Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Michael S. Hale is vice president of Sales for VitalSource Technologies. As the world’s leading e-textbook provider in education, VitalSource works with institutions and publishers worldwide. Prior to their acquisition by the Ingram Content Group, Hale was vice president for Curriculum Consulting at Vital Source Technologies, Inc. Before coming to work with VitalSource, Hale had a wide range of experiences including: co-founding and directing a successful socio-economically diverse, urban charter school; directing a statewide college access program; securing grants for both research and practice; working with the National Paideia Center facilitating change in schools around the country; and serving as a faculty member at North Carolina Central University and Appalachian State University. He has also published research on Socratic Seminar and school transformation including The Teacher's Guide to Leading Student-Centered Discussions: Talking About Texts in the Classroom (Corwin Press, 2006). He received degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D. and M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction) and Auburn University (B.A. in Philosophy), and completed teacher certification training at Appalachian State University.
Scott M. Woods, Ph.D., MBA, serves as director of Online Programs at Colorado State University. In this role, he facilitates the transformation and management of programs in business and engineering from the traditional environment to hybrid or online. Woods is also an affiliate faculty member for the School of Social Work teaching courses in conflict resolution and research methodology. Previously he served as regional director of academic affairs with the University of Phoenix.