Dr. Hirumi currently holds a joint appointment with the Dept. of Learning Sciences in the College of Community Innovation and Education, and the Dept. of Medical Education in the College of Medicine at UCF. For the past 25 years, Dr. Hirumi has centered his teaching, research and service on the design of online and hybrid learning experiences. He has worked with faculty, staff, students and administrators in K12 and higher education, medical centers, and the military across North and South America, Asia, and the Middle East to improve eLearning. Dr. Hirumi’s research now focuses on advancing medical education and fostering transdisciplinary collaboration among instructional designers and educators in the health professions. Awards include: The David H. Jonassen Excellence in Research Award presented by the Association for Educational Communication and Technology for long-term record of excellence in research and impact in ID&T, the US Army Training Maverick Award for leadership in distance learning, and the Texas Distance Learning Association Award for commitment to excellence and innovation.
Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Dr. Oakley’s research has been described as “revolutionary” in the Wall Street Journal—she has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She has won numerous national teaching awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in engineering education. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera – UC San Diego’s “Learning How to Learn,” one of the world’s most popular massive open online courses. She published numerous books, including Uncommon Sense Teaching (Penguin Random House 2021). Dr. Oakley is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Dr. Chumley most recently served as provost of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine where she led the strategic vision for academic quality and student outcomes since 2013. Prior to that, she served for eight years at the University of Kansas School of Medicine as vice chancellor for educational resources and interprofessional education. She also served for nearly four years as senior associate dean for medical education, responsible for admissions, curriculum and student affairs. Dr. Chumley also led initiatives in rural health, and cultural enhancement and diversity. She has been recognized with national awards for teaching, leadership and scholarship, including the President’s Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine for leading the taskforce that created the national Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum. She is an editor of multiple textbooks and currently serves on the editorial board of Medical Teacher, the corporate board of Annals of Family Medicine and the Supervisory Council of the Sint Maarten Medical Center.
Dr. Helen M. Farrell is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA. She obtained her MD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2006. Currently, she is a Harvard Medical School faculty member, and board certified Psychiatrist and Forensic Psychiatrist. Due to her achievements, she is well published in the field of forensic psychology, and has appeared as an expert witness in court. She also delivered the TEDx Talk, “Creating Hope for Mental Health” in 2015. Within Lecturio, Dr. Farrell teaches courses on Psychiatry.
Dr. James E Folkestad earned his Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development (EHRD) from Texas A&M in 1996. He is dedicated to the scientific investigation of how technology can be used to enhance learning, training, and innovative practice. In addition, he is the Director of the Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT), a research center at CSU, a group of faculty and administrators dedicated to advancing the use of analytics to drive teaching and learning innovation.
Dr. Horneffer attended Johns Hopkins for medical school and residency, and practiced medicine as a cardiac surgeon in Maryland, USA. In mid-career, he was asked to help bring medical education to the underserved in the Pacific area. He accepted the position as Dean of a medical school, based in Independent Samoa, which he led to become the first accredited school in the world to use an entirely online didactic curriculum to educate medical students simultaneously on multiple continents. Today he is helping evolve medical education by serving as Executive Dean for a small Government- chartered Jamaican school (AAIMS) to improve teaching and train physicians for an underserved part of the country. At Lecturio, he serves as Director of Medical Education, helping shape its innovative learning-science based offering, which is used by medical students and schools around the world.
Dr. Raj Ettarh is Associate Dean with responsibility for the pre-clerkship curriculum and for assessment across the MD program at California University of Science and Medicine, a new allopathic 4-year medical school in California that delivers an integrated, organ-systems case-based curriculum with a flipped classroom pedagogy. He has extensive experience with curriculum and program development at medical schools in Europe and the US, and led the successful development and implementation of the pre-clerkship curriculum and the assessment strategy at CUSM.
Dr. Rhonda Lawes is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma, USA. She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2016. Due to her achievements, she has earned numerous teaching awards. She teaches nursing students how to use the science of cognitive learning to maximize their study effectiveness.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Lawes is the Director of Nursing Education Programs, and teaches courses on Pharmacology (Nursing), Medical Surgical Nursing and Pathophysiology.
Stefan Wisbauer attended Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government before joining the World Bank and later McKinsey & Co. as a consultant. He then helped build innovative Public-Private-Partnership capacity building, clinician co-owned hospital and population health management initiatives. Today he is Co-CEO of Lecturio, where he oversees both the strategic growth and product development of the company’s innovative learning-science based medical education platform, which is used by medical students and schools around the world. He sees a need to build scaleable new education solutions to address the health worker shortage around the world and believes a solid digital foundation is a necessity for the success of such efforts.
Thiemo Weiser is the Director of Institutional Partnerships for the Asia-Pacific region and has over 5 years of experience in the medical and nursing education sector. He has a deep understanding of how medical and nursing schools work and what modern Gen Z students expect from their schools. Before joining Lecturio, he worked as a medic, trained school medics, studied Economics at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany, completed an alternative MBA program, and ran his own B2B business for 7 years.