Title: Interim Associate Vice Provost, Division of Professional and Studies Department: PCS-Associate Provost (07401) Campus address: 136 501 South College Ave, Newark, DE 19716 Campus phone: 302-831-2795 Email:email@example.com
George has extensive experience building knowledge partnerships between universities and businesses/organizations in order to catalyze organizational and economic development. At the UD Lerner College of Business and Economics, George extended the college’s research-based knowledge to the Delaware and Mid-Atlantic business community via customized and open-enrollment executive education programs. In prior positions at UD, UNC Chapel Hill and IIE, George managed international education and technical assistance projects in partnership with US government agencies (USAID, DOC, USDA, and the State Department) and corporate foundations.
George earned his PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy in May 2018 from the University of Delaware. His dissertation focused on the changing public identities of American research universities between 1975 and 2015. His teaching and research interests include research university publicness, international development public policy, corporate social responsibility and environmental policy. He has work and travel experience in twenty five (25) countries on four continents and is proficient in German and French.
Title(s): Asst Dir, Digital Learning , PCS-Academic Programs Department: PCS-Academic Programs (07410) Campus address: 204 UD Online Resource Center, Newark, DE 19716 Campus phone: 302-831-3933 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Aviva Heyn is the Assistant Director of Digital Learning at the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies. Prior to joining the University of Delaware, she worked at an educational technology start-up in Southern California. She has taught and designed instruction for blended and online learning environments for close to a decade, including immersive simulations, serious games, and mobile learning. Her content expertise is in teaching English as a second language and cross-cultural competency.
Ms. Heyn is pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware. She holds an M.A. in Social Anthropology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Her undergraduate degree, also from the Hebrew University, is in Art History, Sociology and Anthropology.
Title(s): Director, Mktg & Communications, PCS-Marketing Department: PCS-Marketing (07460) Campus address: 141 501 South College Ave, Newark, DE 19716 Campus phone: 302-831-1178 Email:email@example.com
Steven Kendus is a marketing and communications specialist with more than 20 years of marketing and technical writing experience and more than ten years of executive management experience. Mr. Kendus founded The Writer’s Block in 1993 and MyHouseSpecs.com in 2000, and he has assisted organizations in enhancing their productivity and identity through marketing, corporate communications, and employee education.
Mr. Kendus is also a professional author, columnist, technical writer, copy writer, and editor, and has had various books and articles published. He wrote Hunting The First State: A Guide to Delaware Hunting, wrote a regular outdoors column for The News Journal, and contributes articles to various outdoors-related magazines. He served as executive director for Electronic Payment Exchange; vice president of marketing for QED Financial Systems; manager of technical education and corporate communications for Integrated Software Solutions, Inc.; director of product communications for eCal Corporation; senior technical writer for EXE Technologies; and training program designer for The Bank of New York (Delaware).
Mr. Kendus has a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in English – Business and Technical Writing from the University of Delaware and has completed courses in web design from the Delaware College of Art and Design. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Delaware Press Association (DPA), and the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA).
Title(s): Manager, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD Department: PCS-Prof & Noncredit Programs (07420) Campus address: Arsht Hall, Wilmington, DE 19806 Campus phone: 302-537-4416 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Merrill is Manager, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD in Wilmington. She earned a B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology from the State University of New York, and a Ph.D. in Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science from the University of Maryland College Park.
Prior to UD PCS, Dr. Merrill worked in the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment with the Delaware Sea Grant Program and the NSF-funded Maryland Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment, and Research Program. She served as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Knauss Marine Policy Fellow on Capitol Hill. Dr. Merrill also managed national and international studies for the National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board on topics ranging from deep sea exploration, to methane hydrates and the impact of ocean noise on marine mammals.
She is currently pursuing her MBA through UD’s Lerner College of Business.
Anna Moshier is the Manager of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware in Dover, Lewes and Ocean View. She holds her B.S. in recreation and leisure studies from Temple University and her M.P.A. from the University of Delaware. She has been a volunteer coordinator for over 25 years.
Anna is a member of the Girl Scouts U.S.A. and Henlopen Soccer Club. She lives in Lewes, Delaware with her husband, Jason. She has two children, Mia and Ross.
Title(s): Assistant Director, Student Services, PCS-Academic Programs Department: PCS-Academic Programs (07410) Campus address: 208 UD Online Resource Center, Newark, DE 19716 Campus phone: 302-831-8843 Email:email@example.com
Michelle Parnell is the Manager of the Professional & Continuing Studies ACCESS Student Services Center. She is an accomplished student services professional with more than 20 years of career counseling and student advisement experience. Prior to working at the University of Delaware, Michelle was a therapist, specializing in counseling individuals with drug and alcohol and mental health disorders. Much of her early work was with counseling adolescents and young adults.
Michelle has a Master of Arts (M.A.) and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. While in New York City, Michelle worked in the Office of Counseling & Psychological Services at Baruch College where she counseled students on therapeutic and educational/career issues.
Title(s):Director, Noncredit Professional Programs, PCS-Prof & Noncredit Programs Department: PCS-Prof & Noncredit Programs (07420) Campus address: 128 501 South College Ave, Newark, DE 19716 Campus phone: 302-831-2932 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaun Sutherell is an experienced leader in higher education. He has developed and implemented strategies and policies to increase admission for the University, build the department, develop new programs, and streamline procedures.
As assistant director of business development and program management at University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, he works with all noncredit programs, both online and face-to-face, certificates, workshops, conferences, and customized programs. This includes development, management, registration, partnerships, and financials. Previously, while at Walden University and National Hispanic University (both part of Laureate Education), he led admissions; managed college-specific admissions teams; and developed policies, procedures, admissibility, and transfer of credit.
Title(s): Mgr, Computing Operations, PCS-Marketing Department: PCS-Marketing (07460) Campus address: 154 501 South College Ave, Newark, DE 19716 Campus phone: 302-831-3892 Email:email@example.com
David Vent is a proven information technology leader with more than 25 years of experience in diverse, fast-paced environments. Throughout his career, his application of technology to business processes and problems has consistently resulted in higher efficiency, cost reduction and improved customer satisfaction.
As manager of computing operations for the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, David leads a team that is responsible for all UD PCS IT systems. Computing operations also acts as a liaison to the University’s central IT department and supports UD PCS and each of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute locations in Newark, Wilmington, Dover and Lewes.
Prior to his arrival at UD, David served as vice president, corporate information technology and operations for F. Schumacher & Company. He has also held leadership positions with SAP Americas, Comcast Cable Communications, GE Energy and the Produce Marketing Association. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.