Mary Jane Clerkin


B.A., M.A., M.A.T., Manhattanville College
D.A., Saint John’s University

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • Faculty, English, School of Liberal Arts, Berkeley College, 1984 - present
  • Faculty Support Specialist, Berkeley College Online, Berkeley College, 2011 - 2012
  • Coordinator of Online Faculty Support, Berkeley College, 2002 - 2011
  • Adjunct lecturer, Business English, Pace University, Graduate Center, 2000 - 2003
  • Adjunct lecturer, Literature and Communications, Pace University, 1992 - 2002

Presentations, Publications, and Research

  • “I Have All My Online Courses and All My Books in My Pocket,” Northeast Connect Conference, May 2015
  • Panelist, “Managing the Pace of Change,” Northeast Connect Spring Conference, May 2015
  • Association National Conference (USDLA), Program Committee, April 2015
  • “I Have All My Online Courses and All My Books in My Pocket,” International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, April 2015
  • “Engaging Students in a Busy World,” Quality Matters Mid-Atlantic Conference, March 2015
  • “How Easy Can Connections Get,” NJEDge.Net Faculty Showcase, March 2015
  • “Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment,” Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Virtual Conference, March 2015
  • “How Easy Can Connections Get,” International Forum for Women in E-learning Conference (IFWE), December 2014
  • Moderator, “How Easy Can Connections Get,” USDLA National Conference, Program Committee, May 2014

Awards and Recognitions

  • Addressing Accessibility and Usability, Quality Matters Workshop Certificate, 2015
  • Improving Your Online Class, Quality Matters Workshop Certificate, 2015
  • Using Instructional Materials and Technology to Promote Learner Engagement, Quality Matters Certificate, 2014
  • USDLA Hall of Fame Award, Excellence in Distance Learning through Leadership, 2014
  • Quality Matters Seal, certifying her ENG115 online course, 2012
  • Cited in “Teaching Online: A Practical Guide” (Ko and Rossen, 2010) for design of her online speech course
  • Best Practices Gold Award for Distance Learning Teaching Online, Online Higher Education, USDLA, May 2007
  • Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award, The International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, 2006
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the College Community, Berkeley College, 2005
  • University Doctor of Arts Fellowship, St. John’s University, 1988 - 1992

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Program Committee, USDLA National Conference, 2013 - 2015
  • Member, Program Committee, USDLA IFWE Conference, 2014 - 2015
  • Member Northeast Connect, 2014 - 2015
  • Certified Master Reviewer, Quality Matters, 2014 - 2015

Interview Topics

Camtasia Software, Interactive Course Design, Media-Rich Course Development, Online Learning, Online Faculty Training, Visual Communicator Software, Wimba Voice Software

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Professor Mary Jane Clerkin Inducted into USDLA 2014 Hall of Fame

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