Boardmember Mentors

Immediate Past President

James P. Frazee

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Dr. James Frazee is director of Instructional Technology Services at San Diego State University. Formerly the Director of Information Technology for the Sweetwater Union High School District, a Cabinet-level position at the largest secondary school district in United States, he has written and presented widely on the subjects of obtaining, managing and leveraging large state and federal educational technology grants. He has also designed and taught educational technology courses for SDSU and the University of San Diego, and his areas of research include the design of learning spaces, implementing faculty professional development programs, strategic technology planning, and using technology to push student-centered curriculum reform.



Andrea Henne

Andrea Henne

Dr. Andrea Henne is the Dean of Online and Distributed Learning at the San Diego Community College District, which currently enrolls over 10,000 students each semester in online courses ( at San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Miramar College, and San Diego Continuing Education.  Dr. Henne has extensive experience at the community college and university levels in creating accessible online learning environments that meet best practices in technology-based teaching, faculty development, student learning outcomes, and quality standards. Prior to working for the San Diego Community College District, Dr. Henne was the Systemwide Director of Distributed Learning at Alliant International University, developing and managing online, video-conferenced web-conferenced, and blended courses and faculty development across six California campuses, Mexico City and Japan.  She has been a full-time instructor of Computer Business Technology at Los Angeles City College and San Diego Mesa College and an online instructor in Instructional Technology at National University and in Economics as well as Critical Thinking and Problem Solving at DeVry Online. Educated at UCLA in Higher Education Leadership (doctorate) and Business-Economic Education (masters), Dr. Henne currently serves as a Steering Committee Member of the California Community Colleges Open Educational Resources Consortium, a member of the Delta Pi Epsilon Journal Editorial Board, and as a member of the Educause Current Issues Committee.

Past Treasurer/
Former Executive Director

Robert E Romanelli

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Robert E. Romanelli has served DET/CHE since 1995. He is currently in charge of Video Conferencing and UCTV Distribution at UC Santa Barbara.  His experience ranges from teaching English, literature, technical writing, literary research, psychological studies, and related disciplines to web and graphics applications, and distance learning, as well as DVD production.  Bob holds an M.A. from Villanova University; M.Div., Eastern University; and Ph.D., Temple University, Philadelphia.  He has taught in the English Department at West Chester University, Pennsylvania; Humanities at Drexel University, Philadelphia; and the Writing Program and Psychotherapy Research Program, UC Santa Barbara.  He is thoroughly familiar with the broad range of our shared disciplines in educational technology.   Bob’s passion is creative writing, especially poetry, which explains his living in Santa Barbara with several invisible rabbits and a variety of flying giraffes

Vice President and President-Elect

Maggie Beers

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Dr. Maggie Beers is Director of Academic Technology at San Francisco State University where she oversees the units that provide services, and best practices, for online learning and teaching, technology development, media distribution and support, learning spaces, and creative services. She also coordinates visioning, planning and implementation of Academic Technology within SF State, and in collaboration with sister campuses in the California State University system. She has an appointment as Associate Professor in the Instructional Technologies Department in the College of Education, and is Co-Director of the Institute for Inclusive Media, a multidisciplinary umbrella organization that studies and informs the design, development, and dissemination of inclusive media and technology within the overarching context of accessibility. Maggie completed her Ph.D. in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (in Dr. Goldman's Multimedia Ethnographic Research Laboratory), where she participated in the research and development of emerging web-based technologies, and researched ways to prepare teachers to use educational technology to teach culture in second languages. She received her undergraduate and Master of Arts degrees in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has taught extensively in the US, Canada, Spain and France. 

Past- President

Jean-Pierre Bayard

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Jean-Pierre R. Bayard is the Director of Academic Technology and Creative Services (ATCS), a division of Academic Affairs at California State University, Sacramento (Sac State). The ATCS division ( is responsible for training, development and production of media (text, graphics, web and video) materials for faculty and staff, as well as providing contract services for state and local agencies. ATCS is comprised of the Distance & Distributed Education (soon to become e-Learning), Production and Creative Services, and Academic &  Information Technology units. Jean-Pierre was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 9, 1962. He speaks French and Haitian Creole. In 1980, he became an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. There he received his Bachelor, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in 1984, 1986, and 1990, respectively. His doctoral research work focused on the transient responses of dipole arrays, and the application of the finite difference method to the modeling of microstrip arrays. Between September of 1990 and August 2004 when he became Director of ATCS, he had been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Sac State. As a faculty member, he earned the 1997-1998 Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Engineering and Computer Science. He was also named the outstanding Electrical & Electronic Engineering faculty in 1996 and again in 1998. During the year 1999-2000 Jean-Pierre was a fellow of the NSF-funded National Institute for Science Education (NISE). In that capacity he investigated the use of computer-based technology in the teaching of sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology. Jean-Pierre is a good resource for academic professionals who are seeking to transition from a faculty position to an administrative IT position. He is an active member of the Sac State Black Staff and Faculty Association where issues of quality education, educational equity, and access are addressed.

Corporate Sponsor Liaison

Brian P. Duggan

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Brian Patrick Duggan, M.A., has been a media technology professional in higher education for over two decades. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts (Film Production) from UC Santa Cruz in 1986 and went on to obtain a Master’s in Education at San Jose State University in 1993. Brian is the Director of Learning Services at California State University, Stanislaus. He has been published nationally on educational media technology and internationally on the history of Salukis (Arabian greyhounds). He is a long-standing member of the CSU Community of Academic Technology Staff and Directors of Educational Technology in California Higher Education, and has held leadership positions in both organizations.