Teaching and Learning Technology 2010

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Dr. Joel Hartman
Vice Provost for Information Technologies and Resources
University of Central Florida

Joel L. Hartman is Vice Provost for Information Technologies and Resources at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. As the university’s CIO, he has overall responsibility for library, computing, networking, telecommunications, media services, and distributed learning activities. Hartman was employed by Bradley University from 1967 to 1995, holding several information technology management positions, including CIO.

Hartman has been an active author, and presenter at industry conferences. He previously served as treasurer and 2003 Chair of the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors, chair of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Advisory Committee, secretary of the Seminars on Academic Computing Coordinating Board, and the Florida Digital Divide Council. He now serves on the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Group, the Oracle Education & Research Industry Strategy Council, the Sloan Consortium Board of Directors, the Blackboard Client Strategy Council, chairs the EDUCAUSE Recognition Committee, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Florida LambdaRail, Florida’s research and education network. Hartman was recipient of the 2008 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award.

Hartman has been an information technology consultant to both public and private sector organizations, and has been active in the development of statewide education and research networks in Illinois and Florida. He has served and held offices on numerous state, regional, and national IT committees in areas including public broadcasting, distributed learning, and networking.

Hartman graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism and Communications, and received his doctorate from the University of Central Florida.


Dr. Steve Graham
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Zac March
Director of Distance Education & E-Learning


Margaret Cline
Chief Information Officer
Missouri S&T


Meg Brady
Director of Educational Technology
Missouri S&T



Marcel Bechtoldt
System Administrator
University of Missouri-St. Louis


Phil Betts
University of Missouri-St. Louis


Dr. Melinda Bier
Youth Empowerment in Action!
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Melinda Bier has special interests in science education. Her most recent work involves using new and traditional media technologies to promote media literacy, civic engagement, and positive youth development to help students build healthy lives and healthy communities. Dr. Bier is the education co-chair for the Gateway Media Literacy Partners organization and the recipient of numerous state, federal, and foundation grants related to positive behavioral choices and youth advocacy.

Dr. Dan Cernusca
Instructional Design Specialist
Missouri S&T


Dr. William Daughton
Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
Missouri S&T


Dr. Daniel Forciniti
Professor of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Missouri S&T


Patty Frisbee
Director of New Student Programs
Missouri S&T


David Gallego
Doctoral Student of Nuclear Engineering
Missouri S&T


Dr. Richard Hall
Co-Director for Information Technology Evaluation
Missouri S&T

Richard Hall is a Professor of Information Science and Technology and director of the Center for Technology Enhanced Learning at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dr. Hall has served as an author on more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and as an investigator on more than $10 million of grant funding from agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Department of Energy. He also founded the "World Wide Web and Education" special interest group of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Hall's teaching and research focuses on Human-Computer Interaction and the World Wide Web, with a particular focus on design and evaluation of learning technologies.

Angie Hammons
Educational Technology Specialist
Missouri S&T


Malcolm Hays
Content Support Analyst
Missouri S&T


Dr. John Hogan
Associate Professor of Geological Sciences & Engineering
Missouri S&T


Don Howdeshell
Desktop Infrastructure Support
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

Rebecca Lopanec
Educational Technologist
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Rebecca Lopanec is an Educational Technologist for University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). She works with the faculty on the integration of Blackboard tools into the teaching and learning environment.

Lauren Oswald
Space Planning Designer
Missouri S&T


Cindy Pulley
Program Coordinator
Youth Empowerment in Action!
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Ms. Pulley is a doctoral student at University of Missouri-St. Louis. She works directly with teachers who are implementing the Health Association Advocacy and Media curriculum in Missouri's public schools. A certified teacher for the state of Missouri and a former journalism teacher, Ms. Pulley brings a wealth of knowledge for how classrooms work. She has also had separate careers in public relations, teaching at a university level, and as a journalist. Her interests include digital citizenship in the 21st century. She is on the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Ms. Pulley has also been a technical writer/editor, grant writer and has extensive experience with Adobe products.

Billy Rucker
University of Missouri-St. Louis


Matt Shaner
Supervisor of IT's Technical Documentation, Communications, & Training
Missouri S&T


Eric Sigler
Manager of Computing Systems
Missouri S&T


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

Approximately 9,000 students have used Dr. Thomas's 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. Dr. Thomas has received teaching commendations almost every year since 1999 and has provided laboratory demonstrations to over 3,000 middle and high school students. For fun and exercise he plays percussion and does carpentry.

Paul Wilmarth
Technical Trainer
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Paul Wilmarth is a Technical Trainer with the faculty at University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) to develop online course materials.

Dr. Klaus Woelk
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Missouri S&T