An engineering graduate from University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA in management from University of Golden Gate, San Francisco, Mr. Agarwal, has over 30 years of experience in business strategic planning & implementation, managing design & manufacturing operations, marketing & global supply change, and in restructuring inefficient operations. After managing several operations in USA and overseas, he strongly believes the change is inevitable and the true solutions always come from innovations in our mental thought processes, methodologies, operational processes, and technologies.
Dr. Elizabeth Fisher is a leader in Online Education. Her experience is multifaceted including perspectives as a: student, instructional designer, content developer, faculty, researcher, and administrator. She earned her PhD in Instructional Leadership with a technology focus, with her research being the first to focus on applying usability testing to online course development. She currently serves as the Interim Executive Director for the Division of eLearning and Professional Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In that role she oversees quality assurance and compliance in online education. She collaborates with deans, chairs, and faculty and administrative units to promote development of innovative online academic degrees and continuing education programs. Her division provides instructional design support to faculty in the development of online instruction and is also responsible for support and training for all university-wide academic technologies. Finally, her division recruits, advises and provides tutoring for students in three new programs to ensure retention: UAB Start, UAB Salute, UAB Finish. Her passion for online education is rooted in her early years in education as a K-12 classroom teacher in a rural community. There the educational disparity for underserved populations is stark. She sees online education as the gateway for pushing those students towards a path of life changing post-secondary education.