I am the Global Director for Education & Training at Polycom and Chair Emerita and Past President of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). I am an industry expert in the field of educational technology and telecommunications with extensive experience in applications related to lifelong learning and innovation.
I began my career as a classroom teacher and served as an administrator at various educational institutions. With over 20 years of educational leadership I share global best practices and trends as a fellow educator and futurist through my keynote addresses and serve as an advisor to public and private sectors worldwide.
Most recently, I was recognized by the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) as an EDEN Fellow, an honor reserved for those the association believes are distinguished leaders in distance and e-learning across Europe. In 2012, I was inducted into the USDLA Hall of Fame and in 2011, the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA) Hall of Fame. I currently serve on the USDLA Board of Directors, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) High Level Advisory Board, and The Learning Consortium Thought Leaders group.