Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Room: Platte River
Nancy Anderson is an associate in Cooley LLP’s Regulatory Education practice group. Anderson works with colleges and universities on their compliance with federal, state, and accreditor requirements. She has also worked on civil rights complaint resolution and conducted extensive research on the accessibility of virtual space and its implications for institutions of higher education. During law school, Anderson interned with the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of General Counsel at the University of Virginia, where she respectively focused on civil rights issues and worked on a variety of issues facing large public universities.
John H. Binkley is the associate dean of The Tseng College: Graduate, International and Midcareer Education. As the associate dean, Binkley provides leadership in the development and delivery of extended education programs and services. He closely monitors California State University Northridge self-support course and program compliance with Tseng College, CSUN, CSU, and Accreditor academic quality, and practice standards. This includes everything from program accessibility to state authorization.
Laurie Cochenour has been working on distance education projects since 1997, first with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now with Pitt Online at the University of Pittsburgh. She works closely with faculty members to create online courses offered by various degree and certificate programs through the professional schools at Pitt. She also has experience developing MOOCs at both UNC and Pitt. Cochenour’s MA is in Special Education so she has always been interested in working with students with disabilities. She is especially keen to ensure that course content is accessible to all students.
Pratima Dutta is the director of Distance Learning at California State University Northridge. She leads a team of instructional designers and instructional technologists which focuses primarily on the design and production of online courses and programs. Dutta received her Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology with a minor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. Her research centers on personalized, competency-based education and its adoption into the online realm of learning as well as matters of universal design and access to educational experiences.
Valerie Kelly is executive director of Kent State Online at Kent State University and leads a team of 15 instructional designers and educational technologists. She holds a Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management and a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Amy Quillin is the director of Student Accessibility Services, on the Kent campus, at Kent State University. She has 20+ years of experience in higher education, and has worked specifically in the area of disability/accessibility services for approximately 12 years. She received her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development from Kent State University.
Suzanne Tapp is the executive director of the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC) at Texas Tech University. She began with the TLPDC as an instructional designer and initiated the development of a nationally recognized graduate student development program called TEACH. Her research interests include organizational development, teaching portfolios, and best practices related to online instruction. Tapp recently served on the Board of Directors for the Professional and Organizational Development Network for Higher Education (POD). She is the past chair and a founding member of the Texas Faculty Development Network. She is a frequent presenter and her work may be found in journals such as To Improve the Academy and The Journal on Centers of Teaching and Learning.
Paul Thompson is an associate in Cooley LLP’s Regulatory Education practice group. Thompson counsels colleges and universities on a wide range of federal and state regulatory compliance matters, transactions, and administrative hearings, with particular knowledge of accessibility issues pertaining to institution websites and experience navigating the Department of Education's Title IX and Clery Act requirements. Prior to joining Cooley, Thompson worked in Duke University's Office of Counsel and American University's Office of General Counsel. In those roles, he counseled institutional clients on a broad range of legal and compliance issues.
Justin Louder previously served as the institution's assistant vice provost for eLearning, where he was the director of the Office of Online Compliance and Regulation and acted as the primary consultant for Texas Tech Colleges and Department leaders on the development of new, high demand eLearning degree, and certificate proposals. He also served concurrently as the managing director of the TTU Ethics Center, establishing the Ethics Center in 2010 and working to increase ethical research, ethical content, and ethics related activities on campus. Louder came to Texas Tech in 2010 from Angelo State University, where he earned a B.A. in Communication and Psychology and a M.A. in Communication before working in the Angelo State University College of Nursing as an Instructional Designer. He received his Ed.D. in Instructional Technology with a minor in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University in 2011.