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Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu

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Barbara Packer-Muti ImageBarbara Packer-Muti is Quality Enhancement Plan Assessment Director and GICE (Gallup Institute for Campus Engagement) Liaison at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Prior to her current position at NSU, Dr. Packer-Muti was Dean of Academic Affairs and Program Professor at the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at NSU. She earned her bachelor's degree at Douglass College, her Master's Degree at Columbia University and her Doctorate at NSU. Dr. Packer-Muti works with faculty and administrators across NSU on direct and indirect measures of student learning outcomes and has taught numerous courses in an on-line, blended and face-to-face formats to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. She has been an invited speaker on a variety of topics in higher education at the state and national level. Dr. Packer-Muti has served on the Board of Trustees of a National Foundation (the American Academy of Audiology Foundation) and is currently a Broward County guardian ad litem, serving in a volunteer capacity a family with three children who have been adjudicated to the dependency court system.

Michael Simonson ImageMichael Simonson is a program professor at Nova Southeastern University in the Instructional Technology and Distance Education program. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Instructional Systems. He works with schools and corporations to assist them to integrate instructional technology and distance education into teaching and training. Simonson has authored four major textbooks dealing with distance education, instructional technology, instructional computing, and instructional media. Mike has over 150 scholarly publications, and in excess of 200 professional presentations dealing with distance education and instructional technology. Simonson has considerable experience working with domestic and international businesses and industries, especially on projects related to instructional technology and distance education. He is editor of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education, Distance Learning Magazine. He has won the award for most outstanding research in the field of distance education presented by the United States Distance Learning Association. Most recently he has been a consultant for the U.S. Army, and an external evaluator South Dakota's Connecting the Schools and Digital Dakota Network projects. Simonson was honorably discharged as a Captain in the USMC(R).