Inaugural Class of OLC Fellows (November 2010)

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OLC Announces Inaugural Class of OLC Fellows:

  • Meg Benke, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Global and Online Learning, Empire State College, SUNY: “For innovative and inspirational work in the creation, design, and evaluation of online student services and for sustained advocacy for online learning on a national scale.”
  • John R. Bourne, Ph.D., Executive Director, Online Learning Consortium; Professor Emeritus, F.W. Olin College of Engineering; Professor Emeritus, Babson College: “For exceptional service as the founding Executive Director of the Online Learning Consortium and the founding Editor of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks.”
  • Bruce N. Chaloux, Ph.D., Director of the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board; President, Online Learning Consortium: “For his leadership of Sloan-C as it transitioned to a self-sustaining professional society and for his contributions to national projects that demonstrated the power of online learning.”
  • Charles D. Dziuban, Ph.D., Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida: “For developing new and more effective data analysis models that provide information about technology’s impact on the online, blended and Web 2.0 learning environments.”
  • D. Randy Garrison, Ph.D., Director of the Teaching & Learning Centre; Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary: “For advocacy of collaborative and engaged learning and for advancing our understanding of online and blended learning.”
  • Ralph E. Gomory, Ph.D., President Emeritus, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: “For remarkable vision and leadership in recognizing the importance of online education and for making online education a recognized part of American higher education through targeted philanthropy on a national scale.”
  • Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Information Systems, College of Computing Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology: “For conceiving the idea of Virtual Classrooms and for scholarship related to the design, implementation, and verification of effective online education over multiple decades.”
  • A. Frank Mayadas, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: “For outstanding vision and sustained leadership in transforming higher education through support of exemplary approaches to online education, and for creating the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium).”
  • Gary E. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director Emeritus, Penn State World Campus, Pennsylvania State University
  • “In recognition of a forty-year career devoted to using online learning and electronic media to increase access to education at all levels nationally and internationally.”
  • Jacqueline F. Moloney, Ph.D.,Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell: “For her role as a national leader in championing the application of the OLC pillars in building online programs that provide quality access for students and while advancing strategic institutional goals.”
  • Burks Oakley II, Ph.D.,Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Scholar in Residence at the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS), University of Illinois at Springfield: “For innovative and inspirational work in the conceptualization, implementation, and advocacy of online learning in higher education on a national scale.”
  • Anthony G. Picciano, Ph.D., Professor and Executive Officer, PhD Program in Urban Education, Graduate Center – City University of New York: “For outstanding publications that have advanced the field of online learning and for his tireless contributions to the conference activities of OLC.”
  • Janet K. Poley, Ph.D., CEO and President of the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC): “In recognition of a distinguished career devoted to expanding distance education and to improving technology access, and for exceptional service to OLC.”
  • Ray E. Schroeder, Director, Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service (COLRS); Professor Emeritus of Communication, University of Illinois at Springfield: “For increasing access to higher education by cultivating a breadth of online degree programs and for chronicling the progress of the theory and practice of online education through new media.”
  • Karen P. Swan, Ph.D., Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, College of Education and Human Services, University of Illinois at Springfield: “For rigorous research that has advanced our understanding of learning effectiveness in online and blended education.”
  • Calvin H. Sydnor, III, Editor, The Christian Recorder; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethics and Religion, Hampton UniversitY: “For sustained advocacy of online learning and its implementation within the HBCU community and for exemplary service to OLC.”