Michael Oreyreceived both the M.A.Ed. and an Ed.D.in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to coming to The University of Georgia in 1989, he taught mathematics and computer science in public schools and in a private international school in Venezuela.
He is one of the founders of the LPSL at UGA He has had funded projects related to intelligent tutoring with the U.S. Army Research Institute, project-based learning with at-risk middle school age children, online learning with EpicLearning, and forming partnerships with Universidade Federal do Ceará through a FIPSE-CAPES grant.His current research interests are focused on cognitive applications of technology in the classroom, learning theory, motivation theory, and instructional theory.
Stephanie A. Jones joined the faculty at Georgia Southern University in the fall of 2009 after receiving her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia. Her previous work experience included one year as a youth librarian in a public library and 14 years as a school library media specialist and a staff-development instructor.Dr. Jones’ current research interests include the career development, recruitment and retention of school library media specialists, the 21st century school library media profession, and storytelling pedagogy.
Robert Branch is Professor and Head of the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia. He earned an Associate of Science degree from New York City Technical College, a Bachelor of Science degree from Elizabeth City State University, and a Masters degree from Ball State University. Dr. Branch later went on to complete his Doctor of Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, specializing in learning, design, and technology. Along with helping to co-write and co-edit various publications, Dr. Branch focuses on student-centered learning and consults regularly with governments, businesses, and other educational institutions on strategic planning. Known internationally for his outstanding leadership in instructional design and visual literacy, Dr. Branch is the author, most recently, of Instructional Design: The ADDIE Approach (2009), as well as the upcoming fifth edition of Survey of Instructional Development Models.