People

We have a great group of researchers working on the project. You can
find out more about their interests and work here.

Peter Shea Peter Shea is Project Director for HPLO and an Associate Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice and Informatics at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Prior to joining the University at Albany he was Director the SUNY Learning Network. His research interest is in the formation of
communities of learners in online higher education environments. @pshea99 on twitter
Suzanne Hayes Suzanne Hayes, M.L.S, M.S. is the Director of Academic Technologies at SUNY Empire State College and a doctoral student at University at
Albany in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice specializing in computer-mediated and online learning. Among her
research interests are the Community of Inquiry Model, self- and socially-regulated learning among students in online learning
environments, and social network analysis.
Sedef Uzuner Smith is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. One line of her research focuses on teaching and learning in online and blended environments. Another line of her research examines second language academic literacy from a sociocultural perspective.
Jason Vickers, Ph.D. is an instructor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at University at Albany. His research interests
include online learning, integrating technology into the K-12 curriculum, and English as a Second Language writing. His dissertation
analyzes the interactions between native English speaking tutors and non-native English speaking writers in writing center context.
Alexandra Pickett is the Associate Director of the SUNY Learning Network and a doctoral student in the ETAP department
Lilia Cai-Hurteau is an ETAP doctoral student and project manager for the U.S. Department of Education “Student to Student Lab: Chinese” grant.
Mary Gozza-Cohen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Widner University. Her research interests include online teaching and learning
and assistive technology for students with disabilities.
Jane Wilde teaches at University at Albany and the Marlboro College Graduate School and is a doctoral student in the Educational Theory and
Practice department at University of Albany’s School of Education.
Shoubang Jian is a doctoral student in the Educational Theory and Practice department at University of Albany’s School of Education.
Chi-Hua Tseng is a instructional designer at Empire State College and a doctoral student in the ETAP department at University of Albany’s
School of Education.
Pamela Culbertson is a doctoral student and Research Assistant in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is also a student in the
Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies Advanced Graduate Certificate school leadership program. Additionally, in her
role as an Educational Data Analyst with the Mohawk Regional Information Center, she provides on-site data analysis and coordination
services in the Adirondack, Waterville, and Westmoreland central school districts.  Previously, she was a Mohawk regional instructional technology specialist and a K-5 and 6-8 building technology coordinator/teacher in North Carolina. Her research interest is in high school and community college persistence with a focus on online learning.
Jennifer Boisvert is an instructional designer at Empire State Collegeand a doctoral student in the Educational Theory and Practice
department at University of Albany’s School of Education.

One Response to People

  1. M. Allan says:

    Hi – I’m looking for a comprehensive list of all US universities, colleges, etc – of all types – that offer some sort of online only degree programs (undergrad and grad). I couldn’t find anything and wanted to see if you could point me in the right direction.

    Thanks and happy holidays!
    -MA

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