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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.
heads Lecturio’s Institutional Partnership program in the Philippines and helps nursing schools re-envision education in paradigm-changing times. Mr. Caguingin received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Manila Central University and is currently finishing his MBA at Bulacan State University. Before joining Lecturio, he held various management positions in sales and marketing, including at a globally renowned pharmaceutical company and was the founder of a freelance digital marketing company.
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.

Adonis is a doctor based in London and a candidate for a Masters Degree in Medical Education at Swansea University. He graduated from the University of Balamand in Lebanon, and worked as a Research Fellow at the Department of Emergency Medicine at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, and as a researcher with the Eastern Mediterranean Office of the World Health Organization. During his studies, Adonis served as the president of the Lebanese Medical Students’ International Committee, and later served as the Regional Director of the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations. As a Medical Education Consultant at Lecturio, he conducts and reviews research on health professions education, creates content, delivers capacity-building webinars and workshops to students and faculty. Adonis is part of the team that ensures evidence-based learning science strategies are at the core of the Lecturio platform.

Becky Oglesby’s career started as an elementary school teacher after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She started a private school that had a combination of 1st & 2nd grades. Several years later, she began her nursing path as a Nursing Assistant, obtaining an Associates in Nursing from Mitchell Community College, and a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Specialty areas that she worked in are Medical-Surgical, Telemetry, Observation, with Orthopedic. After earning a Masters in Nursing Education from Gardner-Webb University, she began teaching BSN students at Queens University of Charlotte. Her love of teaching and the NCLEX led her to become a Nurse Consultant for Kaplan Nursing, in which she assisted nursing schools/faculty to implement the program, and to motivate her to earn a Doctorate in Nursing Education from Gardner-Webb. Early in 2022, Dr. Oglesby joined Lecturio as the Senior Content Editor, managing all nursing content areas and a team of writers and reviewers. With a current focus on Next Generation NCLEX, her team is involved in all things that encompass the pre licensure exam for nursing student.

Dr. Gullo received his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology in 2000 at the University of Virginia and specialized in cellular and molecular immunology during his fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess/Harvard Medical School.  In Singapore, he established an immunology research laboratory where he successfully secured grant funding and published peer reviewed manuscripts in the area of blood cancers and immunotherapy.  In 2007, he transitioned to medical education.  He was a course director, an active learning facilitation trainer, an associate dean of medical education and served in a number of other roles over the last 15 years. He has served on the TBLC membership committee for over 10 years and has developed expertise in the facilitation of the TBL classroom.  In his current role overseeing faculty development, he is interested in promoting educational scholarship at all levels, standardizing teaching experiences through training, and helping faculty achieve a productive and holistic career.  In his teaching capacity, he continues to promote student-centric, lifelong learning and active teaching.

Sara Keeth is a Ph.D. and certified PMP (Project Management Professional) who graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas. As an educator, she has worked as a Teaching Fellow at  the University of Texas at Dallas, as a full-time professor at Richland College (now Dallas College’s Richland Campus), and has also taught at Austin College. Dr. Keeth has also worked as a consultant for Parker University’s Research Center and has a decade of experience as an operations manager for an advertising agency. As Senior Learning Science and Research Project Manager at Lecturio, she manages the Learning Science department’s activities, shares her education expertise and best practices for medical educators, and develops evidence-based content for both students and faculty.

Jamila Winder is the Vice President of North America at Lecturio where she leads national partnership efforts with health sciences programs in the US and Canada. She has a nearly 20-year track record of working with healthcare organizations to design and implement programs as well as education technology. She has led healthcare partnerships efforts at Drexel University, Laureate Education and Emeritus with an emphasis on clinicians and leaders.

Jamila has extensive experience building strategic partnerships with national healthcare employers ato support their internal training and development needs. She has worked with organizations such as Hospital Corporation of America, Kaiser Permanente, Merck, and CVS Health.

Jamila earned her MBA from Eastern University and her bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University.

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