The Advisory Board is a group of distinguished professionals representing the many contexts (e.g., K-12, higher education, corporate) our program serves. Advisory Board members serve three year terms and meet two times a year virtually to provide insights, recommendations, and advice for the vitality of our academic programs. There are five Advisory Board members serving the Educational Technology program.
Dr. Cathy Cavanaugh
Dr. Cathy Cavanaugh is Director of Teaching and Learning in Worldwide Education at Microsoft Corporation, working with education leaders and organizations around the world. Cathy’s research and publications focus on technology-empowered teaching and learning in virtual schools, online and blended learning, teacher development, mobile learning, and integration of devices into schools. Her work has been recognized for its impact with international awards. Cathy held faculty and leadership appointments in US universities and a college in the Middle East, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar advancing e-learning in Nepal. She also directed professional development centers in the US, and was a classroom teacher in the US and Caribbean. Her education includes a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master of Education, and a Bachelor of Education.
Dr. Thomas Cavanagh
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. is Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida. In this role he oversees the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of the nation’s 2nd largest university (where almost 36% of total student credit hours are generated online). In his career, Tom has administered e-learning development for both academic (public and private) and industrial (Fortune 500, government/military) audiences. A regular presenter at academic and industry conferences, he is an award-winning instructional designer, program manager, faculty member, and administrator. Among various service commitments, he has served on the WCET steering committee, the Florida Virtual Campus Board of Directors, the Florida Distance Learning Association’s board of directors, and as chair of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative advisory board. His research interests include e-learning, technical communication, and the societal influence of technology on education, training, culture, and commerce.
Dr. Wendy Drexler
Wendy Drexler, ISTE Chief Innovation Officer, has over 20 years of K20 experience in multiple roles. She has been a champion for effective integration of technology in K-12, higher education, and corporate settings. Wendy has taught elementary, middle, and high school, as well as undergraduates and graduate students. In her former position as Director of Online Development at Brown University, she led the design and production of Brown’s first online courses. She managed the research portion of the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) federal Title II grant across 23 school districts in Florida. Prior to earning a Ph.D and Ed.S in educational technology, Wendy managed eLearning design teams at IBM and AT&T. Her research interests include student construction of personal learning environments, balancing teacher control with student autonomy, and advancing the processes that support networked learning.
Mr. David S. Massias
David S. Massias is the co-founder and CEO of Shadow Health, Inc. which is a multi-disciplinary educational software developer of rich learning environments and Digital Clinical Experiences™(DCEs). Shadow Health develops these educational environments to address the critical issues facing our national and global health care systems – maintaining quality-of-care in the face of increasing provider shortages. We are positioned to reform the status quo of allied healthcare education delivery by providing a virtual, accurate, and in-depth clinical environment to practice diagnostic reasoning, communication, and procedural skills. Prior to the establishment of Shadow Health, David was a partner with the V2R Group, focused on acquiring and commercializing university technologies (i.e., ICU Data Systems, Inc., Red Lambda, Inc.), and a member of the PricewaterhouseCooper’s mergers and acquisitions group in their New York City and Chicago offices since 2000. As an adjunct Professor, David was honored with the 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida and serves on education centric boards such as the Cade Museum and the University of Florida’s Innovation through Institutional Integration.
Dr. Mary Hall
Mary Hall has extensive experience in K-12 education. Currently she serves as Supervisor of Instructional Materials and Technology Training for the Alachua County Public Schools in Gainesville, Florida. Her former position as an Instructional Technology Coach included supporting K-12 teachers and students. Mary has also held positions as a media specialist in five states. Her education includes an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida, a Master of Library Science degree from the Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University. Her interests include the design and delivery of professional development, technology integration in teaching and access/equity issues relating to instructional materials