We are delighted to announce the hiring of Ms. Kim Garvey for the position of Assistant Director of Distance and Distributed Learning for USFSP. The position reports to the Dean of the Library and provides leadership for the University’s distance and distributed learning efforts, coordinating instructional support for distance and online learning. Ms. Garvey, who is a Ph.D. candidate in Education & Leadership at Barry University, has more than ten years of experience in digital and online initiatives and currently serves as the e-Learning Project Manager and an Adjunct Professor of History at the State College of Florida. She joins USFSP on May 1 and will be working closely with Academic Affairs and all Colleges and academic departments in the development of and support for online programs. She will also work with Academic Affairs, the Colleges, and other units to oversee the University’s ongoing efforts to strengthen faculty development, improve the quality of online courses, and provide robust services for online students.
The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, through the Distance Learning and Instructional Media Services unit, provides centralized support to faculty in the development of online courses and programs. This new position will enable us to “kick things up a notch” and also address support issues for online learners in a more systematic fashion.
When Ms. Garvey arrives, a meet and greet reception will be hosted in the Library.