Vicky Phillips, Founder
Online Education Analyst
Vicky Phillips, cited by US News & World Report in 2009 as "for 20 years the leading consumer advocate for online college students," has been researching online colleges since 1989, when she designed America’s first online counseling center for distance learners on America Online. In 1998, she authored the first print guide to online master’s degrees: The Princeton Review's Best Distance Learning Graduate Schools
. In 2000 she authored Never Too Late to Learn: the Adult Student's Guide to College
. Today, she serves as Chief Online Education Analyst, helping develop the Get Educated best online colleges ranking and review system—a system that helps consumers compare and self-rank more than 3,000 online degrees on dimensions ranging from affordability to public reputation and student satisfaction. Her classic articles on online education’s impact on higher education have appeared in Salon.com
, CNN/The Industry Standard,
and Nation’s Business
, among other media. Her ideas have helped define online learning as a viable option for a new generation of “older” adult college students—many of whom will only study online. Her expert insights and advice to consumers on how to choose the best online colleges and degrees have been chronicled in the Wall Street Journal, Time, Fortune, CBS, Forbes, and The New York Times, among other media. In 2009, Joyce Lain Kennedy, nationally syndicated career columnist, cited Phillips as "one of the nation's leading experts on educational fraud" for her role as founding director of the Diploma Mill Police ®. View recent Get Educated blog posts by Vicky Phillips
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Melissa Eubank, Director of Information Services
A graduate of Indiana State University, with a degree in sociology with a minor in psychology, Melissa oversees Get Educated’s national surveys of affordable online college degrees. Her diligence and patient help make sure that all accredited colleges which offer online degrees or career certificates get accurately profiled in the Get Educated online college rankings and surveys. (No small job!)Dee Stewart, Account Executive
National Online Media Consultant
An honors graduate of Purdue University with a background in audiology, speech and psychology, Dee enjoys helping university clients create individualized media plans that effectively communicate their unique educational promise and brand identity in the online sector. A creative listener with a flair for design and client care, Dee previously worked as a design and product consultant with California Closets and Designing Spaces. Dee, who is located in the Cincinnati area, has also worked as an account executive in the mortgage and finance industries.
Lorna Collier, Contributing Editor
Lorna Collier has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years, with specialties in education, technology, business and health. She has written for a variety of publications and websites, including the Chicago Tribune, Smithsonian magazine, MSN.com's Encarta, T.H.E. Journal, the NCTE Council Chronicle (National Council of Teachers of English member magazine), CNN.com, Knight-Ridder, Smart Computing, and many others. She holds a bachelor's degree in English, with a minor in journalism, magna cum laude
, from Northern Illinois University.
Kayleigh Gilbert, Digital Project Manager & Web Developer
Kayleigh, a graduate of St. Michael's College, Vermont, holds a bachelors degree in Political Science with a minor in Journalism and Mass Communications. She returns to Get Educated after a highly successful summer internship in 2010 as an Internet Marketing Intern. Kayleigh specializes in web development, social media, and organic search engine optimization and managed the development and optimization of the online education blog and new Get Educated TV video content. Kayleigh is a world traveler and photographer whose sojourns to date have taken her to Africa and India where she created a website for a youth anti-AIDS organization and volunteered at the Missionaries of Charity.
Wyatt Christman, Internet Public Affairs
Originally from Washington State, Wyatt Christman graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in English and a minor in Environmental Studies. As an Internet Marketer, Wyatt has experience working directly with accountants, realtors, teachers, and camp counselors providing them with keyword research, search engine optimization, content marketing, analytics, and social media guidance. Believing in constant testing, Wyatt regularly uses Google Analytics to provide data-driven results. Wyatt likes exploring the world of MOOC’s and the melding of technology and education. He is an outdoors enthusiast and can be seen sailing, hiking, biking, skiing and more with his wife and two kids.
Cindy Yager, Technology Officer
Cindy Yager oversees the technology infrastructure at Get Educated. Previous to joining Get Educated, Cindy served as founding coordinator of the Computer Learning Center for Business and Industry Training at Ivy Tech State College in Bloomington, Indiana. Yager has also worked in the Information Technology department at Saint Michael’s College, in Vermont, where she developed and taught computer application classes for the Emerging Technology Center.Tammy McPike, Director of Operations
A seasoned veteran in the field of office operations and account management, Tammy oversees billing and promotional placements for Get Educated and keeps the company’s internal fiscal and client billing operations humming along. Danielle Winkler, Internet Marketing Intern
Danielle graduated from the University of Vermont Business School with a concentration in marketing and a minor in Spanish in 2012. She speaks Portuguese and hopes to someday do marketing work for a company that does business in Latin America.