Jeannie Copley currently serves as the Lead Faculty of
Computer Information Technology for Northern Arizona University’s Personalized
Learning program. She is also an adjunct faculty for NAU–Extended Campuses with a teaching focus on Management Information Systems.
over twenty-seven years of corporate and educational experience, Professor Copley has devoted her entire career to the field of Information Technology. Her
industry experience includes working as a Programmer Analyst, Senior Network
Engineer, Senior Firewall Engineer and as an IT Director on both a national and
global scale. She has broad experience in global business
operations, especially IT deployment, IT Project Management, Information
Security and Network Engineering. She
also has extensive experience in online learning curriculum design and
has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Science in
Telecommunications and Software Technology from Rochester Institute of
Donovan currently serves as the Lead Faculty of Small Business Administration
for Northern Arizona University’s Personalized Learning program. She was
instrumental in the design and development of this business degree program.
Professor Donovan has over 30 years of working in higher education, as a teacher and
administrative project manager, with an emphasis in the areas of business
development, organizational performance, financial analysis and adult learning.
She has served in numerous administrative capacities, to include interim CEO,
lead project manager, public school administrator and lead instructional
Professor Donovan is a Certified Business Analyst and Business Management
Specialist, providing services in training, coaching and project management. She
has worked in the field of business development and finance management for over
Cori Gordon currently serves as the Lead Faculty of Liberal
Arts for Northern Arizona University’s Personalized Learning program.
She has a Doctorate in English Education, a master’s degree
in Theatre from Arizona State University, and she has a bachelor’s degree in
Secondary English Education from Indiana University. She has taught students
from 6th grade through college, in subjects including English,
theatre, storytelling, puppetry, literature and composition.
Dr. Gordon specializes in digital storytelling and
innovative educational technologies. She
is also a young adult novelist. Her novel, Beauty
Isn’t Pretty, is available on Kindle, and she has another in the works. Dr.
Gordon has a breadth of experience with public speaking including academic
presentations, in-service professional development presentations and a variety
of theatrical performances.
Simon currently serves as the Lead Faculty of Management for Northern Arizona
University’s Personalized Learning program. Dr.
Simon brings more than 14 years of experience in college/university administration,
course development and teaching, as well as 15-plus years of corporate
experience in management, communication and media relations.
career includes service in a broad spectrum of higher education institutions
including large/midsize/small public universities, a small private university,
community colleges, and an Historically Black College/University (HBCU). Her
roles have spanned from Director to Vice President and Chief of Staff leading
departments in Communications/Printing Services, Legislative Relations,
Institutional Research, Information Technology, Admissions, Advising, First
Year Experience, Counseling, Disability Services, and Career Services.
Simon has published several articles on Assessment, Leadership, Marketing, and First
Year Experience and presents on these subjects nationally. She is a
professional photographer and has published numerous images for publications
and organizations in the U.S. and internationally.
She earned a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, a
Master of Arts in Communication from California State University, Northridge, and
a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations/Journalism from Western Washington
University. She studied corporate photography and portraiture at Brooks
Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.