Matthew Callison is an Apple Distinguished Educator with almost 20 years experience teaching in K-12 and Higher Education. Matt has worked with every level of student from kindergarten to doctoral level, and conducts research, teaches, and presents on educational technology, school leadership, student-centered learning, and the intersection of these topics. Matt currently works across all core and regional IU campuses as an Online Instructional Designer for Indiana University. He also works with teachers across the state of Texas as an Adjunct Faculty for Texas Tech University.
Tiffany Roman is a Doctoral Candidate in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. Tiffany has taught at the elementary, middle, high school and college level for over ten years. Her research interests include design education and technology integration in K-12 and Higher Ed. She is a graduate research assistant in the Educational Research and Evaluation division of UITS where she investigates active learning space pedagogies and design.
Rod Myers, PhD, is the Chief Technology Adviser of Round3. Dr. Myers work is broadly oriented toward exploring how to design and use technologies to create meaningful and memorable learning experiences. His recent work focuses on how online learning experiences can be designed so that they effectively promote and provide evidence of learning while remaining engaging and motivating.
Anne H. Berry is the design adviser of Round3. Anne is a Professional Faculty member in Visual Communication Design at the University of Notre Dame and has an MFA degree from the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. Her research focuses on design education, design for social impact, and diversity issues within the design profession.
Pat East is the business mentor of Round3. Pat is CEO of Hanapin Marketing and Cofound Ventures. He has 15 years of experience in online marketing, sales management, and executive leadership. As head of Hanapin Marketing, he has overseen 11 consecutive years of profitability and double-digit revenue growth in 10 of those years. The company is a three-time Indiana Best Places to Work winner and a two-time Inc 5000 honoree. He is an avid angel investor, advising startups with high-growth potential primarily in the web/tech industries.
Gamze Ozogul, PhD is the research and evaluation advisor of Round3. Dr. Ozogul is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, and former Associate Director of Measurement and Evaluation at Arizona State. She serves as an adviser to Round3 as an evaluation expert and a content expert in peer review.
Mark Risinger was a web development and marketing intern at Round3 for his Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. He is a junior at the Kelley School of Business majoring in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation. In the summer of 2017, Mark will be a marketing intern at Discover Financial Services.
Shreya Kathuria was a social media/marketing intern at Round3 during her Spring 2017 semester. She is a junior in the Kelley School of Business double majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation. In the summer of 2017, Shreya will be interning at Morgan Stanley.
The initial idea for Round3 came about in 2012 by company co-founder Tiffany Roman. Frustrated with forced threaded discussion forums commonly used in online education, Tiffany wanted to provide her university students a meaningful way to engage with each other asynchronously online. Providing her students with authentic project-based work, she used Google Sheets to create a feedback tool for peer discussion that worked so well, she convinced her colleague, Matthew Callison, Round3's co-founder, to pilot the tool within his online and face-to-face courses that same year. The success of the tool was so promising, the co-founders published an article, The Art of the Online Critique, in the ISTE magazine Learning and Leading with Technology in March/April 2014.
In fall 2015, wanting to make an even bigger impact on education, Tiffany and Matthew decided to turn their online peer feedback platform into a business and applied to participate in B-Start, Bloomington’s first preaccelerator program for startups sponsored by the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation. With no money, the co-founders were able to validate a $100 million market through pilots with IU Kelley School of Business, University of Notre Dame, and University of Oklahoma using a prototype they created for free in Google Sheets. Ultimately Round3 won the B-Start “Pitch Day” Competition in December 2015, and several months later was selected as co-winner of the Clapp Idea Business Plan Competition.