Katie Sica

Katie Sica
Katie is a Content Editor at Skye Learning.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Lloyd Schwartz

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 9, 2020 1:15 PM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Lloyd Schwartz, an award-winning poet, critic, and teacher. Lloyd Schwartz is currently the Poet Laureate of Somerville, MA. For nearly 40 years, he taught poetry at UMass Boston, where he helped to establish a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Schwartz has authored five books of poetry, including Little Kisses and the forthcoming Who’s on First (New and Selected Poems). His poems have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Best of the Best American Poetry, and other prominent journals. In 1994, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism regarding his work on American poet Elizabeth Bishop.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Linda Farr

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 2, 2020 2:06 PM

This week, Skye Learning is featuring Linda Farr, an accomplished human resources leader who provides strategic and tactical consulting to SMBs, through Farr HR Solutions, Inc.,  in the biotech/pharma, medical device, and technology industries. She has consulted with employees across the globe, including Hong Kong, Germany, and Denmark. Previously, she was Vice President of Human Resources, North America at Straumann USA.

What’s more, Farr has an MBA from Western Michigan University, has earned her SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, and is a board member for the Greater Merrimack Valley HR Association. Skye Learning was thrilled to feature her expert commentary in our HR Hot Topic courseware, including HR Hot Topic: Flexible Work Arrangements.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Alena Huniova

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 18, 2020 12:44 PM

This week, Skye Learning would like to spotlight Alena Huniova, a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II). Huniova has a wealth of experience in software product development, from the delivery of 16+ software products to automation in 9+ business domains. She also has a master’s degree in CAD/CAE systems.

Huniova is a Technical Product Manager at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Previously, she was a Senior Business Analyst at Kanda Software. Skye was thrilled to feature Huniova’s expert commentary in Introduction to Business Analysis.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Kemi Arosanyin

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 4, 2020 11:10 AM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Kemi Arosanyin, the Director of the Africa Trade Expansion Program at the World Trade Center Miami. Arosanyin has a Master of Business Administration as well as a Master of International Business. She has a strong background in trade finance and international marketing. She also writes, speaks, and advises on international trade issues, with publications including “Miami: Africa’s Gateway to the Americas” and “U.S.-Africa Trade Relations Under Trump” in Global Trade Magazine.

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SME Spotlight: Keisha O’Marde - HR Hot Topics Courses

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 28, 2020 11:52 AM

This week, Skye Learning is once again featuring Keisha O’Marde, Head of Human Resources at Symmons Industries. O’Marde has earned her SHRM-CP® and PHR™ certifications and has an M.A. in workforce development and training. She has also worked domestically and internationally for organizations ranging from small start-ups to mature and global companies.

Skye is thrilled to include O’Marde in our HR Hot Topics courses, developed in partnership with HRCI. These courses cover a range of buzzworthy HR topics, such as employee well-being, marijuana policies, and diversity and inclusion.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Dr. Jonathan Jefferson

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 14, 2020 1:19 PM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Dr. Jonathan Jefferson, the Chief Academic Officer and Provost at Lesley University. Skye was thrilled to include Dr. Jefferson’s expert commentary in Introduction to Leadership, a course within the Certificate in Leadership.

Formerly, Dr. Jefferson was Chair of Lesley’s Business Management Division and a professor of management. He was Managing Director of Jefferson Consulting Group for almost eight years, where he managed a portfolio of $200 million and over 130 projects. He was also formerly Director of the United States Coast Guard Academy’s Institute for Leadership. He also served as Dean of Albany State University’s College of Business and Dean of Clark Atlanta University, among other former positions.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Franky Descoteaux

Posted by Katie Sica on Jul 31, 2020 12:19 PM

 

Franky Descoteaux is a speaker, business coach, podcast host, video producer, and consultant for startup, growth, and crisis-stage businesses and nonprofits. She has launched four businesses and two nonprofit programs, coached a number of entrepreneurs, and managed several crisis turnarounds. Skye Learning was thrilled to feature Descoteaux in Introduction to Small Business Management, a course in Skye’s Certificate in Small Business Management.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Brock Allen

Posted by Katie Sica on Jul 24, 2020 12:31 PM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Brock Allen, a strategic marketing and business development consultant with over twenty years of experience in Vice President of Marketing roles. Skye was thrilled to include Allen’s expert commentary in Mobile Marketing, a course within Skye’s online Certificate in Digital Marketing.

As a consultant, Allen has architected viral campaigns, generated substantial qualified leads, and helped clients drive huge acquisitions. He has also served as a digital marketing expert for Boston Online Marketing. Previously, Allen worked at Blue Sky Technology Partners, QSI, and AWI.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Jen Kramer

Posted by Katie Sica on Jul 17, 2020 11:48 AM

Jen Kramer is a front-end web development expert, author, speaker, and instructor. Kramer has designed over 40 video-based web design and development courses for various online learning platforms. Skye Learning was thrilled to include her video commentary in the Certificate in Web Design.

Kramer is a lecturer at Harvard University Extension School, where she teaches at least five courses per year. She was a 2018 recipient of the Shattuck Excellence in Teaching award. She also leads web design and development workshops and speaks at regional, national, and international events.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Ann Gleason

Posted by Katie Sica on Jul 10, 2020 11:37 AM

 

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Ann Gleason, an experienced human resources leader who is featured in Skye’s HR Management courseware.

 

Gleason is the Region Head of US & PR Benefits and Global Mobility at Iron Mountain in Boston, MA, where she has worked for nearly 22 years. In her career, she has specialized in benefits, compensation, relocation, employee relations, and recruiting. She has a B.S. in Merchandising & Marketing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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