The QM IDA is led by a team of dedicated instructional design professionals. QM IDA members choose the leadership in elections held every three years. The current leadership team was elected in 2023.
QM IDA Leadership
QM IDA Chair
Steve has been an instructional designer for 17 years, and is a Senior Instructional Designer and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator at the University of Akron. Currently, he serves as one of the Quality Matters Ohio Consortium’s State Leads and is chair of their executive committee. Steve is also a certified APPQMR Facilitator, Course Review Manager, and Master Reviewer. Through his experience, he has been able to help grow online programs by providing insight and guidance into the course development process, and frequently coaches institutions on their QM implementation.
QM IDA Vice Chair
Dr. Rae Mancilla is the Assistant Director of the Office of Online Learning for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, where she oversees the development of all new online and hybrid programs. She is an active instructional designer, educator, and scholar, with over 15 years of experience in instructional design, curriculum development, project management, and assessment, specializing in digital accessibility and the development of instructional designers.
QM IDA Webinar Lead
Dr. Chelsie Dubay is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Instructional Design for the Department of Computing at East Tennessee State University, where she facilitates curriculum development and partners with faculty to encourage curriculum innovation, integrate advanced technologies, and implement industry best practices. She previously served as the university's primary online course reviewer.
QM IDA Professional Development Lead
Megan VanBuskirk is the Director of Quality Assurance at Excelsior University and a doctoral student at The Johns Hopkins University. She ensures the quality of cross-institutional and cross-departmental online education, striving for engaging and equitable learning experiences. Megan is a lifelong learner who actively promotes a culture of Quality Matters (QM) by serving as a Peer Reviewer, APPQMR Facilitator, and frequent conference presenter, showcasing her dedication to advancing online education excellence.
QM IDA Web Lead
Felisha Clark serves as Assistant Director of Digital Learning and Special Initiatives, supporting the Office of Digital and Online Learning at Howard University. As one of the QM Coordinators at her institution, Felisha oversees online programs to ensure that courses meet quality assurance metrics. She assists faculty with designing quality courses, promotes continuous improvement, and conducts quality assurance reviews regularly.
QM IDA Member at Large
Kristyn Rose is a Senior Instructional Designer and Quality Coordinator at Old Dominion University’s Office of Digital Learning. Since becoming an Instructional Designer in 2003, she has published, guided faculty in course design in the US and the UK, frequently presented at conferences, and served in the leadership of the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL). She enjoys serving as a QMC, Peer Reviewer, and Facilitator for QM, exploring how emerging technologies can be applied to teaching and learning, and advocating for accessibility.