Supported by grants from EDUCAUSE, funded through
Next Generation Learning Challenges, and the U.S. Department
of Education - Institute of Education Sciences

U-Pace Bios

Diane M. Reddy, Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), developed the technology-enabled U-Pace instructional approach with UWM Professor Raymond Fleming, and facilitated the learning of more than 2,000 introduction to psychology students using U-Pace.  She is co-PI on the EDUCAUSE, Next Generation Learning Challenges  project disseminating U-Pace to post-secondary institutions, and PI on the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences four-year evaluation project of U-Pace instruction involving random assignment of 1,920 students across three disciplines: psychology, sociology, and political science. Diane’s career of distinguished teaching has been recognized with five prestigious awards: the 2011 Joanne Lazirko Award for Excellence in Teaching with Technology, the 2007 Regent’s Teaching Award from the University of Wisconsin-System, the 2006 UWM Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, the 2001 UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award and the 1999 Martine D. Meyer Award for Excellence in Teaching.  She is a nationally known researcher in Health Psychology.

Raymond Fleming, UWM Professor of Psychology developed the highly effective, technology-enabled U-Pace instructional approach with UWM Professor Diane M. Reddy, and directed the extensive evaluation studies of U-Pace. He is co-PI on the EDUCAUSE, Next Generation Learning Challenges funded project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  Ray is also co-PI on the four-year randomized controlled study funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.  He has published many widely cited scientific articles and has been responsible for the quantitative methods training of psychology doctoral students for over 20 years.  

Laura E. Pedrick, Special Assistant to the UWM Provost, oversees UWM’s online and blended programs, is Co-chair of the Online Program Council, and directs the seed funding for new online programs.  Laura is the PI on the EDUCAUSE, Next Generation Learning Challenges project.  She is co-PI on the University’s U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences funded U-Pace research project and the University’s Sloan Foundation funded Blending Life and Learning initiative. Laura is also intimately involved in charting UWM’s digital future, planning for new technologies that will dramatically improve student learning and teaching, research and scholarship, and student services.