SI 2016 Presenters

Dr. Peter Mcaliney Dr. Peter Mcaliney , Executive Director Online and Extended Learning, has considerable experience from both his academic and private sector positions creating, establishing and managing portfolios of certificate and degree programs. In addition to previous executive positions with Ameritas Educational Services, Dr. McAliney directed activities in Continuing and Professional Studies at Baruch College, CUNY, and has over ten years of experience teaching as an adjunct faculty member in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch. A certified project management professional, his collaborative and leadership skills have been proven through his work with a range of higher education programs, both online and in blended modalities.

Dr. McAliney holds his BS from the Stern School of Business at NYU; MBA from Baruch College; and the PhD from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU.


Fran Stromsland Dr. Frances Stromsland, Professor/Instructional Specialist. A passion for teaching and learning is the lens through which Fran focused and pursued her career as an educator and school leader over the last thirty years. Coming from a family of educators, with much longevity in service and commitment to children and their development, played an integral role in shaping her as the educator and school leader that she is. From her earliest days of teaching in general and special education classrooms, to her leadership of a large regional high school district, Fran recognized and valued the importance of always placing the best teacher possible in front of students in all subject areas. Finding these special, creative, talented, caring people, retaining them and supporting them in their work, is a key element of her life’s work and continues now that she is fortunate to be able to continue in her service at the university level by teaching aspiring school leaders.


Lori Katterhenry Lori Katterhenry received her BFA and MFA degrees in Dance from Florida State University and earned a CMA from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York City. She was the Program Coordinator for the Montclair State University Division of Dance since 1986 and has been the Deputy Chair for the Department of Theatre and Dance since 2008. She is also the Artistic Director for the MSU Repertory Dance Company. Her works have been selected for performance at numerous Regional American College Dance Festivals and at three National American College Dance Festivals in 1983, 1986 and 1990. She has been a guest artist at Rice University, University of New Mexico, Theater on Podol in Kiev, and Theatre et Mouvement Festival in Montpellier, France. Her work Undone was selected for performance in the HUMOR UNPLUCKED Festival in New York City in 1996. In June ‘97 she traveled to Australia with members of the MSU School of the Arts, MSU dance students and alumni for performances and cultural enrichment in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. She choreographed and performed in the Pro Danza Italia Summer Dance Festival in Castiglioncello, Italy in 1998 and 1999. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Schools of Dance from 2003-2009.


Laetitia Cairoli Laetitia Cairoli completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University. She is the author of Girls of the Factory: A Year with the Garment Workers of Fes (University Press of Florida, 2011) and of several articles in journals and edited collections. Before embarking on her research on factory workers, she worked in Morocco as a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching English, and later as a researcher studying women’s organizations.


Mary Mallery Mary Mallery is Associate Dean for Technical Services at Montclair State University Library. She earned her Doctorate in English Literature from CUNY Graduate Center, her MLS from Rutgers University, and an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. Before becoming a librarian, she worked extensively in publishing, where her first job was as a copy editor for the American Institute of Physics, and more recently, she worked at the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities assisting with the CETH Summer Workshop at Princeton University. At MSU, she has completed the online certificate course in Copyright for Libraries at the University of Maryland University College, and she served as Chair of the Copyright and Intellectual Property Committee for the statewide NJVid Project Team.


sm Siobhan McCarthy is a Reference Librarian in the Reference and Research Services Department of Sprague Library. Her areas of responsibility are providing reference and interlibrary borrowing assistance, teaching library instruction classes, and serving as liaison to several departments and other campus units. Her interests include information literacy, outreach, digital literacy, open access, open source software, emerging technologies, and sustainability. She is co-chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries Technology Committee, and a member of the Executive Board of the College & Universities Section of the New Jersey Library Association. She has a B.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology and a MLIS from Rutgers University.


Marie Tizon Marie Tizon, a Montclair State University alumna, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in health studies in 2004. Her career in post-secondary disability services began when she was hired as a notetaker and academic aide during her junior year at MSU. In May 2011, she earned her Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in Student Affairs and Higher Education at MSU. After almost 12 years at Montclair State University, Ms. Tizon is currently the Assistant Director of the Disability Resource Center. In her role, she continues to meet the growing demands of students with disabilities on campus and maintain collaborative working relationships with faculty and staff. Though she meets with students with various disabilities, she specializes in working with students with visual impairments, ensuring they have equal access to their courses and academic materials electronically.


Summer R. Jones Summer R. Jones has served as the Director of Technical Support Services (TSS) within the Division of Information Technology since December 2010. In that role, she oversees the Technology Solutions Center which encompasses several customer-facing areas including the University Help Desk, Desktop Support Services, Audio-Visual Services and the Public Computing Labs. Under her direction, TSS has been actively involved in supporting Montclair State University’s Strategic Plan, “Connecting Tomorrow”, by implementing a 24×7 virtual computing lab, expanding remote services through the University Help Desk and migrating mediated classrooms across campus to the latest technology standards. She was also instrumental in bringing an internship program to the Division of Information Technology. This internship program gives the opportunity for students to experience what it is like working in an IT environment and has led to them producing solution such as our virtual computing lab, systems status page and computer lab availability tool.

Prior to becoming the Director of Technical Support Services, she was the University Help Desk Manager at Montclair State University for four years. Summer has set down major roots within higher education in New Jersey as she was previously employed at Bergen Community College as the Help Desk Manager and Interim User Services Manager prior to joining Montclair State University. She attended Seton Hall University for a B.S. in Management Information Systems. She received her ITIL Foundation certification and is actively pursuing her ITIL Expert certification.


Catherine Baird Catherine Baird is the Online and Outreach Services Librarian at MSU and she loves it! She joined Montclair in September 2014, having worked previously as a Librarian at Sheridan College, York University and McMaster University, all in Southwestern Ontario. She is the Liaison Librarian to five academic departments at MSU (in no particular order, ECELE, Counseling and Educational Leadership, Educational Foundations, Secondary and Special Education and Modern Languages and Literatures) and the go-to librarian for anyone teaching hybrid and online courses. Catherine is also a passionate teacher and regularly meets one-on-one with faculty and students when she’s not teaching library and research skills as part of the library instruction program. .


Julie Mazur Julie Mazur is the Associate Director of the Academic Success Center (ASC) and an adjunct instructor at Montclair State University. In her role as Associate Director, she oversees all of the centers academic support initiatives including: tutorial services, testing, academic action, supplemental instruction, and targeted academic outreach for specific student populations. Julie is pursuing her PhD in Higher Education Research, Management and Policy at Seton Hall University. Ms. Mazur has been an adjunct at MSU since 2012 and in her current position since September 2015.


Iain Kerr Iain Kerr Associate Professor of Innovation Design, is a designer, systems thinker, and social entrepreneur, working at the intersection of creativity, ecology, and emergent systems. With a background in Architecture, Design, Art and Philosophy he brings a unique perspective to issues of social innovation, design and entrepreneurship. His work is focused on inventing novel creative processes to transform seemingly intractable problems into problems worth having. Iain has spent the last two decades developing and teaching unique transformative models of creative processes.

As the co-director of the MIX Lab Iain has developed new curriculum for using 3d printing to activate design thinking processes far from the normal realms of Industrial Design and Engineering. This innovative curriculum is at the heart of the lab’s certificate program in Innovation Design and Rapid Prototyping, as well as at the forefront of reimagining Design Thinking as a powerful tool of innovation at all scales of action.

In addition to co-directing the MIX Lab Iain is a co-founder of the boundary blurring design consultancy SPURSE which has been at the forefront of ecological research, experimental design, and innovation leadership for the last fifteen years. While developing ground breaking ways to probe, catalyze, disrupt and re-imagine systems both large and small they have collaborated with communities, organizations, and individuals from the high arctic to the inner cities in Bolivia. Their award winning projects reveal an astonishing range of creative solutions to effecting real change: from restaurants, wetlands, wayfinding apps, urban renewal programs, micro-biology laboratories, cookbooks, buildings, everyday tools and more.

Iain regularly works as a consultant, lecturer and workshop leader on creativity, innovation and design (MIT, Harvard University, Columbia University, Parsons, Yale, CCA, and RISDI). His work, and that of SPURSE, has been exhibited internationally: USA, Poland, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Mexico and Bolivia as well as published in books and journals (Furnitecture, The Interventionists, The Object of Labor, Experimental Geography, The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Surface, ID, New York Times, Elle, Teme Celeste, Art Papers, Monitor, Interior Design, and Art Journal). Currently Iain is working on a book on Innovation Design, Ecology and Social Entrepreneurship.


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