IU Online Newsletter - May 18, 2016
LaFosse selected for fellowship
Ricky LaFosse, compliance assistant in the Office of Online Education (OOE), has been selected for a fellowship from the IU Bloomington School of Education that guarantees full funding for four years, along with an annual stipend.
LaFosse came to IU in 2013, joined OOE in November 2014, and just completed his final semester of the J.D. program at the Maurer School of Law.
As a law student, LaFosse interned with the U.S. Court of Appeals – Third Circuit and with IU’s Office of the Vice President and General Counsel. He focused his studies around education law and policy, and was recently accepted to IU’s education policy Ph.D. program.
LaFosse earned his B.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and his M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. Prior to coming to IU, LaFosse taught middle school English as a Teach For America corps member in Las Vegas.
Staff members represent OOE at state and national conferences
OOE staff members represented IU Online at several conferences this spring.
OOE Associate Director for Marketing and Communications Lisa Denlinger answered questions from Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center employees during the Buy Indiana Expo at the French Lick Resort.
In addition, OOE served as a corporate sponsor for the National Guard Association of Indiana's annual conference, also in French Lick. OOE Director Chris Foley, along with IU Kokomo Director of Undergraduate Admissions Angie Siders, attended sessions and staffed an exhibit booth during the conference.
OOE Associate Director for Administration and Compliance Ilona Marie Hajdu connected with online education thought leaders and practitioners at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s annual conference in San Diego, California, attending a variety of sessions devoted to best practices and innovative strategies that support and ensure the success of contemporary online learners.
Hajdu also co-presented a paper, “Core Judgment: An Empirical Investigation into the Implicit Philosophical Orientation of Practicing Instructional Designers” with IU Professor Elizabeth Boling and fellow instructional systems technology graduate students for the Examining Design Education and Lifelong Learning session at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.