Leadership, Administration, & Design Team

Leadership Team

Dr. Sharon A. Kerrick

Name: Dr. Sharon A. Kerrick

Title: Assistant Vice President - Digital Transformation Center (DTC)

Education: PhD- University of Louisville

Experience:  Dr. Kerrick is Assistant Vice President Digital Transformation Center at UofL and Department Chair/Faculty at UofL’s College of Human Development. Prior to that, the business school Dean of Bellarmine University. She was the Associate Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the UofL College of Business (2002-2016) teaching in the MBA, coaching business plan teams and founder of the Entrepreneurship Minor. She is the creator of the community program “VetStart” helping military veterans start businesses and was also named "Small Business Administration (SBA) Military Veteran Business Advocate of the Year". Before her academic career, she was one of the founding members of a technology firm for 20 years that grew to employ over 300 full time staff in a 5 state region and provided technology training for around 12,000+ students each year. A past "40 Under 40 Business First" recipient she was also named to Business First’s 2017 Hall of Fame. Dr. Kerrick is also a recipient of the 2017 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Kentucky Hall of Fame award and in 2018 the NAWBO EPIC award. Today’s Woman magazine named her 2018 “Most Admired Woman in Education” and in 2019 Business First named her Enterprising Woman “Mentor of the Year”. She is board chair Louisville Water Company Board of Directors, secretary-NAWBO Foundation board, and board member Junior Achievement Dr. Kerrick is an accredited angel investor who has been quoted in Forbes and has rang the bell at NASDAQ stock exchange twice!

Fun Fact: She is a harmless practical joker!

Andrew Wright

Name: Dr. Andrew Wright 

Title: Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Anayltics and Operations/Co-Principal Investigator- College of Business

Education: University of Louisville - Ph.D. Computer Science & Engineering 

Experience:  Dr. Wright has taught in the Information Security concentration of the CIS undergraduate program at the University of Louisville since its inception. He has participated in numerous previous grants related to cybersecurity and curriculum development from the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense and other grant initiatives from the National Science Foundation and Department of Labor, among others. After the University of Louisville entered into the first of its kind partnership with IBM in 2019, Dr. Wright has helped lead UofL's Skills Academy initiative. Through this partnership, Dr. Wright has earned the IIBM Cybersecurity Practitioner - Instructor Certificate and the IBM Artificial Intelligence Practitioner - Instructor Certificate.

Fun Fact: Dr. Wright is an avid tennis player and fan. During the pandemic, he finally found time to organize his collection of magic books and memorabilia.

Dr. Adel Elmaghraby

Name: Dr. Adel Elmaghraby

Title: Co-Principal Investigator -College of Engineering 

Education: University of Wisconsin- PhD. Electrical Engineering 

Experience:  Adel S. Elmaghraby is the Director of Industrial Research and Innovation and Winnia Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Speed School of Engineering - University of Louisville. He has also held appointments at the Software Engineering Institute - Carnegie-Mellon University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He advised over 60 master’s graduates and 30 doctoral graduates. His research contributions and consulting spans the areas of Intelligent Multimedia Systems, Artificial Intelligence, HPC, Cybersecurity, Visualization, and Simulation. His research applications include Smart Cities, Data Analytics, Medical Imaging, Bioinformatics, and Computer-Aided Diagnostics. He is a well-published author, a public speaker, member of editorial boards, and technical reviewer. He is Life Senior Member of IEEE and was recognized for his achievements by several professional organizations including a Golden Core Charter Membership by the IEEE Computer Society at the 50TH-anniversary celebration. Dr. Elmaghraby continued collaborations, mentoring, and scientific contributions have resulted in research funding, international collaboration, and published articles in many prestigious journals.

Fun Fact: Adel grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, and has been living in Louisville since 1982. He loves food and travel.

Robert Kubash

Name: Robert Kubash

Title: Program Director and Senior Project Manager

Education: University of Maryland, University College- B.S. Criminal Justice & Management;

University of Louisville- M.S. Master of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development 

Experience:  Robert has been with the University of Louisville for 2.5 years. Prior to this position, he served as the Veteran’s Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations Coordinator (VALLO) which is a department of labor project designed to bridge education gaps between transitioning military and licensure for licensed occupations in the state of Kentucky. Before joining UofL, Robert served for 26 years in the United States Army as a Utilities Equipment Repairer, US Army Recruiter, Instructor, and Senior Career Counselor. He spent 13 years of his career overseas in Europe, including three tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. He and his family retired from active duty out of Fort Knox in 2018.

Fun Fact: Robert is married to Maureen, his wife of 21+ years, they have two children currently attending UofL, (Emma & Robert)  and as "empty nesters" and avid cruisers plan to take a cruise every year post COVID. Until then he enjoys binge watching random shows and occasionally sipping top shelf Bourbon and Tequila with his wife during lock down.

 

Instructional Design Team

Aimee Green

Name: Aimee Green

Title: Assistant Director, Instructional Design and Technology

Education: University of North Carolina-Wilmington- B.S Special Education and M.S. Instructional Technology

Experience:  Aimee Greene, M.S., assistant director for 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 the lead of the instructional design team, 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.

Fun Fact:  She comes from a household of 10 (2 adults, 3 kids, 3 dogs and 2 cats)

Beth Case

Name: Beth Case

Title: Lead Instructional Designer

Education: Texas Tech University - Ed.D. Instructional Technology

Experience:  Beth has been at the University of Louisville since 2014, helping faculty create high quality online courses. She also serves as a campus-wide resource on making online courses accessible to students with disabilities. She also teaches online for the West Kentucky Community and Technical College, which allows Beth to have both a designer and faculty perspective on online courses.

Fun Fact: Beth recently started learning to play fiddle and enjoys playing Old Time and Irish music.


Project Management Team

Pilar Espinosa

Name: Pilar Espinosa

Title: Marketing & Recruiting Coordinator

Education: St. Catharine College- B.A. Fine Arts, M.A. Community & Regional Leadership 

Experience: Pilar has been working in the realm of Higher Education since 2009. Most of her career has been working in college admissions, and has recruiting experience that spans across undergraduate, transfer/online education, and graduate programs. From 2009-2013, she  worked for her alma mater St. Catharine College (Springfield, KY)  in multiple departments which included admissions, athletics, and student services. In 2016, she went to work for Kentucky Wesleyan College (Owensboro, KY) as an admissions counselor for both freshmen and transfer students, and led a recruitment campaign that helped bring in the largest transfer class KWC had seen in over a decade.  Prior to UofL, Pilar worked for the University of Findlay (Findlay, OH) serving  as the Manager of Transfer & Online Degree Completion Admissions.

Fun Fact: Baseball is her favorite sport, and proudly roots for the New York Yankees. She enjoys painting when the right inspiration hits her (and the time), and watching old Hollywood classic movies. 

Sylvia Findlay      

 Name: Sylvia Findlay

Title: Assessment Coordinator & Success Coach

Education: Illinois State University - Ph.D. Higher Education Administration 

Experience:  Sylvia also holds an MBA from Bradley University, a Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Life Sciences from India, and a post-grad certificate in health economics from the University of York, UK. Sylvia is an accomplished, higher education, and strategic marketing professional with a comprehensive blend of the hands-on professional and academic experience of 18+ years in both academia and fortune 500 commercial organizations. With a strong and multi-tiered background ranging from enrollment, recruitment, student advising, business development, market analytics to customer insights, and project management, Sylvia has the global experience of working through complex business and operational problems and identify clear solutions and actions

Fun Fact: She loves to paint and has a small art gallery in her home.

Jennifer Lynne Moreschi

Name: Jennifer Lynne Moreschi

Title: Program Enrollment Coordinator 

Education: Sullivan University- Associates Business Administration 

Experience: Jennifer has over 20 years of client relations and customer service and 10 years of working in a Human Resource capacity. She is well versed in Microsoft Office Suite and Peoplesoft.

Fun Fact:  Jennifer has performed in plays since she was 7 years old in one of the oldest and continuously operating theaters in the United States and Kentucky Center for the Arts. She also enjoy reading and binge-watching baking and cooking shows. Her favorite Broadway shows are "Wicked" and "A Chorus Line" and  favorite baking show is "The Great British Bake-Off" 

Cara Graf

Name: Cara Graf

Title: NSA Cybersecurity Pathways Coordinator

Education: University of Louisville-  M.S. Criminal Justice

Experience: Cara is a graduate of the University of Louisville. She holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in criminal justice. During her time at UofL, she completed a highly-selective federal law enforcement internship with The United States Postal Inspection Service. Cara's experience also includes building the cybersecurity curriculum and handling logistics and communications for the NSA Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate Program.

Fun Fact: She was featured on an episode of CMT's "My Big Redneck Wedding". 

Mackenzie McCamish

Name: Mackenzie McCamish 

Title: Graphic Designer

Education: University of Louisville- BFA- Graphic Design

Experience: Over the past three years, Mackenzie has gained design experience through the BFA Graphic Design program, earning proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. With this proficiency, she has been afforded the opportunity to intern with Adhawks, LLC, a design agency centered around multicultural advertisement in the greater Louisville area. With the agency, Mackenzie has been able to reach many underrepresented audiences in a way that is comfortable to them. Currently, she is working alongside a linguistics professor at UofL to illustrate and publish a set of children's books in the Chatino language, native to Oaxaca, Mexico. These books will be distributed for free in order to preserve the language.

Fun Fact:When she was a kid, she wanted to own and ice cream truck. 

 

Ryo Josephs

Name: Ryo Josephs 

Title: IT Support Coordinator 

Education: University of Louisville- B.A. Computer Science & Engineering 

Experience: Ryo has completed his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering and is pursuing a career in the Information Technology field and Cybersecurity field. He has worked throughout his university years as a part-time in the Speed IT Center. In addition, he has completed three co-ops. One as a cybersecurity engineer, and two as an electrical/applications engineer. Currently he is overviewing the learning modules and making sure student’s technology is working properly for the NSA Cybersecurity Program.

Fun Fact: Ryo is an actor & model during the weekends participating in music videos, and short films.