Dr. Jill Stefaniak is an Associate 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. Mohan Yang is an Assistant Professor in Training Specialist in the Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies at Old Dominion University. He received his PhD in Learning Design and Technology program at Purdue University. His research interests focus on organizational training design and workforce development in the era of digital transformation, and learning experience design in online environments.
Dr. Rebecca M. Reese is the Director of Online Learning for Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She received her PhD in Instructional Design and Development from the University of South Alabama. Her primary research focuses on the implementation of emerging technologies and application of Universal Design for Learning to improve online accessibility. She has served as a mentor for the AECT Internship Program and Design Showcase.
Lauren Bagdy is a doctoral candidate in the Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program at Florida State University. She is a former teacher-administrator in K-12 and has seven years of experience as an instructional designer in higher education. Lauren’s primary research interest is informal learning in online spaces, and her dissertation research examines teenagers’ use of social media for informal learning.
Rebecca Clark-Stallkamp is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Instructional Design and Technology program at Virginia Tech. Her main area of research is the intersection of instructional design and online learning. Her research focuses on argumentation as a pedagogical tool to manage the inherent uncertainty of ill-structured problems, and promoting critical reasoning skills. She is a Graduate Assistant in the College of Engineering where she is a lead instructional designer for Virginia Tech Engineering Online’s (VTEO) master’s certificate program for Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Dr. Royce Kimmons is an Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University where he studies digital participation divides specifically in the realms of social media, open education, and classroom technology use. More information about his work may be found at http://roycekimmons.com, and you may also dialogue with him on Twitter @roycekimmons.