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McWeadon engages in dialog on local, national, and global educational issues. During this process we explore institutions offerings to determine whether they are meeting the needs of the learners. Passionate and experienced individuals in the field emerge who want to provide learning experiences that follow the McWeadon Framework.

McWeadon’s model allows the instructor to teach courses they are passionate about and that are mutually beneficial for them and the students. This is a good thing for McWeadon students because they are able to realize mentors that are engaged and actively involved with the learning process.

Our instructors are so committed to the learner that they work around the learners schedule facilitating online content, face-to-face classes or even “house-calls” whenever possible; meeting you at work, home, or cafe providing greater flexibility and convenience for busy adult learners. McWeadon instructors hold advanced degrees as well as are professionals in their fields. This provides a rich learning experience providing a bridge between theory and practice.

Courses are taught by instructors from the United States and facilitated by our qualified local based facilitators. Our instructors have years of experience teaching instructional design and educational technology courses at prestigious United States Universities.

Our facilitators are well connected within the United States and local e-learning and instructional design communities.  They have years of professional experience to share with our students. They will meet with students in a class and then individually by appointments. Our facilitators will introduce students to local industry








McWeadon Workshop Facilitators / Instructors

mauri_collins134.jpg Dr. Mauri Collins
Ed.D., Pensylvania State University, USA


Dr. Mauri Collins earned her Ed. D. from The Pennsylvania State University, with major in Adult Education, a minor in Instructional Systems, and a certificate in the Study of Distance Education, studying with Dr. Michael Moore. She also earned a BA and an MA in Sociology, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. University of Nevada Las Vegas, 1987. The title of her dissertation is "Invisible adult educators: Online public discussion group moderators'perceptions of their roles task and responsibilities." Dr. Marie (Mauri) Collins has 15 years experience in faculty development and support, and is currently serving as an Instructional Designer and online faculty development specialist at the Office of Distance Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas. In this capacity Dr. Collins works with faculty preparing to teach online.




Dr. David Ealy
Ed.D., West Virginia University, USA


Dr. Ealy holds a Doctor of Education in Technology Education from West Virginia University, a Master’s degree in Safety Management from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Wheeling Jesuit University. Dr. Ealy has built an open-source SCORM-certified learning management system (LMS) that was purchased by DaimlerChrsyler and lead the design, development and implementation effort of an enterprise-level SCORM-conformant learning content management (LCMS) which is currently being used at DaimlerChrysler. Dr. Ealy is currently working for his own company, David Ealy Technologies, and has recently worked on training and/or elearning projects for IBM, VW, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), The Department of Homeland Security, Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Department of State and the U.S. Courts. Dr. Ealy taught graduate level courses at The George Washington University




Dr. Alice Bedard-Voorhees
M.A., Arizona State University, Ph.D., Capella University, USA


Dr. Alice Bedard-Voorhees received a B.A. in American Studies from Moorhead State University (MN), an M.A. in English (Creative Writing) from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Distance Education from Capella University. Dr. Alice Bedard-Voorhees has served the development of instruction and assessment of learning at Western Governors University and Colorado Community Colleges Online. Her most recent writing collaboration examines the pedagogy and Web 2.0 tools . She is working to develop learning exploration through a Second Life Colorado Mountain College condo and currently applying Badrul Khan’s Flexible Learning Model to the Second Life learning environment.




Dr. Badrul Khan
Ph.D., Indiana University, USA


Dr. Khan holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Khan served as the founder of the Educational Technology Leadership program at The George Washington University (GWU) and the Educational Technology graduate program at the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB). He also served as an instructional developer and evaluation specialist for the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine. Professor Khan taught instructional technology courses at GWU, UTB and IU. He is an internationally recognized authority on e-learning and educational technology.




Jacqueline Klosek
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, Law) and New York University (BA, Psychology).


Jacqueline Klosek is an attorney in New York, where she focuses on advising clients on various issues related to data privacy and security. She is also an author. Her most recent book is The Right to Know: Your Guide to Using and Defending Freedom of Information Law in the United States. Her previous books include: War on Privacy (2003); Legal Guide to eBusiness and Data Privacy in the Information Age, Jacqueline (along with James R. Silkenat and Jeffrey M. Aresty) is also an editor of the recently released 3rd edition of the ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations. She is currently working on her fifth book. Klosek is a Certified Information Privacy Professional. She has been recognized for her professional expertise. In 2004, Ms. Klosek received NJBiz magazine's "40 Under 40" award. She was also the recipient of the Telford-Taylor Fellowship in Public International Law.


Christian Hurst 



Christian Hurst is the communication design lead at RG consulting. He has over 10 years of experience providing industry leading solutions as a communication designer and educator. Specializing in the development of unique brand identities, communication materials, interactive media applications, proposals, and presentations, Christian is experienced in the coordination of all aspects of design production from concept to development to production and printing. He has developed design methodologies that help to move a design team from the research and definition phase through roll out and convergence.

Beginning his career and education as a freelance designer in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Christian's work lead him to the Baltimore, Washington area where his clients have included prominent government and commercial clients. Career highlights include winning graphics that helped bring in millions of dollars in revenue.




Dr. Jennifer Madsen
B.S. University of Minnesota, M.S. & Ph.D., Capella Univeristy, USA


Dr. Jennifer Madsen's educational background includes a B.S. in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Educational Psychology, a M.S. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychology. In addition to her degrees in psychology, she has earned certification in: Working Successfully with Difficult Students, Strategies for At-Risk Students, Human Relations, and REACH (Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage). She has educated, trained, counseled, and managed individuals and groups (children, teens, and adults) in a variety of skills and subjects. She is a strong advocate of online education.technology.




Dr. Gary C. Powell
Ed.D., University Georgia, USA


Dr. Powell holds a Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia, a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven and Bachelor of Arts in Psychobiology from Drew University (Madison , NJ ). Dr. Powell held the rank of Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) where he taught several courses in the area of interactive learning technologies . Professor Powell also taught instructional technology courses at George Mason University and several colleges and universities in the metropolitan Detroit area. Dr. Powell has work experience in the areas of Human Performance Improvement, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Instructional Design, eLearning, and CBT/Multimedia Development.




Dr. Kelee Plagis
Ph.D., George Mason University, USA


Dr. Plagis holds a Ph.D. in Education, a Masters in Individualized Studies, and Bachelor of Arts in Speech Mass Communication from George Mason University. Professor Plagis developed and taught traditional and distance learning courses in the Educational Technology Leadership program at The George Washington University (GWU) and at Education and Communication Departments at George Mason University. Dr. Plagis has work experience, at the executive level of several corporations, in the areas of Distance Learning, Instructional Design, Computer Based Training, Interactive Multimedia Instruction/Production, e-learning, electronic performance support, organizational strategic decision making, and decision modeling. Dr. Plagis has developed award winning multimedia computer-based training. She advises industry and governments on instructional design, distance learning, and ADL initiatives.Development.




Mays Nakashima
B.S. Yale University, M.B.A. Wharton School of Business, USA


Mr. Nakashima holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science from Yale University.As a former Vice President and CIO of a large, publicly traded corporation, Mr. Nakashima is an experienced executive, manager, and leader with a record of proven business leadership, technology advocacy, systems development, and strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. He has effectively managed large organizations and is an experienced instructor, trainer and facilitator with over 20 years experience managing, leading, and training others. Mr. Nakashima completed the Executive Program for Leadership for Extraordinary Performance, Out-of-the-box Thinking at the University of Virginia.




Dr. Catherine Strecker
M.S. Fort Hays State University, Ph.D. Capella University, USA


Dr. Catherine Strecker holds an A.A. in General Business from Barton County Community College, a B.S. in Education from Fort Hays State University, a M.S. in Reading from Fort Hays State University, a M.S. in Education from Newman University, and a Ph.D. from Capella University . Her dissertation topic is: Assessing Multiple Intelligences In Elementary School-Students. Dr. Catherine Strecker, is an Educational Consultant and President of Catherine Strecker Educational Strategies. Her client base includes school districts, businesses, clubs, non-profit organizations and individual groups. Her recent work includes co-authoring several books, “The Baby Boomer’s Handbook for Women” and “Learning to Love Yourself: Self-Esteem for Women.”




Dr. Keysha Gamor
Ph.D. George Mason University, USA


Keysha I. Gamor earned her Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Instructional Systems Design and Organizational Learning from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Gamor, is an Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) & Research Scientist at the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Dr. Gamor has more than 15 years of experience in teaching, instructional design, web design, as well as research and development for education and training technologies. Dr. Gamor began her professional career as a Professor of English Composition and Literature at Montgomery College, where she designed and piloted their distance learning program. She has performed ISD consultative services in the private sector, supporting civilian, military, and corporate clients. Dr. Gamor is recognized as a thought leader in her field and has served as a judge for several, nationally recognized industry awards programs.




Dr. Andrea Henne
M.A., Ed.D. University of California, Los Angeles, USA


Andrea Henne is the Dean of Online and Distributed Learning at the San Diego Community College District, which currently enrolls over 10,000 students each semester in online courses (http://www.sdccdonline.net). Dr. Henne has extensive experience at the community college and university levels in creating accessible online learning environments that meet best practices in technology-based teaching, faculty development, student learning outcomes, and quality standards. Prior to working for the San Diego Community College District, Dr. Henne was the Systemwide Director of Distributed Learning at Alliant International University, developing and managing online, video-conferenced web-conferenced, and blended courses and faculty development across six California campuses, Mexico City and Japan. She has been a full-time instructor of Computer Business Technology at Los Angeles City College and San Diego Mesa College and an online instructor in Instructional Technology at National University and in Economics as well as Critical Thinking and Problem Solving at DeVry Online. Educated at UCLA in Higher Education Leadership (doctorate) and Business-Economic Education (masters), Dr. Henne is a frequent presenter at conferences, workshops, and webinars on best practices in technology-based teaching, faculty development, online student motivation and retention, and online course quality standards.



Theodore Ransaw
M.A., Ph.D. (ABD), University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA


Mr. Ransaw is a cultural anthropologist with a teaching background in the Clark County School District-Las Vegas, the College of Southern Nevada and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. His research streams are in culture, gender and religion and their influence on education with a special emphasis on symbolic interaction. He has a two-part career goal, to teach effectively and to contribute significant and meaningful scholarship to the academy. His pedagogical goals are to nurture, challenge and inspire. In regards to andragogy, his goal is to teach traditional subjects in innovative ways.




Dr. Dana Cleghorn
M.A., Syracuse University, Ph.D.,University of Alabama, USA


Dr. Cleghorn holds a Ph.D. in elementary education with a focus in mathematics from the University of Alabama, a master's degree in special education from Syracuse University, and a bachelor's degree in special education from the University of North Alabama. After eleven years as an elementary and special education teacher, she has taught in teacher education programs at Alabama A&M University and Georgia Southern University. She has published a number of articles related to K-12 classroom instruction, as well as the mathematics chapter in a test preparation book for the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators. She has provided a great deal of professional development for classroom teachers on a number of topics, and enjoys working collaboratively with them to increase the learning for K-12 students.




Dr. John Griffin
Ph.D.,Oklahoma State University, USA


John Griffin earned his M.S. in Mass Communications and his Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University, with a focus on instructional design and communications. His previous work has included broadcast engineering, medical media/distance learning, and online communities. His interests are in making content and programs motivating and accessible for every student through application of visual and instructional design techniques. His research interests include section 508 and disabilities, culture, gender, and the myriad of other social and personal factors that impact technology use and usability. He is involved in Toastmasters International where he enjoys mentoring international students in their speaking and presentation skills.




Michele Watson
B.A., California University of Pennsylvania, M.A.,University of Phoenix, USA


Ms. Watson holds a Masters in Adult Education and Distance Education (On-Line). Her career is enriched by 15 plus years and an adult educator of implementing practicum related training in corporate and government educational efforts. Sensitive to global diversity in learning. Worked for fortune 50 organizations. An advocate of Andragogy and the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) methodology (e.g., ADDIE, SAT: commonly used for corporate, government and military professionals). Use ISD in curriculum development, programs, web development products (to enhance electronic courses), and the development of graduate level courses for the Joint Military Intelligence College in DC. She loves technology, techie by assimilation, and continues to apply and explore new technology to where it best fits the targeted audience. She uses PC, MAC and Open Source technology. As a long time judge for Brandon-Hall Research and its 'Excellence in Learning Awards' program, she continues to stay on top of innovative learning tools and methodology, including Second Life. When she slows down, she will pursue her doctorate. Until then, believes learning should be fun, and not just another work product.




Frances Griffin
M.A., Tulane University, M.A., Oklahoma State University, USA


Frances Griffin has earned an M.A. in Latin American History from Tulane University and an M.A. in English, with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language, from Oklahoma State University. She has taught English as a Second Language in Intensive English Language programs in Kansas and Oklahoma. For the past ten years, she has been an instructor in written Business Communication in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Her interests are language, writing, and communication, especially cross-cultural communication.



f1_1.jpgBill Biersdorf


Bill Biersdorf is an explorer, an educator, and an expert in new media and new technology. Having used virtual worlds for more than a decade, he now teaches university faculty how to use Second Life for education delivery. Bill is a Web 2.0 pioneer, database designer, software architect, cognitive scientist, and an advocate for usability and accessibility in instructional and information systems. Specialties include Social virtual worlds, instructional technology, cognitive psychology, usability, accessibility, new media, wikis, web application architecture, database design, MUVEs, Google, YouTube, Second Life, iTunes U, Virtual Worlds.



smitchell.jpgDr. Steve Mitchell
Ph. D., The University of Akron, USA


Dr. Steve Mitchell holds a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master's degree in Instructional Technology from The University of Akron, and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University. Dr. Mitchell has taught on-ground, hybrid, Internet, and distance learning courses in both graduate educational programs and undergraduate developmental mathematics. Dr. Mitchell has work experience in business and industry, staff development, integrating technology into outreach postsecondary education programs, computer mediated communication, and program management. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles on instructional technology, and is currently authoring a book on Virtual Field Trips.



msu_52.jpgCandace Winslow
B.S., Oakland University, M. Ed., Capella University, USA


Candace Winslow is an Education Programs Coordinator at Michigan State University She has worked on training and education projects for laboratory technicians, scientists, law enforcement, corrections staff and administrators. She most recently led design and development of a new online masters degree program for the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, including two graduate courses in project management. She received her Masters in Education (Instructional Design for Online Learning) from Capella University after receiving her BS in Public Administration & Policy Analysis from Oakland University. She earned her CAPM in 2006 and her PMP certification from the Project Management Institute in 2008. In addition to working on various education and training projects, she has 10 years of experience in various state government agencies.



phil_clements.jpgPhilip J. Clements
LL.M., New York University School of Law; J.D., University of Puget Sound School of Law


Phil Clements has over 20 years' experience advising companies on business strategies including corporate structure, capitalization arrangements, corporate spinoffs, and shareholder value implementation strategies. He is currently Managing Director at Cathedral Consulting Group, LLC. Prior positions include Executive VP of Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting division, Global Leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and VP of Coopers & Lybrand's Corporate Finance Practice. Phil has spoken and written on the economics of regional power planning, Global Capital Trends-Effects, M&A Transactions, Leverage Buyouts, and Global Financial Instruments. Phil was a guest speaker at Business Week's CFO+CIO Forum on the 2003 Tax legislation. Phil is currently teaching Business Valuation for Masters in Accounting and Masters in Finance programs. He has a passion for the water which drives his two favorite pastimes, sailing and sea-plane piloting.


phil_clements.jpgFaisal Quader
B.S. in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., Cybersecurity and Big Data Analytics, University of Maryland (Expected 2018)


Faisal Quader is the President and co-founder of Technuf, LLC specialized in Cybersecurity architecture, design and implementation for large federal government agencies in the U.S. He is also driving the Public Safety IOT initiatives in mobile platform for fortune 50 companies in the U.S. Technuf also recently implemented the SIM Registration through Biometric Process for Grameen Phone with Sheba Technologies Limited in Bangladesh.      Mr. Faisal Quader holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s in Computer Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently finishing his doctoral study in Cybersecurity and Big Data Analytics at the University of Maryland. He was a Merit Scholar at the University of Wisconsin and Johns Hopkins University. His academic interests are in Cybersecurity, data mining, data warehousing, Human-Computer Interaction and R&D process optimization. Faisal has numerous publications on cybersecurity and data mining. Faisal is also teaching and giving lectures to the graduate students at the University of Maryland. He spent more than twenty years with GE and Lockheed Martin prior to joining TISTA Science & Technology Corporation and Technuf, LLC. During his tenure at GE, he oversaw an off-shore development center, re-engineered multiple business processes for cost optimization and improved efficiency and provided direction to new product lines. As a senior leader, he was responsible for growing the R&D division of GE from ten to six hundred employees over a span of seven years.   Faisal managed complex and mission critical projects using leading edge technologies, in-house developed standards and high performance teams. He brings to the Technuf team substantial knowledge and experience in the areas of distributed management and development, e-commerce, Data Mining, Cybersecurity, data center virtualization, cloud computing, HCI and R&D.   Faisal has worked closely with both civilian and defense organizations. He has supported the agencies in defining cyber security countermeasures to ensure the protection of federal assets. He participates in IEEE and ACM. He is a recipient of several academic and industry awards and certified in multiple standards including Six Sigma.   Faisal is passionate about serving his community and has served as the chair of several non-profit organizations including professional engineering bodies as well as Entrepreneurial association. As the President of the company, Mr. Quader is overseeing both the commercial & federal division as well as the Research & Development initiatives for Technuf, LLC.



headshot_wch.jpegDr. Wendy C. Hamblet
M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, USA


Dr. Wendy C. Hamblet is a Canadian philosopher and is a specialist in victimology, the phenomenology of perpetration, genocide, and the psychology of radical violence. She is a credentialed Counselor and Philosophical Counselor, and a practitioner in Conflict Transformation, having studied with Johan Galtung, the world’s foremost authority on Conflict Transformation. Hamblet is the author of several books including The Sacred Monstrous: A Reflection on Violence in Human Communities (2004); Savage Constructions: The Myth of African Savagery (2008); and The Lesser Good: The Problem of Justice in Plato and Levinas (2008). Hamblet has also co-authored and edited two anthological collections of essays, and has authored dozens of chapters in books and articles in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals. Hamblet holds the rank of Associate Professor at the North Carolina A&T State University, and also serves in private practice in Counseling, Mediation, and Conflict Transformation.



Anis Ahmed

Masters in Applied Linguistics,  University of Aston at Birmingham, UK


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