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2015 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
21st Century Navigator
PO Box 190,
Kilcoy 4515, Australia
Jolly T. Holden, Ed.D.
Advisory Board Chair
USDLA Chair Emeritus
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
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
President/ CEO
Marci Powell & Associates
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
Patrick Pluscht
Director, Center for Distributed Learning
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311277
Sam Welch
Director of Engineering and Long-Range Planning
Oklahoma State University Institute for Teaching &
Learning Excellence
100 Telecommunications Center
Stillwater, OK 74881
Jane Hart
Founder and Editor,
Social Media and Learning Advisory
Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
2 The Crescent
Corsham, Wiltshire, England SN13 9FT
Philip J. L. Westfall, Ph.D
USDLA Chair Emeritus
Director, Air Technology Network
HQ Air University OL-A
2950 Q Street Bldg 645
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7908
Jamie Littlefield
Alternative Education Writer
249 West 17th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
Tyson Greer
CEO & Chief Content Officer
Ambient Insight
2042 181st Place SE
Monroe, WA 98272
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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