Wiley Announces Names and Projects of Newest Cohort of Fellows

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University Faculty, Program Directors, and Administrators Selected to Research Higher Education Topics

Hoboken, NJ – November 13, 2018 – John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW-A and JW-B), has announced the names and projects of its sixth cohort of Wiley fellows. The Wiley fellows are a group of distinguished faculty, program directors, and administrators from Wiley University Services’ 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 staff to complete projects that advance teaching and learning across higher education.

This year’s members and projects include:

  • Exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI): Technologies in Online Course Work
    • Michael Ratajczyk, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    • Janusz Wojtusiak, George Mason University
  • Learning at Scale: Helping Faculty Manage Large Classes
    • Jason Ostrander, Sacred Heart University
    • David Sears, Purdue University
  • Online Teaching Strategies: Faculty Development Course Refresh & Redesign
    • Jennifer Wilson, Sacred Heart University
    • Lisa LoBasso, the University of Scranton
  • Analyzing Retention and Persistence as a Result of Admission Requirements in the Online MBA Environment
    • Holly Tapper, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    • Kingsley Gnanendran, University of Scranton
    • Steven Lorenzet, Seton Hall University
  • Using Learning Management System (LMS) Analytics to Predict Student Engagement
    • Stephanie Schott, American University
    • Bart Collins, Purdue University
  • Analysis of Requirements and Effectiveness of Synchronous Learning in the Fully-Online Classroom
    • Steve Szydlowski, University of Scranton
  • Challenges to the Nursing Vertical as a Result of Practicum Requirements
    • Donna McHaney, Sacred Heart University
    • Jennifer Klimek Yingling, Utica University
  • Case Study of Integrating Badges and Alternate Credentials into Established Programs
    • Kharon Grimmet, Purdue University

“As an organization committed to improving learning and teaching across higher education, Wiley is excited to welcome this sixth cohort of Wiley fellows,” said Matt Hillman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Wiley University Services. “Our intention in leading this group initiative is to honor the selected educators and to advance their innovative work via collaboration with one another and with Wiley. As subject matter experts, they can help us address common challenges for learners, faculty, and universities, as well as guide Wiley in our product and service offerings.”

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, FL at the Online Learning Consortium’s Annual International Conference on November 14-16, 2018.

Additional Information:

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Lauren Andrich (US) +1 201 748 5838


About Wiley:

Wiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and our digital learning, assessment, certification and student-lifecycle services and solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments and individuals to achieve their academic and professional goals. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The Company’s website can be accessed at www.wiley.com

About Wiley University Services:

Wiley University Services, a division of Wiley, is a leading, global provider of tailored higher education services and technology solutions to colleges and universities. It currently partners with more than 30 institutions across the US, Europe, and Australia, supports over 250 degree programs and more than 2,000 courses, encompassing on campus, online, and hybrid models. Wiley University Services works collaboratively with its partners to provide tailored services, technology, insights, and content that help to improve institutional performance and help learners to achieve their goals. For more information go to universityservices.wiley.com.

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