications, especially in the form of Nonstandard models in Universal Algebra; Topological Models and Topological Algebras; Set Theory on the Line, as related to Harmonic Analysis; and Applications of Mathematics to Computer Science, Physics, and Chemical Engineering. 

Dr. Insall has published articles in several journals; he co-organized an incarnation of the International Workshop in Analysis and Its Applications, a conference focusing on Analysis and Foundations, in Rolla; he co-organized a special session (in Phoenix) on Nonstandard Analysis at a national meeting of the American Mathematical Society; and he co-organized an incarnation of the Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference, held in Rolla.  Dr. Insall teaches various Mathematics courses, and Global Research, a Residential College Course.   

Recent projects include work on differentiation in topological fields, metrics in hyperspaces, and research in chemical engineering. He has published a textbook on Logic and has authored and co-authored several articles in archival refereed journals, and given several conferences.  He is a member of a variety of professional societies.  Dr. Insall has written poetry, and has participated in several poetry readings in Rolla, and is an active participant in university community events such as the Faculty Talent Show.  He and his wife, Rose Marie, live in Rolla with their two sons and two daughters.

Dr. Margaret Gunderson
Associate Director of Educational Technologies at Missouri (ET&MO)
University of Missouri-Columbia


Malcolm Hays
Content Support Analyst
Educational Technology
Missouri S&T


Dr. Irina Ivliyeva
Assistant Professor of Russian
Arts, Language, and Philosophy
Missouri S&T

Dr. Irina Ivliyeva has been successfully teaching foreign languages, their acquisition methods, and intercultural communication for 20 years. She has been strongly interested in multimedia approaches to teaching, including e-portfolio development, web site design and implementation, PC-based placement testing, learning strategies with computer-assisted learning, and language laboratory management.


  • M.A., Moscow State University, Russia, 1989, Department of Philology
  • Ph.D., Russian Academy of Sciences, 1997, Linguistics

Dr. Suzanna Long
Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Missouri S&T

Dr. Suzanna Long is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Missouri S&T. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Engineering Management, B.S. in Physics, and a B.A. in History from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR, now Missouri S&T). She holds an M.A. in History from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Her research interests include strategic management, the application of sociotechnical systems theory to transportation and organizational systems analysis, and global supply chain management. Recent projects include the impact of globalization on regional multimodal strategic partnerships, virtual teaming in a global marketplace, and traffic congestion reduction. Dr. Long has numerous conference and journal publications and holds membership in multiple professional societies.

Chris Moos
Assistant Professor of Finance, Economics, and International Business
Missouri Southern State University

Professor Chris Moos is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Finance, Economics, and International Business, and Director of the International Trade & Quality Center at Missouri Southern State University. He is a doctoral candidate at Swiss Management Center, holds an MBA and B.S. from Wichita State University, and holds the North America Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certification. Professor Moos has held positions of CFO, COO, and CEO of international companies and continues to consult with industry. His research interests include international business education and international entrepreneurship.

Dr. Laurie Novy
Kaplan University


Lauren Oswald
Learning Space Designer
Educational Technology
Missouri S&T


Jill Pegg
MS, RN, Instructor
Methodist College of Nursing

Jill Pegg is an Instructor at Methodist College of Nursing In Peoria, Illinois. She has been a nursing educator for 10 years with a specialty in medical-surgical nursing and has recently designed and teaches the senior capstone course. Her education background includes a BSN from Southern Illinois University and a MS from University of Illinois. Currently, she holds positions on the Curriculum, Honor Society, College Evaluation, and Website committees and is a member of several professional organizations. Exploring the use of technology to enhance the learning process is a special interest.

Dr. Judith Sebesta
Associate Professor of Theatre
University of Missouri-Columbia

Judith Sebesta currently teaches theatre theory and history at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and serves as Performance Review Editor of Theatre Journal. Her research area is the history of musical theatre as well as theatre, technology, and pedagogy, and her co-authored digital textbook for Theatre Appreciation courses is forthcoming from Allyn & Bacon. Along with that text she makes extensive use of clicker technology in her large lecture Introduction to Theatre course at Mizzou. Dr. Sebesta was the recipient of the College of Fine Arts Outstanding Teaching Award where she previously taught at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Jeff Thomas
Assistant Teaching Professor
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
Missouri S&T

Dr. Thomas is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering at Missouri S&T. Over 8500 students have used his course web sites in engineering mechanics and engineering design. He now encourages students to watch his self-produced videos outside of class and use class time to work on assignments. He has received teaching commendations each year since 1999 and has provided laboratory demonstrations to over 3000 middle and high-school students. On the weekends he performs with the rock band Thelma's Dog.

James F. West
Instructor of Computer Science, Business Division
Technical Director, Center for Distance Learning
Missouri Baptist University

James F. West is an Instructor of Computer Science and Technical Director for Distance Learning at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, MO, where he also serves on the University's Technology Committee, Honors Committee, Faculty Executive Committee, and Distance Learning Committee. He holds a B.S. from Ball State University in Physics, with a Minor in Astronomy, a B.S. in Computer Science from Ball State University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Ball State University, his thesis research focused on design metric analysis for large-scale SDL models in the telecommunications industry. Mr. West's current research interests include the application of Open Source Software to Computer Science Education, the social aspects of computing, and the application of Distance Learning technologies to Computer Science education. He has enhanced his online and face-to-face courses with self-produced videos, Web videos, and multimedia presentations. Mr. West has been published in "Integrite: A Journal of Faith and Learning".