2011 Summer Institute for Online Teaching and Learning

Monday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 22

Guest Speakers

Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Assessment

The Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Assessment manages all undergraduate and graduate curricular actions through all appropriate approval bodies. Oversees and coordinates General Education and Departmental Academic Assessment planning and implementation. Organizes Accreditation materials/procedures for Middle States Accreditation and provides direction and support for departmental or program accreditations. Oversees and coordinates the Online Learning Initiative in collaboration with faculty, RAUL and OIT.


Adjunct Professor, Center for Child Advocacy
Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

Mr. Joseph A. Del Russo is an attorney and Chief Assistant Prosecutor with the Passaic County Prosecutorís office. He supervises a team of attorneys, investigators, social workers and paralegals in the Prosecutorís Special Victims Unit and Meganís Law Unit. He is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law. He was also a Board Member and PastPresident of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Ė New Jersey (APSACNJ). Mr. Del Russo presently is a Visiting Lecturer and a member of the adjunct faculty at the Montclair State University Graduate Schoolís Center for Child Advocacy. He teaches courses relating to prevention, identification and prosecution of child abuse cases. He also has served in a similar capacity as an adjunct professor in the Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work.


Center for Child Advocacy Online Course Liaison

After ten years as a self-employed meeting planner for pharmaceutical companies, major corporations, NBA teams, and at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Ms. Devine Hams' focus shifted to obtaining an MA from the Center for Child Advocacy (CHAD) at Montclair State University. After graduating, she joined the CHAD staff as an Online Course Liaison. In addition to on-campus courses. CHAD offers a Post-BA Certificate in Child Advocacy and two undergraduate courses. Ms. Devine Hams assists students and faculty as they transition from face-to-face to an online environment. Attention to detail and understanding courses through a student's lens contributes to student success. Off-campus, she has extensive community service experience, including serving on several nonprofit boards.

Adjunct Professor, Art and Design

Megan Pace graduated from The Ohio State University in June of 2006, with a Ph.D in Textiles and Clothing, and a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging.  Her dissertation is titled, "Preferences for Universal Design Features in Apparel Retail Stores by Older Female Apparel Customers." After completing her doctoral studies, she was an Adjunct Professor at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in Manhattan, where she taught classes in both the fashion and marketing departments. At Montclair State University, she is currently teaching ARTX: 122/Clothing and Culture online.  Prior to her doctoral studies, she held positions as an Assistant Buyer and Procurement Coordinator for both Express Stores and Victoria's Secret Stores of the Limited Brands in Columbus, Ohio.


Adjunct Professor, History

Arika Easley is an adjunct faculty in the Department of History at Montclair State University and teaches the New Jersey: Past and Present course. She taught this course as a face-to-face course in the Spring 2009 and Spring 2010, and then developed the course as an online course for the Fall 2010, Winter 2011 and Spring 2011 semesters.  She is revising her syllabus to provide applied learning opportunities for her students in the Fall 2011 online course. Arika currently teaches full-time at Hudson County Community College, and will be an Emerging Scholars Fellow at The Richard Stockton College for the 2011-2012 academic years.  She received her BA degree from Dartmouth College, her MA degree from Columbia University, and is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers-New Brunswick focusing on African American and Native American histories. Arika also worked in student affairs for ten years, including her work as a Community Director at Montclair in the Department of Residential Education from 2006-2009, and as a former Assistant Director at New York University in the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs.