Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Barbara Zirkin is the associate dean for Distance Learning at Stevenson University. Zirkin coordinates the University’s online degree programs and educational technology training. She serves the Maryland Online (MOL) board, Maryland Distance Learning Association as incoming president and a former member of the advisory group and has served EDUCAUSE as an EDUCAUSE REVIEW ONLINE reviewer and advisory committe member. She has held a variety of positions in higher education administration and distance learning over the last 25+ years. She holds a BA from Hunter College, an MA from University of Rochester, and an MS and EdD from Johns Hopkins University.
Darlene Williams is the vice president for Technology, Innovation, and Economic Development at Northwestern State University. In this capacity, she oversees the Offices of Electronic and Continuing Education, Office of Sponsored Programs, the Small Business Development Center, campus sites located at Barksdale Air Force Base and the Tunica-Biloxi Cultural and Educational Resources Center, and two satellite campuses located in Alexandria and Leesville-Ft. Polk. Williams administers eNSU (Northwestern State’s Electronic Campus), an extensive online professional development program for faculty, and one of the largest video conferencing networks in the state. She also serves as the Chair of the Louisiana Board of Regents eLearning Task Force. She has served on the WCET Steering and Annual Conference Program Committees, has been a frequent presenter at the Annual Conference, and has helped to nurture WCET’s relationship with other higher education institutions in Louisiana. Williams earned her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.