Doctorat de Didactologie/Didactique des Langues et des Cultures at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France
Aline Germain-Rutherford, PhD, is Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning, at the University of Ottawa and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. As AVP Teaching and Learning Dr. Germain-Rutherford heads the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) which includes the Centre for e-Learning, the Centre for University Teaching and the Centre for Innovative Technology in Education. Prior to her tenure at the University of Ottawa she has been the Associate Vice-President of the Language Schools and Graduate programs of Middlebury College (2011-2013) and the Director of the Middlebury College French School (2006-2014). Dr. Aline Germain-Rutherford received a Doctorat de Didactologie/Didactique des Langues et des Cultures at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France and is the author of numerous publications on faculty development, second language pedagogy, speech technology and the integration of sound pedagogy in e-learning practices. Dr. Germain-Rutherford has headed several national and international research projects, specifically on faculty development and multicultural issues in post-secondary education and online environments, and she has been a visiting professor and keynote speaker in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She is a recipient of the 3M National Teaching Fellow Award, a Canadian Award that recognizes excellence in teaching and leadership in higher education.
B.A. University of Central Florida, M.A. University of Central Florida, Ph.D. University of Central Florida
Melanie Gonzalez serves as an Assistant Professor of ESL and Literacy in both the Secondary and Higher Education Department and the English Department at Salem State University. She earned her Ph.D. in TESOL from the University of Central Florida. She has taught in a variety of English as a Second Language-related (ESL) contexts including a university-based intensive English program, English for academic purposes composition courses, community English classes, and middle school ESL prior to joining the Salem State and Framingham State communities. Her research interests center on second language vocabulary acquisition, second language composition, and corpus linguistics. Outside of teaching, she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with her dog.
B.Ed. Bridgewater State College, M.Ed. Bridgewater State College, C.A.G.S. Bridgewater State College, C.A.G.S. American International College
Deb has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level for 7 years. Last year she joined the international staff at Framingham State University and taught Language Development and Acquisition in Costa Rica. It was a rich and rewarding experience for her.
She has been a special needs instructor, a classroom teacher, a principal, and a Director of Curriculum. Deb lives with her husband on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and has three grown children. With two of her daughters expecting their first babies, she is sure to be busy with her new grandchildren!
B.A. Regis College, M.Ed. Framingham State College
Andrea Hallion’s educational background is a rich one: she has been an elementary teacher, reading specialist, Massachusetts Department of Education Basic Skills Specialist, assistant principal of a middle school, principal of an elementary school, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Framingham State University, specifically Collaborative Leadership, Curriculum Design, and Advanced Teaching Strategies Framingham State University awarded her with the Alumni Achievement Award in 2006. She is most well known for a multi-age program that she and her staff developed while she was an elementary principal. A speech she presented at the National Association of Elementary School Principal’s conference can be found on the internet: “Strategies for Implementing Multi-Age Classrooms”.
Currently, Mrs. Hallion is a Senior Associate of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and as such gives both public and private tours. She has worked in the International Education Program since January of 2014, teaching Current Issues, Advanced Teaching Strategies, and Supervision, Staff Development and Collaborative Leadership. She has enjoyed teaching and learning from the many and varied students she has met from all over the world in the Framingham Program.
B.S. Framingham State University Elementary Education, M.Ed. Lesley College Computers in Education, Ph.D. Boston College Educational Administration
I have been an adjunct professor for Framingham State University for twenty years. Throughout my teaching career I have taught children preK-6 and teachers pre K-college level.
My professional passion is collaborating with educators to enhance my lifelong learning goals. My areas of expertise are curriculum standards, instructional practice, and assessment. Learning and experiencing new passions is an ongoing adventure for me and I encourage my students to question, explore, and continuously enhance their professional and personal lives.
On a personal note, my husband and I have been married for 46 years; have three sons, and seven wonderful grandchildren. We recently moved from Massachusetts to Florida and are enjoying the weather, the scenery, and meeting new friends from across the United States. Reading, painting and traveling are my favorite pastimes.
BS Speech, Radio, Television, and film, Emerson College, Ed.M. Educational Media and Technology Boston University, Ed.D (abd): Educational Media and management Boston University, MFA (Terminal)Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
Dan is a pragmatic practitioner in Media. His particular academic area of interest centers around the concepts and applications of creating learning situations. Over his career has worked with several institutions and continues to both teach in university settings as well as work on projects at WGBH, Harvard, and other institutions and Corporations. He is a founding faculty member of the Framingham State University Media Department and has taught in the international Program for over 20 years.
Dan holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, as well as a Master’s and Doctorate (abd,) in the area Instructional Technology and Media Design/Management from Boston University. His undergraduate work was in Speech, Radio, Television and Film from Emerson College.
B.A. University of California, Irvine, M.Ed. California State University
Steve Katz currently works full time as a technology integration specialist at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. During his career he has been called upon to teach a variety of different subjects, and has enjoyed his various roles on campus such as director of educational technology, professional development coordinator, and mentor teacher. He has taught at three universities, and been actively involved in developing professional development programs and delivering professional development for over 15 years. In addition to his current duties as a technology integration specialist, Steve, an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Development Specialist, and authorized Google Education Trainer, provides professional development to various schools, and presents educational workshops internationally and online. Several of his presentations, and many samples of his students' work can be viewed at http://www.stevenkatz.com.
B.A. Emmanuel College, B.S. Franklin Pierce College, M.Ed. Boston State College
Laurie Keating is an adjunct professor in the Curriculum and Instructional Technology Department. Dr. Keating has been teaching online for Framingham State for many years in the Curriculum and Instructional Technology program and have recently added this technology-related course to the TESL program. I’ve been offering it online to Massachusetts teachers and am adapting it to the IE format.
Professionally, I am an independent educational technology consultant. I do a lot of work for the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT), doing technology planning as well as organizational restructuring, procurement, and project management. I am a former technical writer and technology director in a K-12 district and past president of the Massachusetts Comp0uter Using Educators (MassCUE); my training is in Instructional Technology and Distance Education.
B.S. Slippery Rock State University, M.PA. Texas A&M University, Educational Administration Certificate Northern Arizona University
Patrick Keptner, an Instructor with Framingham State University in its International Education Programs received his Bachelors in Special Education from Slippery Rock State University and his MPA from Texas A&M University and Education Administration 30+ from Northern Arizona University. After spending 15 years in Special Education classrooms in multiple school districts across the country, and as Special Education Director in the Flagstaff School District, he and his family settled in Gallup, NM where he became CEO/Executive Director of a non-profit agency providing education and training programs to Navajo children and adults with disabilities. After 25 years in the position, Keptner decided he wasn’t getting any younger and there were still things he wanted to do and places to see. He retired to Albuquerque, NM, and to keep up with any changes in the field, he became a certified special education substitute teacher in the local school district.
Due to his interest and experience in education and training, through his travels to New Delhi, India, Mr. Keptner has become involved in an NGO Bridge Global Gap and is now an advisor to the organization that provides a training and language curriculum to individuals seeking employment either in India or abroad. This role will involve implementing long distance learning programs for the individuals and staying in touch with the staff in New Delhi. While not teaching, he can be found at their home in Albuquerque xeriscaping the front yard!
B.A. Roosevelt University, M.Ed. Boston University, C.A.G.S. University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Barbara R. Koren started her career as a Reading Specialist and Learning Disabilities Educator, working in grades from kindergarten through high school. Ms. Koren subsequently became a district-wide Director of Special Education for a number of school districts in Massachusetts, including Beverly, Weston and Bedford. After retiring from public school administration in 2005, Ms. Koren has been working as an educational consultant and adjunct faculty member at public and private universities. She has taught in Framingham State’s International Program since 2012.
B.A. Carson-Newman College, M.S. University of Tennessee, Ph.D. University of Tennessee
Michael Lovorn earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (special emphasis in Secondary Social Studies Education) at the University of Tennessee in 2003. Prior earning this degree, he taught in diverse public 6-12 classrooms for more than a decade. Since 2003, his primary work has been in the preparation and development of secondary teacher candidates and instruction of international graduate courses. He has visited over 70 countries and taught in over 30. His areas of expertise include trends and issues in contemporary education, critical thinking, education theory and philosophy, qualitative research methods, and historiographical analysis.
Michael considers himself a discourse instructor who facilitates course participants' exploration of subject matter through lenses of global and intercultural awareness, relevance, reflection, perspective, implication, empowerment, and social justice. His teaching, research, and service activities reflect these strengths and center on progressive and engaging strategies for fostering student creativity and empowerment. Among his many academic and scholarly aspirations, Michael seeks to empower course participants to agents of change in pre-K-grade 12 education.
B.A. Anna Maria College French, M.A.T. Assumption College French, Ph.D. University of Florida Romance Linguistics
Marguerite Mahler holds a doctorate degree in linguistics from the University of Florida. She taught at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. She joined Framingham State University in 1986. She is the Coordinator and Advisor of the M.Ed. in TESL program and of the Graduate Certificate in TESL program. She has been an active participant in the International Education Programs since 1987.
B.A. Ohio Northern University Social Work, M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University Curriculum and Instruction, D.Ed. Boston College Administration and Supervision
Rosanne Majoy serves as an Associate Professor at Framingham State University where she teachers a variety of special education courses to graduate level students enrolled in the M.Ed program. In addition to her work on campus at FSU, Rosanne gratefully participates in the International Education Program at Framingham State allowing her to travel to multiple and diverse sites in Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Rosanne has always been involved in public school education as an elementary general and special educator, a school psychologist and as a special education administrator. Recently retired from her public school career, she now focuses on teaching at Framingham State University on campus, online and internationally.
Rosanne’s educational background includes a doctoral degree from Boston College in administration and supervision. Her free time is spent in the enjoyment of her four grandchildren and the joy of traveling to them.
B.S. University of Maine, Orono, M.Ed. University of Maine, Orono
Romeo Marquis has been an innovative educator for more than fifty years. He began his career as a high school science teacher and then became a principal. He then began a career at Framingham State College as an adjunct instructor in the Curriculum and Instructional Technology Master's Program. Within that program he taught the first online course at the College - "Using the Computer as a Research Tool." As a program director, he was responsible for introducing Blackboard to the College where he later became Associate Dean for Academic Technology and Distance Education. Upon leaving the College for self-employment, he founded The Learning Curve Consortium, a non-profit organization of thirty K-12 school districts. Romeo continues to teach several courses in the International Education Program at Framingham State University.
B.A. Bridgewater State University History/Secondary Education, M.Ed. Bridgewater State University Special Education, Ed.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst Curriculum Studies
Dr. John Marvelle has been teaching in the International Program for more than 20 years. Over the years he has worked as a public school teacher and administer; a project director for parent education and decision making programs; a college professor at several colleges, including Framingham's sister college -- Bridgewater State University; and as a project director for Apple Computer.
B.A. University of Denver, M.A. Montana State University, Ed.D. University of Alabama
I, Sherry Miller, am definitely a "life-long learner". I love my life and I am now doing what I call, "evolving". I live in a house I built with two other phenomenal women in Antigua, Guatemala. We call it "La Casa de Las Tres Gracias" and are learning how to live and share grace in it and beyond it. I love being an adjunct professor for Framingham and sharing my international school experience and my passion for leadership and proactive change creating learning communities where students' voices matter most. I love being a champion for a youth movement, Project SERES, in Guatemala and El Salvador where we are empowering youth to become leaders in their communities, making them healthier and more sustainable, instead of fleeing to the North. I grew up in Montana, have been an educator/teacher/leader most of my life, have a wonderful family including 16 grandchildren and plan to keep them wondering, "what in the world is Grandma Sherry up to?" for as long as I can!
B.A. Hempstead New York, M.A. Hofstra University, Graduate Degree C.W. Post College, Master's in Divinity New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Edgar Miranda was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. His family moved to New York City when he was still an infant. He was raised in East Harlem and attended school in Manhattan. Upon completing his high school studies he received a scholarship to Hofstra University where he majored in Elementary Education and Spanish.
Immediately after his graduation from Hofstra he began his career in public education working as a bilingual teacher in Hempstead, Long Island. He has served in the field of public education for the last 40 years primarily in New York and Virginia. However, he has also served as the elementary principal at the Anglo American School of Sofia, Bulgaria. During these 4 decades he has been a teacher at the elementary, secondary and the university level. He also has worked as an administrator at the building level and a district-wide administrator.
BS: University of Rhode Island, MS: University of Rhode Island, PhD: Rhode Island College/ University of Rhode Island Joint PhD program in Education
Anthony (Tony) Monahan, PhD is an assistant professor in the Health, Physical Education and Dance Department at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York. He has taught a variety of Education, Health and Physical Education courses throughout his professional career. He has had the fortune of working in education programs in New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, California, Canada, Austria, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil. He has participated in the High Impact Practices of Academic Service Learning, Global & Diversity Learning, Learning Communities, and Common Read. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, and standing member of the QCC College Advisory Committee for Study Abroad. His research areas include empathy development, collaborative learning, invitational education, and intercultural wellness. Teaching for the Framingham State University Graduate Program in International Education has been a lifelong goal and now a dream come true.
B.A. Anna Maria College Special Education and Elementary Education, Masters Degree Rhode Island College Certificate Emotionally Disturbed, Sabbatical Program University of Rhode Island Kingston Teacher in Technology
My teaching career began 30+ years ago as a special education teacher in a private school for severely handicapped students. Four years later I found myself in the local school district. Over the years I have taught all areas from preschool to high school and various levels of disabilities including mental retardation, emotional disturbance, behavior disorders and learning disabled. I enjoyed teaching collaboratively with content area teachers and watching students succeed.
My educational career began to change in 1995 when I became involved with technology professional development projects taking place for educators across the state of Rhode Island. I eventually left the K-12 classroom and began to work as the educational technology facilitator for my district. I spent several years as the Educational Technology Professional Development Coordinator and Assessment Data Manager for the school district.
Throughout my K-12 teaching years I have also taught a variety of courses for the Framingham State University, International Education Program. Each of these teaching assignments have become more and more exciting as global connections continue to bring us closer and closer together.
Beyond my K-12 teaching responsibilities for the past 18 years I have been teaching technology based courses as an adjunct professor for Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, RI.
B.S. Ed. Bridgewater State University Elementary Education, M.Ed. Indiana University Special Education, Ed.D. Indiana University General Studies of Education/Special Education
Bill Murphy has taught with IEP for nearly thirty years. He has taught both Special Education and Research courses. He was formerly a professor at Bridgewater State University. He presently resides with his wife Angela in Dunedin Florida. International Education has always been high on Bill's list of interests. Early in his teaching career he was a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching teachers and children in the Philippines. A major highlight for IEP teaching for Bill is the chance to work with other instructors and the IEP staff.