Kinta Montilus

Kinta is an Associate Learning Designer on Pearson Higher Education’s Learning and Experience Design team. Kinta enjoys working and engaging with learners to assist them in developing designs true to their learning needs. Kinta received her MA in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, she is working on her PhD at Seton Hall University in Education Research, Assessment, and Program Evaluation.

2017 Presentation Abstract: Using Empathetic Design Thinking to Fuel Your Learning Experience Designs

Lenaya Ford


Lenaya Ford is a rising senior at Montclair State University studying Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Events, and Tourism marketing.  Currently, Lenaya is the Event Planning Intern for ELD, where she is responsible for planning details of the annual conference.  She looks forward to working on events with shows, convention centers, and resort events.  During the past school year, she is an active member of the Campus Community, she was Vice President of the Fashion Club and goes Student Government Association’s Bill Hearings to learn what is going on in the community.  She also has helped other organizations on campus put on fashion shows throughout the year. In her home community, she regularly gives back to the community and participates in her church’s In Reach/ Out Reach program.  

Adam Rzepka

Adam Rzepka is an Assistant Professor of English at Montclair State University, where he teaches Shakespeare and other early modern drama, early modern poetry, and critical theory. His current research, on the intersection of the Renaissance stage, the sciences of the soul, and the making of early modern experience, has produced a Shakespeare Quarterly article on imagination in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and forthcoming articles on apprehension in Hamlet and the kinetics of affect in Cambises. His book in progress is on the field and function of “experience” in early modern discourse and Shakespearean drama. Adam holds a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has taught at Chicago, at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Stanford University’s Online High School.

2017 Presentation Abstract: Social Network of Early English Drama

Junior Tidal

Junior Tidal is the Web Services & Multimedia Librarian, Associate Professor for the New York City College of Technology, CUNY. He is author of Usability and the Mobile Web: A LITA Guide. His research interests include information architecture, mobile usability, and web analytics.

2017 Presentation Abstract: What’s Mine is YOURLS

Ronald D. Mina

Ronald D. Mina has been dealing with the impact of gamification on diverse fields for nearly a decade and actually playing video games since he was eighteen months old. Professionally, he has worked closely with a number of technology companies, ranging in size from Fortune 500 all the way to startups, advising them on communications and corporate strategies, as well as explaining why their new product is not a positive example of gamification. An alumnus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, he is Editorial Director for AFKer Games, a new publication focused on the impartial coverage of video games and their ecosystem.

2017 Presentation Abstract: The Specter of Edutainment: Re-emergent Mistakes & Opportunities

Sharon Medow

Sharon H. Medow is a fulltime clinical faculty member in the School of Education at Pace University’s NYC campus, where she teaches an eclectic group of courses to both undergraduate and graduate students.  Her lifelong commitment to the teaching profession and urban education has yielded a passion for studying and developing interdisciplinary childhood methodology classes for pre-service teacher education candidates particularly in the disciplines of literacy, the humanities and social sciences.  In addition, professor Medow teaches student teaching seminars and supervises candidates in NYC public schools.  She also works with NYC Teaching Fellows and is a member of a research team infusing the use of TeachLive Technology and simulation working with avatar students to support new teachers and implement effective communication skills, plan integrated lessons across disciplines and reflect on their classroom practice.  Professor Medow presents at regional and national conferences and is a dedicated teacher educator and lifelong learner.

2017 Presentation Abstract: Innovative Project Based Teaching and Learning Experiences Infusing Literacy

Jennifer Pankowski

2017 Presentation Abstract: Innovative Project Based Teaching and Learning Experiences Infusing Literacy

Jennifer Mathes

2017 Presentation Abstract: Keeping the Focus on Quality in the Digital Learning Environment

Kimberly Abrams

Kimberly R. Abrams is the Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian at New York City College of Technology, CUNY.  Her primary research interests are in electronic resource management and collection development.

2017 Presentation Abstract: What’s Mine is YOURLS

M.O. Thirunarayanan

2017 Presentation Abstract: What students reported they learned by playing role playing games