The eLearning Advisory Council is comprised of representatives from each college and school, as well as faculty and student representatives. The council advises and supports the eLearning & Professional Studies division, as well as advises on broad, institution-wide issues related to online education quality and enrollment growth at UAB.

Standing Committees

There are three standing committees in addition to the main eLearning Advisory Council. Click the committee names below to find meeting minutes, membership rosters, and other information about these committees.


+ eLAC Meeting Minutes Year 4 (16-17)

eLearning Advisory Committee meeting minutes for 2016-2017 (year four).


+ eLAC Meeting Minutes Year 3 (15-16)

eLearning Advisory Committee meeting minutes for 2015-2016 (year three).

+ eLAC Meeting Minutes Year 2 (14-15)

eLearning Advisory Committee meeting minutes for 2014-2015 (year two).

  • September 9, 2014
  • + eLAC Meeting Minutes Year 1 (13-14)

    Advisory Council - Year 4 (2016-17)

    • CHAIR: Kristi Menear, PhD, CAPE

      Professor and Chair
      Department of Human Studies
      School of Education

    • Courtney Bentley, EdD

      Associate Dean
      School of Education

    • Donald Burke, PhD

      Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
      Associate Director, Advanced Safety Engineering & Management
      School of Engineering

    • Stacey Cofield, PhD

      Chair, Online Education Committee
      Associate Professor, Biostatistics
      School of Public Health

    • Catherine Danielou, PhD

      Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
      Associate Professor, French
      College of Arts & Sciences

    • Christopher Edmonds, PhD

      Associate Professor
      Accounting and Finance
      Collat School of Business

    • Elizabeth Fisher, PhD

      Interim Executive Director
      eLearning & Professional Studies
      Office of the Provost

    • Amanda Gargus

      Graduate Student Representative
      Nursing Informatics
      School of Nursing

    • Craig Hoesley, MD

      Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education
      Professor, Medicine/Infectious Diseases
      School of Medicine

    • Maria Hopkins, PhD

      Director, Undergraduate Studies
      Associate Professor, Psychology
      College of Arts & Sciences

    • Robert Howard, MS, MBA

      Associate Vice President
      Deputy Chief Information Officer
      Information Technology

    • Nataliya Ivankova, PhD, MPH

      Health Services Administration
      School of Health Professions

    • Karen Kennedy, PhD

      Senior Associate Dean
      Associate Professor, Marketing
      Collat School of Business

    • Randi Kirkland, MAE

      President, Instructional Designers Advisory Board
      Instructional Design Specialist Senior
      Collat School of Business

    • Shaun Kuo

      Undergraduate Student Representative
      Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering
      School of Engineering

    • Lauren Lake, MFA

      Faculty Senate Representative
      Associate Professor and Chair
      Art and Art History

    • John Laurent, OD

      Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
      Associate Professor, Optometry
      School of Optometry

    • Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN

      Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
      Professor, Family, Community & Health Systems
      School of Nursing

    • Jacqueline Moss, PhD, RN, FAAN

      Assistant Dean, Clinical Simulation & Technology
      Professor, Family, Community & Health Systems
      School of Nursing

    • Scott Phillips, PhD

      Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
      Associate Professor, Music Technology
      College of Arts & Sciences

    • Michelle Robinson, DMD, MA

      Associate Dean, Health Information/Business Systems
      Associate Professor, Clinical/Community Sciences
      School of Dentistry

    • Chenise Ryan, MA

      Executive Director
      Enrollment Operations

    • Terrence Shaneyfelt, MD

      Associate Professor
      General Internal Medicine
      School of Medicine

    • Donna Slovensky, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA

      Professor and Senior Associate Dean
      Academic and Faculty Affairs
      School of Health Professions

    • Katherine Weise, OD, MBA, FAAO

      Associate Professor
      Director, Pediatric Optometry Services
      Supervisor, Pediatric Optometry Residency
      School of Optometry

    • Timothy Wick, PhD

      Senior Associate Dean
      Professor, Biomedical Engineering
      School of Engineering

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