Pre-Conference Workshops

Diana Hallerud

Diana Hallerud

Associate Director of Accreditation

Diana Hallerud is the Associate Director of Accreditation for ACBSP. Previously, she was a Research Analyst for the Missouri Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (MOICC) for 6 years. Prior to that, she worked as a Research Secretary for Institutional Research at Central Missouri State University.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Management and Human Relations from Mid-America Nazarene University and a master’s of Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Since joining ACBSP, she has also served as a state Baldrige Examiner for the states of Kansas and Washington as well as serving on numerous ACBSP site visits.

Twitter 2.0 and Periscope
For Educators
Chrissann Ruehle

Chrissann Ruehle

Assistant Professor
Sinclair College

Chrissann Ruehle is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management at Sinclair College. As lead marketing faculty, she oversees the new Digital Marketing program which includes an A.A.S degree and three certificates. She designed curriculum for six marketing courses including Marketing Principles, Digital Marketing, Social Media & Consumer Engagement, Sales Fundamentals, Advertising Principles and Retailing. She has actively tweeted since 2009 and is an early adopter of Periscope.

Ruehle has over 20 years of marketing, marketing research, and management experience primarily in the healthcare, small business consulting, and technology industries. Her education includes an M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Project Management certificate from Xavier University, and a B.S. in Marketing from Miami University.

Assessment of
Student Learning
Janice Stoudemire

Janice Stoudemire

Founder & President
Palmetto Academic Consulting Services

Janice Stoudemire, founder and president of Palmetto Academic Consulting Services, Inc., is recognized as a national leader and advocate for outcomes assessment and student learning outcomes with a focus on providing support for faculty around the world dealing with the day-to-day challenges in educational assessment and planning. She regularly makes presentations and conducts workshops at national and international conferences and also provides assessment consulting services for two and four-year institutions.

Stoudemire retired from Midlands Technical College (MTC) after 25 years of teaching and serving as the co-director of MTC’s Assessment Institute. In addition, she was responsible for the developing and deploying a college-wide student learning outcomes process at MTC.

Wilfredo Giraldo

Director of Latin American Operations, ACBSP

Dr. Wilfredo Giraldo is the Director of Latin American Operations for ACBSP. He is based in Lima, Perù.

He is also the Director of the Business Quality Institute at San Martin de Porres University, whose mission is to reinforce linkage between university and industry by providing services to companies to improve its management in marketing, operations, human resources and administration. He is also conducting projects in fields of social responsibility and environmental management.

Giraldo studied Industrial Engineering at the National University of Engineering. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Applied Science Peruvian University Business School and a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from the Graduated School of San Martin de Porres University, Lima, Peru.

Keynote Speaker

Damon Givehand

Damon Givehand

Teaching TuneUP

Damon Givehand is Co-founder of Teaching TuneUP, a new and unique resource for educators that combines personal development with professional development to support educators who want to experience powerful life and career transformation. For more than 15 years, Damon has worked in education as a high school teacher, college/career professor, and faculty trainer. Finding himself in both online and face-to-face classrooms, he developed and used countless strategies for helping students experience massive success, both in and out of the academic setting. His hands-on and interactive approach to teaching and learning have touched thousands of educators and students around the world.

After delivering hundreds of professional development workshops, Damon found that one key ingredient was missing from the standard in-service model – a focus on the personal. As the Vice President of Personal Development and Transformation at Teaching TuneUP, Damon’s sole (and soul) mission is to bring the personal back to the professional by helping those who teach become Whole Educators™.

Damon studied Psychology & Biology at Florida A&M University and holds a Master’s Degree in Math Education and Methods of Instruction from Nova Southeastern University. He’s also a certified Yoga Instructor. His life’s work is built on facilitating positive change in the world by working with those involved in nurturing the next generation.


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