Our Group
The Placebos

Donna Davis—was born and raised in Charlotte, NC.  She graduated from Wingate University with a BS in Human Services...
kind of a mix of Sociology and Psychology. She has been an instructor for McDowell Tech Community College
for 5 1/2 years teaching in the Continuing Ed/Basic Skills department. 

Helen Dollyhite—Is a technical assistant in Office of Distance Education at Surry Community College in Dobson, NC.
She provides technical support and training to faculty and students using the Blackboard LMS,
student email.  She also designs and develops training materials and conducts training session for
faculty and students in the use of new hardware and software applications.  

Laurie Freshwater—Is the Health Sciences Division Director and a Respiratory Therapy instructor at Carteret Community College
in Morehead City, NC. She has a passion for computers and online learning environments.

Susan Roberts—Supports the Natural Resources students and the Teaching and Learning Center at Haywood Community College,
located in Clyde, North Carolina, through tutoring and providing other online resources.
Susan also teaches biology online and in traditionalface-to-face classroom.

Richard Tuttell—Works for McDowell Community College in Marion, NC, teaching basic skills at the maximum security prison.
He has been teaching fulltime for two years and previously taught as an adjunct instructor in the
Communication Dept. of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. During that time at ASU
he made the transition from daily newspaper editor to educator.

Kevin White—Works in the quality and process control lab for a global manufacturer of composite substrates and materials,
with various applications in the electronics, communications, and building industries.

*All members of this group are currently working toward a MA in Instructional Technology/New Media and Global Education.