June 4 Agenda‎ > ‎



Sarah Barber
, M.S., is the Summer Term Director. She provides coordination and leadership for Summer Term operations. She earned her undergraduate degree at UW-Madison and completed her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Michigan.




Jonathan Klein, MS, works for L&S Learning Support Services as an Instructional Technology Consultant. His current areas of professional interest involve educational multimedia, instructional design, and online and blended learning. He recently completed a Masters degree (completed entirely online) in learning technology and instructional design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, which provided valuable insight into the challenges and opportunities for online learning and virtual collaboration. Before joining LSS, Jonathan spent nearly 10 years in various roles in state legislative politics, primarily outreach and policy.  




Greg Konop is an Online Course Creation Service Lead in the Division of Information Technology/Academic Technology. He provides leadership for a team that specializes in instructional design and online course production. He supports faculty, instructional staff or subject matter experts who desire to transform curriculum from the face to face format to the online or blended format, or create new online or blended curriculum. In his work, he helps design a pedagogical blueprint for each course and leverages existing evidence based approaches such as backwards design and Quality Matters. In this position, he also supervises strategic direction, operations, recruitment, and team personnel.  





Sarah McDaniel, MA, coordinates instructional services for the UW-Madison Libraries.  In this role, she organizes library support for research-based learning experiences in courses and curricula across campus.  She also leads large-scale educational programs such as Go Big Read, and is a facilitator in faculty development programs such as Blend@UW and the Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence program.  She is a regular Lecturer in the UW-Madison School of Library & Information Studies, teaching face-to-face and online courses on topics related to pedagogy and assessment.  Sarah completed her undergraduate degree at UW-Madison and Masters degrees in French and Library and Information Science at UW-Milwaukee.  




Mark Millard, MS, is the Director of Learning Design and Technologies for the Department of Engineering Professional Development in the College of Engineering at UW–Madison. In his role he helps coordinate and support the College’s online degree programs. Mark has taught both face-to-face and online courses at several universities, and currently teaches in the online degree programs in the College of Engineering. Mark is also working toward his Ph.D. in information and learning sciences at Indiana University.





Carrie Nelson is a librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she does reference, instruction, and collection development at the College Library.  Her focus is on connecting users to content in the digital environment.  This emphasis involves her in e-book collections, course reserves, e-textbook activity, copyright, and accessibility of online information resources.  She has American Studies degrees from Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania.  After working in student affairs at Georgetown University, Carrie earned her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.





Mark Neufeld works for Academic Technology, a division of Information Technology, as an Instructional Designer and Educational Technologist.  He primarily assists faculty across disciplines developing fully online and blended courses. Recently, Mark has been part of the production and support of UW-Madison’s four inaugural MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).  He received his Master’s degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada in 2010.  Prior to relocating to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mark worked at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada designing, developing, and supporting online courses





Theresa Pesavento is an Instructional Technology Consultant for L&S Learning Support Services. Her areas of interest and expertise include classroom technology, learning spaces and classroom environments, language learning, instructional design, and pedagogy. With a Masters degree in French Literature (currently working on her Ph.D) and over a decade of teaching background, Theresa has significant teaching experience as a language instructor.




Jeffrey S. Russell, PhD, PE, F NSPE, Dist. M.ASCE is the Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, he was professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a co-founder of the Construction Engineering and Management program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a BS degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati, with MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University, and is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin.






Karen Skibba, PhD, is an Instructional Designer at the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies where she consults with faculty on developing online courses and using technology to enhance student learning.  Karen received her doctoral degree in Adult and Continuing Education from the UW-Milwaukee. She has taught college-level communication and online and blended course development courses and seminars. She authored book chapters on using educational technologies and online and blended teaching and learning and presented her research at international conferences.  Karen is also a trainer and peer reviewer for Quality Matters, a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses.