Dr. Howard Lewis — Chief Learning Architect, CommLab India
Dr. Howard Lewis has been involved in education, instructional design and performance technology for over 37 years; including corporate positions with Health Net, Xerox Corporation, Apple Computer and RTC. His national and international experience has involved areas such as leadership, management, sales and marketing, engineering, safety, medical management, customer service, and performance management.
He also serves as an adjunct professor for Colorado State University and has taught for Pepperdine University and the University of Hawaii in the past. Howard earned his doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology and International Training from the University of Southern California; Master’s degree from West Virginia University in Occupational Safety and Health; and, Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Interpretation from Colorado State University.
Dr. Lewis is also a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT).
Shalini Merugu — Senior Manager Learning Design, CommLab India
Shalini is a versatile learning design professional with 15 years of diverse experience in Instructional Design, User Assistance Solutions, Content Writing, and Customer Training (in Europe and AsiaPac). She has worked with General Electric and SumTotal Systems, to name a few, before joining CommLab.
She is passionate about quality and works closely with her team and clients to develop instructionally sound courses. She also provides creative strategies for designing engaging eLearning courses, drawing on her experience in classroom training to ensure none of the engaging activities of ILT are lost in transition.
Shalini has a Master's in English Literature from the University of Hyderabad and a PG Diploma from Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL).