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Mark has a BA in International Affairs from Lafayette College and earned his PhD in German the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign while serving as a humanities computing consultant on Project Hermes. Prior to coming to BU, he has served as the Founding Director of Academic Technologies at Regis College, and Manager of eLearning and Instructional Design Services at UMass Boston. Mark has taught several courses in both foreign languages and management information systems, relying heavily on blended and online formats. His interests include adaptive learning and assessment, mobile learning, and blended-online course development. Mark has also co-directed numerous grants to build capacity in faculty development, mentoring, and course re-design using technology. When not at work, Mark’s interests include travel, cooking, cinema, and being outdoors with his family..
Instructional Services Coordinator
As the Instructional Services Coordinator, Josh oversees the daily operations of the Center by providing faculty and students instructional support and managing student staff. A graduate with a BA in English from Assumption College, his previous experience involved coordinating training at the corporate level. He enjoys traveling, hiking and learning new languages and cultures. Josh began working at Geddes in July.
Shawn maintains the classrooms, computer labs, servers and databases at the Center. He also assists faculty with materials development and classroom training. He has been working at Geddes since January of 1998. He has a BS in Computer Science from BU’s Metropolitan College. Shawn is originally from Ware, MA. He moved to Boston to attend Boston University in 1993. He currently lives in West Medford, where he often grills steak tips.
As the Geddes Language Center’s Production Coordinator Frank is responsible for audio and video content origination and creation, materials development, University wide digital archiving, equipment research and implementation, and student supervision. Frank also acts as the department’s property manager. Outside of work Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters exploring life’s mysteries, listening to music, singing, cooking, gardening, working out, and restoring his home, among other things..
Student Staff, Spring 2015