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Sheri Conklin Named Director of e-Learning

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sheri Conklin was recently named Director of e-Learning after serving as an instructional designer in the Office of e-Learning at UNCW since 2009.

A longtime Seahawk, Conklin earned both her bachelor’s degree in art history and her master’s in instructional technology from UNCW. She recently completed her doctorate in educational technology at Boise State University.

Conklin is passionate about designing and delivering quality online courses and researches peer-to-peer and instructor-to-student interactions. She specifically analyzes social and instructor presence in online courses and how that affects student satisfaction and perceived learning. 

“Dr. Conklin brings a variety of perspectives to this new position, as a former instructional designer, an online student, a current online and face-to-face instructor, and an expert in the field of Quality Matters,” said Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Distance Education Peter Nguyen. “Her dedication to online learning is evident through her continuous research and faculty support of the design and development of online courses and programs at UNCW.”

Conklin served as an assistant fellow in the Applied Learning and Teaching Community and is a NextUp fellow with the Center for Teaching Excellence. She currently co-chairs both the Learning Management System evaluation committee and streaming media server evaluation committee.