Kristine Pruett currently directs the Office of Technology for Teaching and Learning and handles state authorization for the university. Previously, she served as the assistant to the vice president for Strategic Initiatives, assistant to the dean in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, and director of operations for the graduate education department. Kristine has her master’s degree in instructional technology and her doctorate of educational leadership with a concentration in higher education administration from Wilkes University. Kristine has served on various university committees over the years and is currently on the Wilkes University Alumni Association Board of Directors. Kristine has presented on various technology topics at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference and also at Sungard’s annual Summit conference.
COURSEWARE APPLICATION DEVELOPER
Jason graduated from Wilkes in 2009 with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, and in 2013 with his Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Operations Management. He has worked at Wilkes in various roles and departments as a programmer supporting online programs and courses as a programmer since 2008, and currently works within the Office of Technology for Teaching and Learning in that capacity. Jason has presented his research at conferences, including ISTE, D2L FUSION, P4CE. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and speaks for the Center of Continued Learning on technology-related topics in seminars for accountants and healthcare professionals. He is also a 2014 graduate of the Leadership Wilkes-Barre Core Class.
SENIOR INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER
Joseph has been an instructional designer for over nine years, mentoring with the first director and creator of the Office of Technology for Teaching and Learning at Wilkes. Before helping instructors create online courses, he worked as Lab Manager and in desktop support. His background includes degrees in computer science, psychology, and an MFA in Creative Writing.
Angela began her training and course design path at a startup software company for five years before venturing on to become an instructional designer at Wilkes in 2011. Angela creates training tutorials, works one-on-one with instructors, and builds courses for the ever-expanding online offerings of Wilkes University. She has also presented at various tech/education conferences (PETE&C, PACE, D2L Ignite) on the topics of accessibility in online courses, MOOC development, and course design. She is currently supplementing her master’s degree with a second BA in Integrative Media, with the intention of assisting instructors at a greater level of design and media-centric focus.
Elizabeth joined the Wilkes eLearning team in January of 2016 as an instructional designer. She works with instructors to develop and support online courses and develops training tutorials and workshops. Prior to arriving at Wilkes, Elizabeth taught Business & Information Technology in grades 6-12 in Wisconsin for 12 years and concurrently served as a Technology Integrator. She earned her Master of Education - Professional Development from University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse and continued her professional growth by completing the Wisconsin Online Teaching Certificate training, as well as becoming a Google Certified Educator.
Michele Foust joined the eLearning staff in April of 2014 as an Office Assistant. She does transcription for all the online courses and staff support where needed. Michele earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Misericordia University and is currently pursuing her MBA at Wilkes University.