Center for eLearning Staff
Assistant Provost for eLearning
Dr. Victoria Brown is the Assistant Provost for eLearning. She is responsible for the administration of the University's new Center for eLearning. In this capacity, Dr. Brown collaborates with FAU's 10 colleges, as well as its schools, departments and faculty to facilitate new eLearning courses and programs, and enhance existing courses. She also oversees instructional technology, including training, supporting, and assisting faculty and staff who utilize eLearning, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the new center. Dr. Brown also works directly with the Provost to implement FAU's academic and technological strategic vision.
Dr. Brown comes from the College of Education the department of Teaching and Learning here at FAU. She taught instructional technology for educators and business trainers for ten years. She has previously managed instructional design teams and possesses more than a decade of experience teaching through online delivery systems. Prior to coming to FAU in 2005, Dr. Brown held the position of Assistant Professor at Barry University. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Central Missouri State University and her doctorate from the University of West Florida.
Willie Freeman is the Director of eLearning. He has 20 years of instructional technology experience in Higher Education. He supervises a team of instructional designers, oversees faculty development and support efforts, and works directly with the Assistant Provost to implement FAU's eLearning initiatives.
Willie believes faculty and student support are essential to FAU’s mission of excellence and innovation in teaching. Although based on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, he frequents the Davie and Jupiter campuses to consult with faculty and staff. He conducts round tables with distance learning faculty on the Jupiter, Davie, Harbor Branch and Boca Raton campuses enabling them to ask questions, express needs, and discuss with one another the challenges and experiences related to distance learning.
Jill Rosen joined the eLearning team in January, 2013 as the Budget Manager. She holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.
Jill coordinates all of the financial transactions for the Center for eLearning including close collaboration with each College to assure smooth and timely transfers of faculty funding.
Kimberly Springfield joined the FAU Instructional Design team in June 2012 as an Instructional Designer, Educational/Training Programs Coordinator. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Speech Communication from Shippensburg University and a Master of Science in Higher Education from Drexel University. She plans to pursue a doctorate within the next year. Kimberly combines her work with online faculty at Montgomery County Community College with best instructional design practices to shape her instructional design influence.
Kimberly collaborates with faculty on their course design and encourages faculty to "think outside the box" and explore new, innovative ways to encourage student participation and success. She enjoys working with faculty as they explore this new arena and watching them make new discoveries about their teaching and themselves.
Assistant Director of eLearning
Julie Golden serves as Assistant Director of eLearning and is responsible for developing, delivering, and maintaining professional development programs at FAU’s Center for eLearning. Julie administers the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) program which offers faculty an opportunity to have courses certified for meeting national standards of excellence. Julie develops and coordinates the delivery of a variety of pedagogical and technological workshops for university stakeholders including the Center for eLearning flagship eCertification program. Julie also facilitates an ongoing faculty support community fostering a collaborative exchange of knowledge and skills among University faculty.
Julie is in the dissertation stage for a doctorate in education, organizational leadership at Northeastern University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education from the University of Central Florida, and a Masters Certification in online educational media from the University of Central Florida.
Prior to her career in education, Julie worked in the radio and television broadcasting industry and brings her knowledge and experience with digital media to her work in creating online learning materials and supporting eLearning faculty at FAU.
William Ballard joined the FAU Instructional Design team in January 2014 as an Instructional Designer, Educational/Training Programs Coordinator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Morehead State University, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Lynn University, and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from Florida Atlantic University.
William is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, specializing in Online Learning and Technology. He, also teaches online for the College of Business at FAU, which allows him to practice and remain current in his field of studies. William enjoys the opportunity to work with students, staff, and faculty in maximizing one’s ability to teach and learn.
Corine Nelson joined the Center for eLearning in July, 2011 as Executive Assistant to Dr. V. Brown, Assistant Provost for eLearning. Corine supports, assists, and helps implement all logistical needs of the Center for eLearning.
Frantz M. Pierre joined the Instructional Design team in March, 2014 as a Web designer, then in May, 2014 as an Instructional Designer, Educational/Training Programs Coordinator.
Frantz holds a Bachelor Degree in French, a National Paralegal Certificate (Adelphi University-Garden City, NY), a Master Degree, Secondary Education/Bilingual Education (University of Miami), a Master Degree, Exceptional Students Education (University of Miami). Frantz has passed the comprehensive exam and completed all the coursework of the doctoral program, Leadership/Educational Computing Technology at Barry University.
Frantz has taught at Miami-Dade College, MDCPS and as an adjunct faculty at various colleges and universities, including FAU. He was a finalist for teacher of the year. Frantz has presented research and best practices in the classroom at many local, state, and national educational technology conferences. Frantz M. Pierre has taught face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. For the past fifteen years, he developed and practiced his skills in instructional design and using technology while serving as an Instructional Technology Specialist/Trainer, Learning Technologies Lab Coordinator, Assistive Technology Professional Development Specialist in addition to completing his doctoral coursework in Leadership/Educational Computing Technology.
Frantz enjoys sharing his passion and enthusiasm for researching, creating, and implementing innovative teaching and learning curriculum. Frantz likes to encourage and support all stakeholders he serves to think beyond the wires!
Todd Price joined FAU’s Center for eLearning in July 2014 as an Instructional Designer. He holds a diploma in Advertising and Layout from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from Florida Atlantic University. Todd is currently enrolled at Nova Southeastern University completing his second Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Business intelligence/Analytics. Before coming on board at FAU, Todd served as the designated instructional designer for Palm Beach State College’s Bachelor's Degree Programs. Todd has taught online and face-to-face for the School Board of Broward County, Broward College, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor for Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University. Todd believes his continuing passion for graphic art, technology, and teaching benefits FAU’s faculty and student success within the online learning environment.
Marcelle joined the Center for eLearning as a Coordinator, Instructional Designer in July 2014. Marcelle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University.
Before joining the FAU Instructional Design team, Marcelle served as an Instructional Designer at Nova Southeastern University, where she assisted and supported faculty with all aspects of their online courses. In addition, she assisted in the development of engaging and interactive multimedia activities to enhance student learning.
Marcelle enjoys guiding faculty through their course design and development journey as they follow the path towards creating engaging and effective online learning experiences for their students.
Allyson L. Hall joined the FAU Instructional Design team in October 2014 as an Instructional Designer, Educational/Training Programs Coordinator. Allyson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Florida Atlantic University.
Allyson is an educationist at heart. Immediately after graduating with her Masters degree, Allyson served as the Online Coordinator for Everest University and as an Adjunct instructor of Sociology at Everest University and City College. Allyson enjoys assisting FAU faculty with developing their online courses because she believes that the collaboration process helps to enhance the experience of each student.
Lynelle Forrest has been designing and building Web sites since 1995 and joined the eLearning department as a Web Designer in September 2014. Lynelle graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor's of Art.
Judy Somers, Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida Atlantic University.
Judy’s educational/research interests are in the areas of brain-based learning, metacognition, visual literacy, emotional intelligence, and the learning process. She likes to encourage others to “Think Outside the Box.”
Judy teaches as an adjunct for the College of Education at FAU, having taught several Masters and Doctoral level courses as well as Introduction to the Teaching Profession; an undergraduate survey course for preservice teachers. Judy has presented at several Florida and National conferences.
Outside the University setting, Judy has an interest in Nature Photography. She has had some articles and photographs published in Nature Photographer magazine. She also enjoys the culinary arts and was a local caterer for several years. Judy likes traveling, working in the garden and various crafting hobbies. As well as anything DISNEY!
Mario Toussaint joined the Center for eLearning in May 2014 as a Research Assistant. He holds a bachelor’s in computer science and master’s degree in mathematics teaching (MST) from Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Curriculum Culture and Educational Inquiry (CCEI) department at FAU. He, also teaches developmental and college level undergraduate mathematics at Broward College and Miami Dade College. His research interests include Academic Service Learning and using technology to improve students’ performance, especially in mathematics.