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Bryan Blakely
Bryan Blakeley is the Director of Operations and Learning Design of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Boston College.   Bryan is responsible for digital learning initiatives at BC including managing online, on ground, and hybrid teaching initiatives, special projects and assessment. Bryan holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Wheaton College (IL) and M.A. in History from Boston College. He is also working toward his PhD in Higher Education Administration at Boston College, studying technology-enabled teaching and learning.

Laura Hankin
Lauren Hankin is the Associate Director of Technical Services at Northeastern University.  She and her team facilitate the technical administration, maintenance, and support of the online learning technologies utilized by Northeastern's Lifelong Learning Network.  Prior to joining Northeastern University in 2008, Lauren worked as a technical specialist in web application development and database management at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Peter Hess
Peter Hess serves as a Learning Technologies Administrator in the Center for Teaching Excellence at Boston College.  His primary responsibilities are providing administrative and user and for the Canvas-using community at BC.  He has formerly worked in similar roles at Brandeis, MIT and Emerson.  He has organized several NERCOMP workshops from 2001 to the present.

Melanie Kasparian
Melanie Kasparian is the Associate Director of Assessment at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. She is both a professional and lifelong academic with expertise in assessment, e-learning, faculty development, and curriculum design. She supports the Director of Assessment in finding ways to collect and report on data related to learning analytics and the overall student experience.

Jamie Oh

 Enterprise Account Manager, Northeast: Jamie Oh is an Enterprise Account Manager at Tableau, working exclusively with higher education institutions in the Northeast. She collaborates with universities and colleges to see and understand their data and in turn, better serve their students, faculty, and administration. Prior to joining Tableau, she managed public sector clients for 4+ years in her previous role at POLITICO.

Anindya Roy
Anindya analyzes student activity data to understand how the MIT students use the educational content on the MITx platform, and how the instructors teaching on the platform could use the insight to structure their courses and perform education research experiments. He has a PhD in Computational Physics and engaged in education research as a postdoc. These experiences provide the context for his work on learning data analysis, and helping with the experiment design around the available data.

Mamta Saxena
Dr. Mamta Saxena is the Director of Assessment at the College of Professional Studies in the Academic Quality Assurance unit at Northeastern University. In this position, she is responsible for providing leadership to execute a long-term strategy for data collection and measurement of student learning outcomes and learning analytics for the purpose of program improvement and instructional innovation. She works closely with the faculty, as well as the academic leadership in the College of Professional Studies to implement a culture of  inquiry and continual improvement of academic programs. Prior to this, she has worked in corporate and academic settings to implement innovative and effective instructional design and assessment approaches, both in India and in the U.S.

Agasthya Shenoy

Agasthya Shenoy is a Researcher for the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Research Group at Harvard University. He investigates the ways in which data science techniques can be used to enhance teaching and learning experiences at Harvard and beyond. Before coming to Harvard, Agasthya worked at New Schools for New Orleans, coaching teachers and school leaders in data driven practices and developing city-wide school improvement pilot programs. He received a Master’s in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Michael Tashakkori 

 Enterprise Sales Manager, Education: Michael leads the Tableau Enterprise Education team for the Eastern United States at Tableau. He has over 12 years of experience in IT Sales with 7 of those focusing on Education and Government working with some of the largest software and cloud/infrastructure providers in the industry.

Zachary Wang

Zachary Wang is the Manager for Resources Adoption and Impact at Harvard’s Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT). He is responsible for facilitating the increased adoption across the University of teaching and learning tools and practices that are supported by HILT grants or developed by other Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning initiatives. Prior to joining Harvard, Zachary served as the Associate Director for Executive, Online, and Special Initiatives at Boston University School of Law. He earned a Master’s in Education from Boston University and also holds an LL.M. in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University and a J.D. from Boston College. Zachary received a B.A. from Columbia University in Political Science and East Asian Studies.

Jeremy Weatherall

Senior Solutions Architect Education: As a Sales Consultant leader, Jeremy is very passionate about empowering a data-driven culture through unleashing human ingenuity to drive creativity and innovation. Jeremy brings 20+ years of experience working in the BI/Analytics space and focuses on our some of our top Education and Government customers today.  


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