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2014 USDLA Board of Advisors
The Advisory Board is a distinguished body of distance learning and industry leaders who advise the Chief Executive Officer and the USDLA Board of Directors on all matters concerning distance learning. Advisory Board members represent the major constituencies served by the Association. Pre-K through 12 education, higher education, home schooling, continuing education, corporate training, military and government training and telehealth.

Bill Thomas
Director of Educational Technology
592 Tenth Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318-5790

Dr. Andras Szucs
Secretary General, EDEN
EDEN-European Distance and E-Learning Network
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
H-1111 Budapest, EGRY J.u.1, Hungary

Emilio X. Gonzalez
Director, Public Policy and Strategic Alliances
1300 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Carol Skyring
Emerging Technologies Specialist
Broadreach Services
Level 5, 50 Clarence St.
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Jolly T. Holden, Ed.D.
Advisory Board Chair
Associate Professor – School of Education
American InterContinental University
2967 Croftwood Trail
Marietta, GA 30064

Dr. Farhad (Fred) Saba
Professor of Educational Technology, San Diego State University
Founder and CEO
68639 Caminito Montonoso
San Diego, CA 92119

Kerry Best
Marketing Manager, Telepresence
701 Sycamore Creek Road
Allen, TX 78232

John G. Flores, Ph.D.
Executive Director
United States Distance Learning Association
76 Canal St., Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114

Marci Powell
USDLA Chair Emerita
Polycom, Inc.
Global Director for Education
San Antonio, TX 78232

Michael Parmentier
Booz Allen Hamilton
One Dulles – 13118
Herndon, VA 22102

Jeffrey A. Berk
Chief Operating Officer
222 South Riverside, 20th floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Sam Welch
Director of Engineering and Long-Range Planning Oklahoma State University Institute for Teaching & Learning Excellence
100 Telecommunications Center
Stillwater, OK 74881

Patrick Pluscht
Director, Center for Distributed Learning
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311277

Philip J. -L. Westfall, Ph.D
Director, Air Technology Network
HQ Air University OL-A
2950 Q Street Bldg 645
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7908

Tyson Greer
CEO & Chief Content Officer
Ambient Insight

Rhonda D. Blackburn, PhD
Associate Provost, Educational Enhancement
University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, HH 20
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Mitchell D. Erickson, Ph.D.
Science Advisor
Science and Technology Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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