Faculty Center Staff
James F. Stenerson, Ph.D.
Phone: (914) 773-3317
James F. Stenerson, Ph.D. serves as the executive director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching & Professional Development. Some of Jim's accomplishments at the University 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 offered the first for-credit online course ever. Jim is active with the LGBTQ Centers on both campuses. Jim serves on the Westchester County LGBT Advisory Board for the County Executive. 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. Jim is currently serving as a Board of Trustee member for the Charter School of Educational Excellence in Yonkers. His long list of scholarly achievements includes papers, presentations, lectures, and roundtable facilitation at conferences on faculty development and information technology. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Information Science, with a concentration in the philosophy of technology.
Joan Walker, Ph.D.
Co-Director for Faculty Development, Assistant Provost for Research
& Associate Professor of Education
Phone: (914) 773-3803
Dr. Joan Walker is Assistant Provost for Research, Co-Director of the Faculty Development Center and Associate Professor in the School of Education at Pace University (NY). Her research examines intersections between the cognitive and non-cognitive aspects of learning and human performance, the design and use of simulation training tools, and the development of professional expertise. Joan’s education and professional training includes a PhD in psychology from Vanderbilt University and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt-Northwestern-Texas-Harvard/MIT Engineering Research Center in Bioengineering Educational Technologies. Joan recently concluded a three-year rotation in the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Directorate. As a program officer in the Division of Research on Learning, she was involved with a broad spectrum of national STEM programs and initiatives including the launch of NSF’s first Hispanic-Serving Institutions program. Joan has a strong commitment to broadening participation in STEM education and careers, and her research has been translated into community outreach programs that engage traditionally marginalized families in their children's public-school education.
Peter McDermott, PH.D.
Co-Director for Faculty Development & Professor of Education
Peter McDermott received his Ph.D. in Literacy Education from SUNY-Albany. Pete teaches courses in literacy education in Pace’s School of Education and is the current NYC chairperson. He has taught literacy in urban high schools and adult education programs, and for many years he co-directed an afterschool literacy program in a public housing project. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to Bosnia-Herzegovina and former president of the New York State Reading Association. He taught with the International Literacy Association’s projects in Kazakhstan, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone. His research interests pertain to urban education, international education, and arts integration. He has special interest in strategies for integrating digital literacies into classroom teaching. His recent publications appear in the International Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, the Middle School Journal, and Journal of Learning through the Arts.
Phone: (914) 773-3823
Joe Seijo has been with the Faculty Center for over 17 years and full-time at Pace since 1997. He is also an alumnus of Pace, having received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's degree in Homeland Security. Joe is also an adjunct instructor for the Criminal Justice program in Dyson College. As Assistant Director for the Faculty Center, 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 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 include 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
Phone: (914) 773-3816
Lindsay Constantino serves as the Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Budget, and Instructional Support for the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching & Professional Development. She oversees the financial management of four departmental budgets, including a grant and an endowment, as well as, assisting during all Faculty Center 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.
Manager, Faculty Support & Course Design
Phone: (212) 346-1471
Ally Kimmel is involved in The Faculty Center’s events, such as The Faculty Institute, Academic Portfolio Workshop, Instructional Development Day, Best Practices Conference, and Teaching Effectively Online Seminars. She manages the digital studio in NYC (records and edits lectures, audio books, video demonstrations, interviews, etc.); is certified in Quality Matters; compiles data in regards to courses, online education, and faculty; manages social media; runs the Online Learning Orientation; and manages Interfolio. Ally also assists faculty in preparing their dossier files/materials for Tenure and/or Promotion.
Special Events and Evening Support Coordinator
Phone: (914) 773-3663
Karen Ferro is an alumnus of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. She has worked in several of the colleges at the University over the years including the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, the School of Education and the College of Health Professions. Karen serves as the event coordinator for the Faculty Center and as the evening instructional support coordinator for the faculty in Miller Hall. She is also the editor of The Faculty Center Blog involved with researching and writing content.