Ann Armstrong is an expert in adult learning and leadership, e-learning, and leveraging technology to provide cost-effective, scalable, and global solutions. Her career includes roles as an executive director at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where the Columbia Coaching Certification program was started under her leadership, as well as the first online master’s degree in collaboration with the Center for Computing and Technology. As vice president of Ernst & Young's eLearning Financial Services Practice, her team designed, delivered, and implemented large scale blended learning solutions for up to 210,000 global client employees. Ann is a certified IBM consultant, a confirmed IBM principal, and a certified facilitator and coach for Dale Carnegie. Today, she is core faculty at Capella University in the Instructional Design for Online Learning program. She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and received the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) cutting edge, top ten papers award in 2009. In the spring 2012, she was published in the Quarterly Review of Distance Education.