Speakers

Sandra Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Sandra Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Sandra Tomlinson is a highly motivated educator who epitomizes professionalism and thrives on leading by example. She believes that each day provides countless chances to make a difference in the lives of others; consequently her passion for education.

Julia Simone Williams

Julia Simone Williams

Julia Williams is an Assistant Lecturer in Psychology at Excelsior Community College for the past four years. Prior to serving Excelsior Community College she worked for two years as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant at Brock University in Canada. She holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Behavioural Neuroscience from Brock University, with special interest in the emotional, behavioural and cognitive consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She is a published researcher and has presented papers at several local and international conferences. Her most recent presentation was at the International Council on Education for Teaching: 60th World Assembly.

Dr. Felix Akinladejo

Dr. Felix Akinladejo

Dr. Felix Akinladejo is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from University of Lagos, Nigeria, a Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Technology, Jamaica. He is a professional member of IEEE, ACM, a member of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences, and a full member of the Jamaica Computer Society. His research interest is in applied computer technology, database systems and human computer interaction. He currently mentors many MPhil and PhD students in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology, Jamaica.

Nardia Brown

Nardia Brown

Nardia Brown is a lecturer who specializes in teaching computing, accounting and educations modules in the Business and Computer studies programme in the Faculty of Education and liberals Studies at the University of Technology, Jamaica. She holds a Bachelor’s in Education degree in Business and Computer Studies obtained from the University of Technology, Jamaica and a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Based Management Information Systems from the University of the West Indies, Mona. She is currently pursuing a PHD in Information Systems at the University of Technology, Jamaica. Her areas of research interest include, Human Computer Interaction, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Database Systems, Educational Technology, Information Systems and Electronic Commerce.

Miss Natalee Nembhard

Miss Natalee Nembhard

Miss Natalee Nembhard is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Moneague College and the Acting Quality Assurance Officer. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Jamaica, a Master’s Degree in Computer Based Management Information Systems from the University of the West Indies and a Diploma with honors in Education from the Moneague College. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Technology, Jamaica in the Information Systems programme.

Dr Luyanda Marhaya

Dr Luyanda Marhaya

Dr Luyanda Marhaya is a Senior Educational Development Practitioner / Researcher who works for the University of Venda, Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning. Amongst some of his activities is to steer Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) related research in the Centre and the university as a whole. His other primary responsibilities is to develop and steer the PGDHE (Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education) and represent the department in the Western Cape Universities consortium. Apart from these responsibilities, he is also involved in Academic Development initiatives in the Centre working with academic departments in steering and providing workshops on the following: Curriculum Development/ dialogues/ Assessment of Student Learning and Teaching Portfolio development short courses. Amongst some of his qualifications are: Project Management (NMMU), MA (Higher Education) University of Free State, and Doctoral of Philosophy (Education, specializing in Academic Development. He is currently enrolled for a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (Academic Developers) at Rhodes University.

Ms. Sharon Gilzene

Ms. Sharon Gilzene works as a Curriculum Development Specialist who oversees the development work done by assigned subject matter experts contracted by the UWI, Open Campus. Her experience in curriculum development and instructional design dates back to 2005 when she worked as an Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Jamaica. A trained teacher, Instructional designer, parent educator and communicator, Ms Gilzene has more than 30 years of experience in the field of education overall, spanning early childhood to the tertiary level.

Ms. Pauline Osbourne

Ms. Pauline Osbourne

Ms. Pauline Osbourne have been involved in the development of hybrid courses in higher education, and have worked in the creation of course materials for multimode delivery, and materials production processes for over 18 years. She is currently involved with project monitoring and coordination and applying various project management tools and techniques in virtual teams. She has also interfaced with several course management and learning management systems and has done extensive work in quality assurance and risk management within the virtual learning environment.

Norma D. G. Williams

Norma D. G. Williams

Norma Williams is the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education and the Chairman of The Social Studies Boards of Studies(TCJ). She lectures in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Educational Technology. She has a keen interest in promoting the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance learning. As a result she works closely with e-Learning Jamaica, Joint Board to Teacher Education and the Ministry of Education Youth and Information (MOEYI) to promote the use of technology in education and the online delivery of courses.

Joan Brown Clarke

Joan Brown Clarke is a Senior Lecturer at the Brown’s Town Community College. She received her BSc degree in Nursing Education from the University of the West Indies and a MA in Teaching and Learning from the Mico University College. She has had a distinguished and successful career in preparing the next generation of nurses for over twenty-one (21) years. Mrs. Brown Clarke began her career as a nurse lecturer at the Kingston School of Nursing and has also worked at the Sigma College of Nursing as the Director of Nursing. She has always championed for professionalism in nursing and has a passion for encouraging critical thinking in her students and has done research in this area.

Ellen Campbell Grizzle MSc., PhD,  R.Ph.

Ellen Campbell Grizzle MSc., PhD, R.Ph.

Ellen Grizzle is a researcher, behavior change communication specialist and registered pharmacist with over 30 years experience in the public and private sectors of the pharmaceutical industry. She served as the Dean of the College of Health Sciences, University of Technology 2011-2016 and is currently the University’s Focal point on Herbal-Cannabis enterprise and lead researcher on two ongoing projects-Project Livity and a Substance Abuse Study. She spent several years in the private sector and re-entered the public sector as Director of Information and Research at the National Council of Drug Abuse in 1999.

Davia Bryan-Campbell

Davia Bryan-Campbell

Davia Bryan-Campbell is a past student of Shortwood Teachers’ College, who has successfully completed a teaching diploma in Secondary Education specializing in Social Studies and Religious Education. She has taught at St. George’s College for six years, during that period she completed her Bachelors’ Degree and is currently completing her Masters’ Degree in Education. She is certified in Data Operations levels 1 and 2 from Heart Trust /NTA and holds a certificate in Technology Integration from The Mico University College. She is also a Master Trainer in Tablet Integration, Microsoft Certified Educator and the Ministry of Education on-line portal training and ICT Integration.

Cynanie V. Sawyers Haylett

Cynanie V. Sawyers Haylett

Cynanie V. Sawyers Haylett is the Research Officer and a lecturer at the Excelsior Community College, and an adjunct lecturer at the International University of the Caribbean (IUC). She has worked with the Ministry of Education as a national trainer for the implementation of the National Standards Curriculum for Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) and Visual Arts. She possess over eleven years experience in teaching Visual Arts at the CAPE and CSEC levels, coordinating the HFLE program for 2 years and have worked as a Visual Arts CSEC Examiner for over 5 years. She is a trained fine artist who has exhibited painting and drawings at the JCDC competitions and hosted one solo exhibition in 2012. She has engaged in conducting numerous workshops, motivational talks to parents and adolescents as well as coordinated a community homework programs.

Romain Stewart

Romain Stewart

Romain Stewart has been an Academic Adviser and a Lecturer in Physics, Engineering Physics and Static Mechanics in the Department of Computer and Technical Studies at the Montego Bay Community College (MBCC) since 2009. Mr. Stewart supervises final year undergraduate Engineering research at the International University of the Caribbean – Sir Howard Cooke Campus. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI) – St. Augustine and has experience working as a Support and Design Mechanical Engineer.

Casey-Anne Gilling

Casey-Anne Gilling

Casey-Anne Gilling has been a registered nurse for ten years and is presently employed to the Brown’s Town Community College as an Assistant Lecturer of Nursing. She is known to her colleagues for her innovativeness, being solution driven and having a great desire to uplift Brown’s Town Community College. She has a keen interest in promoting cognitive engagement of her students through the use of active instructional strategies. She has completed a Master of Business Administration at the Mona School of Business and Management and a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Cynthia Wilson

Cynthia Wilson

Cynthia Wilson is Vice President for Learning and Chief Impact Officer at the League for Innovation in the Community College. She leads the League’s Learning Initiative and has directed major projects focused on a variety of issues related to teaching and learning. She currently leads Faculty Voices, a program to engage community college faculty in the completion conversation, and Community Colleges and Public Health, which is exploring the emerging role of community colleges in public health education. She has directed projects focused on the Learning College, learning outcomes, faculty professional development, open education resources, secondary-post secondary curriculum alignment, and the use of social media to build community at the 2-year college.