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Dani Babb

Dani Babb is the author of eight published books; a TV commentator for most major news networks in the United States on the markets, real estate, and economics; and a Professor of Economics and Statistics. Dani is the Founder and CEO of The Babb Group, Inc., which provides consulting services to online professors, online schools, and those looking to transition into higher education. Dani consults in real estate and information technology, managing complicated and extreme circumstances for clients.

Christopher Kline

Christopher (Chris) Kline teaches both on and offline, and has experienced the e-classroom as both an instructor and a student. His experience gives him key insight into the struggles and needs of the online student. Chris currently resides in Southwestern Pennsylvania. You can contact him on Twitter at @klinecj or on Facebook.

Deborah Gilbert

Dr. Deborah Gilbert is an online professor who teaches education courses and is a doctoral mentor. In addition, Dr. Gilbert has been involved in promoting literacy and teacher leadership. She has been the recipient of the Lily Education Endowment, the Indiana Computer Educator of the Year, and several other teaching awards. She is originally from Corning, New York, and currently splits her time between South Carolina and Florida.

Kathy Hansen

Kathy Hansen is a creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers. She is an online educator, author, and blogger who provides content for Quintessential Careers and blogs about storytelling at A Storied Career. Kathy earned her PhD from Union Institute & University and has authored more than nine books.

Mark Lawler

Mark Lawler teaches physical and environmental science for several higher education institutions. He holds a master’s degree in Quaternary Studies (Geology) from Northern Arizona University. His research interests include Late Pleistocene evolution, bovid morphometrics, and extinction events. He is also interested in studying and implementing ways to provide hands-on, field-based experiences for his online geology students.

Josephine Lipuma

Josephine Charlene Lipuma is an online educator, subject matter expert, published poet, author, and contemporary American artist. Josephine earned her Master of Fine Arts from The Electronic Visualization Lab at the University of Illinois (Chicago). Her pluralistic practice spans a broad range of curated media including interactive media, time-based photography/video/film, and performance.

Dawn O’Day

Dawn O’Day is an online educator and course developer. She has been recognized for a project-based learning effort that resulted in the promotion of literacy in developing countries. Dawn has developed courses on geisha history and culture, and is currently developing an online course. She is a professional narrator with a client list that includes such companies as Sony, Sanyo, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, NHK TV, and Japan Railway. She is currently engaged in PhD coursework at Walden University. Her Post-Master’s Certificate is in Online Teaching of Psychology with a focus on Instructional Design. She has a Master of Science degree in General Psychology from Walden University, and she is an ESL educator who teaches students from many countries. Her photographic projects have won numerous awards, and her work has been internationally exhibited and published.

Diane Pawar

Doctor Diane Pawar is an educator, author, and consultant in the field of Education. Diane received her doctorate in Education from Capella University, where she specialized in Instructional Design for Online Learning. She currently resides in California where she commits her time to special education issues and consulting with the The Pawar Group. Diane is the recipient of numerous grants, including Fund for Teachers.

Carissa Pelletier

Carissa Pelletier is a veteran Pathologists’ Assistant and Adjunct Instructor. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and Technology and an M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids and is the publisher and editor-in-chief of an international publication.

Tomeka Prescott

Tomeka Prescott is an online professor who teaches Business, Personal, and Organizational Ethics, as well as Communication courses. Tomeka, known for her adaptive and structured teaching style, creates a fun learning environment where everyone has a voice. She has authored business tests for undergraduate and graduate level courses that are currently helping educate students around the world. Prescott is the owner of a technology store, Prescott Wireless 1. She holds a B.S. in Marketing and an MBA from North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. You can find her on Facebook.

Tara Ross

Tara Ross teaches online Political Science and History, and mentors PhD students in their dissertation phase. She holds a Master of International Affairs and a PhD in Educational Leadership. Her research interests are higher education for vulnerable populations, and her professional interests include teaching, traveling, and helping teachers develop their personal brand through effective social media and websites. You can find her at EdJourneys.

Holly Sprinkle

Holly Sprinkle is an online instructor who teaches writing and literature courses on and offline. Holly leverages her master’s degrees in English and Instructional Design to use technology to improve communication in the online classroom, enhancing the learning experience of students.