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By Ruth Olmsted, Faculty Program Director The BAL/BSL degree programs review is complete. These are the largest degree programs in the School of Liberal Arts, representing 89 percent of all SLA graduates, and areas of strength and opportunities to improve the BAL/BSL programs have been identified through a careful examination of all available data.  The BAL/BSL degree …

Register now to attend these faculty development opportunities. Space is limited, so don’t delay in registering.  How Should I Manage My Online Course? Friday October 23, 2015 at 12:00- 1:00 PM EST This is a live discussion related to the Twenty-Minute Mentor Commons video: “How Should I Manage My Online Course?” facilitated by instructional faculty member …

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Benjamin Pearson joins Excelsior College as the faculty program director for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program.  He grew up in the Capital District, graduating from Niskayuna High School, before leaving the area for college and work.   He earned his BA in history and philosophy at Wheaton College in Illinois and his MA and PhD …

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With a PhD in English from Indiana University and a master’s in education from the University of Utah, as well as 15 years of teaching experience, V. Blue Lemay will be applying her knowledge of curriculum development and administration at Excelsior as faculty program director for the humanities. Previously, Blue was chair of the English …

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Michele Paludi is the new faculty program director for psychology in the School of Liberal Arts. She held faculty positions at Franklin and Marshall College, Kent State University, Hunter College, and Union Graduate College. Paludi earned tenure and the rank of full professor at Hunter College, where she also served as program chair in Women’s Studies. …

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Martin Wortman has joined the College as associate dean of the School of Liberal Arts. He earned a PhD in Philosophy from the University of South Florida, where his focus was environmental ethics. He has taught a range of philosophy courses and is an experienced administrator working in student marketing and recruitment, academic advising, faculty affairs …

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Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher, DMus, MSN, RN, has joined Excelsior College as a faculty program director for the Associate Degree in nursing program. She comes to Excelsior College with considerable teaching experience at the associate-degree level, having been an instructor at Bryant & Stratton College, Capital Region BOCES, Mildred Elley, and Hudson Valley Community College. In addition …