Blackboard MVP

The Blackboard User Community is an interconnected web of questions and answers, experience and expertise.

At the center of that web are the most knowledgeable, skilled users of Blackboard technology – Blackboard MVPs.

About Blackboard MVP

Bb MVPs aren't just knowledgeable. They're engaged, accessible, and collaborative, sharing their proficiency and feedback with the wider Blackboard community through social media, discussion forums, webinar presentations, and events.

Key Characteristics of Blackboard MVPs

Knowledgeable

Bb MVPs live and breathe Blackboard technology. If you have questions, they have answers.

Engaged

Bb MVPs consistently raise their hands to assist fellow Blackboard users and foster a cooperative community of users.

Accessible

Bb MVPs represent the voice of the User Community. They openly share feedback with Blackboard and make themselves available to help fellow clients in a timely manner.

Collaborative

Bb MVPs are team players. They work with their fellow Blackboard users to improve the application of Blackboard technologies for the benefit of all users and education overall.

Get to Know the Blackboard MVPs

The Blackboard MVPs will be sharing their expertise by moderating the Ask the MVP's Client Q&A forum, continuing to share their best practices through their personal blogs, Blackboard blogs, social media, tweet ups, office hours, and more. The MVPs are excited to support the community in a more direct and accessible way.

Meet the Blackboard MVPs

Blackboard MVPs are experts in Blackboard technologies and overall educational technology. They are easily identifiable by their digital badges and signatures on social media and listservs. As reliable outside resources of feedback and expertise on Blackboard products and services, MVPs are a trusted resource available to help you improve your daily work in education. Tap into these individuals.

Matt Acevedo

Matt Acevedo

Instructional Designer
Florida International University
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Paul Beaudoin

Paul Beaudoin

Online Education Specialist
Fitchburg State University
Email | Twitter | Bio

Dr. Torria Bond

Dr. Torria Bond

Instructional Designer
California Baptist University
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Chris Bray

Chris Bray

Blackboard Administrator
University of Arkansas
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Paige Brooks-Jeffiers

Paige Brooks-Jeffiers

Director for Innovative Strategies
KCTCS
Email | Twitter | Bio

Doug Cohen

Associate Director, Academic Technology Services
SUNY (SUNY Learning Network)
Email | Twitter | Bio

Dionne Curbeam

Director of Instructional Technology
Coppin State University
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Bryan Fendley

Director of Academic Computing
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Greg Frederick

DL Specialist
National Defense Univesity
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Ryan Gravette

Director of Information and Technology
Idaho Digital Learning
Email | Twitter | Bio

Bill Harlow

Bill Harlow

Manager of Instructional Technology and User Experience
Ultimate Medical Academy
Email | Twitter | Bio

Mariann Hawken

Mariann Hawken

Instructional Technology Specialist
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Email | Twitter | Bio

Eric Kunnen

Eric Kunnen

Emerging Technologies Coordinator
Grand Valley State University
Email | Twitter | Bio

Larry Kunnen

Larry Lambert

Online Instructional Support Specialist
Southwestern Community College
Email | Twitter | Bio

Kevin Lowey

Kevin Lowey

Systems Analyst
University of Saskatchewan
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Andy Mitkos

Andy Mitkos

Learning Management Systems Coordinator
Lincoln Land Community College
Email | Twitter | Bio

Brian Morgan

Brian Morgan

Marshall University
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Robert Newbury

Robert Newbury

Ph.D, Instructional Designer
University of Nevada Reno
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Terry Patterson

Terry Patterson

LMS Application Administrator
University of Missouri
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Kristine Putnam

Kristine Putnam

Lead Applications Technical Analyst
Wayne State University
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Jason Rhode

Jason Rhode

Director, Faculty Development
and Instructional Design Center
Northern Illinois University
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Novita Rogers

Novita Rogers

Sr. Director of Business Intelligence and CRM
Pepperdine University
Email | Twitter | Bio

Eric Silva

Eric Silva

Student/Trainer
University of Texas at Brownsville
Email | Twitter | Bio

Melissa Stange

System Applications Administrator
Shenandoah University
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Geralyn Stephens

Geralyn Stephens

Associate Professor - Clinical
Wayne State University
Email | Twitter | Blog | Bio

Mike Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman

Blackboard System Administrator
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Email | Bio

Become an MVP

Join Our Team of Blackboard MVPs

The Blackboard MVP program is built to grow and expand. Two new classes of Blackboard MVPs will be accepted annually based on a self and peer nomination process.

If you are considering nominating yourself or another peer in the Blackboard User Community, here are a few things to consider:

  • Are you a thought leader in the educational community?
  • Do you want to have special access to Blackboard and are you willing to provide feedback on behalf of the larger Blackboard User Community?
  • Do you demonstrate the qualities of an MVP?
    • Knowledgeable: A Bb MVP stands out as an expert in either the use or application of Blackboard technologies
    • Engaged: A Bb MVP demonstrates leadership in the community by volunteering to present, lead and share readily
    • Accessible: A Bb MVP represents the voice of the community and openly shares feedback with Blackboard. He or she is accessible to help other clients in a timely manner.
    • Collaborative: A Bb MVP is open to sharing and working with other Blackboard clients to improve the application of Blackboard technologies to benefit all users and education overall.

Thank you for your interest, the nomination period is now closed.

Questions?

Questions about the MVP program or interested in receiving an alert when nominations open? Please email: community@blackboard.com.