Lead Instructors

VP of Academic Product Engagement

Brian Verdine, Ph.D.

Brian Verdine is Yellowdig’s Vice President of Academic Product Engagement. He received his doctorate in Psychology from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Education at the University of Delaware, where he was appointed and continues to be an Affiliated Assistant Professor. His research background involves learning from technology and informal-learning activities. In addition to overseeing student support, in his position at Yellowdig he mines data from instructors and Yellowdig’s platform to understand how Yellowdig can be applied best and to help manage product development that improves student and instructor outcomes.

Senior Community Success Consultants

Bob Ertischek, J.D.

Bob Ertischek is the Senior Community Success Consultant at Yellowdig and works with our partners to share Yellowdig best practices and pedagogy. He received his Juris Doctor degree at Temple University in Philadelphia. Prior to coming to Yellowdig, Bob founded and led Profology, a professional development community for higher education instructors. He also taught political science for over a decade at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York and worked at Rochester Institute of Technology as an instructional technologist/faculty developer where he evaluated educational technology and worked with faculty members to use online tools to increase engagement in their courses. Before transitioning to higher education, Bob practiced law in Rochester, New York.

What You'll Learn

  • Features

    From our patented point system to our data dashboards, we employ a variety of tools to foster lasting communities. Learn how to take full advantage of Yellowdig's offerings.

  • Pedagogy

    Yellowdig isn't just a piece of technology; it's a systematic approach to social learning. Our proven practices yield strong educational outcomes; the features are simply the instruments. If you don't know our pedagogy, you don't know Yellowdig.

  • Use Cases

    Yellowdig isn't just for the humanities. We've seen how Yellowdig drives excellent outcomes in STEM courses, in business classes, in co-curricular communities, and more. Learn the ropes from our most successful instructors.

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