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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 12 years. He earned his PhD through UMBC’s Language, Literacy, and Culture program, and has extensive experience with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs. Dr. Penniston implements, monitors, and evaluates initiatives related to instructional technology and student persistence and success, including predictive analytics projects, and supports faculty course hybridization in alignment with Quality Matters Standards. He also consultations faculty and staff on data gathering and analysis.