Meet the OWL Team

Francesco Crocco, Director of the Online Writing Lab
Frank is working on the amazing new Online Reading Comprehension Lab due out in early 2017. He is ushering in an exciting era of animation and gamification for the OWL.

Mark Oppenneer, Director of Web Systems
Mark is the former Director of the OWL. He is an open source innovator with a passion for creating enterprise web resources. He is the technical architect and lead developer of the new OWL platform.

Lori Aldrich, Consultant and Content Specialist
Lori is a dedicated and detail-oriented task master who ensures content consistency and tracks project development.

Past Team Members

Darren Walsh, past AVP – Center for Online Education, Learning & Academic Services
Darren was our fiercest champion, tirelessly making behind the scenes magic happen (grants, awards, staffing, opportunities, etc.).

Crystal Sands, past Director of the Online Writing Lab
Crystal is the fairy godmother of the OWL – bringing in several large grants and many national awards. She was also our resident subject matter expert.

Michelle Abeyta, past Learning Services Coordinator and Instructional Designer
Michelle created video assets, interactive activities, and content while managing key areas of the OWL project.

Erin Blauvelt, past Senior Multimedia Instructional Designer
Erin created multimedia learning resources for the OWL, wrangled content and ensured that we adhered to accessibility guidelines. She is an Associate Faculty member at Excelsior College

Marina Suarez, past Concept Artist and Visual Designer
Marina is an accomplished artist who helped give the OWL new wings. She freshened up the original OWL designs and created assets for instructional animations.

Honorary Team Members

The OWL would not be what it is today without the amazing support and guidance of these folks.

Patti Croop, Director of Grants & Research.

Bethany Totaro de Barros, Director of Grants Management.

Al Faller, Senior Web Server Administrator.


David Seelow, Founding Director of the Online Writing Lab

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