Michele Gribbins

University of Illinois at Springfield

Associate Director, Center for Online Learning, Research & Service

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Management Information Systems, College of Business & Management

Brookens 430, One University Plaza, MS BRK 425 Springfield, IL 62703-5407

mgribbin@uis.edu -- (217) 206-8251

Google Scholar Profile ResearchGate Profile

Meet Michele

Michele Gribbins is the Associate Director of the Center for Online Learning, Research & Service (COLRS) at UIS. She provides direct consultation, development training, and support to faculty to enhance their instruction in online and blended courses. She coordinates and supports the COLRS Faculty Research Fellows Program and the Open Education Resources Fellows Program. Additionally, she designs, develops, and analyzes data reports related to online enrollments, admissions, and applications to guide COLRS when consulting and advising across campus.

Michele advances research through presentation and publication on a variety of online learning topics including pedagogy, best practices, emerging technologies, and academic integrity. Her research has been published in the Online Learning Journal, the Journal of Information Technology, the Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Electronic Markets, and the International Journal of Management Theory and Practices. She also has co-authored two book chapters and has delivered more than sixty presentations at international, national, and regional conferences. She serves as the Vice Chair for the Online Administration Network of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and serves on the Conference Planning Committee for the UPCEA Central Region. She is also the Treasurer of the Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education. She is a Certified Online Learning Administrator and has been on the project team for two Massive-Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by UIS.

Prior to joining COLRS, she taught in the Department of Management Information Systems at UIS where she continues to teach as an adjunct. She previously taught in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and was employed by Lake Land College as a Computer Training Specialist in their Center for Business & Industry. She has a B.S. in Finance from Illinois State University, an M.B.A. from Eastern Illinois University, and completed doctoral coursework in Business Administration (Information Systems Concentration) from UIUC. She is pursuing an Ed.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Education

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program, Department of Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University - Bloomington, 2015-present
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program (Completed all coursework), Department of Business Administration (Concentration: Information Systems), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999-2011
  • Master of Business Administration, School of Business, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1996-1999
  • Bachelor of Science, Department of Finance, Insurance & Law (Major: Finance), Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1991-1995

Certifications

  • Quality Matters Higher Education Peer Reviewer, 2015
  • Certified Online Learning Administrator, Illinois Online Network, 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Certificate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002

Experience in Higher Education

Publications

Proceedings & Presentations

Professional Service

Professional Affiliations

Campus Service

UIS COLRS & Faculty Development Workshops Delivered

Community Service

  • Pack Committee Chairperson, Pack 40 Cub Scouts, 2013-2016
  • Jr. Lego League & FIRST Lego League Assistant Coach, 2013-2015
  • Den Leader, Pack 40 Cub Scouts, 2010-2014
  • Fundraising Committee Chairperson, Pack 40 Cub Scouts, 2013
  • Finance Committee, Rochester United Methodist Church, 2012-2015
  • Volunteer Aide, Elementary School Computer Lab, 2010-2012

Awards & Honors

  • University of Illinois Academic Professional Leadership Program, 2018-2019
  • Illinois Council of Continuing Higher Education's Innovative Initiative Award, One-Patient One-Team Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Project Team, 2016
  • Richard D. and Anne Marie Irwin $20,000 Fellowship Recipient, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-2004
  • FMC Education Fund $9,000 Fellowship Recipient, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-2004
  • The 24th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Doctoral Consortium, Seattle, WA, December 11-14, 2003
  • The 9th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) Doctoral Consortium, Tampa, FL, August 4-6, 2003
  • University of Illinois Graduate Fellowship, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999-2003
  • University of Illinois Travel Grant, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002

Courses Taught

At the University of Illinois at Springfield (2005-Spring 2019):

  • MIS 352: Principles of MIS, 10 on-campus sections, undergraduate CBM students
  • MIS 395: Electronic Business Strategy, Architecture, & Design, 1 online section, undergraduate CBM students
  • MIS 513: Management Information Systems, 4 online sections, 1 blended section, graduate MIS/CBM students
  • MIS 525: Information Technology Management, 27 online sections, graduate MBA students
  • MIS 575: Technology Management and Organizational Transformation, 17 online sections, 1 blended section, graduate MIS/CBM students

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001-2003):

  • BADM 392 (ACCY 333): Information Organization for Management Information Systems (Database Management), 4 on-campus sections, undergraduate COB students
  • Twice named to the University’s List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students
  • Earned Graduate Teaching Certificate from the Division of Instructional Development

At Lake Land College (1996-1999):

  • BUS 085: Accounting Process, 4 on-campus sections
  • BUS 094: Business Mathematics, 1 on-campus section
  • Non-Credit Training Workshops: Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Windows, Introduction & Intermediate Word, Introduction & Intermediate Excel, Introduction & Intermediate Access, Introduction to PowerPoint, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Netscape, Introduction to Eudora.