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Frank T. Prochaska
Executive Director

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Prior to his current position as Executive Director of the University of North Carolina Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Collaborative, Frank served as Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemistry at Western Carolina University. When WCU initiated its freshman computer admission requirement in Fall 1998, Frank chaired the campus-wide implementation team that planned, developed, and implemented all aspects of the program. He also served as co-chair of a 1999 UNC system-wide task force that reviewed the instructional use of technology within the University and examined national best practices. That research led to the establishment of the UNC TLT Collaborative. Frank received his undergraduate degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York, and performed his graduate work in physical chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley.

Hilarie Nickerson
Program Coordinator

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As Program Coordinator for the TLT Collaborative, Hilarie serves as UNC's project director for MERLOT, an international cooperative for online instructional resources. Additional responsibilities have included coordinating the annual UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference and managing the development of the TLTC web site and the UNC Professional Development Portal. She is also active in the TLT Collaborative's community-building initiatives, and she is responsible for the TLTC's identity and promotional materials. Before joining the TLTC, Hilarie was a faculty member in the industrial design program at Arizona State University. She also previously chaired a program at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh that granted associates degrees in computer graphics and visualization. Hilarie holds a BS in Engineering Sciences from Yale University, a MS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a MID in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University.

Laura N. Rogers
Program Coordinator


Laura comes to the TLTC from UNC Wilmington where, as Associate Professor in the Watson School of Education, she participated in collaborative development of web course pedagogy and assessment, taught online and web-enhanced education courses, and served as a leader of the Web Course Development Team. As part of the 1999 UNC IT Strategy Project's Campus Teaching and Learning with Technology Task Force, she participated in University-wide discussions recommending the development of the TLT Collaborative. In her role as chair of the UNCW University Curriculum Committee, she facilitated the development of the undergraduate computer competency requirement. Laura's responsibilities as TLTC Program Coordinator have included organizing the TLT Interest Groups, coordinating the TLT Assessment Initiative, and facilitating the development of TLTC Strategic and Operating Plans. Laura co-founded the Cape Fear Center for Inquiry, a public charter school in Wilmington, and is a past president of the North Carolina Association for Research in Education. She holds B.S. and M.E. degrees in Biological Sciences Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Oklahoma.

Andrea Eastman-Mullins
Information and Technology Coordinator


Before joining the TLTC in March 2003, Andrea worked with librarians for eight years in the information access industry where she was most recently a Senior Product Manager for ProQuest Information and Learning. Beginning her career as a user interface designer and project manager, Andrea held multiple roles in the development of over 25 online aggregated databases in the arts and humanities. Her last project was the launch of ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, a searchable collection of local history texts and historic US Federal Census images. Andrea is responsible for managing the TLTC's information sharing activities and online database development projects including the Professional Development Portal and the UNC TLT Training Compendium. Andrea holds a B.A. in philosophy and German from Hamilton College and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan, where her research included studies of MERLOT's peer-review process and IT collaboration at research universities.

Steven Hopper
Information and Technology Coordinator


Steven joined the TLTC in November of 2004 after graduating with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Spring of 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. During both high school and college, he worked part-time for Appalachian State University as a web consultant. While at Appalachian State, he developed the first faculty portal, which allowed professors to create class web pages, view class photo rosters, and submit grades via the web. While most of these features have been absorbed by corporate products, they still have their dedicated users! Steven will devote 50% of his time to the TLTC and 50% to Online Services, which is another division of Information Resources in the Office of the President. Steven serves as subject matter expert for web-based applications and provides technical assistance to the TLTC's endeavors.

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