January 2015 Event Staff

  • Dan Blickensderfer headshot

    Daniel Blickensderfer

    In the IT Academic Technology department at the University of New Hampshire, Dan Blickensderfer is the Manager of the Documentation and Training group.   Read More
  • Julie Bernier

    Dr. Julie Bernier is professor of athletic training and previously served as the Program Director of athletic training, and Chair of the Department of the Health and Human Performance. As a teacher, her areas of expertise include kinesiology/biomechanics, injury assessment, therapeutic modalities and research design.  Her scholarship focuses on functional ankle instability, proprioception and neuromuscular control. Read More
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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 16 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 25 years. My teaching experience spans the ages from pre-school to higher education. 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
  • Stacey

    Stacey Curdie-Meade

    Twitter: scurdie
    Stacey is an instructional designer, teaching lecturer, and graduate program coordinator at PSU. Her area of interest is online teaching and learning with an emphasis on teaching presence. Outside of work, Stacey likes to spend her free time spending time with family, walking her dog, baking, growing herbs, reading or listening to ebooks, and binge watching tv shows on Amazon Prime or Netflix. Read More
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    Elizabeth Dalton

    Elizabeth is the Granite State College Learning Management System Administrator, researching and implementing ways to make Moodle better serve the needs of student and faculty. She was previously an Instructional Designer for GSC. In the past her work has included analyzing data as diverse as business process metrics, certification test scores, student satisfaction surveys, and factors related to student success in higher education. She is also a doctoral student in Education with an emphasis on the effects of instructional methods and learning environments on learning. 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
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    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
  • 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
  • April Rau

    April Rau

    April Rau has been with the Academic Technology over 10 years working as an Instructional Designer with the Instructional Design and Development group.  She collaborates with faculty to develop online courses, integrate instructional technologies into their teaching, and promote faculty development.  April has been extensively involved in the planning, developing and presentation of material during Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute (FITSI), the annual Academic Technology conference for UNH.  She is the lead Instructional Designer who supports UNH Online Masters of Education Read More
  • Scott Robison

    Scott Robison

    Scott Robison, Ph.D., directs the Learning Technologies and Online Education team and co-directs the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. His work focuses on the pedagogical drivers for using academic technologies. He is passionate about using technology as a tool when and where it enhances teaching and learning experiences. He is currently exploring and developing initiatives related to the adoption of Open Educational Resources and Open Access policies. Read More
  • Marylena Sevigney headshot

    Marylena Sevigney

    As an Instructional Technologist at Plymouth State University, Marylena is responsible for all things ePortfolio related. In addition to technological prowess, Marylena is a versatile designer and maker of objects both small and large, functional and sculptural. She holds a BFA in Furniture Design and MFA in Artisanry. Marylena is a NH Master Gardener and a Certified Permaculture Designer and Teacher. She teaches workshops and university courses. Read More