Center for Teaching and Learning Staff

Stacy Grooters

Stacy Grooters, PhD

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNiNG

Stacy is the founding director of the CTL.  She also holds faculty rank as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and teaches in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program.

Stacy received her B.A. in English and Psychology from Central College in Pella, Iowa; her M.A. in English from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; and her PhD in English from the University of Washington in Seattle.  At the University of Washington, Stacy taught in the departments of English, American Ethnic Studies, and Women Studies. She also worked as an administrator in the Expository Writing Program and as a consultant in the Center for Instructional Development and Research.

Stacy's research interests look at the role of instructor and student identity in the classroom, as well as at how education is represented in literature and film. Having lived in Texas, Iowa, Ohio, Washington, the U.K., and Mongolia, Stacy is happy to get to know New England.

 

Jenene Cook

Jenene Cook, MBA

Coordinator of Online Learning, CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

Jenene joins the CTL for the 2014-15 academic year as an intern supported by a POD Network Diversity Committee grant and Stonehill College. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education Administration program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Jenene received her B.S. in Computer Science and minor in Mathematics from Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Massachusetts and her MBA, with a concentration in High Technology, from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Prior to coming to Stonehill College, Jenene was the Dean of Academic Technology at Roxbury Community College (2006-2014) where she founded the Center for Academic Technology and managed a staff of 3. Jenene regularly taught professional development courses for faculty including DEV 101 DH – Developing Quality Online Courses, a blended course designed to help interested faculty make the transition from teaching face-to-face to teaching a blended or fully online course.

In addition to supporting the general activities of CTL, Jenene’s primary role is to organize the “Inclusive Online Education” project that supports a small group of faculty interested in developing blended and/or fully online courses for the 2015-16 academic year. This project aims to expand faculty’s capacity to develop online course material with attention to inclusive pedagogical practices, grounded in universal design, addressing the diverse learning needs of all of Stonehill’s students. 

Jenene’s research interests are in faculty development and the use of technology for teaching and learning in and outside of the classroom. 

 

Corey Dolgon

Corey Dolgon, PhD

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING


Dolgon is the founding director of the CTL's Office of Community-Based Learning.  He comes to Stonehill after serving 10 years as professor and chair of Worcester State College's Sociology department as well as the director of its Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement.  An accomplished singer, Dolgon performs "singing lectures" on the role of folksongs in labor organizing and other social movements.

An expert in several areas of sociology and service learning, Dolgon is the author of five books, including the forthcoming Cambridge University Handbook of Service Learning and Community Engagement and Kill it to Save It: How American Common Sense is Killing Us. He has also written numerous articles and book reviews which have appeared in anthologies, journals, and magazines.

His prior teaching appointments include Harvard University, where he was a visiting professor from 2000-2003, and Clark University.  Dolgon holds a B.A. in English and sociology from Boston University; an M.A. in American studies from Baylor University; and a Ph.D. in American culture from the University of Michigan.

 

Stacy Grooters

Gabby Peruccio

Massachusetts Campus Compact Americorps*Vista

Gabby Peruccio is a Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA in the Office of Community-Based Learning. Throughout her year of service as a VISTA she will be assisting Corey Dolgon in supporting faculty and community partners, as well as coordinating the Brockton’s Promise. The Brockton’s Promise is a coalition of organizations and community leaders that come together to make a sustainable difference in the lives of youth.

Gabby graduated from Stonehill this past May with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Elementary Education. As a student at Stonehill, she was greatly involved in the Brockton community, as an intern and volunteer at School on Wheels and spending much of her time in the Brockton Public Schools. As a senior, she graduated from the Developing Fundraising Leaders Institute at Stonehill and was co-editor of the Stonehill Sociological newsletter, Prints. Her passion for working with youth has led her back to Stonehill and the Brockton community to fulfill her mission as a VISTA.