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Meet the Staff

Jane Anne Long, M.S.
Dean, Academic Development and Learning Resources
(708) 974-5347

Jane Anne Long was hired as dean of Academic Development and Learning Resources in February 2011. Long served previously as interim dean and assistant dean of Science, Business and Computer Technologies. She also has served as manager of online learning and an adjunct faculty member.  Long earned a Master of Science in Professional Leadership from Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Toledo (Ohio).

Misha Turner, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Center for Teaching and Learning
(708) 974-5207

Misha joined the CTL in May 2002 after completing an administrative internship with Dr. Vernon O. Crawley and the Executive Leadership Team of Moraine Valley. She received a doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin in Community College Leadership, earned a Bachelor and Master's degree in Sociology and a second Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Let Misha know about your workshop topics of interest and professional development needs.

Misha' s primary responsibilities include:

  • Directing the CTL Professional Development Program; working closely with the Director of Faculty Development to design and provide learning opportunities to faculty
  • Collaborating with faculty members to coordinate the New Full-Time Faculty Orientation Program
  • Coordinating the New Staff Orientation and Mentorship Program
  • Collaborate with other areas of the college to create professional development opportunities as needed

Kristine Christensen, M.B.A., M.S.
Director, Faculty Development
Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems

(708) 974-5512

Kristine began teaching web development and design, computer programming and e-commerce full-time in 2000 and joined the CTL staff as the director of Faculty Development in 2003. She is a full-time faculty member and maintains a full teaching load. In addition to her primary responsibility as chair of the Faculty Development committee, Kristine assists in the development of the CTL workshop brochure, sits on the Steering Team and Advisory Professional Development Team and has designed, developed and delivered various workshops for the CTL.

Kristine received the Professor of the Year award in 2004 and the Innovation of the Year Award in 2007 along with her colleagues who also serve on the MVLA steering team. She currently serves as a board member for the Chicago Area Faculty Development Network. Kristine holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and double majored in Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology from Valparaiso University, an MBA with an emphasis in Consulting from Eastern Illinois University, a Master of Science in Management Information Systems with an emphasis in Electronic Commerce from Governors State University and is currently ABD as she finishes her Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Old Dominion University.

Always happy to help in any way possible, Kristine can answer questions PGUs, funding for travel, or sabbatical requests as well as help you locate professional development opportunities. She also would like to hear your suggestions for future workshops and feedback about the current professional development programming for faculty.

Kristine' s primary responsibilities include:

  • Chairing the faculty development committee which consists of faculty representatives from all academic and student development subdivisions.
  • This committee is faculty-driven and responsible for:

    • Approving faculty travel requests, professional growth units and sabbatical requests.

    • Managing the selection process for the master teacher and professor of the year.

    • Providing feedback regarding the professional development opportunities and recommending workshop topics that can benefit the faculty body.

    • Assisting with the planning, development and facilitation of learning college day and faculty development days as well as the Faculty Recognition Reception.

  • Designing professional development opportunities for faculty.

Jayne Killackey
Secretary II, Library
(708) 974-5709

Jayne joined the Library/CTL in February 2005. Jayne is one of the secretaries supporting the library and CTL staff.

Jayne' s primary responsibilities include:

  • Assisting faculty and staff and providing information regarding programs and services offered by the center and library
  • Scheduling of CTL facilities

Lisa Lezon-Dyrda, M.S.
Web-Based Learning Specialist
(708) 608-4467

Lisa joined the CTL in May 2004. Lisa is skilled in many technologies and is always looking for a challenge! If you need any assistance with technology, please contact Lisa.

Lisa has an Associate in Applied Science degree in Management Information Systems and Associate in Science in Computer Science from Moraine Valley. Lisa also received a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Applied Science from Governors State University and a Master of Science in Teaching and Learning from the University of St. Francis.

Lisa' s primary responsibilities include:

  • CTL Walk-in Support
  • Future Workshop Needs for Nontraditional Learning
  • Help Resources for Faculty
  • Blackboard Learning Series
  • Blackboard Student Prep Course
  • Instructional Technology Training and Support
  • Online Evaluation of Instructor Forms
  • Online Learning Website Updates
  • Problems with Blackboard System

Anthony Marcasciano, M.S.Ed.
Instructional Technologist
(708) 974-5676

Anthony joined the CTL in August 2008.  He has experience in teaching and training, along with working with higher education professionals. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching certificate in History from Montclair State University in New Jersey and a Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University.

Please contact Anthony if you have technology questions, or with ideas you have for implementing technology in the classroom. Any idea, no matter how ' outside the box' it may be, is always welcome.

Anthony' s primary responsibilities include:

  • Conduct technology training workshops and consultations
  • Research new technologies for potential adoption
  • Serve as Instructional Technology resource person
  • Instructional Technology and CTL lab assistance
  • Lead Instructional Technology Advisory Committee for purchasing and policy recommendations

Sue McNulty
Secretary, CTL
(708) 974-5347

Sue joined the CTL in September 2006. Sue is one of the secretaries supporting the CTL/library staff.

Sue' s primary responsibilities include:

  • Assisting faculty and staff and providing information regarding programs and services offered by the center and library
  • Helping to organize and plan faculty development days
  • Assisting faculty with professional growth units, travel authorizations and sabbatical requests
  • Helping plan and organize the new faculty orientation week
  • Scheduling of CTL facilities