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Fatma Elshobokshy, M.A.

Fatma Elshobokshy, M.A.
Director of Learning Technology
Center for the Advancement of Learning
Phone: 202.274.6086
Email:fatma.elshobokshy@udc.edu

Bio

Education:

Post-Graduate courses in Learning Design and Technology - George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

M.A. in Intercultural Relations and Conflict Resolution – Lesley University (Boston, MA)

B.A. in Hebrew Literature – Shams University (Cairo, Egypt)

Fatma Elshobokshy is the Director of Learning Technology at UDC’s Center for the Advancement of Learning. In this position, she provides critical support aid for the OCAO’s implementation of an institution-wide digital learning strategy that relies heavily upon leveraging technology to advance teaching and learning. This position provides institutional leadership on the use of emerging instructional technologies across modes of delivery. In addition to her career in online and technology education, she has worked in other fields such as community development, filmmaking, conflict resolution, web design, and sales. She brings this diverse experience to her current position in learning and education technology. Fatma Elshobokshy is a vegan, and in her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, swimming, biking, tennis, and running.

Areas of Expertise: instructional technology, instructional resources, filmmaking, and digital storytelling, conflict resolution, customer service, marketing, web design, project management and training.


Director of Learning Design TBA

 


Instructional Consultant

Julian King M. Ed. - Instructional Consultant

Julian King M. Ed.
Instructional Consultant
Center for the Advancement of Learning
julian.king@udc.edu

Bio

Education:

M.Ed. in Instructional Technology – University of Maryland Global Campus (College Park, MD)
B.A. in Mathematics: Secondary Education - Virginia Union University (Richmond, VA)

Julian King is the Instructional Consultant at UDC’s Center for the Advancement of Learning. In this position, he provides resource planning for applications of emerging instructional technologies. As a Blackboard administrator, he collaborates with faculty and staff in drafting training programs, work plans, and instructional technology support including web-based and interactive video-based courses. Prior to joining the UDC team, he worked for Saga Education, where he provided instructions, training, and resources to enhance data-driven mathematics instruction and foster a sense of community within his partnering DC high schools. In addition, Julian has spent 6+ years working in the public sector of education as a Math Instructional Coach as well as a Secondary Math Teacher. Julian King also enjoys cooking, traveling, swimming, sports, and hanging with friends.

Areas of Expertise: Math, Data-Driven practices, Instructional Technology, Instructional Resources, Analytics, Training, Course Design


David Serna - Instructional Consultant

 

 

 


David Serna, M.Ed.
Instructional Consultant
Center for the Advancement of Learning
david.serna@udc.edu

Bio

Education:

M.Ed. in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum – University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)

B.A. in American Literature & Culture (English), Minor: Film & Television - UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)

David Serna M.Ed is an Instructional Consultant at UDC’s Center for the Advancement of Learning. In this position, he provides professional development for successful application of emerging instructional technologies. Prior to joining the UDC team, he worked for VIPKid, the largest online-based ESL company in China where he provided weekly webinars on successful application of online teaching skills including topics on Gamification, Teacher Voice Development, Time Management, and Student Engagement. He also worked closely with the Chinese Government (CCTV) to develop ESL Online Teaching training that was viewed by 60,000+ Chinese English teachers simultaneously. In addition, David has worked in both traditional and online classrooms in South Korea, China, France, and Thailand. David enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and cooking.

Areas of Expertise: instructional technology, instructional resources, training, Web 2.0 tools, gamification, learner engagement, podcasting.

Adjunct Faculty

Ebony Shockley, Ph.D.
Faculty
Center for the Advancement of Learning
ebony.shockley@udc.edu

Izolda Fotiyeva, Ph.D.
Faculty
Center for the Advancement of Learning
Izolda.fotiyeva@udc.edu


Myrtilla Miner Faculty Fellow 2020 to 2021

Dr. Brandon Schweitzer (Dr. B), ACUE
Dr. Brandon Schweitzer (Dr. B), ACUE
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Community College, The Business Division
brandon.schweitzer@udc.edu

Bio

Education:

Doctor of Philosophy in Management-Accounting - Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Dissertation Title: Jet Fuel Hedging and Modern Financial Theory in the U.S. Airline Industry

Master of Business Administration in Management - Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii

Thesis Title: Business Plan Development for the Restaurant Industry in Waikiki

Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration - Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii

Dr. Schweitzer is an energetic individual with several years of experience in the accounting and managerial professions. His principal strengths include self-starting, managing, problem solving, project management, and the ability to manage multiple tasks. Dr. Schweitzer also holds exceptional organization, communication, and implementation skills. His responsibilities have included overall management of all aspects of finance and accounting operations, supervision of employees, and preparation of financial reporting and analysis. Dr. Schweitzer’s experiences contribute to the scholar-practitioner model used in his classroom. He has been a University educator and administrator since 2013 and is working in research and consulting activities.

Areas of expertise: accounting, finance, economics, management, assessment strategies, curriculum design, course design in online and hybrid modalities, instructional technology, leadership, and mentorship.


JilliaJillian L. Wendt, Ed.D. - Myrtilla Miner Faculty Fellow 2020 to 2021

Jillian L. Wendt, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Science Education
Myrtilla Miner Faculty Fellow, Center for the Advancement of Learning
202.274.5333
Email: jillian.wendt@udc.edu

Bio

Jillian L. Wendt, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Science Education
Myrtilla Miner Faculty Fellow, Center for the Advancement of Learning
202.274.5333
Email: jillian.wendt@udc.edu

Education:
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction—Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
Ed.S. in Teaching and Learning—Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning—Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
B.S. in Biology—Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
A.A.S.—John Tyler Community College (Chester, VA)

Dr. Jillian L. Wendt currently serves as Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of the District of Columbia. Dr. Wendt has over 15 years of experience in education, having taught at the K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. She began her career teaching grades 5-12 science to disadvantaged youth and then transitioned to teaching high school biology and ecology in rural Virginia. In 2013, she moved to Northern Virginia where she served as Curriculum Specialist for a $34 million i3-funded grant project at George Mason University and, simultaneously, as education faculty at Virginia International University. She joined UDC as an Assistant Professor in 2015. She has an active research agenda, including published articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and books. Her work has won several awards, including an award from AERA. Dr. Wendt has a strong record of grant funding and routinely shares her work at national and international conferences. Her current research includes a focus on distance learning, STEM mentoring, and educator preparation. Outside of her role as an academic, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and two cats, playing the piano, reading, crafting, indoor cycling, and enjoying the outdoors.

Areas of expertise: teacher education, science education, STEM mentoring, distance learning


Phronie L. Jackson, PhD., MPH. Myrtilla Miner Faculty Fellow 2020 to 2021

Phronie L. Jackson, PhD., MPH.
Assistant Professor of Health Education
Myrtilla Miner Faculty Fellow, Center for the Advancement of Learning
202.274.5932
Email: phronie.jackson@udc.edu

Bio

Phronie L. Jackson, PhD., MPH.
Assistant Professor of Health Education
Myrtilla Miner Faculty Fellow, Center for the Advancement of Learning
202.274.5932
Email: phronie.jackson@udc.edu

Education:
Ph.D. in Public Health— Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
MPH Master’s in Public Health—Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
B.A. in Human Services—Spelman College (Atlanta, GA)

Dr. Jackson currently serves as Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Health Education in the College of Agricultural Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, Department of Health Nursing and Nutrition. She has over 20 years of experience in public, community, and population health.

Dr. Jackson began her public health career during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, developing and facilitated evidence-based trainings for women and girls throughout the United States.  Succeeding that she accepted a position as the community health outreach manager for the largest healthcare system in the metropolitan Washington DC area. There she assessed community needs and identified hospital resources to address chronic diseases in the Ward 5 community.

In 2019, Dr. Jackson joined UDC as an Assistant Professor. She has an active research agenda, including published articles and conference proceedings. She shares her work at local and national conferences. Her current research includes dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies in real-world settings such as schools and communities. Outside of her role as an academic, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, gardening, music, vegan cooking, and sewing.

Areas of expertise: program development, facilitation, implementation, and evaluation, health equity, social determinants of health, and health disparities



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