Meet the Staff

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While eTern initially referred to ePortfolio interns, our student assistants are now trained to support an ever-growing list of technologies, including digital storytelling, web conferencing, and various other instructional technologies. Our team of eTerns spans across all campuses. The video below  summarizes the eTern mission and  their accomplishments.


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Executive Director of Academic Technology

Beth Gordon is the Executive Director for Academic Technology and the Co-Director of ePortfolios at Pace University.  Beth has been an ePortfolio enthusiast for the past ten years assisting faculty with the pedagogical issues involved in using technology to enhance instruction.  Take a look at Beth's ePortfolio to get to know her better!



Pleasantville Staff

Heather Askildsen is a Pace alumni who has worked in administration for the past year.  A lifelong learner, she plans to peruse her studies at the graduate level. Her academic philosophy has always been learning through active participation. At Pace and beyond, she has been involved with programs that inspire creativity and foster intellectual growth.  On her off time, she enjoys writing prose fiction, going to the theater, and playing video games.  Check out her ePortfolio to learn more!

Dr. John Blackwell recently joined the Academic Technology team as a Sr. Academic Technology Consultant. Having earned his M.S. in Internet Technology at Pace, he worked as a technical support specialist for private companies and prior to that, taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Texas and the University of San Francisco as a professor of Exercise Science.  He is also a member of the Actors’ Equity Association and performs in theater productions when possible. If you look at his ePortfolio you will learn more about him.

Amanda Villavicencio is a graduate Media Communications student. As an undergraduate at Pace she was introduced to ePortfolio and updated it throughout all 4 years of her studies.  Each year as her knowledge grew, her profile continued to expand into something she is delighted to show. She was also very involved in the Pace Radio Station WPAW and is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society.  You can learn a bit more about her by taking a look at her ePortfolio.

Megan Burke is a graduate accounting student and Academic Technology Consultant at Pace University.  She started using ePortfolio in an English and marketing learning community and has been working as an eTern ever since.  Her favorite technology tools include Prezi and Digital Storytelling.  Get to know Megan  by checking out her ePortfolio.

Heidi Clorofilla is a skilled English Communications major and member of the Pforzheimer Honors College.  She is also the President of Lambda Sigma, an organization that fosters the development of leadership, fellowship, and scholarship.  Check out Heidi’s ePortfolio!


NYC Staff

Dr. Brian Gregory joined the Information Technology Services team in November 2014 as an Academic Technology Consultant at the Pace University Downtown campus.   Brian is excited to be working with faculty, students, and the Pace community to use instructional technologies, including Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate, ePortfolios, Digital Measures, Echo 360, Digital Storytelling, SMART Boards, and many others.  Brian has also served as an adjunct professor, teaching courses in Instructional Technologies and Communication Studies.  Brian received his doctorate and masters’ degrees from the Program in Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Check out Brian’s ePortfolio

Uri Charles has been an eTern since 2012 and is currently studying psychology at Pace University.  He excels with graphic design projects and is a fabulous presenter.  Learn more about Uri by viewing his ePortfolio!

Lucio Forti just joined the ePortfolio team as a second year graduate student in the Psychology program at Pace. He brings a background in software development, training, and technical writing. Musician, photographer, and lover of all things that end in “amburger,” Lucio can also be reached through his ePortfolio page.