ATI 2017 Ambassadors

  • Ann Berry

    Associate Professor of Special Education, Graduate Program Coordinator for Special Education programs.  Dr. Berry has a strong interest in effective instruction for students with high incidence disabilities. The courses she teaches in special education at Plymouth State University focus on evidence-based practices. Additionally, she is interested in furthering her work in special education teacher retention. Read More
  • Molly Campbell

    Twitter: Ms2ndrow
    Molly Campbell is a lecturer in the department of English at University of New Hampshire, Durham. She has been teaching UNH classes in composition and technical and professional writing for nine years, both online and in the classroom. She uses innovative design practices for curriculum in order to create course content that is relevant and immediately applicable in the workplace. Currently she is working on utilizing Makerspace technologies in concert with technical writing and is looking forward to being able to enhance this experience with OER. Read More
  • Carolyn Cormier

    Carolyn Cormier

    Carolyn Cormier has had the pleasure of working with the Granite State team since 2014, first as an Elementary Education course instructor and Field Placement Faculty member, and most recently as the Associate Dean for the School of Education.  Carolyn has experience in elementary school leadership, instructional design and curriculum alignment, technology integration, and supervision and evaluation of pedagogy.  She is passionate about making connections with others and believes that trusting relationships create an essential foundation for learning.  In her free time she enjoys running, r Read More
  • John Chaston

    John Chaston is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of New Hampshire whose primary teaching and research specialties include: Spanish syntax, sociolinguistics, phonology; language teaching methodologies; and Spanish culture. He has directed the UNH Semester Study Abroad Program to Granada, Spain including resident director of the program five times. He is currently active on the Board of NHAWLT (New Hampshire Association of World Lenguage Teachers) and in giving workshops and talks related to that work. Read More
  • Eun Kyeong Cho

    Eun Kyeong (EK) Cho is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. Her research focuses on institutions that impact the quality of educational services for young children and their families. Areas of her research include teacher education, transnational migrant families, and the use of technology in education. She is planning to integrate Open Educational Resources (OER) into her courses and teacher training projects. Read More
  • Steve Couture

    Steve Couture

    Steven M. Couture, MPA, CPM, serves as Coastal Program Administrator for the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) where he oversees the technical assistance services provided to NH’s coastal communities as well as providing direction for state coastal policy.  He joined NHDES in 1999 and has served in the NH Army National Guard since 2001.  Mr. Read More
  • Miranda Dean

    Miranda is an artist, educator, and academic. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies - Film Production from Keene State College. It was at Keene State that Miranda was introduced to Open Pedagogy and the concepts of Open Education Resources and Open Access Learning. Since graduating, she has joined forces with the Academic Technology department at her alma mater as support staff to help grow and inform the Open Education community on campus. Read More
  • Marcos Del Hierro

    Marcos J. Del Hierro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. He received his BA in English from Baylor University in 2006, his MA in English and American Literature from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2009, and his Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University in 2014. His research focuses on intersections in Rhetoric and Composition, Race, Embodiment, and Technology. He is particularly interested in how Black, Latina/o, and Indigenous cultural traditions influence the development and use of hiphop rhetorics and technologies. Read More
  • Maeve Dion

    Maeve is an Assistant Professor of Security Studies at UNH, where she teaches in the homeland security program and is developing a graduate program in cybersecurity management and leadership. She specializes in the legal, economic, policy, and educational issues relating to critical infrastructure protection, particularly information infrastructure. As an educator, Maeve has broad international experience and pedagogical concentrations in security, law, and civil service. Read More
  • Tiffany Dube

    I am a Teaching Lecturer in the Elementary Education Department at PSU.  I received my BS degree in Elementary Education and my M.Ed. Read More
  • Marie Duggan

    Twitter: DugganMarieC
    I like asking questions that buck conventional wisdom, and the process of finding the answers is the most compelling part, and I like to bring students into the search. Examples: everyone says Spaniards enslaved Indians in California, but turns out it was Americans who practiced genocide in the Gold Rush, the Spanish wanted Indians as allies. Course: property rights East/West/South. American manufacturing firms in Keene, NH aren't moving plants off shore, and robots aren't replacing workers either. So why is US manufacturing employment down so drastically? Read More
  • Emily Gannon

    Emily Gannon

    Twitter: EmilyGannon14
    Emily Gannon serves as a Field Placement Faculty member for the Granite State College School of Education.  She helps teacher candidates with the clinical side of their coursework, primarily in Cheshire and Hillsborough counties, and also provides support for candidates seeking ETI (Education Technology Integrator) certification. Emily earned her Bachelor's Degree in American Studies and minored in Educational Studies and received a Master's degree in Elementary Education at Boston University.  Read More
  • Maureen Gillepsie

    Twitter: ProfG_UNH
    Dr. Maureen Gillespie received her bachelor's degree from UNH ('06) with a double major in Psychology and English. She immediately began a PhD program at Northeastern university ('11) and specialized in experimental psychology with a focus on language and cognitive processing. Her dissertation centered on the cognitive processes underlying language production.  She then went on to complete a 1-year post-doctoral program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign before joining UNH as a lecturer in the Psychology Department in the Fall of 2012. Read More
  • Abby Goode

    Twitter: abbylgoode
    Abby Goode specializes in early and nineteenth-century American literature, sustainability studies, transnational American studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Currently, she is writing a book about the history of sustainability, agriculture, and population control in American literature. Her research appears or is forthcoming in venues such as Early American Literature, Studies in American Fiction, and American Studies in Scandinavia. Read More
  • Rebecca Grant

    Rebecca Grant has taught for ten years as a Teaching Lecturer for the English Department at Plymouth State University. Her teaching includes both online and face-to-face courses, and her specialization is in first-year writing. She has served as editor for the PSU publication, Comp Journal, since 2012. Read More
  • Brandon Haas

    Twitter: bhaas19
    Brandon Haas is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at Plymouth State University. Dr. Haas currently teaches courses on diversity, social studies education, and First Year Seminar. His interests are in Holocaust education, diversity in society, and the role of empathy in the classroom and society. Brandon earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Social Studies Education from the University of South Florida. Read More
  • Elyse Hambacher

    Elyse Hambacher is an assistant professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. She employs critical social justice perspectives to strengthen equity and promote excellence in elementary education and the preparation of preservice and inservice teachers. A former elementary school teacher in Miami and Japan, she teaches courses on qualitative inquiry, social justice, and classroom management. Her research interests include critical teacher education, disproportionality in school discipline, and urban schooling. Read More
  • Pam Harland

    Twitter: pamlibrarian
    Pam Harland has been a librarian for over 25 years working in school, academic, public, and special libraries. Today she is a member of the Faculty at Plymouth State University where she serves as the Program Coordinator for the Library Media Specialist and Technology Integrator programs. She is also on the Board of Directors of the American Association of School Librarians. Read More
  • Barry Hennessey

    Twitter: bjh1459
    Assessment Librarian at the University Library. Subject librarian for the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and for the Department of Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies. Will be part of the support team for two Spanish faculty joining the program in 2017. Read More
  • Lori Hopkins

    Twitter: LoriHopkins1
    Lori Hopkins is Associate Professor of Spanish, Core Faculty of the Women’s Studies Program and co-director of Latin American Studies. As a Latinamericanist, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on contemporary Latin American literature and culture on topics such as Human Rights and Performance Arts. Her current research project involves the relationship between literature, ethics and politics, especially as literature and the humanities force us to consider the ethical relationships of peoples and cultures. Read More
  • Krista Jackman

    Krista Jackman, College of Liberal Arts, Department of English  Krista Jackman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of New Hampshire. She teaches primarily in the Composition Program, focusing on first year writers. Read More
  • Jonathan Kipp

    Jonathan Kipp

    Twitter: jdk0416
    Jonathan D. Kipp, CSP, CRM, served as Operations Manager for the New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange (Primex3) where he oversaw the Education, Training, and Risk Management services provided to members.  He joined Primex3 in 1986 as the organization’s first Loss Prevention Manager and subsequently served in several different roles prior to retiring in September, 2016.  Mr. Read More
  • Amy Kopp

    Amy Kopp

    Twitter: akoppteach
    I was a classroom teacher for 16 years at the Lancaster School in Lancaster, NH. During that time I was able to teach every grade K-5. After I got my MEd with a Library Media / Technology Integrator certificate, I moved on to a new position as the Library Media Specialist at Lakeway Elementary School in Littleton, NH where I am now the Technology Integration Specialist. I am currently lead faculty for the Educator Technology Integration Certificate program at Granite State College. Read More
  • Cathie LeBlanc

    Twitter: cathieleblanc
    Cathie is a professor of digital media in the Communication and Media Studies Department at PSU. Her area of primary focus for teaching and scholarship is game studies. She is particularly interested in issues concerning the impact of technology on various aspects of our society. Read More
  • Vanessa Levesque

    Vanessa Levesque is the Assistant Director and Lecturer for the Sustainability Dual Major at UNH-Durham. Dr. Levesque received her PhD in Ecology and Environmental Studies from the University of Maine as a research fellow with the Sustainability Solutions Initiative. Her teaching and research integrates knowledge and methods from multiple disciplines, with a particular interest in sustainability science and collaborative governance. Dr. Levesque holds an MS in Natural Resources Planning from the University of Vermont and a BA in Ecology and Evolution from Dartmouth College. Read More
  • Paula Lombardi

    Paula Lombardi

    I am a veteran, (32 years) special education teacher and adjunct faculty at Granite State College School of Education since 2008. Presently, I am the Lead Faculty for the School of Education’s Elementary and General Special Education Teacher Certification Program. I develop curriculum and Moodle courses, supervise faculty and teach courses in the School of Education. I am also the Granite State College faculty representative to the University System of NH, Academic Technology Institute, (ATI). Read More
  • John Lund

    I earned my doctorate in history in 2001 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and have taught at many institutions including those in the University System of New Hampshire, the University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Greenfield Community College, as well as private universities, including Franklin Pierce and Susquehanna University. I have taught many courses ranging from World History, Western Civilizations, History & Film, to numerous classes on American History. Read More
  • Ann McClellan

    Twitter: annmcclellan
    Ann McClellan is professor and chair of English at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA where she teaches 19th and 20th century British literature, digital literature, and participatory culture. She is the author of How British Women Writers Transformed the Campus Novel (2012) and has published on a variety of cultural topics, ranging from servants on screen to social media, fan fiction, and Sherlock Holmes. She is currently completing a monograph on Sherlock, world building, and fan fiction. Read More
  • Claudia Michael

    Claudia Michael

    I am a senior lecturer and have been with Granite State College since 1999. An art educator for over thirty-five years my experience includes teaching K-12, undergraduate and graduate classes in private and public schools. I am a part-time professor at The New Hampshire Institute of Art and a College Board endorsed consultant, providing Advanced Placement workshops for educators around the country. I received the College for Lifelong Learning Outstanding Faculty of the Year award in 2004 and the GSC Distinguished Faculty award in 2007. I have received three GSC Faculty Development Grants. Read More
  • Emily Moore

    Emily Moore

    Twitter: emoorearted
    Emily teaches Intro to Watercolor at Granite State College.  She's currently teaching art at Nute High School.  Emily has a M. Ed from Antioch New England College specializing in painting and sculpture. Read More
  • Allyson Mount

    Allyson Mount is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Keene State College, in an interdisciplinary Communication and Philosophy Department. She teaches courses on Logical Argumentation, Ethics, Knowledge & Reality, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Law. Her research focuses on the meaning and interpretation of context-sensitive expressions. She earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell in 2005 and joined the faculty at Keene State College in 2007. Read More
  • Ellen Nuffer

    Twitter: enuffer
    Ellen L. Nuffer is a school psychologist and has been on the faculty of Keene State College since 1992 where she is a full professor in the Education Department. She currently serves as Department Chair.  She teaches undergraduate child development and educational foundations courses, as well as first year seminars, and assessment and education research courses at the graduate level. She has been an enthusiastic, but not very clever, user of academic technology for many years. Read More
  • Loan Phan

    Loan Phan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the University of New Hampshire. She earned her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research interests include multicultural counseling, ethnic minority identity development, and group counseling and process. Professor Phan currently teaches counseling based courses for educators in a variety of fields. Read More
  • Kevin Pietro

    Twitter: _KevinPietro
    Kevin Pietro is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences.  Since his arrival to UNH in 2014, Kevin has taught a number of courses such as, Sports Nutrition, Weight Management, Treatment of Adult Obesity, Geriatric Nutrition, and Nutrition and Wellness. Read More
  • Dante Scala

    Twitter: graniteprof
    Dante Scala is an associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire. He teaches American politics, and his research interests include the New Hampshire presidential primary, the presidential nomination process, and political demography and geography. Read More
  • Daniel Seichepine

    Dr. Daniel Seichepine is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of New Hampshire, Manchester.  He is a clinical neuropsychologist with specialization in dementia and mild traumatic brain injury (i.e. concussion). He has published several peer-reviewed publications on mild traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, and normal aging. His current research program is examining the long-term effects of repetitive mild traumatic brain injuries on cognition, mood and behavior. Read More
  • Dena Shields

    Dena Shields, MS, RD, LD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Health Science Department at Keene State College.  She teaches nutrition and health science classes, including Food Science, Food Service Management and Essentials of Nutrition Science.  She received a BS in Zoology and post grad work in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts, completed her internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and gained her MS in Management with a specialization in Healthcare Administration from New England College. Read More
  •  Kristin Stelmok

    Kristin Stelmok

    Twitter: krissystella
     Kristin Stelmok is a Graduate Assistant in the English Department at Plymouth State University.   Read More
  • Filip Thurston

    I am a lecturer at the Thompson School of Applied Science teaching courses in writing, public speaking and social issues. I received an honours B.A. in Professional Writing and Communication Studies from York University (Toronto) and an M.Ed in the Teaching of Writing from Plymouth State University. For the latter, my capstone researched the potential of student-instructor texting in process-driven writing instruction. Read More
  • Nora Traviss

    Twitter: NoraTraviss
    Dr. Nora Traviss is an Associate Professor at Keene State College in the Department of Environmental Studies. Her research interests include air pollution from combustion of renewable fuels as well as broader issues related to environmental health and risk decision making.  She also worked as an Environmental Health and Safety manager in industry for over 12 years and brings this professional experience in regulatory compliance to the classroom. Read More
  • Clarissa Uttley

    Dr. Clarissa M. Uttley teaches courses on assessment and quantitative research in the Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum department at Plymouth State University. She conducts research in human-animal interaction and coordinates the pet-assisted therapy resident hall program at PSU. Her research includes large data sets with HAI data, NASPA data, and journal content reviews. She publishes and presents her research for national and international audiences.   Read More
  • Richard Wallace

    In 1992 I graduated with 11 other students in the first Residential Design Drafting class at Keene State College. Today - after a slightly winding path including manufacturing, architecture, cabinet and furniture making, remodeling and a few bands my mother wished I hadn't joined - I teach CAD Drafting and Residential Construction at my alma mater. I approach teaching architecture similar to design and construction. Teaching why needs to be reinforced with how. Read More
  • Graham Warder

    Graham Warder is Associate Professor of History at Keene State College. He received a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College in 1983 and his Ph.D. Read More
  • Thomas Webler

    Twitter: tomwebler
    My scholarship focuses on bringing local and expert knowledge together in collaborative, democratic ways to produce innovative solutions to controversial problems. I am particularly interested in civic dialogue about problems of energy, sustainability, and climate change. I have been a Fellow of the Breuninger Foundation at the University of Stuttgart on the topic of cooperation and a Fulbright Scholar at Pondicherry University in India on the topic of biodiversity conservation. Read More
  • Susan Whittemore

    Susan Whittemore is a professor in the Biology Department at Keene State College.  She teaches introductory biology, nonmajors biology, neurobiology and a variety of upper-level physiology courses. Her undergraduate research program investigates the impact of PAH exposure during development on amphibian physiology and behavior. Read More
  • Emma Wright

    Twitter: irmington
    Emma Norbrothen Wright is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Plymouth State University.  She studied math and physics at Gettysburg College, studied abroad at Lancaster University in England, and went on to earn her Master's and Ph.D. Read More