Instructional Design Certificate Faculty

Ashley Navarro,  M.Ed. (Ph.D. pending August 2019)

Program Coordinator and Professor, Education

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  • Licensed Florida educator

  • 22 years teaching experience, with 16 years online teaching experience        

  • Certified Educational Media Specialist, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, Clinical Educator, and Elementary Education    

  • Presenter at national and international conferences:  International Conference of College Teaching and Learning, Florida Association of Teacher Educators and ANGEL Southeast User Group Virtual Conference    

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida (August 2019)        

  • Master of Education in Educational Media from the University of Central Florida        

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida

Gina Fontana, Ed.D.

Professor, Life Management

  • Clinical educator
  • 34 years of teaching experience
  • Published researcher in field of Primary Education
  • Certified in Beyond Centers and Circle Time
  • Trained in Brazelton Touchpoints
  • Certified as a Daring Leader – Brene Brown
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership in Higher Education with a Specialization in Adult Learning from Nova Southeastern University
  • Master of Education in School Law and Administration with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from Nova Southeastern University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology with a minor in Education from Rollins College

Michelle Hollitz, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor, Instructional Design

  • Licensed Florida educator
  • 21 years teaching experience, with 7 years online teaching experience
  • Certified in Reading and English (FLDOE) & MBTI, trained in Reading Apprenticeship
  • Designer and instructor of courses in Education (online, face-to-face), Reading (hybrid, face-to-face), and College Success (online, face-to-face)
  • Instructional Designer, Project Manager, and Professional Development Trainer
  • Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology & Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University
  • Master of Education in Reading from the University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Jacksonville University

Katherine Kellen, Ed.D.

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Professor, English

  • 24 years teaching experience, with 14 years online teaching experience
  • Designer and teacher of online courses in English Composition, Dramaturgical Studies, and Education
  • Published researcher in the field of Education
  • Analyst consultant for research firm evaluating business-essential learning impacts
  • 2009 Endowed Teaching Chair recipient
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Technology from the University of Florida
  • Master of Arts in Literature from American University
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, with secondary teaching certification, from The College of New Jersey

Michael McCurdy, M.S.

Instructional Designer

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  • 19 years teaching experience, with 8 years online teaching experience
  • Certifications have included: Clinical Education, Music Education, Quality Matters Peer Reviewer
  • Presenter at national conferences: Educause ELI, Panopto North American User Conference
  • College clinician on topics of improving student success in online learning spaces
  • Master of Science in Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University
  • Education coursework at Florida Atlantic University
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto

Contact

Ashley Navarro
Education Program Coordinator
407.708.2357
SLM Office F-0238