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Nancy Cooley
Academic Affairs Director
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Nancy Cooley has worked in K-16 educational settings for more than 25 years. Prior to assuming the position of dean of the College of Education at Ferris State University, she served as an administrator in the offices of Information Technology, Academic Affairs, and the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development at Central Michigan University. She also taught as a tenured faculty member, as an owner of a private reading clinic, and as a K-9 special education teacher.

Cooley is directly responsible for approximately $2.25 million in funded grants to support the integration of technology into teaching and learning. One of those projects culminated in the publication of a book by the Mathematical Association of America, Exemplary Programs in Introductory College Mathematics: Innovative Programs Using Technology. She recently completed articles for K-12 administrators on "Total Cost of Technology Ownership" (2001) and "Technology and Student Achievement" (2001) published by the Educational Research Service (ERS). With co-author Michelle Johnston she wrote a book entitled Supporting New Models of Teaching and Learning through Technology (2001), also published by ERS.

Cooley has served on North Central Association focused visit accreditation teams to review institutions' requests to offer distance education programs. Cooley has served on numerous advisory boards and blue-ribbon task forces related to information technology, and she frequently speaks on the topic of planning and implementing information technology initiatives in higher education.

As a senior associate with the TLT Group, the Teaching, Learning, and Technology affiliate of the American Association for Higher Education, Cooley has assumed a variety of leadership roles. She served as a conference co-leader with Steven Gilbert at the Wake Forest University Catalyst Institute and at Regional Levers for Change Workshops in Minnesota, Michigan, and Ohio. She also served as a facilitator and cluster leader at several annual TLTR Summer Institutes. She chaired the steering committee that established a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) at Central Michigan University and provided leadership for a TLTR Introductory Conference at Ferris State University. Through her leadership, Ferris State University became one of the 11 founding members of COATT, Michigan's Consortium for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching with Technology.

Cooley holds a PhD in curriculum, teaching, and psychological studies from the University of Michigan, as well as a BS in education from Central Michigan University and a MAT from Oakland University. She served as the Helen L. DeRoy fellow during a postdoctoral fellowship in Educational Leadership at Michigan State University, and she completed the Management Development Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. kids gamesbrain teaser gamesdownloadable pc gamescard gamesbest pc gamespc game downloadstime management games

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