Contact Information
Director: Susan Altman
Email: celt@middlesexcc.edu
Location: Center 1
 Contact Information
Director: Susan Altman
Email: celt@middlesexcc.edu
Location: Center 1

About Us

MISSION

CELT’s mission is to serve as leaders to the college community by providing expertise, support, and resources to enhance learning, teaching, and scholarship. CELT will foster an institutional culture where learning is our central focus.

In support of this mission, CELT will participate in campus wide conversations on institutional initiatives and provide on and off campus professional development opportunities related to effective pedagogical approaches as well as discipline specific teaching strategies. Professional development activities will include workshops, consultation, webinars or other on-line tutorials, as well as more in depth learning experiences such as on-line courses and summer institutes targeting issues such as course re-design. CELT will provide mentoring and extensive professional development opportunities that specifically target new faculty. CELT will also provide guidance and expertise to faculty and administrators on issues related to hiring processes for new faculty, on-going mentoring, and providing effective feedback through observations. In addition, CELT will provide opportunities for collegial and intellectually stimulating conversations among faculty from various disciplines, support and celebrate faculty scholarship activities, and engage in educational research activities.

Executive Board Members:

SUSAN ALTMAN, DIRECTOR

Susan Altman, Director of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching has been on the CELT board since its’ inception at Middlesex County College. She is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chairperson in the Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department. Susan earned her B.F.A. from the State University of N.Y. at Buffalo and

JENNIFER APPLEBEE

Jennifer Applebee, executive board member of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, is an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department. She earned her B.A. in Mathematics from Wellesley College, and her M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is currently working to complete her Ed.D. at Rutgers University, with a

SHANNON BERTHA

Dr. Shannon Bertha has been with the college for over 14 years. She first started working as an adjunct instructor in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department teaching “Human Sexuality & Family Life” and “Contemporary Health Issues”. She has been working at the Institutional Research Office since 2015 and continues to work with members

CHRIS DREW

Christopher Drew, executive board member of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, is an instructor and Homeland Security Program Coordinator in the History and Social Sciences Department. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at New Jersey City University, his Master’s Degree in Education (Administration & Supervision) from Seton

DANIEL GREK

Daniel Grek, executive board member of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, is an Instructor and Curriculum Coordinator of Civil Engineering Technologies, is still newer to Middlesex County College but not to teaching. After earning his BS in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, he stayed on to teach several of their laboratory

APRIL JOHNSON

April Johnson serves as the Assistant Director of the Academic Advising office and as an adjunct in the History and Social Science Department. She serves as the Adjunct Executive Board member for Celt and as a member of the Adjunct Council for the college. She started her post-secondary education at Essex County College, and has

ADRIANA MAMAY

Adriana Mamay, executive board member of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, is a Reference and Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor. She joined MCC in September 2011. Adriana holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, a Master of Arts in World History from New York

EMMI SCHATZ

Emmi Schatz is Professor in the Business and Computer Science Department. She holds a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science, both from Rutgers University. An MCC faculty member since 1992, she has taught many programming courses, web courses, and courses for non-majors. Currently she teaches Java programming courses, computer architecture, and computer applications.

Technology Team:

PHYLLIS FLEMING

Phyllis Fleming, CELT Technology Mentor, is an Associate Professor in the Business and Computer Science Department. She earned her B.B.A. in Management Information Systems at Pace University and her M.S. in Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. Courses taught include: Introduction to Computer Science Using Java, Object-Oriented Programming Using Java, Data Structures in Java,

JAMES MARTINEY

James Martiney, CELT Technology Mentor, is an Instructor in the Natural Sciences Department, having joined MCC in the Fall of 2015 as a full-time faculty member after 20+ years teaching experience at various levels, including Medical and Graduate Schools, four-year colleges, and now, two-year . He earned his BA in Biology at Princeton University, and

Mentoring Team:

SUSAN ALTMAN

Susan Altman, CELT Mentor, is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chairperson in the Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department. She earned her B.F.A. from the State University of N.Y. at Buffalo and her M.F.A. in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Courses taught include: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Introduction to

CHRIS DREW

Christopher Drew, executive board member of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, is an instructor and Homeland Security Program Coordinator in the History and Social Sciences Department. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at New Jersey City University, his Master’s Degree in Education (Administration & Supervision) from Seton

BRIAN LAVEY

Brian Lavey, CELT Mentor, is an instructor in the Natural Sciences Department. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from Bates College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth, then worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla CA. After spending fifteen years in the pharmaceutical industry working as a

CLAIRIE VASSILIADIS

Clairie Vassiliadis is an Associate professor in the Mathematics Department. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics, both from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an M.S. In Educational Technology from Ramapo University. An MCC faculty member since 1999, she is serving in various College wide and Mathematics committees. She

Service Learning Team:

JENNIFER ALTMAN

Jennifer Altman is an Associate Professor/Sociology Coordinator in the History and Social Science Department. She earned his B.A. in Sociology at Rutgers College, her M.A. in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Public Policy and Planning from Rutgers University. Her doctoral research focused on Campus-Community Partnerships and was funded

ALEXANDRA FIELDS

Alexandra Fields is an Assistant Professor in the English Department. She also serves as the Developmental Reading Coordinator and Service Learning Coordinator. She earned her BA as a double major in English and Psychology at Rutgers University, her Ed.M in Curriculum and Instruction in the field of English from Harvard University, and she is currently

 

Interested in joining the CELT team?
Look for the opportunity to participate in the CELT election every spring. Call for nominations are made in February. Full-Time faculty serve 2 year terms and Part-Time faculty serve 1 year terms. For more information, email celt@middlesexcc.edu.