Delphi U 2015 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, 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 assistant director for teaching and learning 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.
Virginia Denny leads the Professional Development and Event and Conference Services units of the Delphi Center. As a trainer and facilitator, she brings three decades of training experience and a passion for learning to her work. Her training methods rest on the conviction that adults learn best in a fast-paced, solution-oriented, interactive environment. As a consultant and trainer for large companies, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, she helps identify and address learning system and organizational development needs. Degrees in psychology, communication, and human resource education bring a human-potential focus to her work and research.
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.
Aimee Greene, M.S., instructional designer 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 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 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.
Jamila M. Kareem is a second-year Ph.D. Student in Rhetoric and Composition. She has begun research in issues surrounding race, civic engagement, and writing pedagogy. She earned a bachelor’s at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis and a master’s degree at University of Indianapolis. She has experience teaching college courses in writing, literature, and the humanities in various environments, including online platforms. She has served as a writing center consultant since August 2014.
Sharon Kerrick, Ph.D., was one of the founding members of a technology organization that grew to over 300 full-time staff in five states and eleven locations over 20 years. She "retired" from the technology industry in 2002 and joined UofL. Dr. Kerrick, assistant professor, is the assistant director at UofL’s College of Business Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship where she leads the nationally top-ranked undergraduate Entrepreneurship minor (ranked 18th out of 900 programs in 2011) and teaches in the MBA program. Her doctorate work and research is in e-learning and teaching entrepreneurship. Sharon has written several papers on e-learning and her peer reviewed paper "E-voking E-motions in E-learning" was accepted and presented at the World E-Learning Conference in Montreal in 2007.
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 in1994 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 president elect of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Southern Group on Education Affairs (SGEA.)
Toccara D. Porter
Toccara D. Porter is the new coordinator of distance learning library services. Prior to this appointment, she has served as a reference and teaching librarian in the Ekstrom Library since 2008. Each semester she helps professors and students access relevant academic/scholarly sources to support their class research projects. As a specialist who understands the practical usage of library resources, Toccara incorporates several ways to support academic research through developing tutorials, teaching library instruction classes that emphasize effective searching in research databases as well as conducting research appointments. She is also a liaison for various academic units including the College of Education and the Kent School of Social Work.
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.
As instructional technology consultant at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, Ron Schildknecht consults with faculty about digital video and multimedia. He also produces instructional video and helps manage the Digital Media Suite. Ron is also an independent filmmaker, screenwriter and instructor. He received his MFA in Writing from Spalding University and teaches screenwriting in their undergraduate program and film production in their graduate program.
Stephanie Weaver is a Ph.D. Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at UofL, and has been the assistant director of the Virtual Writing Center for the past academic year. Stephanie completed her MA at Miami University in Ohio and has been a writing teacher and consultant for six years. Her research and teaching interests revolve around public and political rhetoric with a particular focus on gender-related issues.
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.