Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Wade Gibson

l-r: Dr. Doug Sherman, Senior VP and Provost with Wade Gibson

The Crown Plaza in Warwick, RI, was the venue for the 2015 Technical Advisory Committee Appreciation Dinner held on November 12th. This annual gathering is hosted by the Office of Teaching and Learning and offers faculty and staff the opportunity to meet with their respective technical advisors. The advisors are dedicated technical experts who offer their time and expertise to keep the college abreast of industry changes so that all NEIT programs incorporate the latest skills sought by today’s employers.

This year’s guest speaker was Wade Gibson, Chief of Staff, of the Executive Office of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. Known as CommerceRI, this full-service agency is the official economic development organization for the state of Rhode Island and serves as a government and community resource to help streamline the business expansion in, and relocation to, Rhode Island. Mr. Gibson shared his insights regarding the various marketing and incentive programs that CommerceRI is promoting to attract new businesses to the State. He spoke about the “Waymaker Fellowship” program where students may be reimbursed a portion of their college expenses to make it more attractive for them to work in Rhode Island after graduation. He commended New England Tech for the active role it plays in training students to meet the demands of today’s competitive workplace.

Congratulations, Deborah Faith

Deborah FaithDeborah Faith now serves as the Administrative Assistant in the Office of Teaching and Learning. She brings more than ten years of administrative experience to this position, most recently working in NEIT’s Academic Skills Center, the Registrar’s Office, and the Office of Teaching and Learning.  Deborah has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Anselm College and a certificate in Human Resource Management.

Congratulations, Dr. Sherman!

Douglas ShermanThe New England Tech community extends sincere congratulations to Douglas H. Sherman, Ed.D., Senior Vice President and Provost. Doug recently earned his doctorate degree in education from Northeastern University. Previously, he received both a Master of Science degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.  We wish him continued success as he carries out his duties leading the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Staff Update: New Instructional Designer

Denise Gautreau

Denise Gautreau

Denise Gautreau, Office of Teaching and Learning Instructional Designer

Denise joins New England Tech as an Instructional Designer, ready to assist faculty with the college’s initiatives to increase our online presence by offering effective online learning experiences for our students. Her skills include project management, research, problem solving, teaching/communication, and instructional design and technology. She started her career as a research assistant in the subject areas of electrical engineering, biology, biochemistry, and then as a scientist in cardiovascular, metabolic, and endocrine disease for Pfizer.

In the past few years, she has worked in instructional design and technology as an intern at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Roger Williams University, as part of her M.Ed. program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Denise has created and developed e-Learning modules, written tutorial documentation for faculty and students, designed and built review modules, and designed, shot and edited a scientific instructional video.

Denise has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Rutgers University, a Master of Science in Zoology from the University of Rhode Island, and is a M.Ed. candidate in Instructional Design at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a Master Gardener at the University of Rhode Island and volunteers as a windsurfing counselor with New England Science and Sailing.