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Long Bio
Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a noted leader in higher education with expertise in online teaching, course design, and faculty development. Michelle’s work has helped online instructors, instructional designers, and institutional leaders across the nation and beyond understand how to craft relevant, humanized online learning experiences that support the diverse needs of college students. Her work has explored the impact of human presence and relationships on diverse learners for more than two decades. She is the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (2nd edition, Routledge) and has received national recognition for her excellence in teaching and faculty development from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).

Currently, Michelle is a professional development coordinator for Foothill College's Online Learning program. In her role, she coordinates professional development in support of equitable online teaching and learning is leading a California Learning Lab grant project that is scaling humanized online teaching across California and researching its impact on STEM students from minoritized communities. Learn more about Michelle at brocansky.com and connect with her on Twitter @brocansky.

Condensed Bio
Michelle’s work has helped online instructors across the world understand how to craft relationship-rich online learning experiences that support the diverse needs of college students. In her current role as Professional Development Coordinator for Foothill College, she coordinates professional development in support of equitable online teaching and learning . She is also leading intersegmental grant project that is scaling humanized online teaching across California and researching its impact on students, particularly those from minoritized communities.