Wiley Announces Seventh Cohort of Fellows

Last updated on: April 3, 2020

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Oak Brook, IL – November 12, 2019 – Wiley University Services, a division of Wiley (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), has announced the names and projects of its seventh cohort of Wiley fellows. The Wiley fellows are a group of distinguished faculty, program directors and administrators from Wiley’s network of partner universities who lead innovative learning initiatives at their respective schools.

This newest cohort of Wiley fellows, many of whom are veteran online instructors or pioneers of nascent initiatives at their colleges and universities, will collaborate with one another and Wiley team members to complete projects that advance teaching and learning across higher education.

This year’s members and projects include:

Exploring Peer Interactions Beyond Discussion Boards in the Fully Online Classroom

  • Kimarie Whetstone, Winthrop University
  • Jason Ostrander, Sacred Heart University
  • Kimberly Harrison, Aurora University

Research & Evaluation of Impactful Industry and Classroom Connections

  • Janina Cich, Concordia University, Saint Paul
  • Joey Budd, Campbellsville University
  • Kathy Phoenix, Our Lady of the Lake University

Measuring Quality Online Instruction for a Positive Student Experience

  • Jennifer Wilson, Sacred Heart University
  • Lisa LoBasso, University of Scranton

Analysis of Requirement and Effectiveness of Synchronous Learning in the Fully Online Classroom

  • Steve Szydlowski, University of Scranton
  • Theodore Seto, Loyola Law School

Reimagining Course Design for Quantitative Disciplines

  • Stephanie Schott, American University
  • William Hutzel, Purdue University

Exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI): Technologies in Online Course Work

  • Michael Ratajczyk, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Janusz Wojtusiak, George Mason University

Analyzing Retention and Persistence in the Online MBA Environment

  • Holly Tapper, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Steven Lorenzet, Seton Hall University

“Wiley is committed to transforming learning across higher education, and the Wiley fellows program is a key part of achieving this mission,” said David Migliorese, Vice President of Academic Services, Wiley University Services. “We are excited to welcome this seventh cohort, which brings together a group of subject matter experts who are doing essential work to improve student experiences and address new challenges and opportunities that are shaping our industry.”

Wiley began the Wiley fellows initiative in 2013 to foster a community of practice among faculty focused on innovative teaching and learning, and to guide the development of its evolving set of on campus, online, and hybrid services and technologies. The program has now expanded to include program directors and administrators. The new Wiley fellows will meet as a group for the first time in Orlando, Florida at the Online Learning Consortium’s annual international conference November 20-22, 2019.

About Wiley

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About Wiley University Services

Wiley University Services, a division of Wiley, is a leading, global provider of technology-enabled education solutions to meet the evolving needs of universities, corporations, and ultimately, learners. We partner with more than 60 institutions across the U.S., Europe, and Australia and support over 800 degree programs. Our best-in-class services and market insights are driven by our deep commitment and expertise — proven to elevate enrollment, retention and completion rates. For more information visit universityservices.wiley.com.

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