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Jennifer Aucoin

University: Gwynedd Mercy University
Session: Transitioning to Online: Deliberate Course Development and Use of Web-based Collaboration Tools to Engage Students in Mastery of Clinical Skills

Bio: Dr. Jennifer Aucoin is an adjunct professor at Gwynedd Mercy University. As a counselor educator, she has developed and taught numerous Master-level courses. One of the courses developed included a virtual role-play scenario utilizing basic counseling skills. Her specialty areas include school counseling, counselor education, and curriculum development.

Jessica Drass

University: West Chester University
Poster Session: Daylight

Bio: Jessica Drass began working as an Online Support Specialist in the Office of Distance Education at West Chester University in April of 2016. Her primary role is to provide support to distance education students and faculty. She has four years of experience working in the field of IT.

Marc Drumm

University: West Chester University
Session: Don't Judge an eBook By its Print Edition

Bio: Marc Drumm is an Instructional Designer at West Chester University where he specializes in online course design, faculty training and support, and utilizing new and emerging technologies. In 2016, his Multi-Touch book “Ten Ways Teachers Tame Twitter” was named Best iBook of the Year under the Education (School Activities) category at the second annual iBooks Author Conference in Nashville, TN.

Michelle Fisher

University: West Chester University
Session: Choose Your Own Simulation

Bio: Michelle Fisher is the Senior Instructional Designer for Teacher Education in the College of Education and Social Work at WCU. She has been designing online courses for over 15 years. Her instructional design interests are Problem-Based Learning and Story/Case/Scenario based design. She has her M.S. in Instructional Design and Development from Lehigh University and her B.S.Ed in Earth Science Education from Millersville University.

Alison Gardiner-Shires

University: West Chester University
Session: A Generalizable Course Assessment Plan for Improving Class Climate and Student Engagement

Bio: Dr. Alison Gardiner-Shires is an Associate Professor and Athletic Trainer in the Department of Sports Medicine at West Chester University. Since 2008, she has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses within and outside of her department in flipped, blended, laboratory and traditional formats.

LaTisha Griffin

University: West Chester University
Poster Sessions: Our Learning Roadmap: How D2L is Evolving at West Chester University; Leveraging D2L for Placement Exams

Bio: LaTisha Griffin, M.Ed, an LMS Training and Support Specialist, provides LMS support to the entire campus community. LaTisha has been an online instructor and administrator for over ten years. Her professional interests include instructional technology and providing creative opportunities for students to be successful in learning.

Angela Guerriero

University: West Chester University
Poster Session: Technology for K-12 Music Students with Special Needs: Music Educator Teacher Preparation

Bio: Angela Guerriero is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at West Chester University. She is a board-certified music therapist and the founder and director of Tempo! Music Therapy Services in West Chester, PA and Nutley, New Jersey. She has worked with students with autism, developmental delays, and various other disabilities in the public schools as well as in the private clinical setting.

Eric Hagan

University: DeSales University
Session: Use of Asynchronous Video to Engage Students and Create Instructor Presence

Bio: Dr. Hagan is Director, Distance Education and Instructional Technology at DeSales University. He teaches in the areas of management, leadership, higher education, and technology-enhanced teaching/learning and has presented at international, national, and regional conferences. Dr. Hagan earned his Ed.D. at Drexel, his MBA at Wilmington College and his BS in Economics at the University of Delaware.

Teresa Hudson

University: West Chester University
Session: Why Active Learning Spaces?

Bio: Teresa Hudson currently serves as the Technology Project Coordinator for the Information Services and Technology Division at West Chester University where she has worked for the past nine years. She has also taught non-credit computer courses for the community education program at Northampton Community College’s satellite campus in Tannersville, PA for four years before relocating to southeastern Pennsylvania.

Janet Josephson

University: Millersville Universtiy
Session: Lights, Camera, Action! How EdPuzzle Saved My Teaching

Bio: Janet Josephson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. As a member of the Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education, she teaches online and face-to-face courses on special education assessment and teaching practices. When she is not teaching, she enjoys drinking copious amounts of bubble tea and smuggling homeless dogs out of local shelters.

Lauren Keefe

University: West Chester University
Poster Sessions: Our Learning Roadmap: How D2L is Evolving at West Chester University; Leveraging D2L for Placement Exams

Bio: Lauren Keefe, M.S.Ed., is the LMS Administrator and Coordinator of D2L Services. She oversees the learning management team, consisting of training and support specialists. Lauren is also a diversified adjunct instructor, specializing in interactive media, computer science, education, and counseling. Her personal goal is to provide students, staff, and administrators with an accessible, creative, and interactive approach to teaching and learning.

Matthew Kruger-Ross

University: West Chester University
Session: Preparing Pre-Service Secondary English Teachers to Model Digital Citizenship: Reflecting on a Co-Teaching Experiment

Bio: Dr. Kruger-Ross is an assistant professor of educational technology in the Department of Professional and Secondary Education at WCUPA. He earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory & Implementation from Simon Fraser University in 2016 with an emphasis in Philosophy of Education. Dr. Kruger-Ross principal specializations are in: Philosophy of Education, Educational Technology, and Phenomenology.

Vicki McGinley

University: West Chester Universtiy
Session: Choose Your Own Simulation

Bio: Dr. McGinley is a Professor of Special Education at West Chester University. She has taught classes in all formats--traditional, blended and online. Here courses include family systems, behavior management, multicultural and urban education, and action research among others. Dr. McGinley received her doctorate from Temple University in Special Education/minor in Communication Disorders, and is also certified to teach Secondary Education/English.

Shannon Mrkich

University: West Chester University
Session: Should You Use Interactive Content? A Research Story

Bio: Shannon has been teaching face-to-face developmental and first-year writing for nearly 20 years and online research writing since 2015. Her research interests include writing assessment, distance education pedagogy, and ePortfolios.

Rich Mehrenberg

University: Millersville University
Session: Online Examinations: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Bio: Dr. Rich Mehrenberg is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Millersville University. He regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate distance courses. He is especially enthusiastic about his new course, "Portrayals of the Gifted in Popular Culture: Myth vs. Reality".

Iliana Pagan-Teitelbaum

University: West Chester Universtiy
Session: Classroom Technology: Digital Tools for Student Engagement, Interactivity, and Collaboration

Bio: I'm an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Film, and also webmaster for the Department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University. I'm interested in classroom technologies that foster collaboration and student engagement. Students in my courses have engaged in digital storytelling projects, podcasting, ePortfolios, video essays, blogging, and micro-blogging (@ilianapagan).

James Pannafino

University: Millersville University
Session: The Visual Design of an Online Course

Bio: James Pannafino is an associate professor at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. He teaches web, interaction, experience and motion design courses for the (BDes) Bachelor of Design degree. His research interests include interactive design fundamentals, interdisciplinary design, visual storytelling and digital narrative forms.

Tom Pantazes

University: West Chester University
Sessions: Experience Immersive Virtual Reality; Should You Use Interactive Content? A Research Story; Choose Your Own Simulation

Bio: Tom Pantazes is an Instructional Designer with the Office of Distance Education at West Chester University. A licensed educator and certified faculty developer, Tom loves helping instructors integrate technology and online learning pedagogy. His research interests include virtual reality and content interactivity. He holds a Master of Arts in Education from the College of William and Mary.

Mike Pennella

University: Ellucian
Session: How to Use Storytelling to Transform Courses into Learning Experiences

Bio: Mike is a masters level learning experience designer currently working with a leading NYC university on the development of innovative online and hybrid programs. A course he helped design for Ashford University won the 2016 ADEIL award for best new course. Past professional lives include freelance writer as well as advertising and social media creative. He loves a good story.

Mary Jo Pierantozzi

University: Gwynedd Mercy University
Session: Using Flipped Learning in the Education Capstone

Bio: Mary Jo Pierantozzi has been involved in Education for over 49 years. She has been a classroom teacher, elementary principal, teacher coach, and director of professional development. She has been involved in teacher education for over 21 years with the last 15 as an assistant professor of Education. Her areas of interest include flipped learning, cooperative learning, and technology integration.

Pauline Schmidt

University: West Chester University
Session: Preparing Pre-Service Secondary English Teachers to Model Digital Citizenship: Reflecting on a Co-Teaching Experiment

Bio: Dr. Schmidt is an Assistant Professor of English Education in the College of Arts and Humanities; she is also the Associate Director of the Pennsylvania Area Writing and Literature Project here at WCUPA. She teaches methods courses for Secondary English Education majors, along with general education writing courses. She is the faculty advisor for the NCTE Student Affiliate and writes a column that focuses on Young Adult Literature for NCTE’s English Journal.

Breahon Scott

University: West Chester University
Session: Duplex Printing – A Student Driven Sustainability Initiative

Bio: A graduating senior taking interest in environmental sustainability in the Fall 2016, he has worked closely with classmates and university faculty to increase campus awareness of sustainability. Double-sided printing, he hopes is the beginning of an environmentally conscious mentality on West Chester’s campus.

Shila Scott

University: West Chester University
Poster session: Duplex Printing – A Student Driven Sustainability Initiative

Bio: An upcoming senior studying History B.A. with an elective Social Studies Certification. As a member of the Honors College, she studied the effects of anthropogenic climate change in HON 314 and HON 355. Through HON 355, the class conceived the initiative for default duplex printing at the University and Shila represents the student perspective of sustainability on campus.

Larry Udell

University: West Chester University
Session: Using Turnitin for Quick Grading of Journals and Essays

Bio: Larry Udell has been teaching in the philosophy department at West Chester University since 1999, and has been a regular at RECAP conferences as both a presenter and attendee. His interests are in social and political philosophy and political economy broadly construed.

Veronica Wilbur

University: West Chester University
Session: Experiences with VoiceThread - Creating Meaningful Virtual Communication and Multifaceted Engagement

Bio: Dr. Veronica Wilbur is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the graduate program at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, joining the faculty in 2015. As faculty, she teaches 100% online in Graduate Nursing and postmaster's DNP program. She has over 25 years' experience teaching in higher education and 15 years teaching and designing online/hybrid graduate courses.

Christine Williams

University: West Chester University
Poster Session: Using Technology to Improve Student Engagement and Assessment

Bio: Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health at WCU. She is researches mindfulness, stress management, emotional health, and health education. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has taught in the undergraduate dual certification program of Health and Physical Education and currently teaches both in the undergraduate and graduate Public Health Programs.

Nobuyuki Yamamoto

University: West Chester University
Session: Why Active Learning Spaces?

Bio: Nobuyuki Yamamoto is the Coordinator of Multimedia Services at West Chester University. He has been with West Chester since 2005 taking part in the rapid growth in technology here over the past decade. He has been involved in the design and implementation of instructional technology in classroom spaces and oversees a very creative video production staff.

Bonnie Young

University: West Chester University
Poster Session: Daylight

Bio: Bonnie Young, M.Ed, Certified Faculty Developer, is an LMS Training and Support Specialist. Bonnie has over 15 years’ experience in Educational Technology, Instructional Design and Technology Training. Her professional interests include providing a learning environment where the learners are involved in the learning process, improving instructional techniques, and promoting active learning.