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Leadership Team & Senior Mentors

Jane Ostrander is Principal Investigator and Project Director for the National Science Foundation funded project Destination: Scenario-Based Learning (http://learnpbl.com). She has expertise in instructional design directly related to the learning model, as well as online teaching and learning and has taught Web site development and computer literacy at community colleges. She has served as Chair of the National Visiting Committee for the Innovation in Teaching and Learning for Technological Education (ITL) project in Tennessee, a member of the Board of Advisors for the Community of Practice at the Evalu|ATE| Center in Michigan, and Director of the Experiential Learning Centers at De Anza College. She is currently Director of the Experiential Learning Center at Truckee Meadows Community College and a Ph.D. candidate in Oregon State University’s Community College Leadership program.

Leanne Chun Riseley, Leeward Community College
, is a co-PI on the grant and the Educational Media Center Coordinator. She studied Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder and Educational Technology at University of Hawaii, Manoa. She has been working to enhance education with the use of technology since the year 2000. She has taught face-to-face and online,  integrating Scenario-Based Learning into her Information and Computer Science online course.


Judy Fredrickson
Dr. Judy Fredrickson, Truckee Meadows Community College
, co-PI on the grant, focuses on the Computer Science curriculum and teaches computer science classes. Since joining TMCC she has immersed herself in student learning at the community college level and has presented workshops and developed SBL scenarios to integrate into her CS courses. As Director of Training for the DPBL project, Dr. Fredrickson develops and facilitates PBL workshops nationally.

[not yet pictured] Joyce LaTulippe serves as Director of the Faculty Inquiry/Action Learning and co-PI for the project.

Elaine Haight, Foothill College
, studied math and computer science at Berkeley and Engineering at Stanford. She has been on the CIS faculty at Foothill College since 1990. Since 2005, she has been working with the National Science Foundation’s Scenario-Based Learning projects to design and implement scenarios in her classroom. Elaine has also led professional development workshops to support instructors from across the country in employing scenario-based learning.


Cathy House, Truckee Meadows Community College
, is a Professor of Computer Technologies at TMCC, teaching Computer Applications and Computer repair, Unix, Linux, and Networking. She also serves as the Instructional Designer for TMCC’s Web College and has experience in Scenario Based Learning. Cathy leads leadership workshops for ICT, SBL workshops for the FastTrack project at TMCC, and has presented on SBL at national conferences.

Louise Yarnall, SRI International
, develops and evaluates instruction and assessment materials for community college students and faculty. Her work focuses on using evidence-centered design approaches in assessment and designing more efficient ways to teach problem solving, 21st-century skills, developmental English and mathematics, and STEM concepts. She holds a doctorate in education, with a focus on educational psychology and technology in learning, from UCLA, and worked for 15 years as a daily newspaper reporter and freelance writer.



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