Gary R Carlson
Dr. Gary Carlson has had over 42 years of experience in the academic field. He started with his first teaching job working with incarcerated youth age 18 and younger. Later he was teaching at the high school level and coaching football, basketball and track in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1970, he became the first special education teacher in a Jr. High School in Omaha. His love for special education and the challenges in the public schools with the educationally challenged youth in the public schools he accepted the position of Supervisor for Special Education. Later he would become a Director of Special Education for 33 school districts in Iowa. After five years he accepted the challenge of running a school at a children’s home and became their main fund raiser which resulted in a new school, gymnasium and housing. In 1990, Dr. Carlson became a Campus Director for a business college in Lincoln, Nebraska. Most recently Dr. Gary Carlson was the very first Vice President for Academic Affairs for ITT Technical Institute in the corporate office in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was responsible for academic administration and academic leadership for 127 colleges. After 14 years with ITT he retired. Within a short period of time he started gCarlson Inc. a consulting company for higher education colleges and universities.
During the past 42 years Dr. Carlson has been President for a school board, President for the State of Nebraska Council for Exceptional Children, served on many APSCU committees, has worked with ACICS for 21 years as an evaluator, committee member, Commissioner and currently Chair for ACICS. He has always stayed close to teaching and instruction by teaching at Crieghton University, online teaching and conducting training for faculty in colleges and Universities.
University of Nebraska at Omaha-----B.S. Secondary Education
University of Nebraska at Omaha----M.S. Special Education
University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE. Ed.D. Administration, Curriculum and Instruction
Academic program developer, coach and project manager with significant expertise in course design, curriculum planning, online teaching, training, coaching & mentoring and major event logistics & execution.
In depth knowledge of media education and of integrating the Internet and new media into teaching & learning. Researching, developing, administering and evaluating large and small scale adult education courses, conferences, seminars and study tours. Design and teach workshops for teachers on web and data mining, document publishing, grant writing and the use of social media tools.
My experience in course programming and media education spans nearly 10 years. Most recently I was a Program Development Specialist for Teachers College, Columbia University until our organization was closed as a result of restructuring. At Teachers College I liaised with faculty and administration to research, develop, administer and evaluate hundreds of large and small scale adult education courses, conferences and study tours.
I am best known for my soup to nuts approach to academic project management, and I add a unique blend of coaching and mentoring support to thought leaders in their field who want to communicate for ultimate impact with their students in the new millennium.
Linda Bruenjes, Ed.D.
Director, RoseMary B. Fuss Technology for Learning Center
Chair, Computer and Information Science Department
Dr. Bruenjes has dedicated over 20 years to the field of higher education. During her tenure at Lasell College she has served as Chair of the Coeducational Transition Team, Director of Academic Computing, Chair of the Computer and Information Science Department, and, most recently Director of the RoseMary B Fuss Technology for Learning Center. Dr. Bruenjes is a former Joan Weiler Arnow Professor during which time she furthered her research in the area of computer literacy and the digital divide. She holds an Ed.D. degree in Leadership in Schooling from UMass Lowell and a Master in Business Education degree from Suffolk University. Dr. Bruenjes’ dissertation, A Multi-Case Study Investigating The Disposition Of Faculty Use Of Technology As A Learning Tool In The Higher Education Classroom, continues to inform her work as she directs the Technology Across the Curriculum initiative at the College. Dr. Bruenjes has recently co-authored the chapter on Internet2 for the Handbook of Computer Networks.