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  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 2015 | Conference & Workshops

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 2015 | Conference & Workshops

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 2015 | Conference & Workshops

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Presenters

Guest Speaker: Turning Technologies’ “Distinguished Educator”
11:50am in Sykes Ballroom

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Elizabeth C. Scheyder

IT Project Leader in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
Website: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth_scheyder

Bio: Elizabeth C. Scheyder, PhD, PE, is an IT Project Leader in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where she supervises a wide variety of initiatives assisting professors who want to improve their classes with instructional technologies. She holds advanced degrees in both Engineering and Educational Linguistics, and experiences from her first career, as a Professional Engineer, continue to influence her work in both Instructional Technology and Educational Linguistics. In 2009, she was named a Turning Technologies Distinguished Educator, recognizing her work with TurningPoint audience response systems. Her current research interests include using various forms of instructional technology and computer mediated communication to modernize pedagogy in all disciplines and to teach advanced ESL/EFL to adult learners. She also enjoys teaching Critical Writing courses, where she shares her love of writing about and in the digital world with native and non-native speakers of English.

Enhancing Student Engagement – and More – with Clickers
Turning Technologies' Response Cards, known as “Clickers”, are an easy way to increase student engagement in face-to-face classes. At the University of Pennsylvania, Clickers are used in a variety of departments in a wide variety of ways, from quizzing to surveying. They are even used in place of "bubble sheets" for exams! This session will demonstrate some of the many ways that Penn faculty use clickers, and some of the best practices that we have learned over the years. A few dozen lucky audience members will be able to "click along", using Clickers provided by West Chester University!

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Beatrice Adera

University: West Chester
Session: Using Social Bookmarking as a Platform for Building Collaborative Online Toolkits that Last Beyond the Course

Bio: Beatrice Adera received her MEd & PhD in Special Education from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Before coming to WCU, Dr. Adera was on faculty at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg.

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Nurun Begum

University: East Stroudsburg
Session: Quizlet: An interactive teaching tool for teaching and learning

Bio: Dr. Nurun N. Begum is an associate professor in the department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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Andrew Beyer

University: West Chester
Session: Collaborative Online Research and Learning

Bio: Currently in the Clinical Psychology Program at West Chester University. Over twenty years' experience in the Social Services field. Four years as a volunteer at Safe Harbor in West Chester.

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Michelle Blake

University: West Chester
Session: Getting Results with MyWritingLab: Tools and Metrics for the Effective Teaching of Writing, Grammar, and Research

Bio: After earning her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.A. from Columbia University, Michelle F. Blake worked first as a middle school teacher and then as a technical writer and editor. For the past decade, she has been working as an adjunct professor of English in the Philadelphia suburbs, most recently at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she has been for the past nine years. Her professional interests include Developmental English and teaching the writing process wit

David Bolton

David Bolton

University: West Chester
Session: Transforming Education using Mobile Pedagogy

Bio: David L. Bolton, Ph.D. graduated with his master's degree in research and statistical methodology from Andrews University in Michigan, and his Ph.D. in research and measurement from Florida State University. He has been teaching educational technology, evaluation and measurement, research methods and statistics courses and workshops at West Chester University since 1991. An area of research interest for him has been the power of educational technology to engage students in the learning process.

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Michele P Bratina

University: Shippensburg
Session: Teaching Tolerance Through Technology: Using Practitioner-Based Training Techniques in the Classroom to Educate CJ Students about Mental Illness

Bio: Michele P. Bratina is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was the Forensic and Children's Mental Health Coordinator for the Florida Department of Children and Families in the 19th Judicial Circuit. Her research interests include violence, criminological theory, mental health and the criminal justice system, and race, social structure, ethnicity and crime.

Bill Broun

Bill Broun

University: East Stroudsburg
Session: Digital Tinkering: Teaching The Art of Creative Dismantling
Website: http://www.billbroun.com

Bio: Bill Broun teaches digital media writing as an associate professor of English at East Stroudsburg University. His journalism has appeared in many major newspapers and magazines (Washington Post, New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, and more), as well as specialty publications such as The Architects' Journal and Publishers Weekly. He was on staff at the Guardian newspaper in Britain. His fiction has been published in The Kenyon Review, The Indiana Review, and elsewhere.

Daniel Burdick

Daniel Burdick

University: Edinboro
Session: To Post or Not To Post?: Effective Professor Participation in Online Discussions

Bio: Dr. Daniel Burdick, Associate Professor of Music, has performed with the Canadian Brass, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Keith Brion's New Sousa Band, and given concerts and chaired sessions throughout Europe. Recent solo engagements have included recitals at both the International Women's Brass Conference and the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference [Linz, Austria]. He will give the New York City premiere of, "Edinboro Sonata," in March 2014. Previous RECAP presentations in 2007 & 2011.

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Christine DiPaulo

University: String Theory Schools
Session: Ok Class... Google Glass in Education

Bio: Christine is an Innovation Specialist at String Theory Schools in Philadelphia. Her primary role is to provide just in time professional development opportunities for faculty and staff including one to one trainings, district wide in service training, strategies for innovative uses of technology in the classroom, best practices for students to consume, create and author content using iPad for our 1:1 iPad Program. Christine is leading the way for iTunes U course creation. We said goodbye to textbooks and paper. All staff members are building courses in iTunes U. Christine also teaches Digital Media Arts and Design, is a secondary certified math teacher, with Business Education certification and MSc as K12 certified Instructional Technology Specialist. Christine is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class 2009 and currently serves on the ADE Advisory Board. She attended the Apple Distinguished Educator Summer Institutes at Full Sail University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, ADE Global Institute Cork Ireland and in 2013 Austin TX. She is a Google Certified Teacher and Glass Explorer. She has been honored as a 3E Institute Entrepreneurial Educator for project based learning in the classroom.

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Lisa Dise

Organization: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Session: Usability 101: Designing Online Content for All Users

Bio: Lisa Dise is an Instructional Designer at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences with over 5 years of experience in instructional design and educational technology. She is responsible for assisting faculty with their online courses as well as creating and offering various faculty development workshops.

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Denise Donaghue

University: Neumann University
Session: Getting Results with MyWritingLab: Tools and Metrics for the Effective Teaching of Writing, Grammar, and Research

Bio: Denise Donaghue, Adjunct Instructor of English, joined the Neumann University faculty in the Fall, 2010. In addition to her teaching role at Neumann, she provides staff development for MyCompLab and MyWritingLab and served as co-editor of the 2011 edition of The Journal of Neumann’s First Year Knight Writers. Donaghue holds a B.A. in English/Communications from Cabrini College and an M.A. in Education Leadership and Administration from Immaculata University. Her previous experience in Education includes teaching Middle School and High School English. Donaghue’s corporate background includes nearly 15 years as an advertising copywriter.

Marc Drumm

Marc Drumm

University: West Chester
Sessions: Twitter in Higher Education 101 | Online Proctoring of Distance Education Exams
Website: https://twitter.com/marcdrumm

Bio: Marc Drumm is an Instructional Designer in the Office of Distance Education at West Chester University. He has worked in higher education for the past 14 years specializing in web design and development, integrating technology into educational environments, and utilizing emerging technologies. Before coming to WCU, he held positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware.

Lauren Edgell

Lauren Edgell

Organization: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Session: The Online Community Life Cycle
Website: http://www.laurenedgell.com

Bio: Lauren holds an MSEd in Online Teaching & Learning from CSU East Bay as well as a SLOAN-C Online Teaching Certificate. Additionally, she has completed the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning at Penn State University. Lauren currently holds the position of Director of Online Learning & Educational Technology at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. She is also the President of the Alumni Association at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.

Marc Felizzi

Marc Felizzi

University: Millersville
Session: Knowledge, Skills, and Assessment: Using iPad technology

Bio: Dr. Felizzi has over 20 years' clinical experience. He has taught Social Work at the Bachelor's and Master's level for over 12 years. He has taught a number of technologically blended, online and distance courses using synchronous and asynchronous technology.

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Michelle Fisher

University: West Chester
Sessions: Using Social Bookmarking as a Platform for Building Collaborative Online Toolkits that Last Beyond the Course | Tweeting Away: Creating Instructional Discourse in an Online Graduate Class

Bio: Michelle Fisher received her MS in Ed. Technology from Lehigh Univ. with a focus on Instructional Design & Development. She is the Sr. Instructional Designer for Teacher Ed, in the College of Education at WCU.

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Leonora Foels

University: Millersville
Session: Knowledge, Skills, and Assessment: Using iPad technology

Bio: Dr. Foels has years of clinical practice experience. She teaches many courses some of which are technologically enhanced (diversity) and others which are 100% online (school social work and at-risk youth).

Anita Foeman

Anita Foeman

University: West Chester
Session: Mini MOOC Lessons Learned: Opportunities and Challenges

Bio: Anita Foeman, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. She has 30 years' experience as a faculty member, trainer and published author in the area of race and diversity. She is currently working in the area of internet instruction.

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Marc Jacoby

University: West Chester
Session: I'm Going Mobile: Using Livecode to Create Multimedia / Apps for Mobile Devices

Bio: Marc Jacoby is an Associate Professor of Music at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where he serves as Jazz Studies Coordinator and teaches in the Applied Music and Music Education programs. He currently directs the Criterions Big Band and Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Karen Jogan

Karen Jogan

Organization: Albright College
Session: Connecting Students, Adobe Connect, and the Polar Vortex

Bio: Dr. Karen Jogan is a Spanish professor in the Modern Foreign Language Department at Albright College. Karen is a frequent presenter at TESOL conferences every year and works with ESL teachers in Peru and Chili.

Joel Keener

Joel Keener

University: Cheyney
Session: Student Engagement: A View from Virtual Worlds

Bio: Joel T. Keener is a tenured Associate Professor teaching Art and Graphic Design at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. A published author, artist, photographer, sculptor, graphic designer, graphic artist, and web designer, Joel received his MFA in Sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Adult and Continuing Education at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He co-authored the current BS Graphic Design program and serves as the program coordinator. Joel has also served as Director for the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CATLA) for several years until a full time Instructional Designer was brought onboard. Joel also serves on the Strategic Planning Council and Media Advisory Committee. His interest in virtual worlds stems from his artistic imagination and the compelling desire to engage teaching and learning with fun. Joel is a member of NAEA and advisor to Cheyney University's National Art Honor Society. A member of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) Joel has attended numerous conferences featuring cutting edge presentations of the latest Adobe products. Joel's commitment to helping others has earned him the Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Service Award. Prior to college, Joel served in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Program aboard the USS Enterprise CVAN 65 during two tours in Viet Nam. Upon being honorably discharged Joel was accepted to college under the G.I. Bill where he received a BS degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Studio Art. Joel's artistic endeavors lead him to the digital environment of graphic art and design. His explorations of digital art have produced a portfolio of original and compelling imagery. His exhibition history includes the United Nations, NY, Art Expos in Chicago, Ill., Los Vegas, NV, juried shows in Philadelphia, PA., Cairo, Egypt, and has work in numerous private collections. In 2006 along with other American artists and Egyptian artists exhibited his art in an International Juried Exhibition for peace at the Cairo Opera house in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jane Kenney

University: West Chester
Session: Beyond the Flip: How to Promote Student Self-Regulation in Online Learning Environments

Bio: Jane Kenney is an Associate Professor in the Department of Professional and Secondary Education. She teaches an undergraduate course in educational psychology and with the help of Ellen Newcombe, has been implementing and assessing a blended, flipped delivery approach in her course over the past eight semesters. Based on the results of her research, she has refined her instruction and has presented her findings in the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks and at several WCU events including RECAP, as well as at regional, national, and international conferences. Her most recent research focus is on helping students transition to an online learning environment, which requires more student self-regulation of the learning process, and the types of supports that teachers can provide to help students make this transition.

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Mahfuzul Khondaker

University: Kutztown
Session: Quizlet: An interactive teaching tool for teaching and learning

Bio: Dr. Mahfuzul Khondaker is an associate professor in the department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University.

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Stephen Larson

University: Slippery Rock
Session: Preliminary empirical evidence for flipped classroom method: Does it really make a difference all the time?

Bio: Stephen Larson teaches Information Systems in the Computer Science Department of the College of Business, Information, and Social Sciences at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. In addition to an MS in IT Management and a PhD in Business Information Systems, he has nearly 20 years' experience in the IT/IS industry and has been teaching in one capacity or another since he was 20 years old. He is a reviewer for several IS conferences and journals, and reviews book chapters as well.

Bessie Lawton

Bessie Lawton

University: West Chester
Sessions: Mini MOOC Lessons Learned: Opportunities and Challenges | Using GoReact as a Tool for Recording and Evaluating Oral Presentations

Bio: Bessie Lawton, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University. Dr. Lawton has more than 15 years experience in research design, research in the area of diversity including cross race marriage and Native American communication and work in the area of internet instruction. Dr. Lawton is the Department Coordinator of SPK 208 (Public Speaking). She has taught several courses in hybrid and online formats, and has recently worked with a team in transitioning SPK 208 into a hybrid format.

Meghan Mahoney

Meghan Mahoney

University: West Chester
Session: Using GoReact as a Tool for Recording and Evaluating Oral Presentations

Bio: Meghan Mahoney, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research focuses on entertainment education and new media studies, and she is currently involved in the team switching SPK208 to a hybrid format.

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Vicki McGinley

University: West Chester
Session: Tweeting Away: Creating Instructional Discourse in an Online Graduate Class

Bio: Dr. McGinley is a Professor of Special Education at WCU. Dr. McGinley received her doctorate from Temple Univ. in Special Education/minor Communication Disorders. Her interests are in the areas of communication and behavior disorders, inclusive, diverse classrooms and urban communities.

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Jamie McMenamin

University: West Chester
Session: Collaborative Online Research and Learning

Bio: Currently in the Clinical Psychology Program at West Chester University. Over twenty years' experience in the Social Services field. Four years as a volunteer at Safe Harbor in West Chester. Jamie McMenaminis a graduating Clinical Master's student. Her work with the WCUPA Collaborative Online Research and Learning class has provided her experience with virtual teams and groups processes. Jamie presented at RECAP 2013 on the influence of personality traits on teamwork, and virtual team interaction and success.

Richard Mehrenberg

Richard Mehrenberg

University: Millersville
Session: Electronic Portfolios for Internships, Practicums, and Student Teaching

Bio: Dr. Rich Mehrenberg is an assistant professor of special education at Millersville University. His teaching interests include behavior management, instructional adaptions, and co-teaching.

Michele Mislevy

Michele Mislevy

Organization: Albright College
Session: Connecting Students, Adobe Connect, and the Polar Vortex

Bio: Michele Mislevy is an Instructor in the Education Department at Albright College. She teaches Instructional Technology to pre-service teachers in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Michele also teaches courses for Albright's Accelerated Degree Completion program for adult learners.

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Ellen Newcombe

University: West Chester
Session: Beyond the Flip: How to Promote Student Self-Regulation in Online Learning Environments

Bio: Ellen Newcombe, Director of Technology in the College of Education, provides technology support and training to faculty and students in the Teacher Preparation Program. Her experience has involved teaching, educational research and development, and administration of technology services. She also, has taught the educational technology course Technology Tools to Transform Teaching and Learning and offers workshops on hardware and software including iPads and SMARTBoards. In her collaboration with Dr. Kenney, Ms. Newcombe has the opportunity to apply previous experience in online learning and research. Ms. Newcombe has taught in public schools at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels including computer subjects both in the classroom and a laboratory setting.

James Pannafino

James Pannafino

University: Millersville
Session: Mobile Design Process and Understanding the User
Website: http://www.interdisciplinaryinteractiondesign.com

Bio: James Pannafino is an associate professor at Millersville University, Pennsylvania in the Art and Design Department where he teaches graphic and interactive design courses. His research interests include interactive design fundamentals, interdisciplinary design, visual storytelling and digital narrative forms. James recently published Interdisciplinary Interaction Design: A Visual Guide to Basic Theories, Models and Ideas for Thinking and Designing for Interactive Web Design.

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Michael Pearson

University: West Chester
Session: Going Glass in the Classroom

Bio: Over the past 25 years, Dr. Michael Pearson has introduced several new technologies to the university classroom. In 1990, he introduced the first use of computerized presentations in the classroom. In 1996, he developed and taught the first web-based online course in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. He subsequently served as the Distance Education Advisor to the PASSHE Vice-Chancellor for Technology. Dr. Pearson currently runs a museum dedicated to the history of computing.

Chris Penny

Chris Penny

University: West Chester
Session: Ok Class…Google Glass in Education
Website: http://chrispenny.com

Bio: Dr. Chris Penny is a proud parent of three amazing little boys, Conner (9), Liam (7) and Keagan (5). He is a Professor of Education at West Chester University. In 2011 he won the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award for his excellence in the classroom. In 2007 he became an Apple Distinguished Educator, and in 2009 a Google Certified Teacher. His efforts in teaching and research have the focus of technology integration in education. Dr. Penny's most recent research is focused on mobile pedagogy.

Michael Ruffini

Michael Ruffini

University: Bloomsburg
Session: Screencast your Lessons using PowerPoint!
Website: http://www.theteachercastacademy.com

Bio: Michael F. Ruffini is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Bloomsburg University. He teachers in the Department of Educational Foundations and Secondary Education.

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Jordan Schugar

University: West Chester
Session: Ok Class... Google Glass in Education

Bio: Jordan Schugar is a former middle and high school English teacher who works at West Chester University where he teaches courses in the English, Literacy, and Professional & Secondary Education departments. His research interests include mobile pedagogies, eReading text comprehension, and figurative language. Dr. Schugar earned his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park and in 2013 he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator.

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Tina Selvaggi

University: West Chester
Session: Developing the 4C's: Monitoring Feedback with a Backchannel Chat

Bio: Tina Selvaggi, Ed.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Literacy at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining West Chester University, Dr. Selvaggi taught elementary school, gifted education, served as an Instructional Support Teacher, a Reading Specialist and, most recently, a staff developer in Pennsylvania public schools. Her research interests include: professional development/coaching, teacher candidate preparation, and use of technology to enhance instruction.

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Janneken Smucker

University: West Chester
Session: Marrying old and new technologies while developing the 4 C's

Bio: Janneken Smucker is Assistant Professor of History at West Chester University where she specializes in digital history, public history, and American material culture. She is the author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013)

Mark Snyder

Mark Snyder

University: Millersville
Session: Interactive Print through Augmented Reality
Website: http://www.millersville.edu/aest/faculty/index.php

Bio: Dr. Mark Snyder is Coordinator of the Applied Engineering & Technology Management degree program at Millersville University. An educator for 25 years, he teaches in the Graphic Communication concentration and is a Laureate member of the professional honorary Epsilon Pi Tau. In 2010, Snyder received the "Innovation in Higher Education" award from the Electronic Document Systems Foundation. He has also served as President of the Graphic Communication Education Association.

Phil Thompsen

Phil Thompsen

University: West Chester
Sessions: Mini MOOC Lessons Learned: Opportunities and Challenges | Using GoReact as a Tool for Recording and Evaluating Oral Presentations

Bio: Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D. Is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University. He is a scholar of communication media and technology, with particular interests in broadcasting, computer-mediated communication and educational technology. He is also the department's 'webmaster' and educational technology coordinator. Dr. Thompsen has been involved with numerous technology initiatives at WCU, has helped many courses move to online and hybrid formats, and was part of the team behind WCU's first MOOC. He is a frequent presenter at RECAP, as well as at other educational technology conferences, including the Desire2Learn Fusion, Educause, and Nercomp conferences.

Larry Udell

Larry Udell

University: West Chester
Session: Grading online using Turnitin for large and small classes alike

Bio: Larry Udell is a professor in the philosophy department at West Chester University. He has been grading papers digitally in various formats for many years, and has been a frequent presenter at previous RECAP conferences.

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Tara Wink

University: West Chester
Session: Marrying old and new technologies while developing the 4 C's
Website: http://subjectguides.wcupa.edu/480smucker

Bio: Tara Wink is the Special Collections Librarian at West Chester University. As the Special Collections Librarian she is responsible for maintaining and growing WCU's Special Collections and Archives.

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Sally Winterton

University: West Chester
Session: Developing the 4C's: Monitoring Feedback with a Backchannel Chat

Bio: Sally Winterton, Ed. D. is an associate professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she is currently serving as the interim associate dean in the College of Education. She has served as Coordinator of Field Experiences in the Department of Elementary Education, a university supervisor, and as the Interim Director of the Teacher Education Center. Prior to joining WCU she taught elementary school, served as an assistant middle school principal, an elementary school principal, and a Director of Personnel in Pennsylvania public school districts. Her research interests include teacher preparation, instructional technology, and learning styles.

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Junko Yamamoto

University: Slippery Rock
Session: Preliminary empirical evidence for flipped classroom method: Does it really make a difference all the time?

Bio: Junko Yamamoto teaches Instructional Technologies and World Language Teaching Methodologies at the College of Education in Slippery Rock University. She edited Technology Implementation and Teacher Education: Reflective Models (IGI Global) and Technology Leadership in Teacher Education: Integrated Solution and Experience (IGI Global). She evaluates conference papers for EdMedia and E-Learn.

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Curtis Zaleski

University: Shippensburg
Session: Inverting the General Chemistry Experience at Shippensburg University

Bio: Curtis Zaleski received his B.S. degree in chemistry from John Carroll University in 2000 and his Ph.D. in chemistry under the direction of Vincent Pecoraro in 2005 at the University of Michigan. He then completed a teaching/research postdoctoral fellowship with Vincent Pecoraro and Brian Coppola at the University of Michigan. In 2006 Dr. Zaleski joined Shippensburg University and was promoted to associate professor in 2011.