Stefanie Panke joined the School of Government as instructional analyst in 2012. Prior to her work at UNC, Stefanie was the director of e-learning at Ulm University (Germany) and worked at the Knowledge Media Research Center in Tuebingen, an interdisciplinary institute for research on e-learning. Stefanie holds a master’s degree in Philosophy and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Bielefeld, completing her thesis in 2009 on the information design of educational websites. Her research and development interests comprise social media, informal learning and open educational resources.
Jeff Welty joined the School of Government in 2008. He was named Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Assistant Professor for 2012–2014. Prior to that, he completed a federal judicial clerkship, spent eight years in private practice, and served as a lecturing fellow at Duke Law School. Welty earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in economics and a JD, with highest honors, from Duke University, where he was executive editor of the Duke Law Journal.