January 2019 Event Staff

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    Karen Cangialosi

    Twitter: karencang
    I am a professor of biology at Keene State College. I teach Animal Behavior, Evolution and Human Behavior, Tropical Marine Biology, Invertebrate Zoology and Ecology & Evolution. I run a coral reef monitoring program in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and do research on spider behavior. I have spearheaded a movement to use OER in several Biology courses in our department. For the past few semesters, I have incorporated methods of Open Pedagogy in my courses. Recently I served as a Faculty Fellow in the KSC Faculty Enrichment program where I facilitated a learning community on Open Pedagogy and helped to organize an Open Education speaker series. 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
  • Carolyn Cormier

    Carolyn Cormier

    Twitter: ccormier_edu
    Carolyn Cormier has had the pleasure of working with the Granite State team since 2014, first as an Elementary Education course instructor and Field Placement Faculty member, and most recently as the Associate Dean for the School of Education.  Carolyn has experience in elementary school leadership, instructional design and curriculum alignment, technology integration, and supervision and evaluation of pedagogy.  She is passionate about making connections with others and believes that trusting relationships create an essential foundation for learning.  In her free time she enjoys running, r 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
  • Steve Covello

    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 and post-production, and in WordPress website development. At GSC, I work with faculty on developing rich media skills and using them in online courses. 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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    Geri Lakey Denton

    Geri Denton is the Open Education Support Assistant for the University System of New Hampshire and is based at Granite State College.  She earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's in Mass Communication and Public Relations from  Boston University. Geri has worked in higher education administration for nearly 20 years - in graduate admissions and enrollment management, financial asssistance, and more recently in research administration. Read More
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    Robin DeRosa

    Twitter: actualham
    Robin DeRosa is the Director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative and a Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at PSU. In addition to serving as an Open Education Ambassador for the AT Open Education Initiative, Robin regularly visits other colleges and universities to work with faculty on Connected Learning and Open Pedagogy, and advocate nationally for using Open Ed to develop a vision for public higher education in the U.S.  Her advocacy for Open Education and Connected Learning are a driving force at PSU and the academic community at large. 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
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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
  • 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
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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
  • 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
  • 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
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    Amy Thompson

    I am a lecturer in the RN to BSN Program for the undergraduate studies program in Nursing at Granite State College. I've had the privilege of working in higher education for approximately 9 years at Granite State College, NHTI, Mass. College of Pharmacy, and Franklin Pierce College. I earned my Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing Informatics from Walden University and am very passionate about technology and how to utilize it to positively impact nursing and healthcare. 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