In my current position with SUNY-Empire State College as Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator for Human Development at the Center for Distance Learning, I serve as an academic coordinator with chair-level responsibilities to develop and guide online programs. As mentor/professor, I mentor up to 40 students and instruct at least three courses a year, for which I receive superior evaluations.
As an academic coordinator for the Center for Distance Learning, I currently coordinate the strategic planning, excellent development, and quality execution of the Human Development curricula at the Center for Distance Learning, having had past responsibilities for Psychology and Early Childhood Development. Responsibilities have included development, management, and delivery of four programs, involving about 28 web-based courses, most having multiple sections over five terms a year. Due to high enrollments, faculty were hired for Psychology, Early Childhood Development, and most recently Social Science Research, with my choosing to retain Human Development. In my role as academic coordinator, I successfully support about thirty adjunct instructors to deliver these courses. I initiated the CDL Conference, an annual regional conference, and was co-chair for four successful years. I also collaborated to create an online program for the Infant/Toddler Development Certificate for New York State.