Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ritchie Boyd is a principal strategist for Enterprise Consulting with Blackboard, Inc.. Previously he was the academic technology specialist in the Center for Faculty Excellence at Montana State University in Bozeman. His activities in higher education have been focused on developing and supporting instructional technology and e-learning opportunities for faculty and students, in addition to creating professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and administrators. Among his current interests are emerging technologies, social networking tools, and their impact on education and society. Prior to joining MSU, Boyd was involved in faculty development and support for instructional technologies at the University of Wyoming and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a B.A. and an M.A. in geology and geophysics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Kevin Corcoran is the executive director of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC), a CT Board of Regents of Higher Education entity that serves K-20, non-profit, and government agency communities across North America with their collaborative, online learning needs. Corcoran joined the CTDLC in 1999 and has been responsible for developing and growing the products and services offered to support eLearning initiatives. He also runs Connecticut’s Adult Education virtual high school that supports the adult credit diploma program state-wide. Corcoran currently co-chairs the WCET e-Learning Consortial CIG as well as the NENY Blackboard Users Group, and New England OER organizations. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut and his M.B.A. with a specialization in technology management from Walden University.
Brett Frazier serves as the leader of Business Development for Pearson’s Online Learning Services division. In this capacity, he and his team collaborate with university clients to help develop, support and sustain online programs by leveraging all of Pearson’s resources – including those of the company’s newly acquired Embanet division. With over 14 years of experience in P-20 education, Frazier has a special interest in ensuring that a company’s solutions align to its customers’ goals and metrics, along with the identification and sharing of industry best practices to help drive client success. Prior to joining Pearson, Frazier served as executive vice president of Sales for EverFi, Inc., a Washington, D.C. based education technology company that is focused on providing critical life skills to K-12 students, college students, and adults. Frazier’s tenure in the education space includes time in a number of client facing executive leadership roles. He served as senior vice president of Global Sales for Blackboard Learn, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Knowledge Universe Education, and vice president of Account Management at eCollege, now a division of Pearson PLC. Frazier holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Anne. Together, they enjoy weekends on their boat in the Chesapeake Bay, and they try to fit in some personal travel and sightseeing in between his rather active work travel schedule.
Mary Ann Lund Goodwin, formerly the dean of e-learning for the Community Colleges of Spokane, currently oversees library services at Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College. Looking for new and innovative ways to use technology to improve the delivery of library services and programs, she is overseeing the libraries’ migration to a new integrated system designed to improve the information discovery experience and increase use of digital library collections. She is also serving as project lead on a grant funded OER project, supporting CCS faculty piloting OER-based courseware that enhances their ability to personalize content for each student.
Joseph Hoey serves Bridgepoint Education as the vice president, Accreditation Relations and Policy. Achieving high quality standards has always been his focus. After a successful first career in classical music, in 1990 he got into assessment and institutional effectiveness. He started with two years in NC Community College System doing program review and assessment. At Georgia Tech, he founded the GT Office of Assessment. He developed an academic program review system, chaired the Institute Review Council, started gen ed assessment and a survey research program, supported accreditation reviews (ABET, AACSB, NAAB), and led the compliance team to a no-recommendations SACS review. Moving to the Savannah College of Art and Design, he built a department of institutional effectiveness, since coming to Bridgepoint and Ashford; he has been centrally involved in migrating Ashford from HLC to WASC.
Cali Morrison, manager, Communications, has responsibility for WCET's communications strategies and keeping our members connected to the cooperative. Morrison holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Western Kentucky University, a M.Ed. in Adult & Higher Education from Montana State University, an online graduate certificate in Women's Studies from Western Kentucky University and is currently pursuing an Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration from Montana State University. Prior to joining WCET, she worked at Montana State University in various positions for over seven years. Morrison lives in Bozeman, MT with her husband, two daughters and, dogs, where she is active in the community, especially with the CAP mentoring and Girls for a Change programs.