Office of E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence
900 Hungerford Drive, Mannakee Building (MK), Suite 342
Rockville, MD 20850
Office Location: Rockville Campus, MK Building, Room 342L
Dr. Michael Mills is the Vice President of the Office of E-Learning, Innovation and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) at Montgomery College. He has been with Montgomery College since 2009. Dr. Mills oversees faculty and staff professional development as well as the distance education program and libraries. His focus is providing faculty and staff with the professional development necessary to positively impact student success, and on using open educational resources to reduce the cost of education for students.
Prior to joining Montgomery College, Dr. Michael Mills had 18 years of experience at the Delaware Technical and Community College. He served as DTCC’s Director of Distance Learning beginning in 2001. Before that, Dr. Mills was a full-time Education Technology faculty member and the Communications Department Chair. He began teaching online in 1998.
Dr. Mills holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Technology and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Adult Education from the University of Delaware. He also has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland.
Office Location: Rockville Campus, MK 342 C
Dr. Buddy Muse began working at Montgomery College in 1998 as the first Director of Distance Learning. Prior to coming Montgomery College, Dr. Muse worked at UMUC for 13 years in various capacities, among them, Applications Manager, Assistant Director for Technical Support, and in Marketing in the Grad School. Dr. Muse was the statewide coordinator for the University System of Maryland IVAN (videoconferencing) system while at UMUC.
The roles that Dr. Muse currently fills are Quality Matters (QM) Coordinator, QM Course Review Manager, and Publisher Reviewer. He is also a Peer Reviewer and a former Master Reviewer, having completed over 70 formal QM reviews and over 60 informal reviews . Dr. Muse was on the first QM Rubric Committee. At MC, he also provides support for faculty and staff who want to find and use open educational resources in their courses. He has presented numerous workshops on OERs and copyright and creative commons, both at MC and around the state. Dr. Muse is on the Advisory Board of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), representing MarylandOnline, Inc.
Academically, Dr. Muse taught online courses at University of Maryland University College (Information Systems), Loyola University of Maryland (Educational Technology), and the Certificate for Online Adjunct Teaching (COAT) program of MarylandOnline, Inc. (MOL). COAT was the predecessor of the Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate (TOC) program, a program he now teaches for outside of his duties at MC.
In outreach activities, Dr. Muse been the President and the Treasurer of the Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA) and Chair of the Distance Learning Initiatives Committee for MarylandOnline, Inc.
Dr. Muse holds five college degrees, including two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education.
Office Location: Rockville Campus, MK 342 G
BiographyMr. Nghi Nguyen started working at Montgomery College in 2008 as the Web Specialist for the Office of E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence. He earned a BA in Communication-Journalism and an MA in Distance Education: Teaching and Technology.
He specializes in working with web design, video production and captioning, and document designs (brochure, flyers, etc.). Additionally, he also offers technology workshops that include YouTube, video caption, and Adobe.
Mr. Nguyen is also a member of the Montgomery College Rising Professionals Association, and also volunteers as a mentor for FutureLink.