From Pitch to Publish: Publishing with the OLC Press

Please join the editorial team of OLC Press’s new release From Grassroots to the Highly-Orchestrated: Online Leaders Share Their Stories of the Evolving Online Organizational Landscape in Higher Ed to learn about the publishing process with OLC Press. So many of us have book ideas and we know how important it is to share our stories. This webinar will take you through the entire process of making a pitch to writing, editing, and publishing with the OLC Press.

Key Takeaways:

Learn how to turn a book idea into a pitch and eventual publication with the OLC Press. Think through affordances and challenges that can be planned for as you move towards a publication as well.  

Intended audience: 

The audience of the OLC Press is broad and we welcome participants from Higher Education leaders, faculty, and staff to instructional designers, students, and change makers in the field of online and digital learning.

Speaker Bio
Bettyjo Bouchey, Ed.D

Associate Professor and Dean of Online Education – National Louis University

Dr. Bouchey is Associate Professor and Dean of Online Education at National Louis University where she is responsible for standards of quality and service for online programming across the institution. Dr. Bouchey has had the opportunity to lead all aspects of an online campus and programming in her career and spends time each week in deep dialog with an engaged personal learning network discussing the evolving nature of online education. Dr. Bouchey holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University at Albany, an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Doctorate in Education from Northwestern University. She is a co-founder of the CORAL Research collaborative focused on online leadership and scholarship; her personal research interests include the nature and future of organizational structures of online units in institutions of higher education, as well as inventive and high-impact pedagogical practice in online teaching. Dr. Bouchey writes and is widely quoted in the academic and popular press; her articles and curriculum vitae can be accessed here:
Erin Gratz, Ed.D.

Instruction and Outreach Librarian – Orange Coast College

Dr. Erin Gratz is the instruction and outreach librarian at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. She has been an academic librarian for more than 20 years. During that time, she has focused on information literacy, user experience, and collections, primarily in the areas of sociology and music. Additionally, she has taught online courses for over 10 years and led the online program at a mid-sized private university for two years. Dr. Gratz holds a B.A. in sociology from Manchester College, a Masters of social science from the University of Amsterdam, a Masters in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Doctor of Education in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne. Her research interests are in faculty trust, shared governance, and online teaching and organizational structure in higher education.

Shelley C. Kurland, Ph.D.

Inaugural Dean, Virtual Campus – County College of Morris

Dr. Shelley Kurland is the inaugural Dean of Virtual Campus at the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey. Dr. Kurland has had the opportunity to lead in faculty development and online learning for about 20 years. She is actively engaged in several regional and national organizations and regularly contributes through committee work, writing, and professional presentations. She uses the question, “Is this the best for the student?” as the compass for her professional work. Dr. Kurland holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Rutgers University, a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Teacher of the Handicapped, and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Teacher Education/Teacher Development, both from Montclair State University. Her research interests are in leadership, distance education, active learning, faculty learning, and the use of technology with pedagogical considerations.