Moderator: Dr. Peter J. Shea

Dr. Joanne Souza, Director, Biology Online, Lecturer, Stony Brook, Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Dr. Alisia Grace Chase, Historian of Art and Visual Culture, SUNY Brockport, Department of Art

Kathleen D. Borbee, Associate Professor, Business Administration & Economics, Monroe Community College

Panel Presentation: The Formation of Positive Attitudes in Online Teaching

Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors: 56 ambassadors from 24 SUNY campuses have been nominated by their campus for this recognition as  exemplary online educators, who are both enthusiastic and effective in online teaching, and honored for their positive contributions to the field of online teaching in SUNY. 


Peter J. Shea

Dr. Peter J. Shea

Dr. Peter Shea is a member of the faculty of the Department of Educational Theory and Practice and the College of Computing and Information at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Previously he served as the Director of the SUNY Learning Network, the online educational program for the colleges and universities of SUNY, and as the manager of the university system’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology Program. He is currently principal investigator for a Sloan Foundation grant, investigating learning environments that blend classroom and online instruction. He has also worked extensively with the Sloan Consortium and published original research in the Sloan-C series of monographs on quality online learning. He co-author of “The Successful Distance Learner” and his research has appeared in The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, The Journal of Educational Computing Research, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, The Journal of Online Teaching, Computers and Education, and The Internet and Higher Education as well as the books “Learning Together Online”, and “Learner Centered Theory and Practice in Distance Education” both published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.