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Alexandera (Sasha) Thackaberry

Louisiana State University
Vice President, Online & Continuing Education
Dr. Sasha Thackaberry serves as the Vice President for Online and Continuing Education at Louisiana State University.  She leads fully online programs, support for online and blended courses, and continuing education that encompasses professional development, K-12 and lifelong learning.  Previous to her current post, she was the Assistant Vice President for Academic Technology, Course Production and New Learning Models at Southern New Hampshire University.  She is the Chair of the Executive Committee for WCET, is the Co-Chair for the Council Chief Online Learning Officers through UPCEA, on the advisory committee for the national CHLOE survey, and is on the 7 Things Advisory Committee for EDUCAUSE.  She has served as a consultant for K-12, community college, non-profit and corporations in instructional design, professional development and elearning ecosystems.  She has also held a variety of roles spanning the field of elearning and innovation, including as the Director of eLearning Technologies, Manager of Next Generation Learning and Senior Instructional Designer at Cuyahoga Community College, and as the Online Learning Coordinator at WVIZ/PBS ideastream, a designated edtech agency for the state of Ohio where she ran online programs for professional development of in-service K-12 faculty statewide.  

Dr. Thackaberry has published articles in Inside Higher Ed, EDUCAUSE Review, eLearn Magazine, Distance Learning, e-Literate, WCET, evoLLLution, and the League for Innovation’s Learning Abstracts. She is the co-recipient of the 2013 MOOC Award for Excellence through the Open Education Consortium, and a 2010 Innovation of the Year award through the League for Innovation. Sasha holds a PhD in higher education administration with a research focus in Competency-Based Education as well as an MAT from Kent State University. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance is from the University of Akron.
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