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Staff

The staff of Academic Technology includes both academic technologists and instructional media specialists. All are dedicated to supporting Wesleyan faculty and students. We offer individual consultations, provide instruction to classes or small groups, and help develop and implement new and innovative learning tools. Faculty who have questions about using technology in their teaching or research are encouraged to reach out to the staff member with the appropriate area of specialty, contact the Director directly, or to submit a ticket using Service Now and a member of our team will contact you shortly. 

Rachel N. Schnepper

Director of Academic Technology

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rschnepper@weslyan.edu

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    • As the Director of Academic Technology, Rachel brings over fifteen years of higher education experience with her to Wesleyan. Prior to working at Wesleyan, she was at Grinnell College, where as its first Associate Director for Academic Technology she founded and managed the Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative. Having taught history, women’s and gender studies, and digital humanities classes at Rutgers University, Princeton University, DePaul University, Washington and Lee University, and Grinnell, Rachel is intimately familiar with the needs of faculty and is committed to helping them integrate digital resources into their research and teaching. With a Ph.D. in history from Rutgers University and a B.A. from Vassar College, Rachel is deeply committed to the mission of a liberal arts education and its continued relevance and evolution in the twenty-first century. To learn more about Rachel, please visit her website, www.rachelschnepper.com, or follow her on Twitter @rachelschnepper where she tweets fairly regularly about digital humanities and popular culture.

       

Steve Bertolino

Academic Technologist

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sbertolino@wesleyan.edu

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    • Steve Bertolino is one of the academic technologists (ATs) on staff.  He came to Wesleyan in October 2015 with a background as an academic librarian, and under the previous divisional service model, focused on assisting faculty in Arts & Humanities (Division 1).  Currently, Steve has shared duties working with Cascade, Top Hat, Moodle, and is the point-person for Wordpress.  He also specializes in software including WesScholar, Shared Shelf, and Omeka, and has liaison relationships with the Library, Center for Pedagogical Innovation, Davison Art Center, and the Digital Design Studio.

      Areas of Specialty: WordPress, Cascade, WesScholar, Omeka, and Top Hat

       

Bonnie Solivan

Academic Technologist

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bsolivan@wesleyan.edu

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    • Bonnie has extensive knowledge in a combination of disciplines and software packages. She is an instructional designer that is experienced in the development of curriculum, assessments, student engagement strategies, and active learning activities. Bonnie has been teaching for seven years as an adjunct in a combination of programs – undergraduate programs such as Introduction & Intermediate Computers, Introduction to Software Applications, Introduction to Business, Principles of International Business, Elements of Organization Managerial Communication, Business Policy Seminar, Learn Across a Lifespan; graduate programs such as Technology for Learning, Integrating Technology and Literacy, Technology in the Classroom, and Century Citizens.  Along with teaching, she has developed and delivered instructional training sessions and workshops for faculty/students/staff with the focus on professional development, instructional design, multimedia software (podcast, videos), Moodle/Blackboard, assessment tools and development, conducting research and grant writing.

      Areas of Specialty: Moodle and Echo360