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    2022-2023 GIR Steering Committee Candidates

    Chair-Elect Candidate

    Michael Campion
    Michael Campion, MEd

    Michael Campion, MEd
    Director of Academic & Learning Technologies
    University of Washington School of Medicine

    Michael Campion, MEd, has served as Director of Academic and Learning Technologies at the University of Washington School of Medicine since 2008. His department partners with students, faculty and staff in the effective use of technology and data to support medical student education. Examples of this work include instructional design, course and curriculum management, media production and delivery, audio-visual systems, administrative and evaluation systems, and data/dashboard development.

    Steering Committee Member Candidate

    Courtney Terry
    Courtney Terry

    Courtney Terry
    IT Manager of Academic Systems
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Courtney Terry is an IT Manager of Academic Systems in the Technology Support Services department at Rutgers NJ Medical School.  She has extensive experience in leading and directing projects in medical education technology, managing projects from inception to implementation.  Courtney oversees education and academic support for two Rutgers schools: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (RNJMS) and Rutgers School of Graduate Studies (SGS) in Newark.

    In addition to education support, Courtney is an active member of several Rutgers University committees which includes: ITLC Project Portfolio Meeting Committee (PPM), the Information Technology Service (ITS) committee and Women in Information Technology (WIT).

    Outside of Rutgers University, Courtney is the co-chair of the Association of American Colleges (AAMC) Group on Information Resources (GIR) Diversity and Inclusion (DI) group; and a member of the AAMC Intersectionality Women of Color Working Group (WOC).

    Steering Committee Member Candidate

    Laurie Gelles
    Laurie Gelles, PhD

    Laurie Gelles, PhD
    Educational Technology Team Lead
    University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine

    Dr. Laurie Gelles is an information technology professional with over 20 years of experience in education (K-20), technology, instructional design, leadership, and project management. She works to inspire equitable access, adoption and effective use of technology solutions that support active learning in our medical education curriculum.

    Her research agenda focuses on technology, multisensory learning, music and cognition. Specifically, she is interested in the tools that can be used or developed to enhance students’ environments so that they have a richer learning experience, and thus potentially a deeper understanding of the content being introduced. Dr Gelles has presented at AAMC’s annual conferences (GIR, LSL), Educause, AERA and NEERO.  She has also authored multiple book chapters and articles focused on all levels of education and educator preparation.

    Steering Committee Member Candidate

    John Morgan
    John Morgan

    John Morgan
    Associate Director of Information Technology
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

    John Morgan is an Associate Director of Information Technology at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  He leads SIU’s Systems Administration team, Service Desk, and distributed technical support teams.  These teams are responsible for the implementation, maintenance, of the School of Medicine’s datacenter infrastructure, servers, and computing systems, as well as providing technical support for the School of Medicine’s faculty, staff, and students, and the School’s multi-specialty ambulatory clinical practice.

    John has been an AAMC GIR member for over ten years.  He is a 2020 graduate of the GIR Leadership Institute, served on the planning committee for the 2021 GIR spring meeting, and currently serves as co-chair for the GIR’s Research Technology Work Group.

    John has been with SIU for 26 years, starting as an undergraduate student worker, while studying Computer Science.  After graduation, he joined the SIU School of Medicine’s Information Technology department where he has been for 22 years.  John has been in his current role for seven years, previously serving as a desktop support technician, systems administrator, and as the technology coordinator for the biennial International Geneva/Springfield Symposium on Advances in Alzheimer Therapy.

    As part of the School of Medicine’s IT Leadership team, John’s current role includes the strategic planning of technology initiatives, IT change management, collaboration with SIU’s partner hospitals and ambulatory clinics, constituent department outreach, project management, implementation of new technologies, and operational management of existing technologies.  He also serves as the technology liaison for the School of Medicine’s Research Policy Committee and for the School’s Associate Dean for Research.