Meet the eLi Team

Our Team

The Office of eLearning & Innovation (eLi) leads the College in the planning, development, and implementation of technology innovation in support of teaching and learning. The Office is responsible for supporting e-learning college-wide including online learning, hybrid learning and other e-learning modalities, as well as its application to classroom-based learning.

Susan Berry, eLearning Technologies Specialist
Charles Dull, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, eLearning & Innovation
Genevieve Mathieson Kilmer, Learning Systems Administrator
Sasha Thackaberry, District Director eLearning Technologies
Melanie Thompson, Coordinator II

Susan BerrySusan Berry, eLearning Technologies Specialist,, 216.987.4143

Susan Berry comes to the Office of eLearning & Innovation with a diverse background.  A former Tri-C student and entrepreneur, Ms. Berry received her BA and MA in Philosophy from Case Western Reserve University.  During her time with Case, Ms. Berry was the recipient of the Truman Handy Award, and a scholarship from the Flora Stone Mather Alumni Association. Ms. Berry has ten years of experience in Higher Education, including work in Development Research, direct student services, and classroom instruction. Ms. Berry volunteers offering pre-college counseling to under-represented students in the Cleveland Municipal and East Cleveland School districts.

Dr. Dull

Charles Dull, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, eLearning & Innovation,, 216.987.4677

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Dull has been involved in Education and Accreditation for over 11 years, in academic (two-year and four-year institutions) and Accreditation with The Higher Learning Commission. He was also part of the early operations of the AQIP program. Prior to being involved in Education he was involved in the private section in Operations Management, Marketing and Training. Dr. Dull currently serves as the Assistant Dean for eLearning & Innovation at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), and has responsibility for program support and development. He has extensive experience as an administrator, adjunct faculty, student, along with management and design of online.

Dr. Dull received his Ph.D. in Education/Higher Education Administration from Capella University. He also received a MBA and Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Youngstown State University.

GenevieveGenevieve Mathieson Kilmer, Learning Systems Administrator,, 216.987.4691

Genevieve Mathieson Kilmer is responsible for the administration, oversight, and support of Blackboard, Adobe Connect, Camtasia Relay and other eLearning technologies.  Genevieve has worked in the eLearning, instructional technology and faculty support fields for more than 12 years, and as a Blackboard administrator for more than 10 years. She joined the Office of eLearning & Innovation in July, 2010. Genevieve received her B.A. in physics and history and M.A. in the History of Science, Technology, Environment and Medicine from Case Western Reserve University.

Genevieve is a founding member and leader of the Ohio Blackboard User Group, and a participant in the 2013-2014 Mandel Leadership Development Program at Cuyahoga Community College.

Sasha Thackaberry, District Director, eLearning Technologies,, 216.987.3649

Sasha leads eLearning operations and projects projects, including those integrated with and impacting Blackboard Learn, the college’s LMS, as well as other learning technologies.  She manages Quality Matters as the QM Coordinator for the college.  She supports team-wide eLearning initiatives from a holistic standpoint, seeking solutions to institutional challenges through innovation. She proposes and advocates for new strategies, technology applications, and innovative learning projects.  In her previous position as the Manager of Next Generation Learning, she led teams for specific pilots and implementations of new forms of technology integration from an effective learning design focus. Prior to that role, she was the Senior Instructional Designer for eLi, where she worked with faculty to design online and hybrid courses that incorporated sound design principles and are student-centric.

She has articles published in Distance Learning Magazine and eLearn Magazine, and an effective practice for a Faculty Instructional Design Toolkit in SLOAN-C’s repository of best practices. With a background in education, development, and the arts, she looks for creative solutions to increase student success. She is currently working on her PhD in Higher Education Administration at Kent State University. Her personally professional page can be found at:

MelanieMelanie Thompson, Coordinator II, eLearning & Innovation,, 216.987.3428

Melanie organizes activities related to state authorization for Tri-C distance learning. She coordinates consortium partnerships and assists in planning a variety of distance learning focused events across the college and its networks. Melanie brings experience from eLearning and innovative commerce start-ups, business and non-profits. She has focused expertise in process design and managing online resources. Her degree is in Business Administration from the University of Mount Union.

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