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Dr. Thomas Penniston

Dr. Penniston has been involved with online and blended learning in different capacities – including as a student, instructor, builder, and administrator – for the past decade. He earned his Ph.D. through UMBC’s Language, Literacy, and Culture program, and has extensive experience with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs. He provides consultation to faculty and staff on working with institutional data (e.g., Blackboard A4L within REX), gathering data (e.g., Qualtrics), and conducting data analyses. Dr. Penniston also analyzes DoIT outcomes and survey feedback to inform empirically based best practices, spearheads and administers screencasting use at the university, collaborates on institutional predictive analytics projects, and supports faculty course hybridization in alignment with Quality Matters Standards.