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Royce Kimmons

Brigham Young University

Royce Kimmons is an Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University where he seeks to end the effects of socioeconomic divides on educational opportunities t...
Enoch Hunsaker

Brigham Young University

Enoch Hunsaker is an Instructional Designer at Brigham Young University Online. He graduated with a Master's degree in Instructional Psychology and Technology from the same university in 2018. He has...
David Dwayne Williams

Brigham Young University

David Dwayne Williams has conducted more than seventy evaluation studies throughout many countries. He also conducts qualitative research on people’s personal and professional evaluation lives, ...
Charles R. Graham

Brigham Young University

Charles R. Graham is a Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. He studies the design and evaluation of online and blended learning environments as well as the...
Jered Borup

George Mason University

Jered Borup is the professor-in-charge of George Mason University's Blended and Online Learning in Schools Master's and Certificate programs that are devoted to improving teacher practices in online a...
Cecil R. Short

Emporia State University

Cecil R. Short is an Assistant Professor of School Leadership and Director of Secondary Education at Emporia State University. His research focuses on Personalized Learning, Blended Teaching, Open Edu...
Marné Isakson

Isakson Literacy

Marné has been involved in literacy education since 1969. She earned a BA in English, an MSED in Educational Research, and a Ph.D. in Literacy Education. Her dissertation was awarded the Outsta...
Karen T. Arnesen

Brigham Young University

Karen is a Ph.D. student in the Instructional Psychology and Technology program at Brigham Young University. She has been an ELA teacher, magazine editor, and instructional designer. Her research and ...
Lloyd Rieber

University of Georgia

Lloyd Rieber is originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where he was born and raised. He is now a Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Georgia. He was once a public schoo...
Patrick R. Lowenthal

Boise State University

Patrick R. Lowenthal is a Professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University. He specializes in designing and developing online learning environments. His research focuses...
Drew Polly

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Drew Polly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Educationat the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research interests include supporting standards-based pe...
Bekki Brau

Brigham Young University

Charles M. Reigeluth

Indiana University

Charles M. Reigeluth is a distinguished educational researcher and consultant who focuses on paradigm change in education. He has a B.A. in economics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in instructio...
Vanessa Svihla

University of New Mexico

Dr. Vanessa Svihla is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico with appointments in the learning sciences and engineering, and she directs the Interaction and Disciplinary Design in Educ...
U.S. Office of Educational Technology

U.S. Department of Education

Yvonne Earnshaw

Kennesaw State University

Yvonne Earnshaw, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology in the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Earnshaw has an extensi...
Andrew A. Tawfik

University of Memphis

Andrew A. Tawfik, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design & Technology at the University of Memphis. Dr. Tawfik also serves as the the director of the Instructional Design & Technolog...
Matthew Schmidt

University of Georgia

Matthew Schmidt, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the University of Georgia (UGA) in the Department of Workforce Education and Instructional Technology (WEIT). His research interests include design an...
Sharon Black

Brigham Young University

Sharon Black is an editor and writing consultant for the McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University. Her past professional experience included writing for broadcast, teaching kindergarten a...
Linda Frederiksen
Linda Frederiksen is the Head of Access Services at Washington State University Vancouver.  She has a Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in Kansas. Linda is active in ...
Sue F. Phelps
Sue F. Phelps is the Health Sciences and Outreach Services Librarian at Washington State University Vancouver. Her research interests include information literacy, accessibility of learning materials ...
Michael Whitchurch

Brigham Young University

Michael Whitchurch is the OER and Media Literacy Librarian at Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library. He received his MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where hi...
Brian J. Beatty

San Francisco State University

Dr. Brian Beatty is Professor of Instructional Technologies and co-coordinator of the Instructional Design and Technology MA program in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructio...
Stephen Downes

National Research Council of Canada

Stephen Downes is a specialist in online learning technology and new media. Through a 25 year career in the field Downes has developed and deployed a series of progressively more innovative technologi...
George Veletsianos

Royal Roads University, Canada

Dr. George Veletsianos is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University. His research focuses on three strands: (1) design, development, and evalu...
Isa Jahnke

University of Technology Nuremberg

Isa Jahnke, Ph.D., is Founding Vice President for Academic and International Affairs (digital learning) and Full Professor at the University of Technology Nuremberg. Past 6 years, she was Associate Pr...
Torrey Trust

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Torrey Trust, Ph.D. is a Professor of Learning Technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work...
Stefinee E. Pinnegar

Brigham Young University

A St. George native, Dr. Pinnegar graduated from Dixie College (now DSU) and Southern Utah State (now SUU). She taught on the Navajo Reservation then completed an M.A. in English at BYU. She taught fo...
M. Winston Egan

Brigham Young University

Winston Egan is an emeriti faculty member of the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University, where he provide guidance in the development of this program. He has taught children of...
Pat Draper

Brigham Young University

Pat Draper is currently responsible for the TELL practicum for the pre-service teahcers. She has a master's degree in linguistics from the University of Utah. She has been an active participant in the...
Valerie Jueschke

Brigham Young University

Valerie Hales received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of North Dakota with an emphasis in reading. She spent several years working for a private reading clinic in the testing a...
Amy Raty

Brigham Young University

Amy Raty is an adjunct professor in the TELL program at BYU. She teaches classes on campus, supervises TELL student teachers/practicum students in the secondary schools, and has collaborated to update...
Cristie Cowles Charles

Brigham Young University

Cristie Cowles Charles teaches writing and literature courses at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She enjoys sparking a love for writing in her students--or at least a love for having had writ...
Brian Jackson
Brian Jackson is from the mean streets of Kearns, Utah. He received a PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona. He now teaches writing and rhetoric at B...
Jon Ostenson
Jon Ostenson began his teaching career as an English teacher in junior high and high school classrooms. After about a decade, he moved to the university level where he now teaches courses in teacher p...
Jill Larsen
Jill Larsen is Adjunct Faculty in English at Brigham Young University and the Course Coordinator for Writing in the Social Sciences. Jill is a word nerd and a research hungry travel bug who loves her ...
Brooke Downs
Brooke Downs teaches literature, academic writing, and creative writing courses at Brigham Young University. Her plays have been performed by the American Stage Theatre Company, Wasatch Theatre Compan...
Julie H. Haupt
Julie H. Haupt is an Associate Professor in the School of Family Life. Across many years at Brigham Young University, she has taught advanced writing courses in family life, business, and psychology....
Elise Silva
Elise Silva holds an MA in English from BYU and a Masters of Information Science from the University of North Texas. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Pittsburg studying composition ...
Randall S. Davies

Brigham Young University

Dr. Randall S. Davies is an associate professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology at Brigham Young University (BYU), where he teaches courses in educational inquiry, measurement, and evalua...
Nicole Clawson
Nicole Clawson is an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University. When she isn't in her garden, she is busy knitting a new sweater while (re)watching Downton Abbey....
Kendyl Loar
Kendyl Loar is a senior at Brigham Young University. She is majoring in Elementary Education, with a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She will begin her formal teachi...
Brenton Jackson

Brigham Young University

Brenton Jackson is a masters student in BYU's Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology. His work centers on applying open educational resources to equity problems in education, as well as...
Sheri Conklin

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Dr. Sheri Conklin is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Prior to moving into this role, she worked as the Director of eLearning over a team of Instructional Designe...
Chenyang Xu

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Chenyang Xu is a doctoral student in the Math, Science, and Learning Technology program in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his Master of Digital S...
Megan Bates

Brigham Young University

Megan Bates is a teacher candidate at Brigham Young University where she is currently earning her Elementary Education degree and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certification. Her res...
Robert W. Maloy

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Robert W. Maloy is a senior lecturer in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he coordinates the history teacher education program and co-directs the TEAMS Tutoring...
Ross Larsen

Brigham Young University

Dr. Ross Larsen is an Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology at Brigham Young University....
Lindsey Doxey
Lindsey Doxey is a preservice teacher at Brigham Young University. Lindsey is a senior, studying Elementary Education, with a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She begi...
Rachel Thomas

Brigham Young University

Rachel is from Espanola, New Mexico and is currently studying Animation at BYU. She enjoys drawing comics on her own time, reading, playing video games and spending time with her family. ...
Tresstyn Clubb Daines

Brigham Young University

Michelle Jensen

Alpine School District

Michelle is an Innovative Learning Coach in Alpine School District and holds an MEd from Utah State University in Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences and a PhD from BYU in Instructional P...
Julie Irvine

Brigham Young University

Julie is an undergraduate student at Brigham Young University. She is majoring in editing and publishing and minoring in creative writing. Julie has three years of editing experience and over five yea...
Elizabeth Boling

Indiana University

Elizabeth Boling is professor of instructional systems technology in the School of Education at Indiana University. Prior experience includes 10 years in design practice, five with Apple Computer, Inc...
Jocelin Meza

Brigham Young University

Jocelin Meza is from Texas and currently studies Elemenetary Education at BYU, with a minor in teaching English language learners (TELL). As a proud Mexican American, Jocelin focuses much of her studi...
Christi U. Edge

Northern Michigan University

Christi Edge is a Professor of Education and serves as the Director of Graduate Reading Programs and the Extended Learning and Community Engagement Scholar at Northern Michigan University. Her resear...
Richard Bowles

Mary Immaculate College

Laura Haniford

University of New Mexico

Karina Jackson

Brigham Young University English Language Center

Charity Dacey

Felician University

Jill E. Stefaniak

University of Georgia

Jill Stefaniak is an Associate Professor in the Learning, Design, and Technology program in the Department of Workforce Education and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia. Her researc...
Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan

University of Nottingham

Dawn Garbett

University of Auckland

Ramona Maile Cutri

Brigham Young University

Ramona Maile Cutri is an associate professor at Brigham Young University’s Teacher Education Department. Cutri’s research attends to the complexities of technology integration into faculty’s dai...
Dennis West

Brigham Young University

Annela Teemant

Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Annela Teemant is Professor of Second Language Education (Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1997) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Her scholarship focuses on developing, implementing...
Betsey Eckton
Betsy Eckton, EdD, has recently retired from 30 years of full-time work as an educator serving in many roles in the public schools. For 29 of those 30 years, she was employed in Title I schools, wher...
Elizabeth Gallagher

Wasatch School District

Ellie Gallagher has been an educator for over 20 years as a classroom teacher in elementary and secondary schools, a SIOP coach, an instructional coach and now she is the Wasatch District Dual Languag...
Teresa Wootton

Wasatch School District

Teresa Wootton, a Clincal Faculty Associate (CFA) with Brigham Young University/Public School Partnership supervises, mentors and evaluates preservice teachers. She taught elementary school for 14 yea...
Ray Graham

Emeriti Professor Brigham Young University

Qi Guo

Brigham Young University

Tonia A. Dousay

University of Alaska Anchorage

Tonia A. Dousay, Ph.D., is a first-generation college graduate and the daughter of two U.S. Navy veterans. Known by her students as "Dr. D," Tonia graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Science and M.S...
Lauren Hutchings
In preparation for becoming a future educator, Lauren Hutchings has dedicated her time to serving at schools in the community, advocated for students with learning disabilities, and has conducted res...
David M. Boren

Brigham Young University

David is a former public school teacher and administrator. Currently he is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Brigham Young University. He is the dir...
Celina Lay

Brigham Young University

Leanna Archambault

Arizona State University

Dr. Leanna Archambault is a Professor of Learning Design and Technology in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (ASU). Her research addresses teacher preparation and profes...
Allison Butler

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Allison Butler is a Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Advising, and the Director of the Media Literacy Certificate Program in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusett...
Jonathan Trujillo

Brigham Young University - Idaho

Richard E. West

Brigham Young University

Dr. Richard E. West is an associate professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. He teaches courses in instructional design, academic writing, qualitative research...
Jason Shaw

Brigham Young University, Idaho

Jason Hunt

Brigham Young University, Idaho

Beth Oyarzun

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Beth Oyarzun is a Clinical Associate Professor of Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches fully online LDT technology courses and her resear...
Esther Michela

University of Tennessee

Currently a PhD student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Esther is exploring issues of accessibility, empathy, Universal Design for Learning, and student interaction in the context of instruc...
Whitney Keaton

George Mason University

Spencer Yamada

Brigham Young University

Mary F. Rice

University of New Mexico

Mary Frances Rice is an assistant professor of literacy at the University of New Mexico. She teaches writing pedagogy and digital composition. Her scholarship uses interdisciplinary approaches to stud...