Meet the Faculty

Steve Courchesne

Co- Coordinator and Co-Advisor

MA

Email: scourchesne@framingham.edu

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

Email: rrobinson@framingham.edu

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

Email: kcochrane1@framingham.edu

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.

Sarah DiMeo

Visiting Assistant Professor

B.S. Utica College of Syracuse University, M.S. Tufts University, Ph.D. Texas Woman's University

Email: sdimeo51@gmail.com

Dr. Sarah DiMeo is a visiting assistant professor teaching Introduction to Assistive Technology. She has two decades of experience as an occupational therapist in pediatric practice including private and public schools. Dr. DiMeo earned her B.S. in occupational therapy from Utica College, her M.S. in occupational therapy from Tufts University and her Ph.D. in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. DiMeo’s research has included evaluating assessment tools used for assistive technology as well as exploring the role of occupational therapists in assistive technology assessment in the United States. Her future research interests include assistive technology interventions for the complex medical needs of the pediatric population. She is the author of “Matching Students to Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A Single Case Study” published in The Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals.

Craig Perrier

Visiting Assistant Professor

MA, Northeastern University; M.Ed Framingham State University

Email: craigperrier19@gmail.com

Craig Perrier is the High School Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, VA. He also is an an online adjunct professor for the teacher certification program Educate VA .  Previously, he taught at American Schools in Brazil for six years and for six years in public schools in Massachusetts. After leaving the classroom, Craig was the Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction for Social Studies and History at Virtual High School and then the PK-12 Social Studies Coordinator for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools.  He has consulted on global education for IREX, IIE, iEARN, The Global Campaign for Education and the U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian. In addition, Craig has a M.A. in Global History  and M.Ed in Education Leadership.  He presents at regional and national conferences, maintains a blog “The Global, History Educator” and is the creator of the free online teacher resource "U.S. History in a Global Context." You can follow him on twitter @CraigPerrier .