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Online Master of Science in Education, Option in Online Teaching and Learning

Current Faculty

Each of our faculty has a wealth of experience as online students, online course designers and consultants, and online instructors.

Nan Chico, Ph.D.
Nan has been at CSU East Bay since 1983, first in the Sociology and Social Services Department, then in various administrative positions (Associate Dean, Graduate Programs; Interim Director of Faculty Development; Director of Online & Hybrid Support Services), and now as Professor Emerita in the faculty early retirement program. As one of the campus “early adopters” of web technology, she assisted in the development of the MS-OTL program when it first began in 1999, and has updated, re-designed, and taught courses in it ever since. Nan is currently the Graduate Coordinator for the program.

Anne Guptill, Ph.D.
Anne is an instructional design consultant, multimedia developer, online developer, and teacher. With many years of experience in systems design, development, integration, management, and training, she has been dedicated to technology-based training and education, developing custom web-based training and education courses. She has been developing web-based courses since 1998 and has been teaching online since 2001.

Bill Hopkinson, Ph.D.
Bill has 30 years experience teaching vocational studies. He is currently developing psychometric indicators for personal development, and runs a coaching practice in East London. His studies include doctoral research in cross-cultural views of time, and master’s degrees in online learning, management, organizational behavior, and psychology of religion, following a first degree in Chemistry. He has been teaching distance learning since 1983, and online since 2000. He is home-based in London UK, but is likely to be teaching from almost anywhere in the world.

Datta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D.
Datta Kaur has been in the field of education for 35 years and has taught graduate courses online since 2000.  She received her Ph.D. through the University of Maryland with a research focus on teacher motivation and training for global, project-based learning and continues to train teachers to teach online with a strong focus on building successful virtual teamwork and online learning communities.  Currently she is a full time program director in the Graduate School at University of Maryland, University College.

Kay Lehmann, Ed.D.
Kay is an online instructor, instructional designer, and educational technology consultant.  She is the co-author of “Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course Online” as well as other books, book chapters, and articles. She is also a proud member of the first cohort to graduate from CSU East Bay’s MS Ed., Option in Online Teaching and Learning program and has been affiliated with the OTL program since graduation. Her interests include cooperative group work in eLearning, use of social media for education and professional development, and mobile learning. She has been teaching online since 2000 and invites you to follow her on Twitter @kay_lehmann.

Sharon Newman, M.S. Ed.
Sharon Newman earned degrees from CSU Hayward (now East Bay) and the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. She is a Certified Usability Analyst (C.U.A) specializing in online design. In addition to teaching online at CSUEB, she teaches online business classes at Ozarks Technical Community College in Missouri.  She has over 30 years of business experience as a computer-based and online training developer and classroom trainer, and has been teaching online since 2005.

Witt Salley, Ed.D.
In addition to teaching at East Bay (which he has done since 2008), Witt is the College Director of OTC Online, the virtual college in the Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) system. Witt recently led OTC through a successful self-study and continued accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission. He also currently serves as President of the Missouri Distance Learning Association (MoDLA) and as a Workshop Production Consultant for the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C). A graduate of Penn State University and Sloan-C’s Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning and the Instructional Technology Council’s Distance Learning Leadership Academy, Witt also received his Ed.D. in E-Learning and Online Teaching at Northcentral University. His dissertation studied the relationships among online instructor employment status, teaching load, and student performance in online courses.

Patricia Schodowski, M.S. Ed.
Patricia Schodowski earned her degree with a Concentration in Online Teaching and Learning from California State University, East Bay. In addition to teaching online at CSUEB, she teaches faculty development courses and online business classes at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri.  She is also an instructional designer at Kaiser Permanente in Hayward, CA and has been teaching online since 2005. 

Jodi Servatius, Ed.D.
Jodi is Professor Emerita (Educational Leadership) at CSU East Bay, where she has been since 1986. She also served for almost 20 years in the public schools as a teacher and administrator. She has taught online courses since 1998 and led the design team which created the Certificate and M.S. programs in Online Teaching and Learning and also served as the statewide director for CalStateTEACH, an online teacher credential program. Dr. Servatius recently retired from the position of Interim Dean, College of Education and Allied Studies, at CSUEB. Jodi’s primary academic interest is the design and delivery of quality online coursework to improve access for all learners. She loves teaching online and delights in working with graduate students from widely dispersed geographical areas and greatly diverse professions.