Thank You to our Peer Reviewers!

The Minnesota Online Quality Initiative manages official Quality Matters course reviews for the Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State. Official QM course reviews are completed by review teams that consist of three individuals – all are experienced online faculty who have been certified as Peer Reviewers or Master Reviewers by Quality Matters. These individuals choose to share their time and expertise to provide advice and ideas for improving courses at their sister institutions.

We want to thank and recognize the individuals who’ve participated as Peer Reviewers and Master Reviewers in the past year on official QM course reviews. Their time and dedication to this project makes a huge impact on the course quality and the learning environment for students.

Individuals from Minnesota State institutions are listed by institution in alphabetical order. (Most review teams also include reviewers from institutions outside of Minnesota.) If we’ve missed anyone, we apologize and hope you’ll let us know immediately so corrections can be made.

Institution

Peer/ Master Reviewers

Anoka Technical College Diana Gander-Ostrander, Master Reviewer
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Angie Anderson, Master Reviewer
Bemidji State University Mahmoud Al-Odeh, Master Reviewer
Mary Fairbanks
Century College Kelly Donahue, Master Reviewer
Hennepin Technical College Carmen Price
Jenessa Gerling, Master Reviewer
Lamia Jano
Karen LaPlant
Jane Sprangers, Master Reviewer
Hibbing Community College Katherine Brau, Master Reviewer
Inver Hills Community College Hamid Kazeroony, Master Reviewer
Julie Luker
Carrie Naughton, Master Reviewer
Katherine Nelson
Metropolitan State University Renee Cedarberg, Master Reviewer
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Miki Huntington
Jennifer Malarski, Master Reviewer
Elizabeth Pauly
Cheryl Neudauer
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Teresa Beacom, Master Reviewer
Minnesota State University, Mankato Queen Booker, Master Reviewer
Aaron Deris
Patricia Nelson, Master Reviewer
Laura Schwarz
Emily Stark, Master Reviewer
Minnesota State University, Moorhead Pamela McGee
Rebecca Rudel
Julie Zaloudek, Master Reviewer
Normandale Community College Xiaosheng Li, Master Reviewer
North Hennepin Dana Botz
Northland Community and Technical College Mary Amundson, Master Reviewer
Jennifer Dahlen, Master Reviewer
Dorinda Sorvig, Master Reviewer
Barbara Weber, Master Reviewer
Riverland Community College Sheryl Barton, Master Reviewer
Melissa Diegnau
Daniel Wirkus, Master Reviewer
Rochester Community and Technical College Tara Hammill
Saint Cloud State University Omar Al-Azzam, Master Reviewer
Hector Antunez
Kristen Carlson, Master Reviewer
Cari Kenner
Mehdi Mekni, Master Reviewer
Rachel Wexelbaum, Master Reviewer
Victoria Williams
Roseann Wolak
South Central College  Jane Greathouse, Master Reviewer
Southwest Minnesota State University Nancyruth Liebold, Master Reviewer
St Cloud Technical and Community College Susan Engel, Master Reviewer
Susan Schlicht, Master Reviewer
Winona State University Jane Carducci, Master Reviewer
Mary O’Brien, Master Reviewer
Robin O’Callaghan, Master Reviewer
Aurea Osgood
Jenny Prochnow
Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest, Master Reviewer
Tanya Ryan
Gregory Richard

National Distance Learning Week – A Time to Thank Our Peer Reviewers

During National Distance Learning Week (November 6 – 10, 2017), we want to recognize and thank the following peer reviewers and master reviewers from the Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State as well as the University of Minnesota. These individuals have given of their time and expertise over the past year by participating as peer reviewers or master reviewers on course review teams for courses submitted for review by their sister institutions within Minnesota as well as for institutions across the United States. Each of the individuals listed below is a Certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer or Master Reviewer and each has served on at least one official Quality Matters course review during the past year. Through their efforts, faculty colleagues at many institutions have been provided helpful feedback meant to improve online and blended courses for students.

The course peer review process involves a comprehensive review of an online or blended course by these trained and certified peer reviewers. In this process, courses are reviewed by a team of 3 certified reviewers trained by QM to apply the Quality Matters rubric and provide feedback to improve the course being reviewed. Courses that meet standards are listed in a national database of recognized courses. The course developer is provided access to an online “seal” from QM that indicates the year the course met standards.

During National Distance Learning week it seems fitting to recognize these individuals for their collaboration within the system and for their contributions to the collective improvement of learning experiences for our students.

Institution Certified Peer Reviewer Certified Master Reviewer
Anoka Technical College Deb Allen
Diana Gander-Ostrander
Bemidji State University Mary Fairbanks
Michael Urban
Mahmoud Al-Odeh
Central Lakes College Leanne Flynn
Century Community College Jessica Bell
Carolyn Cook
Kelly Donahue
Kris Peleg
Hennepin Technical College Lamia Jano
Karen LaPlant
Jenessa Gerling
Hibbing Community College Katherine Brau
Inver Hills Community College Barb Curchack
Katherine Nelson
Hamid Kazeroony
Carrie Naughton
Metropolitan State University Carol Lacey
Mireya Smith
LaRee Rowan
Renee Cedarberg
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Cheryl Neudauer
Elizabeth Pauly
Zala Fashant
Miki Huntington
Sheri Hutchinson
Jennifer Malarski
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Ann Schwalboski Teresa Beacom
Minnesota State – Southeast Technical College Rachel Daley
Minnesota State University, Mankato Kristi Montandon
Laura Schwarz
Queen Booker
Patricia Nelson
Emily Stark
Minnesota State University, Moorhead Barbara Matthees
Pamela McGee
Minnesota West Kayla Westra
Normandale Community College Xiaosheng Li
North Hennepin Community College Dana Botz
Northland Community and Technical College Cassie Hilts
Deloris Larson
Mary Amundson
Jennifer Dahlen
Elizabeth McMahon
Tina Moody
Dorinda Sorvig
Barbara Weber
Riverland Community College Sheryl Barton
Daniel Wirkus
Rochester Community and Technical College Tara Hammill
Mary Juenemann
Saint Cloud State University Jeanne Anderson
Giovanni Antunez
Victoria Williams
Omar Al-Azzam
Kristen Carlson
Mehdi Mekni
Rachel Wexelbaum
Roseann Wolak
Saint Cloud Technical and Community College Alvaro Plachejo Susan Schlicht
Susan Engel
Saint Paul College Darcy Turner
South Central College Jane Greathouse
Southwest Minnesota State University NancyRuth Leibold
University of Minnesota Lisa Sparby
Barry Stephens
Engin Sungur
Megan Bell
Winona State University Aurea Osgood
Jenny Prochnow
Gregory Richard
Tanya Ryan
Mary Bohman
Jane Caducci
Robin O’Callaghan
Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest