Steve Covello
Steve is the Rich Media Specialist in Granite State College’s Instructional Design team. He earned an MS in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University, with a concentration in Interactive Technology and Distributed Learning.

Steve's professional work involves working with faculty to design student engagement in online courses through the use of multimedia, Web-based interaction, and common webtools. He is also GSC’s Kaltura video streaming system and Chalk & Wire eportfolio system administrator, an e-learning developer in Articulate Storyline, and an Open Education Ambassador for the University System of New Hampshire.

 Steve's background includes teaching online, WordPRess website design and development, television commercial and broadcast post-production, graphic animation, and digital music composing.


Diane Creede
Diane provides user support for and oversees the administration of Moodle at Connecticut College. As an Instructional Designer/Developer she consults with faculty to select and implement technologies for use in the curriculum, and provides training to faculty and staff on tools and topics relating to teaching with technology. She holds a M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University.


Kelly Dempsey
Kelly is responsible for providing leadership, assistance and mentoring in the implementation and integration of current and emerging technologies in support of teaching, learning and research. She supports the use of learning platforms for pedagogy, scholarship and creative work, including learning management systems (e.g., Moodle, Google Classroom) collaborative tools (e.g., Google Apps for Education Suite), and interactive classroom technologies (e.g., clickers). She also manages and participates in team-based project work that involves faculty, staff, librarians and student media consultants. Working collaboratively, she supports, guides, and models incorporation of, research-based best practices in learning platforms when planning learning experiences. She came to this position with knowledge of learning theories and instructional design, broad experience with web-based learning tools, and a firm commitment to providing exceptional customer service.


Stephanie Friedman
Stephanie is the Instructional Technologist at Hampshire College, where she works with faculty, staff, and students to help them use Moodle, WordPress and other digital tools effectively.  She has previous experience in public libraries and at Mount Holyoke College LITS.  She received her MSLIS from Simmons College in May of 2018.


Sarah Kunze
Sarah has been at Colgate University for over 13 years, currently working on the Learning and Applied Innovations team. She has a BS in Computer & Information Science from SUNY Polytechnic and a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from UW-Stout. As the Instructional Designer for Innovative Media, Sarah collaborates with professors to help them in the crafting of digital media assignments, teaches video editing workshops to students and manages Colgate's Digital Learning & Media Center, a state-of-the-art digital media creation lab located in Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology.  She's currently exploring using 360° video and images to create virtual field experiences for students from faculty research trips.  


Kate Nazarian
Katie is the User Services Librarian at Mitchell College in New London, CT.  Katie administers the college’s MoodleRooms hosted environment including implementation of Mahara as a tool for documenting and assessing student progress through Abilities Based Education.  Katie also supports faculty and students in their use of Moodle through online training resources, group orientation sessions, and deskside coaching.


Jon Scherbatskoy
Jon is an Instructional Developer at Norwich University (since 2002) building online master and undergraduate courses for Moodle. He is also the on-site administrator for Norwich’s Moodle which is hosted by eThink of Toronto, Canada. While working with Program Directors and Course Designers to build new and support current classrooms, Jon is also responsible for interfacing with our Moodle Host to investigate problems and develop new administrative systems. In his years at Norwich he has worked in WebCT, WebCT2.0, Angel, and Moodle. He has a history of programming and software design since 1983, mostly now ‘antique’ languages: Assembly, FORTRAN, COBOL, RPG, Basic, C, C++, Python.


Bonnie Solivan
As the Academic Technologist at Wesleyan University, Bonnie supports and oversees the training/designing/maintaining of the Moodle learning management system. She holds a Master in Social Work and a Master of Education - focused on instructional design and curriculum, which ensures consultations with faculty align their pedagogy to software/resources to accommodate an accessible learning space for all learners. Bonnie also manages and supports Wesleyan community WordPress. Bonnie comes from the Teaching & Learning Center at the University of Joseph, as the Educational Program Manager and an adjunct professor, bridging her experiences to enhance students, staff and faculty experience.

Fianna Verret 
Fianna has worked in Norwich university’s distance learning programs since 2004 in a variety of capacities both administrative and academic and currently serves as the Faculty Development Manager. She has been teaching face to face traditional courses, workshops, hybrid and online courses for twelve years. She previously taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, working with a diverse population of students from the global community. She has a BA in English Literature with a Russian Language and Literature Minor from Saint Michael's College, and an MA in diplomacy with a concentration in conflict management and resolution from Norwich University. Her research interests include the role of education in human security and technology in the humanities.