The Pennsylvania State University
Amy Garbrick, PhD has over 25 years of experience in Education and Technology and is the Director of Learning Design in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). Amy manages the design and development efforts of over 100 courses for five award-winning online programs: the Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in IST, MPS in Homeland Security, MPS in Enterprise Architecture, BS in IST, and BS in SRA (Security and Risk Analysis). Amy has taught in online, resident, and hybrid undergraduate courses and was the only instructor at Penn State to teach in all of the LMS pilot offerings using: MoodleRooms, Pearson, Desire2Learn, Blackboard (2 separate pilots), Canvas (3 separate pilots), and ANGEL. She has guest taught in numerous other courses both in Online and in Resident Instruction (RI). Amy completed her PhD in Learning Design and Technology with a dissertation on improving student engagement in online asynchronous discussion forums measured by quantity, quality, survey, and Social Network Analysis (SNA).