Diane M Lippe
Executive Director of Educational Technologies, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, USA
Diane M. Lippe, Ed.S. is the Executive Director of Educational Technologies and Digital Media. As a Nova Southeastern employee of 35 years, she has served as a leader in facilitating the development of faculty support initiatives that are comprehensive in all aspects of distance education. Her responsibilities have included providing leadership in the areas of effective online pedagogical design, exploring online teaching strategies and promoting the use of a variety of technologies in the online academic setting. She is a recognized leader in professional development with an emphasis on elearning, instructional strategies, faculty training, and instructional technologies. Diane received her NSU LSS BlackBelt Certification 2013 and has since served as a champion for various projects.
Prior to assuming the role as Executive Director at NSU in 2011, Diane was responsible for the Music and Performing Arts program at University School Coral Springs campus, the K-12 division of Nova Southeastern University. Transitioning to the field of educational technology in the late nineties, she became involved with faculty training initiatives which led to her serving as the Technology Coordinator for University School. It was here that she implemented a faculty technology training program and assisted K-12 faculty with the development of the technology curriculum.
The 1999-2004 Nova Southeastern University strategic plan identified institutional goals that were essential to moving the University towards achieving its mission. The action evolving from the strategic plan called for the establishment of a new unit that would focus on providing faculty and staff development and increasing technological enhancement. A new unit called the Innovation Zone emerged and has since become a successful production unit under Diane’s leadership.
Today Diane is an accomplished Executive Director with over 15 years’ experience in leading instructional technology and faculty support initiatives, strategic planning initiatives, facilitating the development and delivery of online programs, directing academic support services that are comprehensive in all aspects of education. She has oversight for Dateline Health which is NSU’s public service broadcast airing on Broward Education Communication Network (BECON), carried by COMCAST and AT&T reaching over 5.5 million households. Dateline Health has received multiple awards including the Silver People’s Telly Award in the 35th Annual Telly awards for excellence in the Health and Fitness video/fil category. Additionally Diane has oversite of NSU’s Instructional Design team who was recently recognized as this year’s first place winner of the 2016 SoftChalk lesson Challenge Award with a lesson titled “Ethics and Privacy”.