Academic and Student Support for Online Learners
Leadership Strategies
Join this leadership panel session after the keynote to further discuss the ways that leaders can develop strategies to tackle projects and challenges at a variety of institutions. Panelists representing leadership positions at private, community, and public universities will share their strategies for addressing a project or challenge at their institution. A template will be provided so that participants can brainstorm a leadership strategy for addressing a project or challenge at their own institution. This session will close with a sharing of ideas and suggestions for moving forward.
Learning Objectives:
Intended Audience: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Audience: Knowledge Level
Experienced with QM
New to QM
Lisa Clark, Adjunct Faculty, American Public University System
Lisa Clark, Ph.D., has served in various roles for Quality Matters, to include Master Reviewer, Program Reviewer, and Facilitator since 2010. She has worked in higher education for over 20 years with experience at community colleges and universities (both traditional & online) and has held a number of roles from faculty, CTL Director, Dean of Online Programs, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Clark’s current work includes part -time online teaching for American Public, Strayer, and Aspen Universities, consulting, and serving as a peer reviewer/team chair for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Dr. Clark has a Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education from Capella University, graduate credentials from Appalachian State University and the Union Institute & University in English, Women’s Studies, Media Literacy, and Online Course Design, and an undergraduate degree in English from the Ohio State University.
Jeremy Anderson, Deputy Chief of Analytics and Technology Transformation, Baypath University
Veena Radhakrishnan, Director, Learning Innovation, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Veena Radhakrishnan earned her EdD in Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning from Johns Hopkins School of Education. She works as the Director of Learning Innovation at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Veena is a Quality Matters (QM) certified Master Reviewer and is experienced in helping faculty consider approaches for aligning university, program, and course learning outcomes, and for advancing course quality, student engagement, and assessment strategies.
Patrick Dempsey, Director, Office of Digital Teaching & Learning, Loyola University Maryland
Patrick earned his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University and holds an M.B.A. in Organizational Management. He has published and presented widely on engaging faculty in instructional design, communities of inquiry and transformative learning, and quality assurance in online classes. Prior to joining the Office of Digital Teaching & Learning, Patrick served as the Instructional Teaching Specialist Supervisor at Johns Hopkins University.
Sasha Thackaberry, Vice President for Digital and Continuing Education, Louisiana State University
Eddie Andreo, Associate VP for Distance Learning, Cowley College
As the Associate Vice President for Distance Learning at Cowley College, Eddie leads the Instructional Design processes and administers the online campus component of the College by facilitating technology-rich instruction and learning through collaborative curricular innovation. Eddie is also a Certified Peer and Master Reviewer and QM Facilitator. He has trained upwards of 1500 faculty in Applying the Quality Matters Rubric and other Quality Matters Professional Development.