Meet the Faculty

Steve Courchesne

Co- Coordinator and Co-Advisor



Instructional Designer with the Education Technology team at Framingham State University. I'm passionate about instructional design and how to make learning programs effective and efficient.  I work with faculty to connect learning objectives, pedagogy and online technolgies. I do this one-on-one in consultations, by coodinating the Quality Matters workshops and reviews, as well as through online and face-to-face workshops. 

Before coming to FSU, I worked for Human Rights Associates (HREA). I managed HREA's e-learning team and provided guidance to more than fifty course instructors in HREAs network. I also led the production of self-directed eLearning courses for HREA and partners. In 2011-12, I was the project manager of the documentary film, A Path to Dignity.  I hold hold a Master of Arts from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and I am a Canadian national.

Robin Robinson

Director Education Technology and Instructional Design

Masters degree in Technical and Professional Writing


Robin S. Robinson, Director of Education Technology and Instructional Design came to Framingham State University (FSU) in 2002 from industry. At FSU she is one of five directors within ITS. With her three-person team, Robin is responsible for implementing strategies for the integration of technology throughout the curriculum; facilitating related continuous academic improvements based on quality standards and generally accepted best practices regardless of the delivery modality. Currently, Robin serves as Vice Chair for the NERCOMP board and is past chair of Massachusetts Colleges Online consortium. She is a member of Educause, NERCOMP, and IMS Global Learning Consortium. On campus, she is the co-facilitator of the FSU Quality Matters course design initiative, leads E-Learning collaborative teams, is an active member of many ITS planning committees and the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service (CELTSS). Robin earned a Master's degree in Technical and Professional Writing from Northeastern University in Boston. She has presented at both regional and national conferences and co-authored an article in the December 10, 2012, Educause Review and contributed a Case Study to Introduction: Online Learning in Higher Education: The Case for Action, edited by Dr. Richard Kesner

Kim Cochrane, EdD

Visiting Senior Instructor

BA, Middlebury College; MLS, Simmons College; CAGS, Salem State University; EdD, Northeastern University


As a Visiting Senior Instructor at Framingham State University, Kim currently teaches Adult Development and Learning (EDUC 940) and the Children's Literature Workshop (ENGL 930).

Kim has been a school library media specialist in PK-12 for over 15 years, has worked as a school district administrator, and has served as the Curriculum Librarian at Framingham State University. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, a M.L.S. from Simmons College, a C.A.G.S. from Salem State University, and an Education Doctorate in Curriculum from Northeastern University.