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Thomas A. McCain PhD.


Thom is the project director for the project and focuses on instructional design, assessment and research. He is the Director of Organizational Development for The Graham Family of Schools, and the founding Director of the Center for Experiential Learning Leadership and Technology (CELLT). He is Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University.

Stephen R. Acker PhD.

Director of Technology Enhanced Learning, CELLT Fellow

Stephen R. Acker is Emeritus Professor at The Ohio State University. In addition to his faculty appointment in the School of Communication, he served as the Director of Learning Technologies Research and Innovation in the Office of the CIO. Dr. Acker's research and publication is in the areas of Learning Technologies, Learning Space Design, and in the Diffusion of Innovation within organizational settings. Current topics of interest include the use and diffusion of Electronic Portfolios, Digital publishing as alternatives to traditional textbooks, and assessment of learning in new and emerging learning environments.

Beverlee Jobrack

Editor in Chief, CELLT Fellow

With a proven track record of developing effective research and standards-based print and technology curricular materials that meet teacher and student needs, Beverlee Jobrack has over 30 years experience in education, including:

    • Six years of teaching PreK-12 in Massachusetts and Central Ohio
    • Four years of educational television programming at Warner Communications (QUBE)
    • Twelve years of working with children in Destination Imagination and Girl Scouts
    • Twenty-three years of PreK-8 educational print and electronic materials development as editor and editorial director at McGraw-Hill.

Beverlee holds a BA in English from Clark University in Worcester, MA and has countless hours of professional development, workshop, and postgraduate courses in education. For CELLT Beverlee is Editor in Chief and a CELLT Fellow.

Jeff Grunewald

Technical Consultant

Jeff Grunewald is the Senior Network Engineer for the Graham Family of Schools. His job is to set up the technology at The Graham Family schools and to keep it up and running. He is also the resident technology integration expert, helping teachers and students make effective use of the open-source classroom management system Capio for the 21st Century Skills and ePortfolio curriculum. Jeff started working at The Graham School in 2011. Jeff is a Columbus native with a bachelors degree with honors in English from the Ohio State University.

Scott McMullen

Writer, Professional Development Coordinator