Dr. Elke Kleisch is a dedicated leader and educator committed to innovation in teaching and learning. She has an extensive experience in both traditional and distance learning environments, as a leader, instructor, curriculum developer, and project manager. Dr. Kleisch served in these roles in brick and mortar and online learning environments: faculty, administrator, and curriculum developer. Dr. Kleisch graduated from National-Louis University in Reading and Language. She earned Oracle Database Administrator Certification from Harper College. Dr. Kleisch completed her Bachelor of Arts Art, concentration in Visual Communications, from Illinois State University.