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Presenters

Jeff Ruth

University: East Stroudsburg University

Session: Create Your Dream Text: OERs with Pressbooks + H5P

Bio: Currently teach Spanish, linguistics and language pedagogy at ESU. Have also taught Italian and Portuguese. Co-chair the Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Religion. Beginning to write an Open Educational Resources textbook for Spanish learners using Pressbooks and H5P. Before ESU taught a variety of subjects in grades 5-12. Briefly taught pottery and tilemaking. Education: Northwestern U (History); NYU (Spanish & Portuguese); CUNY-GC (Spanish).


Suzanne Carbonaro

University: University of the Sciences

Session: Student Centered Assessment: Using Outcomes Transcripts for Visible Learning

Bio: Suzanne Carbonaro, M.Ed, MS is the Director of Assessment for the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences. She has 25 years experience in higher education teaching, scholarship and leadership. She came to USciences from Rider University where she served as Director of Assessment and Strategic Partnerships in the College of Education. Suzanne has led the successful reaccreditation for pharmacy and education and designs structures to sustain a culture of assessment.


Carolyn Giordano

Session: Student Centered Assessment: Using Outcomes Transcripts for Visible Learning

Bio: Carolyn Giordano, PhD, FASAHP is the Associate Provost of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She has nearly a twenty-year history working in Healthcare Education and is a leader in the areas of educational assessment and evaluation. Her research interests include measuring the impact of interprofessional education, healthcare and collaborative teams. She has published numerous papers in this area and has presented nationally and internationally.


James Pannafino

University: Millersville University

Session: Development of a Digital Curriculum Approval Process System

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. James wrote and published Interdisciplinary Interaction Design and UX Methods: A Quick Guide to User Experience Research Methods.


Pauline Schmidt

University: West Chester University

Session: The Joy & Wonders of Co-Teaching: Reflecting on Teaching and Learning in Real Time.

Bio: Dr. Pauline Schmidt is an Associate Professor in English Education, the Co-Advisor of the NCTE Student Affiliate on campus, and a 2015 PAWLP Fellow. She regularly teaches undergraduate methods courses and supervises student teachers. She attends NCTE and PCTELA annually and shares her research about infusing the arts into the ELA curriculum at both conferences. She is currently working on a co-written manuscript with Dr. Matthew Kruger-Ross about re-envisioning teaching philosophies.


Matthew Kruger-Ross

Session: The Joy & Wonders of Co-Teaching: Reflecting on Teaching and Learning in Real Time.

Bio: Dr. Kruger-Ross earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory & Implementation from Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada) in 2016 with an emphasis in Philosophy of Education. Dr. Kruger-Ross also holds a B.S. degree in Middle Grades Education (2005) and an M.S. in Instructional Technology (2012) from North Carolina State University. Before joining the faculty at West Chester University, Dr. Kruger-Ross taught in the middle school at Carolina Friends School in Durham, North Carolina, and, while completing his graduate work, at North Carolina State University, Simon Fraser University, and Queen's University.


Jordan Schugar

University: West Chester University

Session: From Classrooms to Learning Spaces: Three Perspectives

Bio: Dr. Schugar, an Associate Professor in the English department at WCU, teaches courses in literature, writing, and educational technology. His research interests include the literacy associated with mobile pedagogies and emerging technologies, digital storytelling, and active learning spaces. His research has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, CNN, Real Simple Magazine, and Education Week. In 2013, Dr. Schugar was named an Apple Distinguished Educator.


Chris Penny

Session: From Classrooms to Learning Spaces: Three Perspectives

Bio: Dr. Chris Penny is a Professor, and Assistant Dean, in the College of Education and Social Work at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Penn State 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 Google Certified Teacher in 2009. His efforts in teaching and research have the focus of technology integration in education.


JT Singh

Session: From Classrooms to Learning Spaces: Three Perspectives

Bio: JT Singh currently serves as the Deputy CIO and Executive Director for Educational Technologies and User Services at West Chester University, providing leadership in planning and implementing technology initiatives. He has a strong background managing a large technology infrastructure with over 15 years of experience in different leadership roles, and possesses excellent working knowledge of the activities, processes, resources, and technologies involved in the academic technology services for higher education environments.


Jhalil Rivera

Session: From Classrooms to Learning Spaces: Three Perspectives


Noni Kline

University: West Chester University

Session: How to use Tk20 by Watermark for assessment, data collection, and reporting

Bio: Noni Kline manages the Assessment Software for West Chester University's College of Education and Social Work (CESW). The CESW collects assessment data for Early and Middle Grades Education, Social Work, Literacy, Special Education, Music Education, Foreign Language Education, Health/Physical Education, and Secondary Education (English, History, Mathematics, and Science). Prior to this position, Noni worked in West Chester University's D2L Office in support of the learning management system.


Danielle Reilly

Session: How to use Tk20 by Watermark for assessment, data collection, and reporting

Bio: Danielle Reilly has worked in West Chester University’s College of Education and Social Work’s Tk20 Office for the past two years and has worked in Higher Education for the past six years in various positions. Her role supports various functions of the system such as assessment setup, delivery and reporting as well as maintenance of field experience site data. Lastly, Danielle creates training materials for the system including print guides, videos, and in person training.


Kathryn Buschan

University: DeSales University

Session: The Benefits of UDL and How to Introduce it on Your Campus

Bio: Dr. Kathryn Buschan is the Director of Disability Services at DeSales University. Prior to working at DeSales, she was the Supervisor of Special Education at a large urban HS and an Adjunct Instructor at another University. She also worked at Xerox Corporation for 15 years. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Education Leadership from Capella University and her Educational Specialist degree in Education Leadership and Policy Management from Seton Hall University.


Eric Hagan

Session: The Benefits of UDL and How to Introduce it on Your Campus

Bio: Dr. Eric Hagan has been the Director, Distance Education and Instructional Technology at DeSales University since August 2014. Before coming to DeSales, he had a key role in creating and building the online learning organization at a major research university. Dr. Hagan teaches in the areas of management, leadership, higher education, and technology-enhanced teaching/learning. Dr. Hagan earned his Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership and Management from Drexel University.


Chad Bullock

University: Atlantic Cape Community College

Session: Fostering a Culture of Accessibility in Higher Education

Bio: Chad Bullock has worked in higher education for almost 10 years and currently holds the position of Senior Manager, within the Center for Accessibility at Atlantic Cape Community College. His experience in higher education ranges in positions from instructional/adaptive technologist, program coordinator, and adjunct instructor. His current projects involve implementing accessibility initiatives across campus and supporting the capabilities of students by using adaptive technology solutions.


Rich Mehrenberg

University: Millersville University

Session: Kahoot in the Klassroom: A Fun, Free and Engaging Electronic Assessment System

Bio: Rich Mehrenberg is an associate professor of special education. He has 14 years in the K-12 classroom, and an additional 10 in the college level. He has earned National Board Certification, and currently serves as the graduate coordinator for special education programs at Millersville University.


Deborah Tamakloe

Session: Kahoot in the Klassroom: A Fun, Free and Engaging Electronic Assessment System

Bio: Deborah Tamakloe is an assistant professor of special education at Millersville University. Her research and teaching interests include early intervention and the needs of diverse families.


Brandon Mitchell

University: West Chester University

Session: Using Laptops as Digital Whiteboards to Change the Dynamics of Class Instruction

Bio: Prof. Brandon is an Assistant Professor in the Physics department. His research interests include the development of novel materials for light emitting diodes. He uses laser spectroscopy to explore the optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of rare-earth doped gallium nitride (GaN). Prof. Mitchell has also published in the education journal the Physics Teacher on new methods for demonstrating the properties of simple circuits. He has taught undergraduate physics for 4 years.


Anil Kandalam

Session: Using Laptops as Digital Whiteboards to Change the Dynamics of Class Instruction

Bio: Prof. Anil Kandalam is an Associate Professor in the Physics department. His research interests include computational studies of nanoclusters, nanoparticles, novel nanostructures, and modeling of defects in bulk materials and surfaces. He has taught undergraduate physics for 12 years.


Tom Pantazes

University: West Chester University

Session: Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality at West Chester University

Bio: Tom Pantazes is an Instructional Designer with the Distance Education Services 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.


Gary Coutu

Session: Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality at West Chester University

Bio: Gary Coutu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at West Chester University. He manages the department’s Geographic Information Systems lab.


Robert Fletcher

Session: Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality at West Chester University

Bio: Robert Fletcher teaches English and Digital Humanities at WCU, focusing his research in the fields of Victorian and digital literary studies. His article, “Digital Ekphrasis and the Uncanny: Towards an Aesthetics of Augmented Reality,” appeared in ebr: electronic book review in March 2017. His Android app “Sight and Song Augmented” uses augmented reality to present performances of 19th-century English poems when the Old Master paintings about which they were written are viewed through the device.


Christopher Roemmele

Session: Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality at West Chester University

Bio: Christopher Roemmele is the newest faculty member in the Earth and Space Sciences Department at West Chester, teaching the Science Methods classes for education methods, and Introductory Geology. He received his PhD from Purdue University concentrating on geoscience education. His research explored the topics, activities, and teaching style that initiate changes in affective and cognitive behavior. Before earning his doctorate, he taught high school and middle school earth science for 15 years in New Jersey.


David Bell

University: West Chester University

Session: Assessing and Supporting the Professionalism of Candidates in an Educator Preparation Program

Bio: Dr. David Bell is the Associate Dean of Curriculum and Accreditation for the College of Education and Social Work at West Chester University. His professional interests include implementing a multi-tiered system of support to understand the impact of remediation programs for students matriculating into the teaching profession. David holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University (Chicago). Previously, he was Associate Dean and Associate Professor at Saint Xavier University School of Education (Chicago).


Mary Tygh

Session: Assessing and Supporting the Professionalism of Candidates in an Educator Preparation Program

Bio: Dr. Mary Tygh is the Assessment Specialist for the College of Education and Social Work at West Chester University. Her professional interests include assessment of student learning outcomes, learning strategies, data analysis, and technology. Mary holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University. Her previous work experiences include Institutional Research, Administrative Computing, and adjunct teaching at West Chester University.


Shannon Mrkich

University: West Chester University

Session: Motivate and engage your students! Audio-visual response . . . more than good feedback

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. Shannon’s personal teaching philosophy is to maximize engagement to achieve maximum student potential.


Marc Drumm

University: West Chester University

Session: The WCU eTextbook Initiative: Year One in Review

Bio: Marc Drumm is a Senior Instructional Designer at West Chester University. 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. He now leads an initiative that teaches WCU faculty how to create their own Multi-Touch electronic textbooks, which will be provided to their students for free or at a low-cost.


Constance Case

Session: The WCU eTextbook Initiative: Year One in Review


Dorothy (Dottie) Ives Dewey

Session: The WCU eTextbook Initiative: Year One in Review


Shannon Mrkich

Session: The WCU eTextbook Initiative: Year One in Review


Chris Penny

Session: The WCU eTextbook Initiative: Year One in Review


Veronica Wilbur

University: West Chester University

Session: Using Online Debate to Engage the Critical Mind

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 online and hybrid graduate courses. She also has extensive experience in online course design. Her personal philosophy about online teaching is to engage the student


Debbi Casey

University: Temple University

Session: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread: Adapting Great Classroom Teaching to Online

Bio: Debra Casey, JD, PhD, is an assistant professor of Human Resource Management (NTT) at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Dr. Casey’s areas of interest include workplace conflict resolution, employee voice, and the regulation of the employment relationship. As one of the original members of Temple’s Faculty Circle on Online Teaching, she has been striving over the years to make her online courses as motivating and informative as her in-person classes.


Kathleen Voss

Session: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread: Adapting Great Classroom Teaching to Online

Bio: Kathleen Voss, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Human Resource Management (NTT) at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Academic Director of the M.S. program in HRM. As Principal at CCHP Consulting, LLC, Kathleen designs and initiates global talent assessment and development processes for a diverse group of private and public organizations. She has significant experience in teaching undergraduates and graduate students in both residential and online formats.


Valentina DeNardis

University: Villanova University

Session: Empowering Everyone: Microsoft Tools for Accessibility

Bio: Dr. Valentina DeNardis is Director of Classical Studies at Villanova University, Faculty Associate for the Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning (2017-2018), Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, and founder of Villanova Classics & STEM. In her roles as professor, student advisor, program administrator and instructional technology trainer, she has discovered innumerable ways to implement tech tools for greater productivity and is passionate about seeking out tools for users of all abilities.