POSITION: President of Holyoke Community College, a public institution serving the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, and governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees; One of 15 community colleges in the Massachusetts system of public higher education.
PREVIOUS: Served as Provost at Inver Hills Community College; Associate Vice President of eLearning & Innovation at Cuyahoga Community College; Executive Director of Distance Learning at Cuyahoga Community College; Director of Technology-Assisted Learning at Marist College.
AFFILIATIONS: Serves on boards, including Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Board of Directors appointment by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker; Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, Board of Directors; Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, Board of Directors; Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Board of Directors; United Way of Pioneer Valley, Board of Directors; Leadership Pioneer Valley, Board of Directors. Member of: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Commission on College Readiness; Holyoke Innovation District, Kitchen Cabinet Member; Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. Previously served on American Association of University Women (National & Minnesota), Board of Directors; State of Ohio’s Big Idea Committee, Member; EDUCAUSE Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning, Committee Chair.
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Education (specialty in Instructional Design for Online Learning), Capella University; M.A., Educational Psychology, Marist College; B.A., Mathematics, Marist College.
OTHER: Awards: Recipient of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) International Distance Learning Award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the field of Distance Learning; Recipient of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Outstanding Communication Methods. Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Peer Corps, Peer Reviewer. Presentations: numerous presentations at various national, state, and regional conferences, including several keynote addresses on innovation, learning, unlearning, and relearning, and the future of online learning in higher education.