Advisors Advisory Board advises on the following WOW activities:

* Curriculum
* Certification
* Mentoring
* Workshops & Summer Camps
* Online Training for Educators
* Scholarships are asked to serve a minimum of two years. If you have an interest in serving on WOW’s Advisory Board please contact us. Advisory Board 2012 – 2013

Business and Industry

Scott Fegette, Developer Relations Manager

David Leip STSM
Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) at IBM Chief Technology Officer and Agile Methods Advocate

Kimberly Blessing, Author and Web Professional Consultant


Mark DuBois – Advisory Board Chair
WOW Certified Professional Designer
WOW Certified Professional Webmaster
Associate Professor
Illinois Central College
Ann Willer
WOW Certified Associate Webmaster
Instructor Business and Computer Science Division
Solano Community College, Fairfield
Catherine Pace-Pequeño
WOW Certified Professional Webmaster
WOW Certified Associate Web Designer
CIS Instructor, Crafton Hills College
Manager, CHC Regional Cisco Networking Academy
Professor and Chair of the Business and Information Technology Department
David-Michael Rengh
B.A. Management of Human Resources MAEd.
Online Education and Curriculum Development
Instructor for West Hills Community College Lemoore, California.

Dr. H. Leon Adkison
Taylor UniversityBasic Systems;
Human Relations in Organizations;
Operations Research;
Electronic Business Strategies and Applications

Vicki Westergard, Director Web Instructional Technology
St. Petersburg college

WOW Advisors Alumni

Sunand Bhattacharya is the National Director of Corporate Curriculum Development. He joined ITT/ESI in 1993 as a corporate curriculum manager and was promoted to National Director in 1999. He is responsible for all research and development functions for new curricular programs, including curriculum content, instructional design, management of outsourcing development vendors, and curriculum cost and valuation. Prior to joining ESI he was an Associate Professor and faculty-in-charge of the Product Design program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois.

Jeannine Burgess is the founder of South Florida World Organization of Webmasters chapter. Burgess first discovered WOW via the League of Innovation for Community Colleges held in Miami Florida in 1998, she became a member and then started the chapter. Using the WOW curriculum model she developed the webmaster program and taught the many modules at Palm Beach Community College (PBCC) where she is also the college webmaster. She stays involved and continues to be an enthusiastic supporter of WOW.

Kimberly DeLong is the Manager of Systems and a Senior Programmer for MIT’s Center for Educational Computing Initiatives. She has nine years of experience as a systems/web manager and is currently involved in Web-based technology-enabled learning projects. She technical edits computer books from publishers including Prentice Hall, Hungry Minds (formerly IDG), and Sybex. Kimberly has a B.S. from Smith College in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.

Donny Emerick is a communications expert who has applied his oral and written communications skills in a number of fields. Graduating with a degree in Journalism in 1991, he started out writing news for a local daily newspaper on the North Shore of Massachutes. Donny is the now the program director for the Merrimack College Webmaster program in Andover, MA.

Carolyn Grossman, formally Vice President of Marketing for Ikonic Interactive (acquired by US Web) has held business development and marketing manager positions with Apple Computer and Xerox PARC. Ms. Grossman holds an MBA from the University of Michigan in marketing and strategic planning.

Aaron Gustafson
WOW Certified Professional Webmaster
Sr. Web Designer/Developer
Cronin and Company Glastonbury, CT
Jan Heck is an instructional designer, a project coordinator/ director, and a community college instructor teaching in the areas of instructional design, learning theory, expert learning and study strategies, and computers (particularly Web page design). She has been involved in several three-year federal grants (FIPSE) as co-director, coordinator,instructional designer, multimedia programmer, and Web page designer.

Molly E. Holzschlag Currently the Communications Director for WOW, Molly is an author, instructor, and designer, bringing her irrepressible enthusiasm to books, classrooms, and Web sites. Honored as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web, Molly has written more than twenty-five books about the Internet and, in particular, the Web.

Kathy Johnson serves as the Director of the WOW Mentoring Program Initiative to bring quality programs to the Mentoring Program community. Ms. Kathy Johnson, Assistant Professor of DeVry University, a leading provider of high-quality, career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs in technology, business and management.

Andrew Kenney
WOW Certified Professional Webmaster
Lead User Interface Architect
Internet Services & Business Applications
Verizon Wireless
Dr. Theresa Lally has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri and a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Diego. Her career includes over 14 years of instructional design and teaching experience in China, Thailand, and Japan. Currently she is providing instructional design support for the SDSU Interwork Institute Center for Distance Learning, and is the Special Projects Director for WOW. Her research interests center around providing web-based educational experiences that address cultural differences in learning, and exploring instructional standards for online educators and standard skill sets for web professionals.

Eric Larson is a Staff Engineer with Sun Microsystems in Chelmsford, MA. He has been working with Internet-related technologies for over ten years and has been doing Web development since 1993. Eric is co-author of Administrating Web Servers, Security and Maintenance (Prentice Hall, 2000) and has also developed and taught many courses in the Webmaster curriculum at Merrimack College.

Craig Levy serves as the Director of the WOW k-12 Initiative to bring quality programs to the K-12 community. Craig is a technology instructor at Santa Susana High School, a technology magnet in Simi Valley, California. He is the 1999 recipient of the eGovernment award presented by The California of State Secretary, Bill Jones.

Prof. Karen Owen, San Diego Community College District’s Centers for Education & Technology, is the Director of the New Media Center( and the Instructional Leader for the Business Information Technology program, where she has been instrumental in putting IT and Multimedia programs in place. In 1999, she was one of the recipients of the Innovation of the Year, awarded by the League for Innovation. Ms. Owen has been awarded an ED>Net Teacher of the Year award.

Monte Paden M.B.A. is the CISCO Academy Program Director and an E-commerce/business, Internet and Networking Technologies instructor for West Hills Community College. He has pioneered and developed one of the nations first available online e-commerce/ business technology programs and is an authority on Internet security and computer hacking. An energetic and dynamic keynote speaker he has delivered numerous presentations and workshops at national and international industry conferences on E-Commerce, Internet Security and E-Learning.

Dara D Hays
WOW Certified Professional Webmaster
Professor Chair E-Commerce & Webmaster Technology
Rose State College, Oklahoma City
George A. Roberts IV is a software and systems analyst with McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook, IL, specializing in software development and Web application development. He is also the owner of Nexus Web-hosting & Development, a virtual website hosting, design, and development firm. George has over 12 years experience in the computing industry..

Anthony Sanchez is currently the Director of Marketing and Internet Strategy for CMP Media’s Channel Web division. Prior to CMP Media, Mr. Sanchez spent over eleven years at Redwood City, CA-based Oracle Corporation in various operations, sales, marketing and Internet management roles. During his last five years at Oracle, he led many internal and external web development efforts, including the overall strategy, design and management of the Oracle Support Division’s web presence.

Devan Shepherd is the author of Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days, 2/e, ISBN: 0-672-32093-2. He has more than 25 years of progressive experience in the IT industry as a developer, executive, solutions provider, and instructor. He runs, as CEO and Chief Technical Officer, XMaLpha Technologies LLC (, a successful consulting and technology training practice.

Brian Stephens is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Webnoize, Inc. Prior to joining Webnoize he worked at Sun Microsystems, Inc. where he solved critical networking problems for many of Sun’s top customers and served as a key member of Sun’s Enterprise Services’ CCC Security Team. Brian is the Co-Author of “Administrating WebServers, Security and Maintenance” and “The Complete Web Server Training Course”, both published by Prentice Hall. Internet security articles of his have also appeared in the “New Hampshire High-Tech News.”

Lynne Stiegler is an instructional designer and Web Developer working for Mojave Community College.

Dr. Thorsten Schneider is the founder and Director of webmasters akademie,our German education alliance partner. Originally educated as a scientist and instructor he received webmaster training at Dalhousie University Halifax. In 1998 Thorsten founded webmasters akademie in the Multimedia Internet Park Zweibruecken. Webmasters akademie has quickly become the leading German training company in delivering webmaster education and certification and is an enthusiastic supporter of WOW.

Michelle Wild is a professor at Coastline Community College. She teaches classroom, cable television, and online computer courses including courses in the areas of multimedia, Web page design, the Internet, and computer applications. She also teaches learning and study skills courses. Michelle has been involved in several three-year federal grants (FIPSE) a co-director and instructional designer. She has also written and directed several California State Chancellor’s Office grants related to technology including a VTEA Grant to create a state-approved online Webmaster vocational certificate program.

Evelyn Zayas
University of Phoenix
Online Faculty
Jenine Wech
Web Services Production Manager
Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES
Kim Jacobus
WOW Certified Professional Web Designer
California Coast Credit Union
Lisa Deakes
K12 Marketing Manager Adobe Systems
Austin, Texas
Neal Carter
Owens Community College.
Steve Loethen
.Net Developer Evangelist
Overland Park Kansas
Terry Morris
WOW certified Associate Webmaster
ProfessorWilliam Rainey Harper College, Illinois.
Tina Collier
East Union High School
Manteca CA
Marie Taylor-Harper
WOW Certified Professional Designer
WOW Certified Professional Webmaster
Instructor, BUS/CS Division
De Anza College
Rhonda Kueffler
WOW Certified Professional
Web DesignerWeb Developer
Wendt, Inc.
Tim Paul
WOW Certified Professional
Web Designer
Director of Information Technology
Montana State University
Valerie Clapp
United Technologies Center
Bangor, ME

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