David Green is Principal at Knowledge Culture, a consultancy offering research services and resources for cultural heritage professionals.
Suzanne Fegan is an academic and language skills adviser at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Her current PhD work is in Intercultural communication and internationalisation of education and globalisation.
Emma Bourassa is faculty at Thompson Rivers University.
Sharon Tettegah is a faculty at the University of Illinois, at Urbana Champaign. She also holds appointments at the Beckman Institute, and Department of Educational Psychology; Her research focuses on pre-service teacher education and students as it relates to human perception and performance in human-computer intelligent interaction within teaching and learning milieus. She specialize in the study of social simulations and virtual reality environments.She is currently investigating pre-service teachers, and other students in higher education, attitudes and perceptions of student's school interactions involving empathy. Her research interests include the use of web based animated narrative vignette technologies (social simulations) as a methodology to understand cognitive and emotional responses of educators and other professionals in helping professions.
She believes that web based technologies such as social simulations and synthetic environments (i.e., virtual environments) are examples of how educators can use technology to understand issues that affect classroom teaching and learning practices in a diverse society. She also studies identity semiotics within the context of social simulations.
Annie Harper has a multidisciplinary background- education, design, marketing and IT. Annie is a sessional lecturer and is also director of Idea Nation founded on the principles of using designed thinking to generate ideas for people and organisations to create their futures.In 1995, Annie was a key initiator and sessional lecturer of new communication and peak performance subjects at RMIT University. Annie is an allied member and former committee member of the Institute of Store Planners, an international organisation representing professional retail designers and architects; is a former member of the Industry Steering Committee Executive ('86-2004) and Chairperson of the committee ('96-2000) working on Federal Government accreditation of RMIT's Diploma of Arts (Visual Merchandising) throughout the strategy & implementation phases. The RMIT course is now not only the national educational standard, it is also recognised throughout the world as a leading course for Visual Merchandisers. Throughout Annie's career she has been a powerful champion and lobbyist for retail design and visual merchandising to be given professional credence as specialised fields requiring tertiary qualifications.
In 2002 she completed a Master of Business (Marketing) focussing on two streams of study â€“ organisational development and transformation and consumer behaviour. Her research thesis subject was an investigation into colour, how it relates to purchase decisions and whether it could be found to impact consumer behaviour.
Annie is a regular speaker at conferences and frequently contributes articles to industry publications. She is also a passionate advocate of programs to inspire and empower people, businesses and authorities to think and action potentially new and different ways of thinking.
Tingyi S. Lin
Tingyi received her M.A. in 1998, M.F.A. in 1999, and Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Learning Support Service, College of Letters and Science from 2002-2006. Her creative art/design interests include graphic design, video production, and computer/multimedia art. Dr. Lin is an Asst. Prof. at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology where she currently teaches courses in new media and visual information design. Her visual language and information design focus on the art, design, and human learning fields.
Tingyi has received awards and honors for her work in video production, graphic creation, and design research. She is also a sports lover who enjoys teamwork.
Ken Graetz received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. Specializing in Social Psychology, his research interests include team and group dynamics, social cognition, psychometrics, and computer supported collaborative work. A faculty member for 10 years at the University of Dayton, Dr. Graetz taught such courses as Experimental Psychology, Team and Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Processes, and Statistics. He also served as the Director of Collaboration Technology and eLearning in the UD Ryan C. Harris Learning and Teaching Center. Dr. Graetz joined Winona State University in 2002 and now serves as the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Services. He is engaged currently in the development of learning opportunities for faculty and staff, academic technology project management and support, and numerous research and development projects.
Joan Vinall-Cox focuses her teaching and her consulting business (JNthWeb) on the impact of Web 2.0 on learning and business.
Thomas HP Gould
, Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy (ojrrp.org)
, Eye on Kansas (eyeonkansas.org)
, Latest research:
, A Baker’s Dozen of Issues Facing Online Academic Journal Start-ups (in review)
, Creating a Cross-Disciplinary Journal: A Case Study of Fits and Starts (in review)
, Update of online mass communication research (nearing submission)
, and the Commons: a Study of Cambridge v. GSU
, nearing completion
, Creation of a research commons
, Editor of online academic journal
, Editor of rural service journal
Thomas Gould is an Associate Professor of Mass Communications at Kansas State University.
Jimmy Moss, is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale School of Art. Currently he is a professor in the design program at Cal State L.A., and Chair of the Design Option. He has been a visiting critic or lecturer at Stanford, San Francisco Art Institute, Academy of Art College, Woodbury University, Otis College of Art and Cal State Northridge.
Previously, Jimmy was the Creative Director of Corbis Images, and a Senior Art Director for Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising in both San Francisco and Orange County. During the dotcom boom/bust, he served as the Creative Director of NineDots interactive agency in San Francisco. Jimmyâ€™s clients have included Wells Fargo, Taco Bell, Levi Strauss, Disney as well as a variety of non-profit, technology and community organizations.
W. Alvin Chai
Chief Information Technology Officer