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2017 Conference Speakers

Jill Albin-Hill Jill Albin-Hill
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Dominican University
Ms. Albin-Hill has been with Dominican University since 2003, starting first as the associate director of IT, then director of IT and appointed CIO when the position was created in 2009. She was promoted to Vice President in 2013. She is passionate about helping others utilize and leverage technology in effective ways. As an adjunct faculty for the Dominican Brennan School of Business, she teaches courses in IT management. Prior to joining Dominican, Albin-Hill spent 10 years in the telecommunications industry, working her way up from a systems engineer to managing technical services. She has an associate’s degree in computational mathematics/computer science, a bachelor of science in computer management and an MBA with a concentration in human resources.

Bryan Alexander Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC
Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry. Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative. From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies. With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow. Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda. In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC. Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad. Bryan also speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed. He has been interviewed by and featured in MSNBC, US News and World Report, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Pew Research, Campus Technology, and the Connected Learning Alliance.

India Anderson India Anderson
Student, Denison University

India Anderson, a native of Chicago, IL, is a recent college graduate from Denison University where she received her bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. She is currently an associate account manager for a medical malpractice insurance company outside of Nashville, TN and plans to go to graduate school for Organizational Development and Leadership in the fall of 2018.  She aspires to pursue a career in human resources.  When she is not busy working or studying, she enjoys reading and traveling.

Billy Banks Billy Banks
Associate Director, The Garage at Northwestern

Billy began his career in his family business—a diversified forest products and steel manufacturer. He launched his first startup, M-Tec Corporation, in 2003, and a second one, Reach360, in 2007 after leading the successful sale of his family business. Billy works with Design For America, advises numerous startups and was an adjunct professor at Northwestern prior to starting at The Garage. Billy received his BA in history and political science from Northwestern in 1998 and his MBA in finance and strategy from Indiana University in 2003.

Steve Boese Matt Bernacki,
Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Higher Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Matthew Bernacki is an Assistant Professor who joined the UNLV faculty in 2013. He earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology in 2010 from Temple University in Philadelphia and also holds master’s degrees in Experimental Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University and Social Work from Temple University. Prior to arriving at UNLV, Matt worked at the Learning Research & Development Center (University of Pittsburgh) and the Human Computer Interaction Institute (Carnegie Mellon University) as a postdoctoral researcher at LearnLab. Matt’s research focuses on (1) the roles that motivations and metacognitive processes play when learners use technologies like hypertext, intelligent tutoring systems, and learning management systems, (2) the development of interventions and software to promote effective learning strategies, and motivation to learn AND (3) the development of learning materials and environments that personalize learning to students’ interests. Outside the lab, Matt is a dad, cook, hiker, and nature- food- and baseball-tourist.

Wayne Brown Angie Besendorfer
Chancellor, WGU Missouri

Currently Chancellor for WGU Missouri, Dr. Angie Besendorfer has been in the education field for over 20 years.  She has served her students as a teacher, principal and superintendent.  Prior to joining WGU Missouri, Angie served as Assistant Superintendent for Joplin Schools during the recovery and rebuilding efforts of Joplin Schools after an EF-5 tornado destroyed 1/3 of the city.  During her career she has received several awards including the prestigious National Milken Educator Award.

Ari Bixhorn Ari Bixhorn
VP Technical Evangelism, Panopto

Marjorie Boursiquot Marjorie Boursiquot
Assistant Vice President for Business Process Integration, Georgetown University
Marjorie Boursiquot is an expert in enterprise information technology (IT), and project and change management. She has over 20 years of experience in the execution of global IT strategy, technology innovation and enterprise-wide change management. She is highly skilled in leading global organizations through the optimization of business operations to take full advantage of technology innovation, streamlining procedures to provide cost efficient processes and meeting international, federal and local regulations.
Marjorie Boursiquot is with the Office of the Chief Operating Officer at Georgetown University as Assistant Vice President for Business Process Integration. In this role, Marjorie is responsible for solving problems, developing strategic initiatives, leading transformational projects and identifying business/technology solutions to bend the cost curve and facilitate workforce and system improvements. Marjorie holds a Bachelor’s in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and is a certified project manager.

Robert Brennan Robert Brennan
Teaching and Learning Specialist, University of Alberta, Augustana
Robert Brennan is a Teaching and Learning Specialist for the University of Alberta Augustana Campus. During his 12 years with the University, Robert has worked with leadership to develop new strategies around technology in the classroom and beyond. Using analytics, Robert has helped create purposeful change on his campus finding useful information from overlooked data. In early 2014, Robert saw a need for technical training on his campus and launched “DidUknow” to the Augustana Campus in order to fill that gap. Since that time, Robert has taught over 40 “DidUknow” sessions with more than 350 attendees. He has a vision that unites the University community through the collaborative use of technology tools, making tasks more productive and fulfilling.

Chris Brezil Chris Brezil
Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Operations in IT, The New School
I have worked in higher education since 1997, beginning my career at City University of New York as a programmer. While at CUNY, I worked on an early, in-house developed, online learning system and an online course catalog.
At The New School since 2000, I have been given increasing levels of responsibility, culminating with my becoming Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Operations in IT. My team handles deployment and maintenance of core technical infrastructure, information security and identity management, physical campus security systems, and web development. Information Technology at The New School is a customer focused team, concentrating on providing technical reliability and resiliency, partnering with our community, and providing innovative solutions to complex problems. We always aim to be part of the solution and to be a valued partner.

Wayne Brown Wayne Brown
Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Excelsior College

With the College since 2008, Wayne Brown serves as Vice President of Information Technology, where he is responsible for the information technology and computer systems supporting the institution. Other positions he has held at Excelsior include Vice President for Extended Education and Chief Executive Officer for Educators Serving Educators (ESE). Prior to joining the College he was Executive Vice President of Administration and Chief Information Officer at Johnson County Community College. Dr. Brown, retired after a 20-year military career, was recognized as the United States Air Force (U.S.A.F.) Air Mobility Command Medical Information Systems Officer of the Year. His research interests include chief information officer effectiveness in higher education and technology governance.

Gates Bryant Gates Bryant
Partner, Tyton Partners

Gates is a Partner at Tyton Partners, the leading provider of investment banking and strategy consulting services to the global knowledge sector. Gates has been an integral part of the success of clients engaging the firm’s strategy consulting services, providing market insights, creativity and ingenuity to drive impact. As an experienced general manager and strategy consultant, Gates has a successful track record for bridging the gap between innovative strategy and practical execution. Prior to joining Tyton Partners, Gates was an executive with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, working in strategy, product management, and finance during a period of dramatic change in the educational publishing and technology industry. Prior to joining Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Gates spent seven years as a strategy consultant with the Parthenon Group. He advised clients on issues of revenue growth, profit improvement, and opportunities for mergers and acquisitions in the information, education, publishing, and technology industries. Gates began his career as an investment consultant with Cambridge Associates where he evaluated global private equity and venture capital funds on behalf of foundations, endowments and other institutions. From 2010 to 2014, Gates served on the start-up team of Edify, a US-based nonprofit that provides microloans, curriculum, and training to Christian schools in Africa and Latin America. Gates holds a BA in Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Floyd Cline II Bruce Callow
Chief Technology Officer, Griffith University

Bruce is the Chief Technology Officer for Griffith University, a position he has occupied since 2013. Previously, Bruce was the Director of Information and Communication Technology Services and Deputy Director ICTS. Overall, Bruce has 18 years’ experience in Higher Education with 35 years in the IT industry: government, private and education.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the global Higher Education Users Group and Chair of the ANZ Higher Education Users Group. He is currently a member of the Global Oracle Education & Research Strategy Council, President of the Board of the Australian Access Federation and Executive Member of the Council of Australian University Directors of IT (CAUDIT), and Chair of the Australian ORCID Consortium Governance Committee.

Gardner Campbell Gardner Campbell
Associate Professor and Special Assistant to the Provost, Virginia Commonwealth University
Gardner Campbell currently serves as Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where for nearly three years he also served as Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success and Dean of the innovative University College. He is an intellectual omnivore, a former radio announcer, a professor (Milton and Renaissance studies, film studies, new media studies), and a bassist. Gardner has worked in teaching and learning technologies for over twenty-five years, nearly fifteen of those (to his great surprise) as an administrator. He’s been a member of numerous advisory boards as well as the governing board of the New Media Consortium, serving as chair in 2011. He also speaks frequently at conferences and workshops, both nationally and internationally (Sweden, Canada, Italy, Australia): here are his three most-watched YouTube videos. You can read his blog, “Gardner Writes,” at . You can find him on Twitter @gardnercampbell.

Thomas Cavanagh Thomas Cavanagh
Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. is Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida. In this role he oversees the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of one of the nation’s largest universities, serving more than 64,000 students, where online learning represents more than 42% of the university’s annual credit hours. In his career, Tom has administered e-learning development for both academic (public and private) and industrial (Fortune 500, government/military) audiences. He has been recognized with a number of awards including the USDLA Outstanding Leadership Award and been named an Online Learning Consortium Fellow. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and serves on a number of national advisory boards. He is also an award-winning author of several mystery novels.

Andrew Chaifetz Andrew Chaifetz
Chief Executive Officer, NoteBowl

Andrew Chaifetz is the Founder & CEO of Notebowl, a social learning platform revolutionizing the education industry. Before Notebowl, Andrew worked closely with University of Arizona administration as student government Presidential Chief of Staff and founded Innovate UA, a new entrepreneurial initiative on campus. Andrew started Notebowl during his college career and launched it based on a frustration with current learning management systems and their lack of a social network. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from the University of Arizona, Andrew moved the company to Scottsdale, Arizona to grow his business and scale to now over 50 schools around the world and has raised over $1.5M in funding to date.

May Chang Brian Cody
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Redshelf

Brian Cody is co-founder and CEO of Scholastica, which is a peer review and Open Access platform for academic journals. He is a self-taught Ruby on Rails programmer, and began a PhD program in sociology at the University of Chicago - which he ultimately left to co-found Scholastica. Brian is an avid science fiction reader, and prefers decisions through defined process rather than power or politics

Jane Courcy Jane Courcy
Senior Consultant, Management and Information Technology, BerryDunn
Jane Courcy is a Senior Consultant in the Management and IT Consulting Group at BerryDunn, and brings hands-on functional and technical experience in higher education and information technology. She has worked as a college and university administrator, directing operations and conducting business process improvements to gain efficiencies and improve outcomes. Jane was Project Manager and Lead Analyst for a project in business process analysis and improvement (BPI) for California Western School of Law. This project required analysis of business processes, and creation of process maps and narrative summaries for departmental operations. Project work also included analysis of business processes for optimization and creation of preliminary functional and technical requirements for new ERP systems at the School of Law.
Originally from Maine, Jane now makes San Diego, CA and Portland, Maine her home, and travels frequently for client consulting engagements. She has a Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education.

Bobby Craig Bobby Craig
Student, Denison University

Bobby Craig is a rising senior at Denison University in Granville, Ohio where he is studying Computer Science and Mathematics. Last academic year, Bobby was nominated to serve on Denison’s Information Technology Committee and was able to be a student voice in several of Denison’s technology business decisions. Aside from this committee, on campus Bobby serves as a tech lead for Denison Enterprises, an entrepreneurial incubator, and is part of Denison’s Student Government. Off-campus, Bobby has stayed involved with by volunteering for many Hour of Code events. Bobby is currently working as a Software Engineering Intern at MailChimp in Atlanta, Georgia.

Emory Craig Emory Craig
Director of E-learning and Instructional Technology, The College of New Rochelle

As Director of eLearning and Instructional Technologies at the College of New Rochelle, Emory Craig is responsible for a broad range of instructional technology initiatives, faculty training and the integration of emerging technologies in the curriculum. A Frye Fellow and active participant in EDUCAUSE, ACM, NMC and AACE, he has served as a program evaluator and consultant for a number of international organizations. He is the co-founder and partner at Digital Bodies, an online project focusing on the impact of immersive and wearable technologies on education and society. His current research is on the use of social networks to engage students in the global community and the sensory and cognitive implications of wearable technologies and virtual reality platforms for the learning environment. He is currently teaching a seminar on the transformative impact of the digital revolution on media, social relationships and the power of ideas.

P.B. Garrett Kelly Dempsey
 Instructional Designer, Colgate University

Kelly joined Colgate University’s ITS - Learning and Applied Innovation Group as an Instructional Designer in 2015. She is responsible for providing leadership and support in the integration of current and emerging technologies in support of teaching, learning and research.  Kelly has over 18 years experience in the support of learning platforms, collaborative tools and interactive classroom technologies. She enjoys partnering with faculty to model research-based best practices to plan learning experiences. Kelly is a U.S. Coast Guard aviation veteran and began her career in education as as a K-12 teacher. After obtaining a M.A. in Computing in Education from Columbia University she served as an instructional technologist for 13 years at Skidmore College in upstate NY. Kelly’s passion is finding emerging technologies with a high ROI for faculty and is excited about the promise of Next Generation Learning and Data Platforms to support personalized learning.

Blessing Diala-Ogamba Blessing Diala-Ogamba
Professor of English, Coppin State University
Blessing Diala-Ogamba is a Professor of English at Coppin State University, Baltimore, Maryland. She has published articles in scholarly journals and has chapters in books. She teaches both online and F2F. Some of the classes she teaches online are English Composition, World Literature and Children’s Literature. She is the co-author of Literary Crossroads: An International Exploration of Women, Gender, and Otherhood. Lexington, 2015. She has attended some technology conferences and workshops such as Educause and Quality Matters. She received certificate for updating QM Rubric (2014). She is also Sloan-C certified in Online Design and Delivery in March 2013. She likes trying new things in technology that can benefit her students and keep them motivated.

Kristen Eshleman Kristen Eshleman
Director of Digital Innovation, Davidson College
Kristen Eshleman is Director of Digital Innovation at Davidson College. She leads an R&D initiative focused on the design and research of experiments that explore new models of a liberal arts education in the digital age. R&D provides a safe-to-fail space where risk-taking is encouraged and design-based research informs Davidson's digital strategy. The anthropologist in her is drawn to the intersections between technology and culture. Her current pedagogical interests include learner agency, digital scholarship, inclusive pedagogy, and mindfulness & contemplative learning. In partnership with the Cynefin Center for Applied Complexity at the University of Bangor, she is currently pursuing research on complex adaptive systems in higher education and how they are optimally structured to foster and account for open and emergent learning.

Mark Felix Mark Felix
Director of Instructional Support, Office of Instruction and Assessment, University of Arizona

Brian Fodrey Brian Fodrey
Assistant Dean for Information Technology, School of Government, University of North Carolina

Brian Fodrey is a senior information technology and higher education administrator with over 10 years of experience managing and leading organizations through policy, strategy, and innovation.   He is a proven technologist with a commitment towards adapting and pursuing forward thinking initiatives in dynamic technological environments.  His professional interests include using technology to support administrative and academic effectiveness in higher education. Brian is entering his 8th year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Currently he serves as the Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the School of Government.  Prior he was the Director for Technology Services at the School of Education. Brian earned a M.S. in Adult Learning & Organizational Performance from Drake University and M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Kent State University.

Cristi Ford Cristi Ford
Associate Provost, Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success, University of Maryland University College
Cristi Ford, PhD, is the Associate Vice Provost and serves to offer leadership in the Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success at UMUC. In this role she provides thought leadership in identifying promising next generation online learning innovations and leads the implementation of this plan through rapid prototyping and piloting. She has served in several capacities in the realm of online education and understands the complexities and depths of online learning. She offers more than 15 years of cumulative experience in higher education, project management, program evaluation, training, instructional design, and student services.
Dr. Ford holds a PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of Psychology.

Mary Beth Foster Mary Beth Foster
Educational Technology Coordinator, Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques Center, University of Arizona
As Educational Technology Coordinator, I oversee support services that offer students assistance with navigating courseware and discovering apps for notetaking, mind mapping, reading, brainstorming, organizing, and studying. As a member of our Leadership Team, I play a key role in recommending technology, which facilitates collaboration, plays to multiple intelligences, and integrates multi-sensory approaches with tutoring and learning. I also serve as a coordinator for our Online Task Force and for the SALT Event Team. I started working at the SALT Center as a Strategic Learning Specialist in 2004 after an eight year stint teaching high school English. I earned my Master’s Degree in Information Resources and Library Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2010. My past studies, also completed at the University of Arizona, include my Bachelor’s degree in 1990 with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Journalism followed by a post-baccalaureate in Education in 1995.

Mark Frydenberg Mark Frydenberg
Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems and Director of CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox, Bentley University
Mark Frydenberg is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also serves as the Director of the university’s CIS Sandbox, a technology social learning space that prepares students to succeed in a technology-driven business world. Mark teaches courses in IT concepts, web development, and technology trends. His research focuses on flipped and collaborative learning, and pedagogies for engaging students with technology. Mark is an author of Discovering Computers, a technology concepts textbook published by Cengage Learning. Mark frequently presents on teaching and learning with new technologies at conferences and training events throughout the US and Europe, and is a member of the Campus Technology advisory board.

Maya Georgieva Maya Georgieva
Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Bodies - Immersive Learning

Maya Georgieva is an EdTech strategist, author and speaker with more than 15 years of experience in higher education and global education policy. Her most recent work focus on immersive VR and AR experiences and digital strategy, learning design, innovation, storytelling and emerging technologies. Maya actively writes and speaks on the topics of innovation and the future of education and consults organizations and startups in this space. She serves as a judge and coach to several EdTech competitions and accelerator programs.  She is the co-founder and partner at Digital Bodies, a global consulting group focusing on virtual and augmented reality and their impact on media, education and society. Digital Bodies partners with corporate, nonprofit and educational organizations in the implementation and use of immersive technologies. Immersive experiences through virtual and augmented reality are the next revolution in technology, an era that will transform how we communicate, learn, understand the world and ourselves. Wearables and smart glasses will become an extension of our natural and creative selves as we venture into new frontiers of storytelling, entertainment, and learning. is the official site for the Digital Bodies – Immersive Learning consulting group. The website is in the Top Ten of EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed Blogs and frequently cited . Digital Bodies, is frequently cited as a must-read website for news and analysis of VR, AR and emerging technology developments Maya is a member of the Expert Panel for the New Media Consortium Horizon Report for Higher Education and sits on several educational and corporate learning boards. Previously she was the Associate Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Maya led strategic academic initiatives that transformed the teaching-learning environment. She spearheaded the implementation of instructional design and technology, learning space design, blended and online learning, digital storytelling and faculty development. Her work and projects focused on design thinking and the innovative use of immersive and mobile technology to foster higher levels of student engagement. Maya is the recipient of the 2014 Campus Tech Education Futurist Award. Her work has been featured at EDUCAUSE, ELI, EdMEDIA, Campus Technology, New Media Consortium (NMC), Online Learning Consortium (OLC), SXSW, GMAC, AACSB, Google and Intel Engage Education. In 2010 – 2011, in partnership with XanEdu Publishing Maya lead the iPad pilot initiative at Stern. The project was recognized with the Campus Technology Innovator Award for designing a student centered iPad App. Maya has been instrumental in developing partnerships within and outside of higher education with startups, corporate and non-government organizations. 

Michael Goay Michael Goay
Executive Director of Information Technology, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
Michael Goay is the Executive Director for Information Technology at Viterbi School of Engineering in University of Southern California. Michael provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the School. His primary responsibilities encompass a wide variety of strategic technology issues: governance and policy, resource allocation, IT protocols, and the Viterbi IT organization. Viterbi IT provides support for academic research and technology, delivery of IT infrastructure and services, information security systems and compliance, administrative systems, and client support services. Michael spent 25 years in information technology roles in higher education. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, and an M.S. in health informatics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Jennifer Golbeck Jennifer Golbeck
Director of the Social Intelligence Lab and Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park

Dr. Jen Golbeck is a world leader in social media research. She began studying social media from the moment it emerged on the web a decade ago. Her research has influenced industry, government and the military. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics, discovering people’s hidden attributes from their online behavior, and a leader in creating human-friendly security and privacy systems. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland.

Taylor Gray Taylor Gray
Director of Project Management, California Western School of Law
Taylor Gray was the Director of Project Management at California Western, where he served as the Chair of the Process Improvement Committee. He helped to institute IT governance and data standards, while serving on the school's IT Steering Committee. He was also Project Manager for California Western's current ERP System Selection and Acquisition project and contributed his business process analysis and improvement expertise to this role. Taylor recently became Special Projects Manager for Community and Economic Development for a city in San Diego County. He is responsible for post-ERP implementation activities that include business analysis and report development, organizational change management, and managing data standards.
Originally from Las Vegas, Gray has a wide-ranging background in web technology in both corporate and higher education settings including several years as the webmaster for the College of Southern Nevada. He received his B.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Tim Haitain Tim Haitain
Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, Redshelf

Robin Hanson Robin Hanson
Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Robin Hanson is Associate Professor of economics at George Mason University, & research associate at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. He has a Caltech social science doctorate, physics & philosophy masters from U. Chicago, and spent nine years as an A.I.  researcher at Lockheed & NASA. He has 3400 citations, 60 academic publications, 630 media mentions, 300 invited talks, & 8 million visits to his blog Oxford University Press published The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life When Robots Rule the Earth in June 2016, and in January 2018 will publish The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life, coauthored with Kevin Simler. A prediction market pioneer since 1988, Hanson was architect of first internal corporate markets, at Xanadu in 1990, of the Foresight Exchange since 1994, of DARPA's Policy Analysis Market, from 2001 to 2003, and of IARPA’s DAGGRE and SCICAST from 2010 to 2015.

Nancy Harvey Nancy Harvey
Managing Director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The University of Chicago

As managing director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, Nancy Harvey brings her multi-faceted experience in guiding entrepreneurial new ventures and providing Fortune 500 companies with new strategies to refresh and grow their enterprises. In her role, she oversees day-to-day operations for the Polsky Center, including managing the technology commercialization and licensing team that is responsible for commercializing faculty innovation and intellectual property. Nancy is a graduate of the College of Creative Studies of the University of California at Santa Barbara. She earned a PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Minnesota as a National Science Foundation Fellow, held a post-doctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology, and subsequently earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Nancy is an avid skier, hiker, and global adventurer.

Joy Hatch Joy Hatch
Former Vice President for Technology, Fort Hays State University
Joy Hatch has over two decades of experience in higher education and is passionate about technology and the intersection of technology with education. She is constantly searching for innovative ways that technology can solve everyday problems, and brings together technology components to align with the needs of each institution. She is an active participant in technology organizations including Campus Technology and the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors. Joy has served as the vice president/CIO with Fort Hays State University, Virginia’s Community Colleges, Harford Community College, Bellarmine University and Friends University; and was also the director of academic computing for Friends University. Joy has a master's and doctorate in information systems, along with an MBA and bachelor's in commercial design. She is a pilot and flight instructor, has 2,000+ hours of flight time, holds an Airline Transport Pilot license and has been an Aviation Safety Counselor.

Mary Hawkins Mary Hawkins
President, Bellevue University
Dr. Mary Hawkins has established herself as a leader and national voice in higher education since joining Bellevue University in 1995. Before becoming University President in 2009, Hawkins served as Vice President of Enrollment and Outreach until 2000, when she took over as Provost. During her presidency, Dr. Hawkins has established the University’s presence in community colleges across the State of Nebraska and throughout the region. Additionally, she has formed a partnership with Guangzhou College of Commerce, part of South China Normal University and strong relationships with Shanghai Maritime University and Nangou College.
Her educational experience includes eight years in a Nebraska community college and five years at a state university in Michigan. Hawkins received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona, her Master of Science from the University of California-Davis and her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Hawkins is a member of numerous local and national boards, including the United Way of the Midlands, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.

Martha Heller Martha Heller
 CEO, Heller Search

Martha Heller is one of the most widely followed voices on the role of the CIO. She has been a contributor since 1999 and was founder of the CIO Executive Council, IDG’s professional organization for CIOs. Martha has written two books on IT leadership: The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership (2012) and Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT (2016) Martha is CEO of Heller Search Associates, an executive recruiting firm that specializes in IT leadership positions nationwide across all industries. Through all of these platforms, Martha has built a large, intellectually engaged network of IT executives, many of whom contribute to her widely read e-newsletter, “The Heller Report.” Target Research recently named Martha as the top influencer of U.S. CIOs in the HR category, and number two overall. Martha has spoken at conferences held by The Research Board, the National Retail Federation, the Technology Business Management Council, Forrester, Harvard University, MIT, CIO magazine, ServiceNow, and Cisco.

Nikki Holden Nikki Holden
Instructional Designer, University of Cincinnati
Nikki Holden is a Sr. Instructional Designer at the University of Cincinnati. She received her B.S. in Applied Information Technology, with a minor in Graphic Design from George Mason University in 2014. She completed her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an Instruction Design Technology specialization at the University of Cincinnati in 2016. Nikki is also a USAF veteran and graduate of the Defense Information School. She has experience in broadcasting, information technology, and instructional design. She has been with the University of Cincinnati as an Instructional Designer for the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) since 2014. She also teaches Computer Applications and Fundamentals of Web Development for UC’s School of Information Technology, as an adjunct instructor.

Thomas Hoover Thomas Hoover
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Thomas Hoover is the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He is the University's highest ranking technology executive, responsible for creating and implementing the technology vision at UTC. Thomas has worked in Information Technology in higher education since 1999. Prior to his appointment at UTC, he served as the Director of Instructional Technology Support at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Thomas was born in southern California and has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the University of California at Davis and a Master's in Public Policy from Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy. He is married and has a daughter and two sons. He enjoys golfing and traveling.

Cam Johnson Cam Johnson
Operations Center Manager, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Cam Johnson is an IT Manager for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas working in the Office of Information Technology. For the past 15 years Cam has worn many hats at UNLV, with the past ten years being dedicated to the management of the OIT IT Operations Center. Traditionally viewed as a network operations center, Cam oversees data center operations, enterprise monitoring, incident management, and log aggregation and search via Splunk. Cam is a lifelong Rebel, having earned a Bachelor's degree from UNLV and growing up in the Vegas valley.

Siavash Karimzadegan Siavash Karimzadegan
Adjunct Assistant Professor, City University of New York

James Kulich James Kulich
Director, Masters in Data Science Program, Elmhust College
James Kulich currently serves as the Director of Elmhurst College’s Masters in Data Science Program and as a member of the Board of Directors of Maryville College. Jim earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Northwestern University and has previously served in several faculty and administrative roles, including those of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Jim is keenly interested in the possibilities modern data science has to offer in a wide range of settings, including our own. Jim looks forward to conversations about ways we can use the powerful techniques of data science to improve the experiences of our students and create value for our institutions.

Sarah Kunze Sarah Kunze
Senior Instructional Technologist, Colgate University

I am in my 12th year at Colgate University working on the Learning and Applied Innovations team. Our group strives to support the University’s academic mission by working collaboratively with members of the Colgate community to gain insight about their educational and research goals, and to provide support with resources and practices that enhance our colleagues' teaching, learning and course design where opportunities to support these goals with technology exist. As the Instructional Designer for Innovative Media, I work with professors to guide them in the crafting of digital media assignments, teach video editing workshops to students and manage Colgate's Digital Learning & Media Center, a state-of-the-art digital media creation lab located in Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology.

Thomas Kurfess Thomas Kurfess
HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control, Professor George W. Woodruff, School of Mechanical Engineer, Georgia Institute of Technology

Professor Kurfess currently the President Elect for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and serves on the Board of Directors the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and on the Board of Trustees of the MT Connect Institute. During 2012-2013 he served as the Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America, where he was responsible for coordinating Federal advanced manufacturing R&D, addressing issues related to technology commercialization, identifying gaps in current Federal R&D in advanced manufacturing, and developing strategies to address these gaps. His research focuses on the design and development of advanced systems targeting the automotive aerospace and power generation sectors. He has significant experience in high precision manufacturing and metrology systems. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, the SME and the ASME.

Susan Lazenby Susan Lazenby
Director of IT Projects and Strategic Planning, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Susan Lazenby began her career with retail management just after college. This combined her love for people and for learning new things. Her career moved her to San Francisco. She later moved back to the southeast and began working in IT 9 years ago in lab management and Student Help Desk support. She has also managed IT communications and is serving as Director of IT Projects and Strategic Planning.

JP Leong JP Leong
Multimedia Coordinator, University of Cincinnati

JP Leong studied Electronic Media at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. He joined the eLearning team at UC's College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology (CECH) in 2008 producing multimedia projects for the Early Childhood Learning Community, UC's oldest online program. He now serves all four schools within CECH as Multimedia Coordinator.

Lisa Litherland Lisa Litherland
Business Architect - IoT and Digital Transformation, CDW

Lisa Litherland is a Business Architect for the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation at CDW.  She helps customers accelerate the transformation of business models to compete in a rapidly changing digital world.  This creates value for customers and employees by improving efficiency, gaining new insights, and establishing differentiation.  She orchestrates people, process, technology, and partners to deliver solutions that enable desired business outcomes.  She got her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated from the Executive MBA program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Yingjie Liu Yingjie Liu
Instructional Designer, San Jose State University

Susan Malisch Susan Malisch
Vice President for Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Loyola University Chicago

Susan Malisch currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Loyola University Chicago.  In this capacity, Susan leads the development and implementation of the University’s information technology (IT) strategic direction, and delivers IT services that support student learning, faculty research and teaching, administrative processes, and public service.  In addition to this role, Ms. Malisch has also served on numerous committees and in a number of leadership roles for Loyola University Chicago, including,

  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee for the 2009-2014 Strategic Plan
  • Co-chair, Task Force on Global Education and Distance Learning, 2010
  • Co-chair, Task Force on “Positioning Loyola for the Future”, 2012
  • Interim Athletic Director, 2014
  • Chair, Implementation and Steering Committee for the current University strategic plan, “Plan 2020:  Building a More Just, Humane and Sustainable World”

Ms. Malisch has received several leadership awards and was the recipient of the 2010 CIO of the Year award sponsored by the Executives Club of Chicago and the Association of IT Professionals.  She is a respected speaker for various business technology and higher education conferences, and currently serves as Trustee for the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Information Management and member of the Financial Aid Committee for the Lycee Francais.  Prior to joining Loyola, she held management positions at Novell, Cambridge Technology Partners, UCLA, and ATT and was a college women’s basketball coach.  Ms. Malisch earned a B.S.B.A. degree in Computer Information Systems from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Pat McQueen Pat McQueen
General Manager for Education,

As General Manager of Education at, Pat McQueen is responsible for bringing Salesforce's world class technology to Higher Education. In this role he leverages award-winning Salesforce technology to help Higher Education institutions. is a unique social enterprise created by the Salesforce 1-1-1 model.  Pat is a deep technologist bringing more than 20 years of experience delivering business applications. Prior to joining Salesforce in 2004, Pat held marketing and sales roles in the formative years of several start-up companies including Netscape, E.piphany and Verity. Pat holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Michigan University.

Mark Milliron Mark Milliron
Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning

Dr. Mark David Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant, who works with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning, a social-purpose corporation committed to using the best of data science and design thinking to help students learn well and finish strong on education pathways. Mark also serves as Executive Director of the Next-Gen Leadership Academy, a program dedicated to grounding rising educational leaders in the issues and innovations of the day, and the leadership skills necessary to help institutions thrive in dynamic times. In previous roles, Mark served as the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; founding Chancellor of WGU Texas; Endowed Fellow and Director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development at The University of Texas at Austin; Vice President for Education and Medical Practice with SAS; and President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
He is a member of numerous boards and advisory groups, including the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), the Global Online Academy, and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), the parent organization of OER Commons. Past board service includes the American Council on Education (ACE), Western Governors University (WGU), and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. In 1999, The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education named Mark a Distinguished Graduate for his service to the education field. In 2007, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) presented him with its prestigious National Leadership Award. In 2013 he was inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) Hall of Fame. And in 2016 he was chosen by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Top Technology Innovators” in higher education. Regardless of all of his activities and accomplishments, he will quickly tell you that the most important job and the greatest blessing in his life is serving as Julia’s husband, and as father to Alexandra, Richard, Marcus, and Max.

Mehdi Mohammadi Mehdi Mohammadi
Graduate Assistant, University Libraries, Western Michigan University

Rudy Molina Rudy Molina Jr.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicagoa

Born and raised in Santa Clara, California, Rudy Molina has built his professional experience around student success. His career has focused on the areas of educational technology, students who learn differently, and student populations traditionally underrepresented in higher education, such as ethnic minorities, first-generation college attendees, women in science, and those with disabilities. Rudy received his B.A. in Mexican American Studies and his M.A. in Bilingual/Special Education and Rehabilitation and his PhD. from the University of Arizona. He received his doctorate from the Language Reading & Culture department in 2014 with his dissertation titled, “I Wouldn’t Change Anything”: The Everyday Realities of Living With Autism From A Parent’s Perspective. As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Rudy’s role is to provide leadership for TRiO programs, Learning Support Centers, and several of the student success initiatives on the campus. Rudy is a member of a number of professional associations, which include Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities (HACU), the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA), and was Certified Learning Center Professional – Level 3 through the Learning Center Leadership Certification (LCLC). He has also played an active role in the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of America Adult Education Planning Committee. During his personal time, he enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with his wife and two boys.

Anthony Newman Anthony Newman
Manager of Informatics, Purdue University
Anthony Newman is the Manager of Informatics at Purdue University where he is responsible for providing leadership in technology initiatives within the university. Additionally, he works with faculty to identify, develop and deliver applications based on customer needs, strategic vision, and market research. The work of his group has been featured by the New York Times, CNET, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Anthony offers a diverse perspective compared to many in the education field. After obtaining computer science and business degrees, Newman spent the next 13 years, in consulting and government where he spent 6 years in senior management. His experience outside of education allows him to look at education transformation in a unique way.
Ann Palazzo Ann Palazzo
Professor of English and Distance Learning Faculty Fellow, Columbus State Community College
Ann Palazzo is Professor of English at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio. She has been teaching Composition, American Literature, and Creative Writing courses in the traditional, blended, and online format since 1999, and is currently serving as Distance Learning Faculty Fellow for the college.
Taeyeol Park Taeyeol Park
Senior Instructional Technologist, Medical Center, Georgetown University
Dr. Park is the Team-Based Learning Manager and Senior Instructional Technologist at the Instructional Technology Design and Development division in the Dahlgren Memorial Library of Georgetown University Medical Center. He instructs, supports, and guides the medical school faculty and staff in integrating technology with their teaching activities. He is specialized in e-learning with interactive multimedia. He manages the Instructional Technology Lab for supporting faculty projects and teaches regular faculty development workshops for web, multimedia, and LMS training. For the last fifteen years he has presented numerous online interactive learning projects and taught Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Flash, Flash Video, and Dreamweaver workshops at the EDUCAUSE, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), New Media Consortium (NMC), Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT), Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), and International Association of Medical Educators (IAMSE) conferences.
Kyle Parker Kyle Parker
Software Engineer for Developing Technologies, Ball State University
Kyle Parker is a senior software engineer at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has worked in IT since graduating from the university in 2000. With a focus on the mobile app space and emerging technologies, he collaborates with instructors and students to imagine, create, and develop apps; deploy and integrate new devices and services; and provide the students with exciting learning opportunities beyond the classroom. His projects have received recognition and awards from Google, Samsung, Campus Technology, and TechPoint, and he co-authored a chapter for the book Mobile Media Learning, published by ETC Press at Carnegie Mellon University. Over the past several years, Kyle has presented at 14 national and international conferences with Educause, Campus Technology, New Media Consortium and a variety of academic-focused events. Kyle is also the co-founder of a tech startup that recently launched a product originally developed at Ball State – The Traveler.

Nitzan Pelman Nitzan Pelman
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ReUp Education
Nitzan Pelman is a social entrepreneur at heart and cares deeply about finding solutions to break the cycle of poverty through education. Prior to founding ReUp Education in 2015, Nitzan founded the New York region of Citizen Schools
and served as its first executive director for 6 years. She grew her team to over 100 staff and managed a $5 million budget. Nitzan tripled the organization’s client base and saw students in the program graduate from high school at a 20 percent higher rate than their peers. Nitzan was highlighted as a leader with The Limited’s “What Leading Looks Like” campaign and was profiled on their website. Prior to her work at Citizen Schools, Nitzan was an assistant director at the Department of Education in New York City. She also served as the first development director of Teach for America New York. Nitzan holds a master’s in public administration from New York University and a B.A. from Stern College for Women.

Scott Reinke Scott Reinke
Coordinator for Ball State Achievements, Ball State University
Scott Reinke has served as the Coordinator for Ball State Achievements in the Division of Student Affairs at Ball State University since 2014. He is an avid gamer, and has a multifaceted background in digital media production and usability studies. Scott focuses on finding ways to facilitate student success in higher education using game design and good usability practices.

Maxwell Richter Maxwell Richter
Director of School Partnerships, Student Voice

Max Richter is currently a junior at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona where he is majoring in Air Transportation Management. In June 2015, Max graduated from High Tech High Media Arts in San Diego, California where he held the role as president of the Student Ambassador program for three and a half years. Within Student Voice, Max holds the role of Director of Programming. Within this role, Max coordinates Monday night programming and works to ensure that Student Voice has a presence at many conferences. Max is also the host of the Students of America Podcast, a podcast produced by members of the Student Voice team that highlights the stories that have been collected on their National Tour.

Ro-Anne Royer Engle Ro-Anne Royer Engle
Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Ball State University
Ro-Anne Royer Engle serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at Ball State University where she has spent 15 years of her professional experience. Most recently Ro-Anne served as the Director of the Multicultural Center and Assistant Director in Housing and Residence Life. Originally from the West Indian Island of Dominica, Ro-Anne attended the University of Mississippi where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel.
In her current role Ro-Anne serves as a Co-Chair for the Council on Diversity and Inclusion and Chair of the University Diversity Committee. She also oversees the areas of Disability Services, Greek Life, Multicultural Center, Retention and Graduation, Student Center and Programs, and Student Life. As an administrator, Ro-Anne’s goal is to influence policies, initiatives, and processes that affirm the engagement and development of all students.

Perry Samson Perry Samson
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Science; Co-Founder, University of Michigan; Lecture Tools and Weather Underground
Perry Samson is Professor of Climate and Space in the College of Engineering and Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan and . He holds an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship at the University of Michigan and was been named Distinguished Professor of the Year in 2010 by the President's Council of Universities in the State of Michigan. Perry teaches courses in both extreme weather and entrepreneurship and helps organize annual springtime expeditions for undergraduate majors to study tornadic thunderstorms in the Great Plains of the United States. He is a co-founder of The Weather Underground and a co-founder of LectureTools, acquired by Echo360 Inc. Prof. Samson's learning analytics research interests include how to best measure student engagement in class and to what degree those measures are related to student learning. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences with interactive presentations that demonstrate the active learning approaches he has developed for his larger classes. Perry is also co-founder of The Weather Underground, a popular weather web site. He is also the creator of LectureTools, which provides active learning tools for larger classes and serves as Senior Vice President for Teaching Innovation for Echo360 Inc.

Lillian Sartori Lillian Sartori
Assistant Vice President for EduServices in IT, The New School
In February of 2014 Lillian was assigned a new role, currently serving as the Assistant Vice President for EduServices in IT. In this capacity she is responsible for the instructional and event support throughout campus. Her organization includes the service desk IT Central, Relationship Managers, Learning Space Operations, Events IT, the Equipment Center, and Card Services. Lillian is now the Assistant Vice President for Information Technology. She continues to support Building projects, coordinates the installation of presentation technology in instructional spaces across campus and worked with her team implementing monitoring and reservation systems. Since 2009 Lillian has been involved with the audio-visual planning, implementation and, currently the support of the university’s signature building the University Center.

Jeff Scheire Jeff Scheire
Partner, MO Studio

Jeff Scheire was born with his endless energy but his leadership, communication, creative problem solving and organizational navigation capabilities have been honed over his career developing strategies as a partner and co-founder of MO Studio, consultant at Deloitte and preceding decade solving logistical puzzles as a C-17 aircraft loadmaster in the US Air Force.  Jeff has delivered strategic consulting projects on client engagements across industries.  Jeff is a proud veteran, Trojan (MBA, USC Marshall) and Husky (BA Finance, University of Washington).

Jeffrey Selingo Jeffrey Selingo
Washington Post Contributor and Author
Jeffrey J. Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy. His latest book, There Is Life After College (HarperCollins), explores how today’s young adults need to navigate school for the job market of tomorrow. Jeff is also the author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, a New York Times bestselling education book in 2013, and MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why. A regular contributor to the Washington Post, Jeff is a special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. He is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Slate, and he is a contributor to LinkedIn, where you can follow his blog posts on higher education. He has appeared on ABC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He is a senior advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jeff’s work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press. He has been the keynote speaker before dozens of associations and universities and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs. Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Donnie Sendelbach Donnie Sendelbach
Director of Educational Technology Services, Denison University
Donnie Sendelbach, Director of Educational Technology Services at Denison University, supports the mission by helping faculty and students discover and learn technologies that enhance teaching and learning. Her team is facilitating the campus wide adoption of a social learning platform, NoteBowl, to replace an LMS in addition to providing instructional technology support for digital scholarship, VR research, and other collaborations between undergraduates and faculty. At DePauw University, she held the position of Director of Instructional and Learning Services and Director of the Information Technology Associates Program, consisting of on-campus, technology internships. After completing her Ph.D. in Slavic Literatures at Ohio State, she taught Russian language and literature along with English as a Second Language, all of which led to a career in instructional technology.

Glenn Setliff, Sr. Glenn Setliff, Sr.
Director of Information Technology, School of Nursing, Duke University
Glenn Setliff As Director of Information Technology at Duke University School of Nursing, Glenn Setliff has overseen a 40% increase in customer satisfaction among all faculty, staff and students by implementing sound ITSM best practices. He is ITIL certified and has built his career on providing excellent customer service with professional results. Glenn uses hard data metrics to support his results and help guide IT support strategy. A frequent presenter at IT conferences, Glenn holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Duke and recently completed an MBA.

Camille Shelley Camille Shelley
Executive Director of Information Technology, Yeshiva University
Camille Shelley is an Ellucian Chief Information Officer serving as the Executive Director of Information Technology Services at Yeshiva University located in four locations across New York. Camille provides leadership of strategic and tactical activities in support of the university’s technology strategic goals, promoting operational excellence supporting student success. Camille’s role is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of Yeshiva University’s Information Technology Services department including; directing staff, who support administrative and/or academic computing, networking, user services, telecommunications and other information technology functions. Camille leads an internal IT team focused on infrastructure security, data security, vulnerability testing and mitigation of internal and external threats. Recent initiatives led by Camille include enterprise identity management, an infrastructure forklift of the network core, network backbone, wireless network, and unified communication/VoIP, Enterprise Resource System re-engineering, and migration of faculty/staff/student email to cloud (Office 365). Camille received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Faulkner University (Montgomery, AL) and an MBA with an IS concentration from Troy University (Troy, AL).

Jonathan Sibray Jonathan Sibray
IT Director, University of Colorado Law School
Jonathan Sibray is a Senior Director for IT at the University of Colorado Law School. He earned his BBA in Management Information Systems in 2002 and his MBA with a concentration in Information Assurance in 2011—both from the University of New Mexico. Jon’s career has focused on information technology in higher education since 1998. His many accomplishments include: implementing an online application system for a nursing school; serving as the technical lead for the creation of a virtual experiential learning environment (later sold to Pearson Publishing); managing an 8,000-user enterprise email system where he was instrumental in implementing mobile device synchronization, encrypted email, electronic discovery; and deploying a CRM solution to track all aspects of the student/alumni lifecycle.

Fred Singer Fred Singer
Chief Executive Officer, Echo360

Fred Singer is an Internet pioneer and entrepreneur whose career and philanthropic activities have spanned a broad range of interests from education, media, arts, science and veteran affairs. Before Echo360, Fred was a Senior Advisor to Masayoshi Son, President and CEO of SoftBank and Chairman of Sprint’s Board of Directors. Fred was also active as a venture partner at SoftBank Capital in the US. Fred held a number of senior roles at AOL including Chief Operating Officer of AOL Studios/Interactive Services, Chief Operating Officer for ICQ (instant messaging) and Senior Vice President of Emerging Products. Prior to AOL, Fred was a founder of the Washington Post Online Service (now and a Consultant with Bain & Company. Fred has served on a number of business, charitable and educational boards including DoubleClick, Motley Fool Company, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (International Committee), Queens University School of Business, and Upper Canada College. His current board work includes Intact Financial Corporation, the Langley School and “Warrior to Cyber Warrior”, a non-profit that helps wounded warriors find meaningful training and careers in cyber security. He was named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s 2013 “Tech Titans”. Fred earned the “Venture Deal of the Year” award by the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth as a result of funding by Revolution Growth in 2012. Fred holds an MBA from Harvard as well as an LLB, an MA in Philosophy, a BA with Distinction in Philosophy, and a BA with Honors in Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada.

Katie Slabaugh Katie Slabaugh
Associate Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator, Ball State University

Katie Slabaugh is the Associate Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator at Ball State University.  Her office assists students, parents, faculty, staff, and others with questions and concerns regarding university policies, procedures, and services.  As the Title IX Coordinator, she oversees institutional response to complaints involving sex- and gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.  Ball State University is committed to establishing and maintaining an effective, safe, and nondiscriminatory educational environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.  The Title IX office administers clear and effective policies, collaborates to provide coordinated education and prevention programming, and assures prompt and equitable complaint resolution processes and procedures.

Dena Speranza Dena Speranza
Chief Information Officer, Denison University
Dena Speranza joined Denison University as chief information officer in 2015. She leads the Information Technology Services team, which comprises four divisions: educational technology, enterprise applications, information security, and technical services. Working in support of Denison’s strategic priorities, the team continually assesses and optimizes technology, resources, and processes to promote the delivery of exceptional service for the campus community. With more than 25 years of technology leadership experience, Speranza previously worked with private universities, including Capital and Ohio Dominican, providing expertise in information technology management. She also served as a senior consultant with Centric Consulting, most recently in the business transformation area at Nationwide Insurance, and as principal consultant and chief operating officer at AWH, a thriving digital products business in Dublin, Ohio. In addition, she has held information technology management roles for Asbury University in Kentucky and Regent University in Virginia.

Sue Tan Sue Tan
Partner, MO Studio

Sue is a founding partner of MO Studio, an innovation and strategy firm focused on helping organizations design user-centered products, services and experiences. Her passion is focused on designing solutions that live at the intersection of user empathy, business innovation, and organizational and technological potential. She began honing her expertise in interdisciplinary innovation at IDEO, a global pioneer of human-centered design and applying creative problem solving to some of the world's most complex challenges. Throughout her career she has served industries as diverse as hospitality, transportation, apparel, telecom, healthcare and public sector, and across start-up, corporate and institutional contexts. She holds an MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NTU, Singapore) and BFA in Industrial Design (UW). She is also a co-author of the book, "The Tao of Innovation: Nine Questions Every Innovator Must Answer".

Travis Thompson Travis Thompson
Senior Director, Academic Tracking and Advising, University of South Florida
Dr. Thompson began at USF in 2004 and currently serves as the Senior Director for Academic Tracking & Advising where he leads and supports university-wide academic advising and undergraduate student success initiatives. His responsibilities include efforts to enhance timely student progression and graduation with the Office of Academic Advocacy, coordination of university-wide academic advising processes and systems to include the degree audit and academic tracking systems, administration of the Career Path and the Professional Development Program for academic advisors, and other areas. He served as Chair of USF's Council on Academic Advising for 2014-2015 and continues as Co-Chair for 2015-2016. Dr. Thompson received both his Ph.D. in Communication and his M.S. in Computer Science from USF and holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems. His academic research and interests revolve around designing communication processes for participatory design of learning spaces.

Andrew Topper Andrew Topper
Associate Professor of Special Education, Foundations, and Technology, Grand Valley State University
Andrew Topper is an Associate Professor in the GVSU College of Education and has been teaching graduate-level educational technology courses for 16 years. Dr. Topper received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in educational psychology with an emphasis on cognition and technology. His research interests include online teacher professional development, 1:1 computing in K-12 schools, use of computer-mediated communication for learning, and teacher learning about and via technology. Andrew was the architect of the first online graduate degree program offered at GVSU and has a B.S. degree in Computer Science as well.

Kelli Trosvig Kelli Trosvig
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of Michigan

Kelli Trosvig is the University of Michigan's first vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Appointed to the role in November 2016, she is charged with ensuring that information strategy is appropriately considered in both short- and long-term decision-making and planning for the university and will provide information technology leadership across the institution.  Kelli previously served as vice president for information technology and chief information officer at the University of Washington (UW), where she was responsible for strategic oversight, planning and direction of UW’s information technology infrastructure, as well as resources and services. She spent eight years as the Director for Health Sciences Administration, and seven years with the School of Medicine.  Kelli earned both her B.A. in Economics and a Masters in Health Administration at the University of Washington.

Ray Uzwyshyn Ray Uzwyshyn
Director of Collections and Digital Services, Texas State University
Dr. Ray Uzwyshyn is currently Director of Digital and Collection Services for Texas State University Libraries. Previously, he served as Director of Online Libraries for American Public University System, Head of Digital and Learning Technologies for the University of West Florida and Web Services Librarian for the University of Miami. Ray possesses a Ph.D. (NYU, Media Studies), MBA (IT Management) and MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. He has chaired the American Society of Information Science & Technology, Special Interest Group in Visualization and served as a reviewer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Access to Learning Technology Awards, 2009-2011. Ray's interests include learning commons, data research repositories, online education, information visualization, digital libraries and new IT infrastructure implementation.

James Vasquez James Vasquez
Associate Dean and CIO at the University of Southern California
As the Associate Dean and CIO for the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, I have led the school’s Technical Services and Operations Department since 1999. In 1999 I had the opportunity to found the department and build an exceptional team that has become the foundation to help support the school’s academic and pedagogical mission. During this time, I have overseen more than 40 construction and renovation projects and the implementation of $80 million in facilities and IT investments. These projects include, Wallis Annenberg Hall, an 80,000 square foot technology-intensive academic facility designed to foster communication and collaboration.
With more than 26 years of experience in higher education; including admissions, financial aid and student services, I have an extensive background in all facets of academia. I am an executive and strategist with expertise in building organizations, processes, systems and infrastructure and I have spearheaded a broad range of school-wide initiatives.

Dennis Wang Dennis Wang
Partner, MO Studio

Dennis Wang (LEED AP, PMP, CSM, RE Broker) combines optimism with an analytic eye, valuing diversity of experiences and the cross-pollinating perspectives that result. His career has spanned business development and operations management in renewable energy, commercial real estate, e-commerce, and telecommunications at NRG Energy, WebMD, AT&T, and more. Dennis is both a Trojan (EMBA ‘17, USC Marshall) and Bruin (BS Civil & Environmental Engineering, UCLA) and holds numerous certificates (LEED AP, PMP, CSM).

Deirdre Woods Deirdre Woods
Principal, Deirdre Woods Technology Advisors

Deirdre Woods is a higher education technology leader who combines systemic thinking skills and experience to constantly reimagine the central role of technology as a cause and facilitator of change. As Principal at Deirdre Woods Technology Advisors, she helps organizations leverage their technical landscape, develop marketing strategies, and select technologies that support growth, earning her titles such as strategist, IT guru, and mentor. As former CIO and Associate Dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Deirdre supported the personal growth of her employees, motivated teams, fostered innovation, and managed change. Deirdre is also a member of the board of Shen, Milsom and Wilke, a leading technology consulting and design firm. Deirdre loves discussing the role of technology in transforming education and increasing access to learning, women and leadership, and the power of using technology to encourage public debate about globally important topics with evidence-based information.

Sue Workman Sue Workman
Vice President for University Technology and Chief Information Officer, Case Western Reserve University
Sue B. Workman, Vice President for University Technology and Chief Information Officer at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is responsible for creating vision and strategies which enable delivery of technology solutions that support the university’s mission of teaching, learning and research along with its day‐to‐day functions. A member of the President’s Cabinet and Council, Workman advises leadership in accomplishing strategic campus goals and supporting the mission, vision and core values of CWRU. Sue serves on advisory boards of Internet2, CHECS, AT&T, Hyland, and Dell, and has served on many EDUCAUSE committees. She is currently leading an extraordinary change process with CWRU’s initiative to centralize CWRU’s IT services and community, bringing a once very distributed culture together as one unified organization. In 2016, Sue spearheaded a brand new strategic plan for CWRU University Technology and has brought the power of her entire team to drive the plan to successful fulfillment.

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