Our team here at Blackboard is getting more and more social ever year, and we will be tweeting like crazy for #BbWorld16.

We know you already follow @Blackboard and Katie Blot (@kcblot) for our biggest announcements, but the behind-the-scenes access is the best (and most fun) part of social media. Here are a handful of the top members of Team Blackboard on social that we recommend you follow to stay in the know about the latest trends in edtech and what we’re releasing at BbWorld.

Scott HurreyScott Hurrey

Scott’s favorite words are technical, geeky, and developer. Sound like you? Then you’re in for a treat. You’ll find Scott at DevCon and our roadmap sessions answering your questions about integrations, APIs, and upgrades.


Dane DellenbachDane Dellenbach

Dane is the inventor of two of our K-12 Community Engagement products, so he is the best resource for K-12 communications professionals. He hosts a weekly #K12PRchat where he talks about district mobile apps, building a brand, crisis communications, social media, and much more.

Mike SharkeyMike Sharkey

Mike is our VP of Analytics – he joined Blackboard with the Blue Canary team last fall. He is a great speaker and a prolific blogger. Stay tuned to him to learn about our new Analytics offerings.


JoAnna HuntJoAnna Hunt

JoAnna is our accessibility manager here at Blackboard who tweets about all things design, UX, and making our products a delightful experience for all users.


Marissa DiminoMarissa Dimino

Marissa is the face behind our Community Site. At BbWorld, you will find her at the Knowledge Bar, connecting and making sure customers get the help they need, and on Twitter you’ll also see her passion for photography and being a dog mom.


Terianne Sousa

Terrianne Sousa

Terianne is our in-house student retention expert. Terianne has been working in education since 1996 and has a special expertise in advising, retaining and graduating students.


Chris MerrickChris Merrick

Follow Chris for snapshots of what our international customers are doing in their institutions around the globe and for the Blackboard International slant on the news from BbWorld.


Vivek RamgopalVivek Ramgopal

Vivek is our go-to guy with insider info on all the BbWorld social events, swag, and FitBit challenges, and this year he will be an emcee for BbWorld Higher Ed LIVE, DevCon Live and you’ll see him pop up in a few other spots. He also is the first to know about our new products and has access to behind the scenes info like none other.

David PalmerDavid Palmer

David Palmer is a great guy to follow for all things military and government eLearning. He’s a pro-Periscoper too, so tune in to his channel for live broadcasts from our professional education track.


Van DavisVan Davis

Van is our in-house expert on higher ed policy, leading the conversations on competency-based education, degree completion, financial aid, and affordability.


Misty CobbMisty Cobb

Misty has an EdD, an MBA, three kids, a passion for professional development and customer success. She is our in house expert on transformational learning and technology adoption.


Jon Kolkojk_left

As our resident “designer, educator, writer, troublemaker,” Jon is always sharing news and updates to our products as well as the latest on interaction design.


Timothy Hartfieldtimothy-hartfield

Timothy is our newest addition to the Analytics team as the Senior Product Marketing Manager. He is passionate about #learninganalytics, big data, institutional success, and for fun—posting about his love for horses.


lee-perlisLee Perlis

Lee is a Senior Marketing Manager for our Professional Education division. He has been a Blackboarder for 6 years – bringing to light all that we do to support virtual training with corporations and governments in North America. He will be an emcee for BbWorld ProEd LIVE – don’t miss it!

Katie GallagherKatie Gallagher

Katie is the best advocate in the room for our K-12 customers (and her 4 kids). Follow Katie for snapshots of our K-12 community’s success stories and tidbits about how they’re changing education, one student at a time.


phill-millerPhill Miller

Phill is our VP of International Open Source Services for Moodlerooms. He is leading the open learning division from our London offices and a great voice for bringing #elearning to communities around the world.

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