Nicholle Stone

Program Adviser and Adjunct Instructor , University of Wisconsin-Stout
Teaching, Learning and Leadership
College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences


Brief Biography

Nicholle has worked in the instructional design and development field for 15 years. She assisted in designing and developing the first fully online course for the University of Northern Iowa in 1996.Nicholle has since worked in the web-based instructional field both in the corporate sector and in higher education. Ms. Stone worked for Arthur Andersen, one of the world's largest consulting firms, as a Technology Consultant and converted traditional training to online delivery and developed large scale internal online instruction on an international team. After the firm, Nicholle worked for 9 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout as the Web-Based Instructional Development Coordinator and then as the Director of Learning Technology Services. In that role, she managed and led the following services: faculty development, distance education, the university website, media services, multimedia development, graphics, and new instructional technologies. She taught courses including: Futures of Technology, Introduction to Media in Education and Training, Learning Technologies, and Designing Your Online Classroom, and in 2007 she was awarded the Chancellor’s Academic Staff Award for Excellence. She recently served as the Director, Teaching & Learning Innovation and Distance Education at the University of South Florida-Polytechnic. Prior to that she was the Director of Instructional Development at Colorado State University-Global Campus, a completely online university. At CSU-GC, she managed the instructional development team and processes, the instructional technology support, as well as faculty development and support. Nicholle also worked as an Instructional Design Project Manager developing online courses for CSU-GC.

Teaching Interests: Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Designing Computer-Based Training (CBT),

Professional Interests: Return On Investment (ROI), leveraging technology in eduction, Learning Management Systems (LMS), designing and developing reusable learning objects (RLOs), leadership, business management, emotional intelligence.


    • MA Communication and Training Technology
      University of Northern Iowa
      Cedar Falls , IA, 1997
    • BA English
      University of Northern Iowa
      Cedar Falls , IA, 1996

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Program Adviser and Adjunct Instructor
        August 2009 -
      • University of South Florida
        Director, Distance Education/Teaching, Learning and Innovation
        May 2010 - September 2013
      • Colorado State University Global Campus, Instructional Development
        Director, Instructional Development
        May 2008 - January 2010
      • UW-Stout, Learning Technology Services
        April 2005 - May 2008
      • UW-Stout, Learning Technology Services
        Web-Based Instructional Development Coordinator
        September 1999 - April 2005


      • Arthur Andersen
        Senior Technology Consultant
        January 1998 - August 1999



    • Stone, N. (2004). D2LLO-A success story of collaboration in a distributed environment. Merlot International Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, United States.


    • Stone, N. (2003). The Evolution of Web-enhancement at UW-Stout. Educause, Anaheim, CA, United States.


    • Stone, N. (2002). The User-Friendly ID Model. UW-System LTCD , Madison, WI, United States.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • UW-Stout’s Chancellor’s Academic Staff Award for Excellence, (2007)
    • Blue Web’n Awards, Blue Web’n (2003)