Jill Stefaniak is an Assistant Professor in the Learning, Design, and Technology program in the Department of Career and Information Studies at the University of Georgia, USA. Jill has over fifteen years experience as an instructional designer. She has carried out instructional design and performance improvement projects in healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, and the not-for-profit sectors. Her research interests focus on the professional development of instructional designers and design conjecture, designer decision-making processes, and contextual factors influencing design in real-world environments.
Dr. Julie Bridges is an instructional designer of clinical education at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a graduate of Old Dominion University’s Instructional Design and Technology program. She has practiced instructional design in higher education for 14 years and is a former secondary business education teacher. Her research interests are in generative learning, cognitive load, curriculum design, wellness, and quality improvement. As a member of the wellness team at EVMS, she works with student physicians to develop their professional identities, incorporate wellness into their personal and professional lives, and works to achieve wellness in her own life every day.
Julie and her partner Steve live on a beautiful lake in Virginia Beach. She has two grown children, a daughter who is completing her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Kinesiology at Old Dominion University and a son who is a horticulturist at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. In her spare time, Julie is a writer and digital storyteller https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eJjtM2eXJQ
Dr. Wilhelmina (Willi) Savenye is a Professor of Educational Technology, in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. She has also served on the education faculty at The University of Texas at Austin and San Diego State University, and been an adjunct faculty member of Instructional Design and Distance Education at Nova Southeastern University. She began her career in instructional media, serving on the staff of what is now Seattle Pacific University, as well as North Seattle and Bellevue Community Colleges, and the Bellevue (WA) School District. For the past few years, she has had the pleasure of working with Texas State University, San Marcos, Instructional Technology staff in leading Technology Integration Summer Workshops for faculty.
Dr. Savenye has published over 70 articles, chapters, and monographs related to instructional design and evaluation of technology-based learning systems. She has served on several editorial boards, serves as a manuscript reviewer for several additional journals, and has served as guest editor for several special issues of educational technology journals. She has held several elected conference leadership positions. She has also made over 140 presentations at international, national and regional conferences and workshops. She has been awarded numerous federal and foundation grants in these areas. She has designed and produced numerous digital media products and programs.
Her research includes work on instructional design; evaluation and assessment; cognitive and affective learning in student-centered learning environments; interactive online learning systems; multi-model environments for learning in the arts, media and engineering; pedagogy of technology integration into teaching; informal science learning; innovations in qualitative research methods; learning in museums; and international perspectives on learning systems.
Dr. Savenye’s instructional design and evaluation work has been conducted in such diverse settings as public school districts, museums, botanical gardens, zoos, universities, corporations, and Army tank maintenance training.
Dr. Leslie Moller is a graduate of Purdue University’s Instructional Research and Development program. Currently, he is a Professor of Educational Technology for Walden University, the former Chair of the Technology for Education and Training Division at the University of South Dakota and Coordinator of the Instructional Systems program at Penn Sate University@ Great Valley. Leslie is currently the editor of the Journal of Applied Instructional Design and co-chair of the AECT Research Symposium, serves on the editorial boards of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education, International Journal of Educational Technology and Performance Improvement Quarterly. Dr. Moller is also the former chair of the Instructional Technology Special Interest Group within the American Educational Research Association as well as the Distance Education and Curriculum committees for AECT. Leslie has authored over three-dozen articles and book chapters related to Distance Education and Instructional Systems Design. Dr. Moller has over 25 years experience consulting with corporations, governments and non-profits regarding learning and performance. He and his wife Mary Ann, and 2 dogs, 2 cats and a pond full of KOI fish, live in Yankton, South Dakota, along side the Missouri river. He can be easily reached via email Leslie.Moller@waldenu.edu or on Skype @ Lesmoller