ATI 2018 Staff

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    Dan Carchidi

    Twitter: D_Carchidi
    Dan Carchidi is Associate Director of Academic Technology at the UNH Durham campus. Dan is a member of the working group that is responsible for organizing Open Education efforts at UNH.  He was most recently Director of Special Projects and Program Manager within MIT's Office of Digital Learning where he led MITx (MIT's Massive Open Online Course development effort) and the MITx Fellows Program. Read More
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    Reta Chaffee

    Twitter: reta_c
    I am the Director of Educational Technology at Granite State College responsible for the oversight and strategic development of online & hybrid courses and other educational technologies for the past 20 years. I have a Masters in Internet Strategy Management from Marlboro College Graduate School and a Masters in International Administration from the School for International Training Graduate Institute. I have been involved in organizational development in non-profits and educational institutions here and abroad for over 30 years. My teaching experience spans the ages from pre-school to higher education. Read More
  • Terri Winters, Assistant Vice Provost

    Terri Winters

    Twitter: @terriwint
    Terri Winters is the Assistant Vice Provost for Digital Learning & Communication at the University of New Hampshire. She is responsible for setting the direction for and managing the academic infrastructure at UNH. She works with a wonderful group of very creative and committed colleagues and enjoys, especially, interactions with UNH faculty and students. Read More
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    Jenny Darrow

    Twitter: gobman
    Jenny Darrow is Director of Digital Learning and has been collaborating with faculty on web-enabled projects for over 15 years. Jenny works with faculty to design strategies that are centered on sound pedagogy and she is a passionate advocate of using digital tools to help students learn. Her current interests are Open Education and how the resulting ethos of DIY (do-it-yourself) supports student empowerment. She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology (MAT-T) degree from Marlboro College Graduate School in 2000.  In her free time, she enjoys finding new running trails, adventures in the mountains and hanging out with her son and husband. Read More
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    JoAnn Guilmett

    Twitter: jguilmet
    JoAnn Guilmett is the Director of Client Services and Academic Technology and has been with PSU since 1995 and a part of the Information Technology Services team since 2000.  She holds a BS in Medieval Studies and an M.Ed. from Plymouth State. She manages all activities associated with the ITS Client Services team and provides oversight for the activities at the ITS Help Desk, Classroom Technologies Services, AV support of campus events, Academic Technology, the PSU Open Education initiative, and all IT related communication to the campus. In addition, she is involved in instructional space planning for the University; serves on the Library and Learning Commons leadership team; works with university academic and business departments to coordinate technical requirements for faculty, staff and students; and collaborates with campus leadership to define future technology strategies. Outside of work, JoAnn spends her time reading, gardening, and traveling. Read More
  • Michael Nieckoski

    Michael Nieckoski

    Twitter: Michaelnski
    The Canvas Administrator for Keene State College, Michael has been working with technology in academic settings for 24 years in various capacities, including holding technology director positions at two colleges. His experience includes audio-visual, computing, multimedia & web design. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV-Film from Temple University, and a Master of Arts degree in Education from George Washington University, majoring in Educational Technology Leadership. Read More
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    Scott Kimball

    Twitter: SEKMaine
    Scott Kimball is Manager of the Instructional Design and Development Team within Academic Technology at The University of New Hampshire. We offer a variety of consulting and professional development services in the areas of online teaching, instructional design, technology integration, active learning, OER, and more. Prior to working at UNH, he was performing similar roles in the University of Maine System. Read More
  • Frances Keefe

    Fran Keefe is an Instructional Designer in  Academic Technology at the UNH Manchester campus. Fran serves on the committee that is responsible for organizing Open Education events. Fran has been an instructional designer for over 26 years working in higher education exclusively including Boston University, Daniel Webster College, Simmons College, Rivier University and now University of New Hampshire. Fran is completing her Doctorate at Simmons College and received her Med. in Instructional Design from University of Massachusetts Boston. Read More
  • Katie Martell

    Katie Martell is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Plymouth State University and is responsible forresearching and implementing emerging and pedagogically appropriate technology to solve instructional challenges. In addition, she is the client-facing Moodle administrator, and provides support for a suite of other academic applications. Katie is passionate about the adoption of open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy, web apps that can save us all time and effort, and effective course design that encourages student engagement and collaboration. Read More
  • Marquis Walsh

    Twitter: @nhmarquis
    I am Marquis Walsh, one of the Instructional Designers from the Durham campus at the University of New Hampshire. My early background is in Television News and documentaries. From 1985 to 1996 I called Belize home. I went to Belize as a Peace Corps Volunteer for UNESCO to set up an educational TV unit for the Belize Ministry of Education. After my tour I chose to stay and became one of the founders of Belize's first TV station to produce local programming. It was great experience. Read More
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    Steve Covello

    Twitter: idmodule
    I earned my MS in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation at Syracuse University, and have been with GSC since June 2011. My background is in video production/post-production and in WordPress website development. At GSC, I design and develop interactive multimedia and work with faculty on developing rich media skills for their online courses. Read More
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    Karen Cangialosi

    Twitter: karencang
    Dr. Karen Cangialosi is Professor of Biology and Open Education Faculty Fellow at Keene State College. She frequently does presentations and workshops about OER, Open Pedagogy and Open Science at higher education institutions across the U.S. and beyond. At KSC, Karen facilitates an Open pedagogy faculty learning community, and is co-leader of KSC Open, a Domain of One’s Own campus project. Karen spearheaded a movement to replace traditional textbooks with OER and other freely available resources for almost all KSC biology courses; and she incorporates methods of Open Pedagogy in all of her own courses. She is also an active collaborator with QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis) and works towards addressing challenges of sustainability of Biology OER and the incorporation of OEP (Open Educational Practices) in STEM. Because of her commitment to transparent, widely collaborative practices of scientific investigation designed to serve the public, she integrates the principles and practices of Open Science into her courses and the undergraduate Biology curriculum at KSC.  She also runs a youth education and coral reef monitoring program in the Turks and Caicos Islands contributing to an open international reef survey database.  Read more about Karen at her website: Read More
  • Erin Courville

    Erin Courville

    Twitter: ErinCourville
    Erin is an Instructional Designer & Adjunct Faculty member at Granite State College.  She holds a graduate certificate in Online Instructional Design from Plymouth State University, a M.A in Educational Leadership from University of Central Florida and a B.A in English from Bridgewater State University.  Her areas of interest include emerging technologies, social media, and course design. Read More
  • Eleta Exline

    Twitter: eleta
    Eleta Exline is an Associate Professor and Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. She oversees the UNH Scholarly Communication, Digital Collections, and Digital Scholarship Initiatives, and advocates for Open Access publishing, Open Educational Resources, and other facets of open content and practice. Previously, she worked as a private archivist for an internationally known metal sculptor. Eleta earned her MS LIS from Syracuse University and an MA in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire. Read More
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    Christin Wixson

    Twitter: @chchenard
    Christin Wixson is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Plymouth State University's Lamson Library, where she has worked since 2011.  She has her Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Rhode Island.  She gets to work with undergraduate and graduate students across the university in her roles as an instruction and reference librarian.  As the Scholarly Communication Librarian she takes an interest in the systems we use to create, evaluate, disseminate and preserve research and other scholarly writing.  She is particularly interested in promoting understanding of copyright and helping faculty and students make informed decisions about the copyrighted works they create and use. Read More
  • Alexis Clifton

    Twitter: @openalexis
    Alexis Clifton will be a main keynote speaker for ATI 2018. As Executive Director of SUNY OER Services, Alexis Clifton works with State University of New York (SUNY) institutions to establish, support, and expand their OER programs. She helps to identify each institution’s goals for open education, as well as to foster collaboration between campuses to expand options for effective open practices. Read More
  • Irene

    Irene McGarrity

      Irene McGarrity is an Assistant Professor in the Mason Library. She received her MA in English literature from SUNY New Paltz in 2006. She went on to study information science at UAlbany, and graduated with an MSIS in 2009. She began her tenure track position at Keene State in December 2013, and completed an MFA in creative writing through the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2016.  Read More
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    Christopher Odato

    Twitter: chrisodato
    I am an Instructional Consultant in the Faculty Enrichment office at Keene State College, where I collaborate with faculty on instructional design and pedagogical approaches to instructional challenges. I have a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan and I taught for three years at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin before coming to Keene State in 2014. Read More
  • Cathie LeBlanc

    Cathie LeBlanc

    Twitter: cathieleblanc
    Cathie is a professor of digital media in the Communication and Media Studies Department at PSU. Her area of primary focus for teaching and scholarship is game studies. She is particularly interested in issues concerning the impact of technology on various aspects of our society. Open Education Project Proposal: Read More
  • Emily Gannon

    Emily Gannon

    Twitter: EmilyGannon14
    Emily Gannon serves as a Field Placement Faculty member for the Granite State College School of Education.  She helps teacher candidates with the clinical side of their coursework, primarily in Cheshire and Hillsborough counties, and also provides support for candidates seeking ETI (Education Technology Integrator) certification. Emily earned her Bachelor's Degree in American Studies and minored in Educational Studies and received a Master's degree in Elementary Education at Boston University.  Read More
  • Julie Moser

    Julie Moser

    Twitter: JulieMoserGSC
    Julie Moser is the Director of Faculty Development / Full Time Faculty at Granite State College. Julie has experience in adult education, online learning, social media, video-conferencing and emerging educational technologies.  She teaches The Learning Workplace, Teaching & Learning in Adulthood, Psychology of Adulthood and Psychology of Occupational Stress.  She attended the 2014 USNH Academic Technology Institute. Prior to coming to GSC, Julie was the Director of Online Education at Center for START Services at the UNH Institute on Disability. Read More
  • Joshua Perks

    Joshua Perks

    I am a lifelong learner of technology, and have put this passion to work for over 10 years in both education and business environments. I am excited to apply this knowledge to further the goals of Plymouth State University. Through my graduate schooling and work experience I have cultivated a great depth of instructional and technological skills focused on driving student engagement and learning. I believe experiential learning is a path to creating learners who are passionate about their education and who will take ownership over their own learning process. Read More