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Our Staff

Thomas A. McCain PhD.


Thom is the project director for the project and focuses on instructional design, assessment and research. He is the Director of Organizational Development for The Graham Family of Schools, and the founding Director of the Center for Experiential Learning Leadership and Technology (CELLT). He is Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University.

Stephen R. Acker PhD.

Director of Technology Enhanced Learning, CELLT Fellow

Stephen R. Acker is Emeritus Professor at The Ohio State University. In addition to his faculty appointment in the School of Communication, he served as the Director of Learning Technologies Research and Innovation in the Office of the CIO. Dr. Acker's research and publication is in the areas of Learning Technologies, Learning Space Design, and in the Diffusion of Innovation within organizational settings. Current topics of interest include the use and diffusion of Electronic Portfolios, Digital publishing as alternatives to traditional textbooks, and assessment of learning in new and emerging learning environments.

Beverlee Jobrack

Editor in Chief, CELLT Fellow

With a proven track record of developing effective research and standards-based print and technology curricular materials that meet teacher and student needs, Beverlee Jobrack has over 30 years experience in education, including:

  • Six years of teaching PreK-12 in Massachusetts and Central Ohio
  • Four years of educational television programming at Warner Communications (QUBE)
  • Twelve years of working with children in Destination Imagination and Girl Scouts
  • Twenty-three years of PreK-8 educational print and electronic materials development as editor and editorial director at McGraw-Hill.

Beverlee holds a BA in English from Clark University in Worcester, MA and has countless hours of professional development, workshop, and postgraduate courses in education. For CELLT Beverlee is Editor in Chief and a CELLT Fellow.

Sue Haefner

CELLT Project Manager

Sue Haefner's job is to manage the day-to-day operations with an eye toward meeting deadlines and finding resources to meet them. In addition she coordinates the OGT and MAP assessments for The Charles School and supports the efforts of the College Readiness Center. Sue has over 20 years of experience developing, implementing and managing projects that serve children and teenagers; in hospital, school and community settings. Sue also provides teachers with professional development in the area of understanding and analyzing research based assessment that can be used to improve teaching and learning. As a proud parent, of a recent graduate of The Graham Family of Schools who will be attending The Ohio State University, Sue has experienced firsthand, the power and potential of the academic ePortfolio. She hopes to educate parents on this amazing 21st Century tool. She is also proud of her daughter, Katie, who had a successful year as part of a Special Olympics Cheerleading squad. She and her husband Ralph just celebrated their 20th anniversary. Sue holds a BS in Education form Bowling Green State University.

Jeff Grunewald

Technical Consultant

Jeff Grunewald is the Senior Network Engineer for the Graham Family of Schools. His job is to set up the technology at The Graham Family schools and to keep it up and running. He is also the resident technology integration expert, helping teachers and students make effective use of the open-source classroom management system Capio for the 21st Century Skills and ePortfolio curriculum. Jeff started working at The Graham School in 2011. Jeff is a Columbus native with a bachelors degree with honors in English from the Ohio State University.

Edmund Ingman

Writer, Professional Development Coordinator