About your LERN Instructors

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Dan Belhassen is an expert in eMarketing. He does writing, training, and consulting all over North America on the topic.He is founder of Modern Earth, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Modern Earth does a range of eMarketing for its clients, including email promotions, web site development, search engine optimization, and online advertising. He spends about 3 hours a day researching eMarketing and is a popular instructor on the topic.

 

 


Meredith Brown is a full time instructor of psychology at a two year college and teaches online courses at a university.  She has worked with various programs to help students recognize and fight stress, control test anxiety, and manage time. Ms. Brown has done seminars on handling stress for nursing students, non-traditional students, and colleagues.  Ms. Brown has a Master in Science Psychology, focused her degree work in the area of therapeutic intervention, and is a Certified Online Instructor. 


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William A. Draves, CAE, COI, is President of the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the leading association in continuing education and lifelong learning.  He is the author of “Advanced Teaching Online,” and “How to Teach Adults,”  and other books. He has organized and presented webinars for almost ten years, using audio and video delivery formats. A speaker and consultant, he trains professionals in presentation, teaching, assessment, and planning of continuing education events and meetings, including webinars.  Draves is a Certified Online Instructor and received his graduate degree in adult education from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

 


Scott Follett is an Engineer with many years of experience working with organizations. In addition to working with corporations and other organizations as a Master Blackbelt, he served as an Education Chair and Section Chairman for the American Society for Quality. He has also served as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige Award and as a Judge and Senior Examiner for the Arkansas Quality Award. Currently, he is working as a Lean and Six Sigma consultant for several companies as well as teaching Lean and Six Sigma courses.


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Kelly S. Gearhart LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, a Principal with Triple Green Building Group, a green building consulting firm with locations in the San Francisco Bay area, Savannah, Georgia and Sophia, Bulgaria. Gearhart is a USGBC LEED Faculty member, Instructor for the University of California, former Manager of Commercial Green Building Services at Southface Energy Institute, Inc. and has been involved with green building education, technical assistance, and leadership since 2005. Accredited in the new Building Design + Construction and Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance programs, she has taught over 50 full-day and multi-day LEED courses, facilitated seven full-day and multi-day green building charrettes, presented at 12 conferences, consulted with more than 100 clients on green building strategies and worked on 25 LEED registered and certified projects across the U.S. and internationally.


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Summer Gorder, a recognized leader in the Green Building industry, provides innovative sustainable design and construction solutions that allow teams and building systems to be more effective and efficient.  Her expertise comes from over a decade of management and design experience with Sienna Architecture Company where her team guided the first international LEED Neighborhood Development Pilot Project in Dubai, as well as the world’s first “Living Building,” which is currently under construction in Portland, OR.  In 2009, Summer founded ecoREAL in order to provide comprehensive educational and consulting services to help guide companies through the new and growing sustainable development industry.  To achieve this, she developed a unique LEED education program that includes a DVD series, “LEED in the REAL World,” as well as interactive and proprietary Green Building Implementation and Management (GBIM) software.  Summer’s LEED Project Management and Administration goes beyond the drafting board to a “boots on the ground” approach, using tools that make teams self-sufficient while greatly reducing costly change-orders and RFI’s.  Additionally, she is an expert in teaching and leading integrated processes that have proven to provide unmatched value to both new construction LEED BD+C and LEED O+M existing building projects in the public and private sectors. 


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Kimba Green, PMP, CEH, CMP, CMB, ZK,  is founder of White Lion Social, a social media training, management and training company, where she works with commercial, government, small business and corporate clients. She specializes in user interface, interaction, community building and tool assessment, and teaches courses for several universities on social media, marketing, communications, tools and apps, including Evernote and Prezi.


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Nanette Sanders-Cobb, COI has been developing and teaching customer service classes for over ten years in addition to teaching online for fifteen years.  She is a speaker and advisor, engages in marketing community festivals, and has trained and managed audit team members. Having been in senior management and an audit team leader in the United States Air Force, she has trained staff in providing extraordinary service.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree of Business and Public Administration.  Nanette Sanders-Cobb has earned the distinction as a Certified Online Instructor.


Penny C. Sansevieri, Founder and CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching self-publishing. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most innovative Social Media/Internet book marketing campaigns. She is the author of twelve books, including How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on Amazon and Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the “leading guide to everything Internet.”


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Dr. Jennifer H. Selke is fuelled by her drive to connect people with meaningful work, and is dedicated to building bridges between millennials—individuals born in the 80s and 90s—and employers. Her consulting firm, WorkStrengths, provides career coaching services for 20-somethings, recent graduates, and new hires. Jennifer uses her insider understanding of millennials to train and educate a multi-generational workforce on how to develop, manage, leverage, and retain this the youngest generation of workers.

 

 

 


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Jenna Soard is a graphic designer and branding expert, and has worked as a Senior Graphic designer for Nike.  What makes her distinctive from most designers is that she has an MBA in marketing.  

 

 

 


Tim Street is an American writer, producer, and director. He is one of the pioneers in using the Internet as a storytelling device and is the Creator/Executive Producer of a  popular viral video series and the author of the iPad Mystery Thriller enhanced eBook Vids.CNN referred to Street’s work as “Red Hot.”  The Toronto Star said “Prophetic,” and Wired News called his first creation “one of the most convincing to hit the Net."   Street is a founding member of the International Academy of Web Television, where he serves on its Board of Directors.