Language, Literacy, and Technology Department

Language, Literacy, and Technology Faculty

Educational Technology  •   Literacy  •  TESOL  

Educational Technology

Jim Fenwick

Jim Fenwick

Professor & Chair / Director, Graduate Educational Technology Specialist Program
585-389-2630
jfenwic3@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 283
Bio

Education: B.A., Hartwick College; M.S., University of Bridgeport; Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Teaching and Research Interests: Computer simulation, technology, and robotics.

Proudest Moments: Dr. Fenwick is most proud of books he has authored on the programming language Logo and the hybrid program.

Jennie Schaff

Jennie Schaff

Associate Professor
585-389-2957
jschaff2@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 287
Bio

Education: B.S. and M.S., Simmons College; Ph.D., George Mason University

Teaching and Research Interests: Assistive technology, web design, and special education.

Proudest Moments: Dr. Schaff is proud to have led the 2008 March of Remembrance and Hope trip with 20 Nazareth Students who traveled through German and Poland with Holocaust Survivors. Together they studied Eastern European History as well as genocides occurring in our world today.

Guinevere Mott Scibienski

Guinevere Mott Scibienski

Lecturer
585-389-2611
gmott8@naz.edu
Sarah Elizabeth Misco

Sarah Elizabeth Misco

Lecturer
585-389-2611
smisco9@naz.edu
Erin M. Johnson

Erin M. Johnson

Lecturer
585-389-2611
ejohnso7@naz.edu
Molly Kalkman Fuller

Molly Kalkman Fuller

Lecturer
585-389-2611
mfuller4@naz.edu

 

Literacy

Naomi B. Erdmann

Naomi B. Erdmann

Professor / Director of Graduate Literacy Programs / Director of the Marie Callahan Reading Center
585-389-2614
nerdman0@naz.edu
Lourdes 5
Bio

Director of the Marie Callahan Reading Clinic

Education: B.Ed. & M.Ed., National College of Education; Ed.D., Syracuse University

Teaching and Research Interests: Emergent learners; foundations of literacy; diagnosis of reading and writing needs; accelerating the progress of students who need support in becoming readers and writers; children's literature and its use in the classroom; and program assessment and evaluation.

Proudest Moments: Working at a school that resulted in its being removed from the schools under registration review (SURR) list and working on Rochester Mayor Duffy's Literacy Council.

Laura C. Jones

Laura C. Jones

Professor
585-389-2634
ljones1@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 289
Bio

Education: B.A., St John Fisher College; M.A., Central Washington University; Ph.D., University of Washington

Teaching and Research Interests: YA literature, content area literacy, CMC/digital literacies, teaching English as a second language, and teacher leadership.

Proudest Moments: Dr. Jones is proud of her collaborations and work with the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival which attracts hundreds of middle and high school students each year.

Maria Baldassarre Hopkins

Maria Baldassarre Hopkins

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Learning Outcomes Assessment
585-389-5194
mhopkin8@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 290
Bio

Education: Ph.D., Ed.M., B.A., State University of New York Buffalo

Teaching and Research Interests: Multicultural literature discussion, social justice and educational equity; burgeoning interests include New Literacies Studies and rural literacy.

Louise P. Fredette

Louise P. Fredette

Lecturer
585-389-2611
lfredet4@naz.edu
Beverly J. Lanoue

Beverly J. Lanoue

Lecturer
585-389-2611
blanoue0@naz.edu
Karen DeMay Cameron

Karen DeMay Cameron

Lecturer
585-389-2611
kcamero7@naz.edu
Nancy L. Eaton

Nancy L. Eaton

Lecturer
585-389-2611
neaton0@naz.edu
Karen Sue Geier

Karen Sue Geier

Lecturer
585-389-2611
kgeier8@naz.edu

 

TESOL

Rui Cheng

Rui Cheng

Associate Professor / Director, TESOL for International Educators
585-389-2441
rcheng9@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 297
Bio

Education: B.A., Shanxi University; M.A., Capital Normal University; Ph.D., University of South Florida

Teaching and Research Interests: Second language acquisition and English instruction, distance learning, computer facilitated language learning, uses of technology in instruction.

Cindy McPhail

Cindy McPhail

Professor and Director of TESOL Certifications Programs and Bilingual Extension Program
585-389-2607
cmcphai2@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 294
Bio

Education: B.A., Hamilton College; Ed.M. & Ph.D., State University of New York Buffalo

Teaching and Research Interests: TESOL; language acquisition; bilingual education; elementary education, reading fluency (prosidy), English language learners.

Proudest Moments: Dr. McPhail is proud of a federal grant for more than $1 million that allowed Nazareth College to host the ELL Consortium for 5 years and to begin the bilingual extension program. That program provides an important service to the greater Rochester community in a specialty in which it is perennially difficult to recruit appropriately certified teachers.

Miriam L. Ehtesham-Cating

Miriam L. Ehtesham-Cating

Lecturer
585-389-2611
mehtesh4@naz.edu
Jennifer Raponi

Jennifer Raponi

Lecturer
585-389-2611
jraponi3@naz.edu
Caroline White

Caroline White

Lecturer
585-389-2611
cwhite1@naz.edu