I am pleased to announce the following Professional Development facilitators who have been selected to work with the Professional Development Steering Committee (PDSC) during spring 2019:
Meghan McGuiness has earned an associates of dental hygiene, bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Master’s Degree in Social Science, and a Doctoral Degree in Higher Education and Adult Learning. She has over 20 years of clinical dental hygiene experience. She began work at SUNY Broome in 2000 as a part-time adjunct, became FT adjunct in 2003, and became a FT tenure-track faculty in 2005. A self-proclaimed life-long learner, Meghan enjoys learning and helping others accomplish their goals.
Stephanie Malmberg is a staff associate and faculty member at SUNY Broome, and she teaches in the Department of Human Development at Binghamton University. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton, and her research agenda is informed by issues of access and equity in higher education. Her research seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the creation of culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogical practices within community college classrooms.
Denise Wells’ professional background is a combination of over 20 years of communications strategy, business training and marketing, and web development. She has a BA in Public Relations and an MS in Communications. She began working as an adjunct in the SUNY Broome BIT department in 2011 and became a full time faculty member in 2013. She loves teaching, strives to inspire others to be better learners, and helps people to become active professionals.
Meghan, Stephanie, and Denise have been tasked with the following:
- Conduct a Professional Development Interest and Needs Assessment focused on instructional faculty across campus
- Research models of best practice for Professional Development
- Lead the PDSC’s efforts in developing strategies that emphasize quality teaching and student engagement
These tasks will be important in laying the groundwork for designing authentic professional development practices that foster campus-wide, department, and individual needs.
I look forward to the work that they will do over the coming months to support and enhance our professional development process. Please visit the SUNY Broome Professional Development website for more information:
Francis L. Battisti, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor
SUNY Broome Community College