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DR. VICTORIA BROWN

Assistant Provost for eLearning

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WILLIE FREEMAN

Director of eLearning

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JULIE GOLDEN

Assistant Director of eLearning

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JILL ROSEN

Business Manager

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KIMBERLY SPRINGFIELD

Instructional Designer

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WILLIAM BALLARD

Instructional Designer

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CORINE NELSON

Executive Assistant

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FRANTZ M. PIERRE

Instructional Designer

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TODD PRICE

Instructional Designer

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MARCELLE GORNITSKY

Instructional Designer

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LYNELLE FORREST

Web Designer

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iDesign

Design Contact for eLearning

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Dr. Victoria Brown

Assistant Provost for eLearning

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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.

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Willie H. Freeman III

Director, eLearning

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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.

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Jill Rosen

Business Manager

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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.

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Kimberly Springfield

Instructional Designer

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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.

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Julie Golden

Assistant Director of eLearning

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Julie Golden joined the Center for eLearning in July, 2012 as Instructional Designer, Education/Training Programs Coordinator. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education from the University of Central Florida. Before coming on board at FAU, Julie served as an instructional designer at the Institute for Excellence in Early Care and Education at Palm Beach State College where she was part of a design team working on an Agency for Workforce Innovation grant to create a state-wide professional development pathway for early childhood educators. As part of the AWI grant, Julie developed online courses, electronic tutorials, e-newsletters, videos, and other electronic training materials.

Julie also works as an online adjunct instructor at the University of Central Florida teaching courses in Curriculum Design, General Methods of Instruction and Evaluation, and the Professional Role of Teachers. 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 distance learning faculty at FAU.

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William Ballard

Instructional Designer

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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 pursing 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.

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Corine Nelson

Executive Assistant

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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.

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Frantz M. Pierre

Instructional Designer

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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!

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Todd Price

Instructional Designer

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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.

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Marcelle Gornitsky

Instructional Designer

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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.

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Lynelle Forrest

Web Designer

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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. 

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