If you are a member of the faculty at Montclair State University, you are welcome to be a part of the Office for Faculty Advancement (OFA).
The Office of Faculty Advancement designs, implements, and facilitates ongoing programs such as our Annual University Teaching and Learning Showcase, the Engaged Teaching Fellows Program, semester-long book club discussion group, workshops, guest speakers, online training and discussions through Magna Publications and our Canvas Communities, and cross-campus and inter-institutional collaborations.
Dr. Isaacs has recently published Writing at the State U: Instruction and Administration at 106 U.S. Comprehensive Universities (2018) and Intersections: Writing Academically with Catherine Keohane (2017). In addition to another book, she has published numerous articles and delivered many conference presentations on teaching writing, writing programming in public higher education, and challenges in higher education. She represents MSU to the APLU Personalized Learning Collaborative which is exploring the application of adaptive teaching methodologies to a range of undergraduate courses nationwide.
Graduate Student Interns
Katherine Awad is a first-year graduate student in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master’s Program. She holds a BA in psychology with a minor in writing from Stockton University. Her career interests include workplace learning, talent development, and recruitment. Katherine assisted in the development of the Faculty Hiring Toolkit and recently acquired an opportunity to research learning models in the workplace. When Katherine has some free time, she enjoys exploring and taking nature walks. Having lived in a quiet town, Katherine is excited to be studying in a lively suburb next door to New York.
Heather Petracco is a first-year graduate student in the Child Advocacy and Policy Master’s Program. She holds a BA in Psychology from Rider University. Her career interests include advocacy and assisting with the Child Welfare System. Heather assists with the Office’s social media and other creative endeavors with the use of Photoshop and Canva. She also recently assisted with the Office’s use of Qualtrics in order to obtain Faculty data through surveys. During Heather’s free time, she enjoys relaxing with her three dogs and exploring the nearby cities. Being used to moving around and being a part of big cities, Heather feels right at home in MSU.
Undergraduate Student Team