Michelle kept a 300+ member audience informed, engaged, and inspired with her talk on humanizing online education. I found her talk to be well-grounded in research and experience. I was impressed with how she was able to move from the big picture to small details and suggestions without getting too bogged down in either place — it was perfect for our audience. Highly recommend!

-Shannon Riggs, Executive Director, Oregon State University Ecampus

I am available for speaking for engagements and love spending time with faculty.  Please contact me directly with inquiries. I do my very best to respond within a couple of days.



  • Humanizing Online Learning, 4th Annual TOPkit Workshop, University of Central Florida. Orlando, FL. March, 2020. 
  • Humanizing Online Learning, Growing Online Learning Conference, keynote, Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO). Virtual, February 2020.


  • Defining Leadership in EdTech, DET/CHE (Directors of Educational Technology, California Higher Education). San Diego, CA, December 2019.
  • Equitizing Higher Education through Humanized Online Teaching, OLC Accelerate, invited workshop. Orlando, Florida, November, 2019.
  • Academic Support Panel, STEM Equity Conference, UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, October 2019.
  • Humanizing Learning with Digital Tools, Utah State University, Center for Innovative Design & Instruction. Logan, Utah, October 2019.
  • Untethered Professional Development: A More Equitable Model, Online Teaching Conference. Anaheim, CA, June 2019.
  • Reimagining Success Panel, Community College Summit, OLC Innovate Conference. Denver, CO, April 2019.
  • Humanizing Online Learning: The Secret Sauce for Improving Equity Gaps in Higher Education, with Mike Smedshammer and Tracy Schaelen, OLC Innovate Conference. Denver, CO, April 2019.
  • Humanizing Online Learning, keynote, Oregon State Ecampus Faculty Forum. Corvallis, Oregon May 2019.
  • Humanizing Learning with Digital Tools, keynote, St. Cloud State Provost Summit. St. Cloud, Minnesota, March 2019.