Francine Glazer, associate provost for educational innovation and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, is a biologist by training and has been actively working with faculty members on teaching and learning since 1993. She is the incoming President-Elect of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, serves on the executive advisory board of the International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association, and is a member of the editorial review board of Innovative Higher Education. She is also the editor of Blended Learning: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy. Her areas of interest include encouraging active learning, use of student teams in the classroom, faculty mentoring, and online and blended learning.
Noreen O’Brien is an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Noreen joined the CTL in January 2018 to work with faculty to incorporate high-impact practices into the NYIT curriculum. Before joining the CTL, Noreen worked for 15 years in enrollment management in a number of key leadership positions. Her most recent role was Director of Operations in the NYIT Admissions Office, where her main focus was to realign personnel and redesign processes to incorporate innovative technologies. Noreen holds an M.S. in Instructional Technology from NYIT School of Education and a B.A. in International Business from Sacred Heart University College of Business.
Linda Matthews earned her MSIT at New York Institute of Technology, and is CTL’s new educational technology specialist. She recently joined CTL to assist faculty members in using educational technologies to enhance student engagement. She has worked in the Office of Research, Assessment & Decision Support for the past 14 years and was instrumental in creating electronic documents for accreditations submissions. Additionally, she was NYIT’s Project Manager for 2019-20 Middle States decennial reaccreditation. Previous to NYIT, she was an Associate Director on the trading floors of Wall Street. She holds an MSIT degree from NYIT’s College of Arts & Sciences and a BS in Marketing and Management from LIU, School of Business.
Vancouver Centre for Teaching & Learning
Greg Gerber is an assistant professor and serves as both the Assistant Dean for MSIT and as Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning in Vancouver, British Columbia. With roots in the K-12 school system as a teacher, administrator, and network architect, Greg is passionate about and is deeply engaged in the practice and scholarship of teaching. He has enjoyed a variety of positions in higher education, including Director of Learning at the Society of Christian Schools of British Columbia and Adjunct Professor in Education at several universities, including Simon Fraser, Trinity Western, and Royal Roads. Greg is well-known for his work as a keynote speaker at conferences around the globe and for his work in using open source social media as a source for enabling schools to assess risks associated with threat behaviours better, then plan appropriate interventions. Greg finds joy in solving complex problems and helping educators resolve tensions between practice and theoretical understanding. He has extensive experience in technology infrastructure and securities, curriculum and pedagogy, leadership, and instruction.