May 5, 2023

Anthology Announces First Cohort of 2023 Exemplary Course Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the first cohort of 2023 Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Award winners. The ECP Awards recognize faculty and course designers from schools, colleges, and universities around the world who develop engaging and innovative courses that represent the very best in technology and learning. ECP winners demonstrate excellence in course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support. 

The Exemplary Course Program recognizes instructors and course designers whose courses demonstrate best practices in four major areas: Course Design, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment, and Learner Support. The winners were selected by peers in the education community including course developers, instructional designers, teachers, and professors using the Exemplary Course Program Rubric.

The initial cohort of 2023 winners are listed below. The second cohort of winners will be announced ahead of Anthology Together, Anthology’s annual conference occurring July 17-20. All those that are participating in the ECP are encouraged to attend. 

Submissions for the 2023 ECP Awards are being accepted through May 19.

To learn more about the Exemplary Course Program, visit 


NameInstitutionCourse Title
Kinsey HansenAngelo State UniversityCommunity Relationships
Tamra Kelly, Ph.D., LPC Associate
Kristen Lyons, Ph.D., LSSP
Angelo State UniversityGroup Counseling
Tamra Kelly, Ph.D., LPC Associate
Kristen Lyons, Ph.D., LSSP
Angelo State UniversityIntro to Crisis, Trauma, and Mental Health Concerns
Dr. Lisa M HendersonAshland Community and Technical CollegeOST 240 Advanced Microsoft Applications
Cameron BentleyAugusta Technical CollegeComposition and Rhetoric
Ashley N KnoxBeaufort County Community CollegeMAT 171 (Precalculus Algebra)
Judy K. HowellBig Sandy Community and Technical CollegeAmerican Government
Dr. April M. BurkeCentral Michigan UniversityTEL 301: Teaching Multilingual Learners: PK-6
Catherine A. HelmuthCentral Michigan UniversityStrategic Management: Integrative Experience
Cathy Willermet, Rachel Caspari, and Ming DaiCentral Michigan UniversityHuman Origins: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Kelly Ward, Mary HensonEastern Kentucky UniversitySWK 820 Practice I Master in Social Work course
Carol Chatten & Helen McNeillEdge Hill UniversityCPD4706 - Teaching and Learning in the Medical Workplace
Miky WrightElizabethtown Community and Technical CollegeSTA220-Statistics
Shari ThompsonHopkinsville Community CollegeIntroduction to Music
Dr. Leigh Anne ClayIndian River State CollegeCCJ1600 Deviant Behavior
Donna MillerJefferson Community and Technical CollegeBasic Public Speaking (COM 181)
Mary B. JacksonJefferson Community and Technical CollegeIntroduction to Interpersonal Communication
Hannah ThorntonMaysville Community & Technical CollegeHuman Nutrition & Wellness
Mary Beth ScumaciTrocaire College / Medaille UniversityEPC FAC 101 Ultra Bb Online Training
Samantha Marchant and Sheri HardinNorth Georgia Technical CollegeBlackboard: Training, Organizing, Creating
Jason RhodeNorthern Illinois UniversityETT 535: Distance Education - Design and Delivery
Misato SekitaNorthern Illinois UniversityBeginning Japanese II (FLJA 102)
Stephanie RichterNorthern Illinois UniversityETR 531 - Program Evaluation in Education
Michaela HudsonNorthwood Technical CollegeArchitectural Materials and Methods 2
Ariela LangeOdessa CollegeContemporary Mathematics (MATH 1332)
Dr. Kristen Moore, April RobbsOttawa UniversityBUS-7200 Value Systems and Professional Ethics
April Robbs, Dr. Stephen WeissOttawa UniversityManagement Accounting
Lorraine SturgeonOwensboro Community & Technical CollegeBAS 260: Professional Development and Protocol
HIST 151 Development TeamSchoolcraft CollegeHIST 151: Early America History
Dr. Justin MathewsSouthcentral Kentucky Community and Technical CollegeENG 102: Writing II
Dr. Justin MathewsSouthcentral Kentucky Community and Technical CollegeENG 161: Introduction to Literature
Balint KollerSouthern Institute of TechnologyMarine and Freshwater Ecology
Lisa Thompson Sousa, PhDSul Ross State UniversityAdvanced Survey of Exceptional Children
Dr. Mingli XiaoThe University of ToledoCHIN1090: Chinese Culture
eLearning, Centre for Academic DevelopmentUniversity of AberdeenDesigning and Tutoring Online Course
Kirsten Schwarz and Ron Rodriguez-DCIEUniversity of MiamiAmerican Sign Language I
Robert FarmerUniversity of NorthamptonCritical Thinking - A Practical Introduction
Heather Leslie, Alina MitchellUniversity of San DiegoEDUC-519: Instructional Design for Teacher Leaders
Alison ConsolWake Technical Community CollegeWEB 213 Internet Marketing and Analytics
Alison Consol and Julie EvansWake Technical Community CollegeUser Experience Fundamentals
Melanie ThomasWake Technical Community CollegeACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting
Natalie K. YoungWake Technical Community CollegeACC.180 Practices in Bookkeeping
Kate C. JonesWake Technical Community CollegePublic Speaking
Kate C. JonesWake Technical Community CollegeInterpersonal Communication
Business and Computer Technologies Division Business DepartmentWashtenaw Community CollegeBMG 205 Creating the Customer Experience
Business and Computer Technologies Division Business DepartmentWashtenaw Community CollegeIntroduction to Supply Chain Management
Claire Sparklin and Michelle WesterdaleWashtenaw Community CollegeIntercultural Communication
Kiela Samuels and Sandra McCarthyWashtenaw Community CollegeHSC 257 / NUR 257 Evidence-Based Practice in Action
Vanessa Lyons, Ph.D, RN, CNOR(e), CMSRN, CNEWest Kentucky Community and Technical CollegeTransition to ADN, RN Refresher. 

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