Simone C. O. Conceição has over 25 years of professional experience in distance teaching and learning, and training. She holds a master’s degree in adult and continuing education leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a PhD in adult learning and distance education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a professor and chair in the Department of Administrative Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work and publications focus on online presence, learning design and faculty workload, among other topics. She has served on the editorial board of several journals focusing on adult, continuing and online education and is the co-editor-in-chief of the eLearn magazine. She received two career awards, two alumni awards and one research award. In 2018, she was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.