Presenters

Tom Pantazes

University: West Chester University

Session: Online Instructors as TV Personalities: How Instructors Apply Multimedia Learning Design Principles

Bio: Tom loves helping instructors integrate teaching and technology. He has over a decade of educational experience in K-12 and higher education including classroom teaching, curriculum development, and community building. His research interests include instructional video, content interactivity, simulations, and virtual / augmented reality. If he is not building Legos with his two sons, you can catch him on Twitter @TomPantazes.


Camille Dempsey

University: Edinboro University

Session: The Spirit of The Times: Virtuality Culture and Technology-Mediated Learning

Bio: Dr. Camille Dempsey is an Assistant Professor at Edinboro University. As an educational technologist and cultural and media theorist, she also founded The Theory of Virtuality Culture. Recently, Camille was the recipient of the PA Association for Educational Communications and Technology Association’s “Educational Technology Impact Award,” for her article, The spirit of the times: Virtuality culture and technology-mediated human presence.


Roger Wolbert

University: Edinboro University

Session: Engaging Preservice Elementary Teachers in a Synchronous Mathematics Course through Technology

Bio: Roger Wolbert, PhD, is a K-12 mathematics teacher educator at Edinboro University. He is the PI for the Edinboro Noyce Teacher Scholar program. Dr. Wolbert completed his PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning with a concentration in mathematics education through the University at Buffalo. His dissertation title was, "Using Educational Connoisseurship and Criticism to Evaluate YouTube Videos on the Formal Definition of Limit."


Sarah Hyson

University: West Chester University

Session: Modeling collaboration for research writing: Empowering students, incorporating successes from distance teaching

Bio: Sarah Hyson is an Adjunct Instructor in the English Department at WCUPA. She teaches First-Year Writing courses. With an MS in Historic Preservation, MA in English (Creative Writing) and a BFA in Technical Theater, she brings an eclectic background to her courses. Sarah writes children’s literature, YA literature, science fiction, poetry, and plays. Her research interests include representation in children’s literature and the development of educational tools regarding intersectional privilege.


Amy Pajewski

Session: Modeling collaboration for research writing: Empowering students, incorporating successes from distance teaching

Bio: Amy Pajewski is the Student Success Librarian and Assistant Professor at WCU. She leads a team of teaching librarians focused on enriching the first and second year student experience through information literacy. As liaison to nontraditional departments, she collaborates with student success initiatives across campus, and her research interests include cultivating communities of practice, information literacy instruction, and library impact on student success.


Kaitlyn Machcinski

University: West Chester University

Session: Kahoot as a Student Icebreaker

Bio: Kaitlyn Crouse-Machcinski is the Associate Director of the Learning Assistance and Resource Center and Writing Center at West Chester University. She works to hire, train, and supervise the tutors of these two learning centers on campus. She will complete her doctorate in Spring 2022, focusing on online student engagement in developmental students.


Tracie Marcella Addy

University: Lafayette College

Session: Keynote Presentation - Where Do We Go From Here? Teaching During COVID-19 and Beyond

Bio: As the director of the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CITLS), Dr. Addy is responsible for working with instructors across all divisions and ranks to develop and administer programming, as well as provide services and resources in support of the teacher-scholar model. Her partnerships with instructors across appointment types have been award-winning. In addition to overseeing CITLS, Dr. Addy has responsibilities within the Provost’s Office and serves on the College’s Teaching and Learning Committee as an ex officio member.