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 Division of eLearning & Professional Studies 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)

+ eLAC Meeting Minutes Year 1 (13-14)

Advisory Council - Year 4 (2016-17)

  • Kristi Menear, PhD, CAPE (Chair)

    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

  • Delores Carlito, MLIS, MA, MAEd

    Associate Professor
    Mervyn H. Sterne Library

  • 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

  • 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, MA, MPH

    Health Services Administration
    School of Health Professions

  • Gregg Janowski, PhD (ex officio)

    Professor and Associate Provost
    Assessment and Accreditation

  • Karen Kennedy, PhD

    Senior Associate Dean
    Associate Professor, Marketing
    Collat School of Business

  • Randi Kirkland, MAEd

    President, Instructional Designers Advisory Board
    Instructional Design Specialist Senior
    Division of eLearning & Professional Studies

  • 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

    Associate Dean, Technology & Innovation
    Professor, Family, Community, & Health Systems
    School of Nursing

  • Pam Paustian, PhD, RHIA, LSSGB

    Associate Professor and Executive Director
    Division of eLearning & Professional Studies

  • Scott Phillips, PhD

    Associate Professor and Director
    Center for Teaching & Learning

  • 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, MPH

    Associate Professor
    Primary Care/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