Teaching and Learning Technology 2012

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Dr. Kenneth C. Green
Founding Director
The Campus Computing Project

KENNETH C. GREEN is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of the role of computing, eLearning, and information  technology in American colleges and universities. The project is widely cited by both campus officials and corporate executives as a definitive source for data, information, and insight about planning and policy issues affecting online education and information technology in American higher education.  Green also serves as the senior research consultant to Inside Higher Ed, and directs Inside Higher Ed’s national surveys of presidents, provosts, and other senior campus officials.

An invited speaker at some two dozen academic conferences and professional meetings each year, Green is the author/co-author or editor of a dozen books and published research reports and more than 100 articles and commentaries that have appeared in academic journals and professional publications. He is often quoted on higher education and information technology issues inThe New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and other print and broadcast media. His  Digital Tweed blog  is published by Inside Higher Ed.

In October 2002, Green received the first EDUCAUSE Award for Leadership in Public Policy and Practice. The award cites his work in creating The Campus Computing Project and recognizes his "prominence in the arena of national and international technology agendas, and the linking of higher education to those agendas."

From 1989 to 1994, Green was a senior research associate (1989-1991) and later director (1991-1994) of The James Irvine Foundation Center for Scholarly Technology at the University of Southern California. Prior to his affiliation with USC, Green held concurrent appointments from 1983-1989 as the associate director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute and as the associate director the American Council on Education/UCLA Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the nation's largest and oldest empirical study of higher education.

A graduate of New College (FL), Green completed his Ph.D. in higher education and public policy at UCLA.

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

Dr. Klaus Woelk is Associate Professor and Interim Chairman of Chemistry at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), where he teaches general and physical chemistry in courses of up to 200 major and non-major students. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry and experimental physics from the University of Bonn, Germany, and worked several years as a researcher at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago.

Dr. Woelk is a member of the Missouri S&T Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI) and has served as director of S&T's New Faculty Teaching Scholarship program and Freshman Faculty Forum. He was part of a team that considerably redesigned general chemistry education at Missouri S&T and, for multiple years, has coordinated freshman chemistry education with an annual enrollment of more than 1000 students. He won multiple teaching awards including the coveted “We Love Your Class” award, the Missouri S&T Teaching Excellence Award, and the University of Missouri President’s Award for Innovative Teaching.

Dr. Woelk has recently taken the lead in redesigning Missouri’s general chemistry education as part of the state’s major course redesign initiative established by the Governor of Missouri and Missouri’s public four-year institutions, in partnership with the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT).

Patricia Armstrong
Senior Enterprise Sales Executive


Meg Brady
Director of Educational Technology
Missouri S&T


Dr. Peggy Cohen
Associate Provost for Professional Development
Director of Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Dr. Peggy Cohen is Associate Provost for Professional Development and the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Her background in educational psychology informs her efforts to guide faculty, graduate instructors, and peer learning assistants to focus on student learning. Dr. Cohen is the co-author of The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach (Jossey-Bass, 2008).

Cathryn Friel
Instructional Designer
University of Missouri-Columbia


Patty Frisbee
Director of New Student Programs
Missouri S&T


Dr. Katie Grantham
Assistant Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
Missouri S&T


Kellie Grasman
Lecturer of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
Missouri S&T


Angie Hammons
Manager of Educational Technology
Missouri S&T


Malcolm Hays
Instructional Developer
Missouri S&T

Malcolm Hays is an Instructional Developer for Educational Technology (EdTech) at Missouri S&T. He is responsible for maintaining the EdTech web presence, supporting Blackboard, troubleshooting problems for instructors, and consulting with instructors to find solutions for their instructional technology needs.

Holly Henry
Instructional Designer
University of Missouri-System

Holly Henry is responsible for instructional design and development for UM Online. She works with faculty across the UM System to create online courses with dynamic, student-centered learning activities.

She has previously worked as a faculty trainer and consultant for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at New York University where she provided technical and pedagogical training and consultation to online faculty and traditional faculty and administrators seeking to adapt face-to-face courses for the online environment. She has also designed, developed, and delivered both online and classroom training internationally for two Fortune 500 companies.

Ms. Henry received a bachelor's degree in information technology from the University of Cincinnati. She received a master's degree in instructional technology and media from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri.

Keeta Holmes
Instructional Designer
Assistant Director of Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Keeta Holmes works as an instructional designer and Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). She works with faculty on best practices for teaching and course design, integrating technology into courses, and increasing opportunities to engage students in discussions and creative assignments.

David Horne
Technical Solutions Engineer


Dr. Ryan Hutcheson
Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Missouri S&T


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

Dr. Irina Ivliyeva has been teaching foreign languages, their acquisition methods, and cross-cultural communications for 22 years. She has been strongly interested in multimedia approaches to teaching, including e-portfolio development, web site design and implementation, PC-based placement testing in a hybrid classroom, learning strategies with CALL, and language laboratory management.

Dr. Tom King
Professor of Secondary Education
Doane College

Dr. Tom King is a former high school social studies teacher and is a Professor of Secondary Education at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. He is chair of the college Information Liaison faculty committee. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate education courses. Dr. King also teaches the undergraduate Instructional Technology course for all education majors. He works primarily with Apple computers and products, such as iLife, iWork, MS Office (Mac), and Google Apps. He is an active speaker for the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau with two Chautauqua characterizations -- General U.S. Grant and President U.S. Grant (http://www.tnking.com)

Dr. Douglas Ludlow
Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Missouri S&T

Dr. Douglas Ludlow has been an engineering educator for the last 25 years. He has always been interested in enhancing student learning. Early in his teaching career he worked on and wrote several articles about "incorporating communication skills across the curriculum" and was asked to present workshops at the American Society for Engineering Education Summer School in 1997, 2002, and 2007 (it's held every five years) on that topic. Dr. Ludlow enjoys tweaking his courses to try different techniques to enhance student learning. He was an early adopter of clicker technology in the classroom and continues to use both TurningPoint and TurningKey in his courses. He has been incorporating student-produced videos for the past three semesters.

Dr. Ashok Midha
Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Missouri S&T

Dr. Ashok Midha is a Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Missouri and is also the Director of the Product Innovation and Creativity Center (PICC). Dr. Midha's research focuses on mechanical design, rigid-body and compliant mechanical design, high-performance machinery analysis and design, and machine vibration and stability.

Dr. Daniel B. Oerther
John A. and Susan Mathes Chair of Environmental Engineering
Missouri S&T

Dr. Daniel B. Oerther is the Mathes Chair of Environmental Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dr. Oerther joined S&T in 2010 after ten years on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati. Three of Dr. Oerther’s prior teaching innovations include: (1) the creation of a problem-based, hands-on, lab course introducing engineers to genomics without the need for prerequisite study in biology; (2) study-abroad, service learning providing sanitation and drinking water in developing countries; and (3) an approved curriculum for a 15 credit hour minor in Sustaining the Urban Environment. Dr. Oerther’s awards include the ASEE Best Research Paper in Environmental Engineering, the Outstanding Educator Award from the AEESP, the Ohio Engineering Educator of the Year from NSPE, being named an inaugural Fellow of the Academy of Teaching and Learning at the University of Cincinnati, and an invited participant for the third annual NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. Additional information about Dr. Oerther can be found at http://www.mst.edu/~oertherd

Julie Phelps
Instructional Designer
Missouri S&T

Julie Phelps' seventeen years of teaching included writing district technology standards and strategic planning while incorporating multimedia, web resources and other available technologies into the classroom. After completing a Master's in Information and Learning Technologies, Julie spent nine years as an Instructional Specialist for the eMINTS National Center, providing professional development to K-12 teachers throughout Missouri. She is now an Instructional Designer-eLearning Specialist for Educational Technology at Missouri S&T, where she is able to apply her experiences with teaching, technology, and professional development into higher education by assisting faculty in course redesign and matching the right tools with the best teaching practices.

Clayton Price
Associate Teaching Professor of Computer Science
Missouri S&T


Clayton Price is an Associate Teaching Professor at Missouri S&T. He earned degrees in Geology/Geophysics, Mathematics, and Computer Science, all from Missouri S&T. He has taught 32 years for the university, 20 in the Mathematics/Statistics Department and 12 in the Computer Science Department. Currently, he is the assistant to the chair of the department, freshman and transfer student advisor, and teaches programming and numerical analysis courses.

Jacquelyn Sandone
Instructional Designer
University of Missouri-Columbia


 Mick de los Santos


Dr. Jeff Schramm
Associate Professor of History
Missouri S&T

Dr. Jeff Schramm is an alumnus of Missouri S&T (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla), having received his BA in History in 1992. He received his MA and Ph.D. from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1995 and 2003, respectively. His regular courses taught at Missouri S&T are:Architecture, Technology, and Society 1750-Present; History of Technology; History of Science; and Western Civilization (I and II). Primarily an historian of modern technology, his scholarly research to date has been on transportation and specifically 20th century railroads. His book, Out of Steam: Dieselization and American Railroads, 1920-1960, was published in August 2010 by Lehigh University Press. His current major research project is a history of the scientific and technological research activities of the United States Bureau of Mines, especially in the Rolla, Missouri experiment station and the synthetic liquid fuels plant at Louisiana, Missouri. Dr. Schramm is a 2011-2012 eFellow and participates in many campus programs including the Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI), Opening Week, and the Residential College course programs. 

He is the Region 8 Coordinator for National History Day in Missouri and regularly volunteers at the state and national History Day contests. He is an advisor for several student organizations including Kappa Kappa Psi and KMNR 89.7 FM, the student radio station. Occasionally, he even takes over the air waves as a DJ.

Dr. W. Eric Showalter
Associate Teaching Professor of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
Missouri S&T


Amy Skyles
Instructional Technologist
Missouri S&T

Amy Skyles in an Instructional Technologist at Missouri S&T and has been in the field of education for eight years. She began her career as a middle school/junior high science teacher and has just recently shifted into the world of higher education. As an instructional technologist, Amy assists faculty and advocates for the best pedagogical use of new and emerging technologies.

Dr. Shun Takai
Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Missouri S&T

Dr. Shun Takai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Missouri S&T. Dr. Takai's research centers on the investigation of product design process and the development of multidisciplinary design theory and methodology. Current research interests include optimization of electric and fuel-cell vehicle design using decision analysis, investigation of public policy impact on vehicle design and CO2 emission reduction, and development of metrics to predict innovativeness of final design products at the concept evaluation stage.

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

Dr. Jeff Thomas has received teaching commendations almost every year since 1999 and has provided laboratory demonstrations to over 3,000 middle and high school students. Furthermore, Approximately 10,000 students have used Dr. Thomas's course web sites in engineering mechanics and engineering design. For fun he plays percussion and does carpentry.

Trish Watson
Assistant Director of New Student Programs
Missouri S&T

Trish Watson, Assistant Director of New Student Programs, utilizes technology  to gather important incoming class profile information, evaluate programs & interact with current and incoming students. Through TurningPoint, PollDaddy & Facebook, New Student Programs has lessened the paper-load in their office, while still compiling the information that they need to correctly direct their programming.

Barb Wilkins
Instructional Designer
Missouri S&T

Barbara Wilkins is an Instructional Designer for Educational Technology. She supports faculty in the effective use of technology in the classroom as well as blended/online course development. She has a B.A. in History with a Minor in Mathematics, a Missouri Teaching Certificate earned at the graduate level, and a MST in Mathematics, all earned from Missouri S&T, formerly UMR.

Barb has taught for a local public high school, where she was the mathematics department chair for a number of years, East Central College, Drury University, Kaplan Virtual Education in both the private school division and as a teacher in the first two years of the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP), and for Missouri S&T.

She is a member of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), the Sloan Consortium and many other organizations. She has been awarded grants designed to increase technology in the classroom and to build student success. She has presented at conferences such as the Sloan Consortium for Blended Learning, MCTM Fall Conference and Interface to help other educators use the technology in which she has become proficient.

Paul Wilmarth
Technical Trainer
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Paul Wilmarth is a technical trainer at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and works in the Faculty Resources Center. The FRC is responsible for campus-wide faculty training, development and integration of online and education technologies.