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Wiley Announces Names and Projects of Newest Cohort of Fellows

University Faculty, Program Directors, and Administrators Selected to Research Higher Education Topics

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As an organization committed to improving learning and teaching across higher education, Wiley is excited to welcome this sixth cohort of Fellows

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW-A and JW-B), has announced the names and projects of its sixth cohort of Wiley Fellows. The Fellows are a group of distinguished faculty, program directors, and administrators from Wiley Education Services’ network of partner universities who lead innovative learning initiatives at their respective schools. 

This newest cohort of Fellows, many of whom are veteran online instructors or pioneers of nascent initiatives at their colleges and universities, will collaborate with one another and Wiley staff to complete projects that advance teaching and learning across higher education. This year’s members and projects include:

Exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI): Technologies in Online Course Work

Michael Ratajczyk, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Janusz Wojtusiak, George Mason University

Learning at Scale: Helping Faculty Manage Large Classes

Jason Ostrander, Sacred Heart University

David Sears, Purdue University

Online Teaching Strategies: Faculty Development Course Refresh & Redesign

Jennifer Wilson, Sacred Heart University

Lisa LoBasso, the University of Scranton

Analyzing Retention and Persistence as a Result of Admission Requirements in the Online MBA Environment

Holly Tapper, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Kingsley Gnanendran, University of Scranton

Steven Lorenzet, Seton Hall University

Using Learning Management System (LMS) Analytics to Predict Student Engagement

Stephanie Schott, American University

Bart Collins, Purdue University

Analysis of Requirements and Effectiveness of Synchronous Learning in the Fully-Online Classroom

Steve Szydlowski, University of Scranton

Challenges to the Nursing Vertical as a Result of Practicum Requirements

Donna McHaney, Sacred Heart University

Jennifer Klimek Yingling, Utica College

Case Study of Integrating Badges and Alternate Credentials into Established Programs

Kharon Grimmet, Purdue University

“As an organization committed to improving learning and teaching across higher education, Wiley is excited to welcome this sixth cohort of Fellows,” said Matt Hillman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Wiley Education Services. “Our intention in leading this group initiative is to honor the selected educators and to advance their innovative work via collaboration with one another and with Wiley. As subject matter experts, they can help us address common challenges for learners, faculty, and universities, as well as guide Wiley in our product and service offerings.”

Wiley began the Fellows initiative in 2013 to foster a community of practice among faculty focused on innovative teaching and learning, and to guide the development of its evolving set of on campus, online, and hybrid services and technologies. The program has now expanded to include program directors and administrators. The new Fellows will meet as a group for the first time in Orlando, FL at the Online Learning Consortium’s Annual International Conference on November 14-16, 2018.  

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