Faculty Center Staff
James F. Stenerson, Ph.D.
James F. Stenerson, Ph.D. serves as the executive director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology & the Pforzheimer Center for Faculty Development. Some of Jim's accomplishments in this role include serving as principal investigator for a $3 million grant from the Verizon Foundation, developing and teaching the first online public speaking course, and designing and implementing a full-motion video conferencing network for the delivery of courses between campuses. Jim is also an adjunct associate professor at Pace and is currently co-advisor to the Gay-Straight Alliance student organization. Jim is a chairperson of the Westchester County LGBT Advisory Board and a member of the Yonkers Historical Society. He has also served on the board of directors for SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and was a member of the City of Yonkers Cable Television Commission. His long list of scholarly achievements includes papers, presentations, lectures, and conference and roundtable facilitation at conferences and roundtables on faculty development and information technology. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Information Science, with a concentration in the philosophy of technology.
Abbey L. Berg, Ph.D.
Co-Director for Faculty Development & Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Abbey L. Berg, Ph.D. has been a member of the Pace faculty since 1999. In 2005 the Pforzheimer Center welcomed Abbey as its co-director. Abbey's background as a researcher and her years in the classroom give her an appreciation and understanding of the challenges Pace faculty face. Together with James F. Stenerson, PhD, Executive Director, they have developed and facilitated various workshops and programs for faculty that include: New Faculty Orientation (every August/September); Faculty Exchange Lunch (FEL; fall and spring semesters); Faculty Research Forum (FRF; meets 5 times/year); Tenure and Promotion Workshop (TAP; every April); and The Faculty Institute (2-day conference held every May).
Joan Turner Walker, Ph.D.
Co-Director for Faculty Development & Associate Professor of Education
Joan Walker, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) Article Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the premier professional organization for American teacher education. The award review committee noted how Dr. Walker's focus on teacher-parent interactions addresses a critical component that is overlooked in many teacher preparation programs. The committee further lauded the excellence in scholarship and innovative approach that is an effective model for preparing educators throughout the nation. Dr. Walker's research has led to the development of an innovative online course on parent-teacher interactions. In 2013, CTLT welcomed Joan into her role as the Co-Director for Faculty Development.
Joe Seijo has been with CTLT for over 13 years and full-time at Pace since 1997. He is also an alumnus of Pace. As Assistant Director, Joe assists in all matters pertaining to faculty development and training, as well as overseeing the Instructional Design team at the center. He has worked with numerous faculty throughout the years to assist them in incorporating instructional technology into their curriculum. He also developed and facilitates a 3 part Teaching Online Certification program at Pace designed to equip faculty with the essential skills needed for online teaching and learning. Some of the areas of expertise Joe has contributed over the years inlcude web development, web conferencing, online media production and digital editing. In addition to facilitating our regular annual events and workshops, Joe participates in numerous committees dedicated to faculty development and instructional technology.
Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Budget, & Instructional Support
Lindsay Bonilla serves as the Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Budget, and Instructional Support for the Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology (CTLT)/Pforzheimer Center for Faculty Development. She oversees the financial management of four departmental budgets, including a grant and an endowment, as well as, supporting faculty in the effort to learn Blackboard and assists them during all CTLT held events. In addition, she works closely with the executive director to oversee the center's strategic initiatives and to ensure alignment with the University Strategic Plan. Lindsay holds a bachelors in International Business Management as well as a Master's degree in Educational Technology.
Maria provides essential services such as one-on-one assistance to faculty, tutorial on various software programs; instruction on the use of computers; Internet; and e-mail. She also provides training and support for Qualtrics, the University's online survey tool. Maria assists in coordinating logistics for events such as Teaching with Technology Day, The Faculty Institute, Academic Portfolio Workshop, Faculty Exchange Lunch, Best Practices Conference, and New Faculty Orientation.