Delphi U 2017 Presenters
IL Barrow is the i2a specialist for assessment. Prior to this role, IL was the senior institutional research analyst for the University of Louisville’s Office of Academic Planning and Accountability. IL brings to his i2a role an extensive knowledge of national assessment instruments (e.g. NSSE, CIRP, and CAAP), assessment of student learning outcomes, retention studies, and various data analyses related to student success. He also brings wide-ranging experiences in undergraduate teaching, academic advising, and graduate admissions and student services. IL coordinates unit and university i2a assessments.
Kristen Brown is assistant director for Online Learning at the University of Louisville. Kristen has been working in the field of online education since 2001 and has experience with bringing new degrees and certificates online, developing student services for online students, and working with data management systems to create meaningful reports. Prior to her career in online education, Kristen was a project manager for several years with a web development firm as well as with a benefits management company where she also served as a programmer. Kristen’s diverse background is connected by using technology creatively, which continues in her career at UofL.
Marie Kendall Brown
Marie Kendall Brown, Ph.D., is associate director for Teaching, Learning and Innovation at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. In her current role, Marie develops and delivers faculty development programs and services to foster teaching excellence at UofL. Marie’s research focuses on faculty learning and development, teaching for retention in STEM, and college student development from a constructive-developmental perspective.
Beth Case is the program manager for Digital, Emerging, and Assistive Technologies at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. She has two master’s degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and one in Instructional Technology. She is also completing her dissertation for a doctoral degree in Instructional Technology. Prior to returning to graduate school, Beth worked in postsecondary disability services for 13 years. Her background in both disability services and instructional technology prepares her for helping faculty make online courses accessible to students with disabilities. She stays on top of emerging trends in using technology in education and enjoys sharing that knowledge with others.
Denise Cumberland, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of human resources and organization development in the Organizational Leadership and Learning program at the University of Louisville. She teaches graduate and undergraduate online courses in workplace ethics, program evaluation, and organization analysis. Her mission has been to create online courses that drive student engagement with the subject matter, provide a collaborative environment for learning, and are easy to navigate. She is a graduate of Delphi U and her online course earned Delphi Certification in 2016.
Alicia Montgomery Dunlap
Alicia Montgomery Dunlap is the assistant director for technology at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. In her current role, Alicia maintains and manages Blackboard, the university’s learning management system and its associate applications, such as: Collaborate and Tegrity. Her additional duties include managing the audio/visual equipment, services provided at Shelby Campus and the technology needs of the Delphi Center. Previously, Alicia was director of information technology at the Kentucky State Fair Board for 18 years. Alicia has a B.S. in Workforce Leadership from the University of Louisville, and is currently working toward her master’s in the same area of study.
Jason Friedman is the library specialist for Distance Learning Library Services. He has been employed with the university since 2005. In that time he has assisted many faculty, staff, and students in obtaining the library materials needed to complete their assignments and research. He also worked with faculty in creating E-Reserve/Course Guides for their students to have access to supplemental readings and databases the university subscribes to. Jason has worked with Distance Education since he began working at the university.
Aimee Greene, M.S., assistant director of Instructional Design and Technology at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, has a B.S. in Special Education and a M.S. in Instructional Technology both from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As a member of the Delphi Center’s staff, Aimee combines her previous instructional design, project management and facilitation experience to oversee the design, development, implementation and evaluation of web-based instruction. She collaborates with subject-matter experts to define content and develop online courses for the Delphi Center. Aimee has taught both face-to-face and online courses for the UofL College of Education and Human Development. Aimee also has experience in face-to-face and online course delivery facilitation as a faculty member in the Education department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Deb Hatfield, M. Ed., instructional designer at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, has a B.S in business from Spalding University and an M. Ed., in education from the University of Louisville. As a member of the Delphi Center’s staff, Deb combines her previous instructional design, project management and facilitation experience to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of web-based instruction. She collaborates with subject-matter experts to define content and develop online courses for the Delphi Center. Deb also has experience in online course delivery facilitation as an adjunct faculty member with the University of Louisville and the University of Phoenix Online.
Mike Homan works as a Blackboard administrator for the Delphi Center. Investigating, testing, and deploying active learning tools are his bag! Mike's passions lie with many facets of technology, from web design to Wii tennis, and anything in between. Professionally, he has served as a systems administrator as well as an automation engineer.
Linda Leake, M.Ed., serves as a computer specialist, UofL Blackboard technical support and trainer as well as instructional designer for the Delphi Center. She has been employed at the university since January, 1995. In her Delphi Center roles, she assists UofL faculty in developing and using computer presentations and technologies for instructional use in the classroom. Linda specializes in computer presentations, project consulting, and web-course development. She received her B.S. in Business Administration degree from the University of Louisville in 1994 and her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology in 2003. She was a recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Performance Award and continues to provide outstanding service to the university community.
Karen Hughes Miller
Karen Hughes Miller, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the UofL School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education focusing on medical education research and curriculum planning. Karen “Sam” Miller has more than 50 publications and presentations, and has taught adult education and curriculum design workshops to graduate students, medical residents, and UofL faculty on both campuses. She is incoming chair of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Southern Group on Education Affairs (SGEA) and the AAMC Research in Medical Education (RIME) program selection committee.
Patty Payette, PhD. is the executive director of “Ideas to Action,” the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and an associate director of UofL’s Delphi Center. In this position, Patty her expertise in faculty development, instructional/curriculum design, and training and development. As director of a QEP focused on critical thinking, senior culminating projects and community engagement, Patty leads her staff in the design, development and assessment of faculty learning communities, internal grants, showcase events, assessment programs, and an annual institute.
Gale S. Rhodes, Ed.D., is associate university provost and executive director of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville. She earned her B.S. degree (1973) in sociology and a M.S. (1975) in college student personnel from the University of Tennessee and an Ed.D. in counseling and higher education (1994) from the University of Louisville. Gale has worked in higher education for almost 30 years. In addition, Gale consults with business and industry in the areas of sexual harassment, diversity, communication, stress management and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. She has presented seminars, workshops and published research in the area of diversity and sexual harassment for over 10 years. She has over 20 years of experience working with adult learning and development programs. Her primary area of research is in the area of prejudice reduction. Gale has published several articles, a text for a class, and has made over fifty presentations at national and regional conferences.
Chris Scheidler is the assistant director of the Virtual Writing Center and a doctoral student in the University of Louisville’s Rhetoric and Composition program. Chris has taught writing in the college classroom and in the Louisville community; additionally, Chris has tutored writing at the University Writing Center, the Virtual Writing Center, and at the Medical School campus. His research interests include computer mediated writing and community literacy and he has presented at several national conferences on writing education and tutoring.
Lars S. Smith
Lars S. Smith is associate dean for Academic Affairs and the Samuel J. Stallings Chair in Law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Lars teaches in the areas of intellectual property, business and commercial law. His courses include Intellectual Property Survey, Trademark Law, Business Planning, Law and Economics, Property, and Secured Transactions. In 2012 Lars received the University of Louisville Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching. He has lectured extensively on intellectual property, and has taught an online course on intellectual property law in the Engineering Management program at the Speed School of Engineering. He is a graduate of Delphi U.
Amber Willenborg is the online learning and digital media librarian in the Research Assistance and Instruction department of Ekstrom Library. She creates instructional content like videos and modules for online and distance learners in addition to providing reference and instruction services to on campus students. Amber has been employed at the university since July 2016.
Angela Yates is the project manager at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. As a member of the Delphi Center's staff, Angela serves university faculty, staff and students by developing and delivering Blackboard training sessions both online and face-to-face, as well as Blackboard technical support. In her role as project manager Angela is responsible for the Blackboard Help web presence. She has a B.S. in Education from Murray State University.
Jason Zahrndt works as the digital media consultant for the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, and he coordinates the Digital Media Suite in Ekstrom Library. In previous positions as a college English instructor and college librarian, he sought ways for students to engage with digital media and tools across many learning management systems and web-based platforms. Jason continues this goal as he works with faculty to design and implement digital assignments for onground and online courses.