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Master Online Teaching (MOT) Graduates


The following faculty and/or administrators have successfully completed on of the following the rigorous online teacher certificate programs, gaining a thorough understanding of the many facets of online teaching and learning:


2017 Graduates


Linda Connelly
Assistant Professor, Nursing (BCOH)

Linda K. Connelly is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the University of North Florida Brooks College Of Health. Dr. Connelly earned her PhD in the Philosophy of Nursing at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Her research interests include simulation, veterans, distance learning and technology in nursing. Dr. Connelly’s clinical areas of expertise are trauma and perioperative nursing. Presently, she teaches medical surgery nursing and an elective in perioperative nursing. Dr. Connelly is involved in UNF’s Community Transformational Learning Program and is an advisor for the UNF FSNA. Dr. Connelly retired as a COL from United States Army in 2013 after 25 years of service.


Tru Leverette
Associate Professor, English (COAS)

Tru Leverette is an Associate Professor of English at the University of North Florida where she teaches African-American literature—both face to face and online—and serves as director of African-American/African Diaspora Studies. Her research interests broadly include race and gender in literature and culture, and she focuses specifically on critical mixed race studies. Her most recent work has been published in Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora and the edited collections Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speaking Out and The Search for Wholeness and Diaspora Literacy in Contemporary African-American Literature. She also has an article forthcoming in MELUS: Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States. More information on this professor...


Alicia Sitren
Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice (COAS)

Alicia H. Sitren is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of North Florida. Dr. Sitren’s main areas of research include offender decision-making paradigms, public opinion and perceptions of crime, the nature and function of jails, online pedagogy, and criminology–econometric modeling. Dr. Sitren earned her doctoral degree in Public Affairs and Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida in 2007. Historically, Dr. Sitren has taught courses in criminological theory, research methods, corrections and penology, criminal justice systems, elite, white collar, and sex crimes. More information on this professor...


Christian Winterbottom
Assistant Professor, Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL (COEHS)

Originally from Manchester, England, Christian Winterbottom is an Assistant Professor at The University of North Florida. He earned his B.A. degree in English at the University of Bedfordshire in England, and his Master’s degree and Ph.D., in Early Childhood Education at the Florida State University. For four years, he taught preschool and elementary students in Japan and when he moved to Florida he worked extensively with Preschools and Head Start programs. While he was attaining his doctorate, he was the Director of Child Care Training and Accreditation in the state of Florida, where he ran a contract for the Department of Children and Families. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood education and in early childhood social studies. His research is primarily focused on working with marginalized populations, and on reconceptualizing early childhood pedagogy through praxeological learning methodologies. More information on this professor...

2016 Graduates


Lakshmi Goel
Associate Professor, Managemenet (CCB)

Lakshmi Goel is currently working as Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida. She received her PhD in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Houston. Her research works are published in various conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Academy of Management, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, and European Conference on Information Systems; and journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Information and Management, Information and Organization, and Information Systems Journal. More information on this professor...


Clarence Hines
Associate Professor, School of Music (COAS)

Clarence Hines earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. His primary areas of teaching and scholarship focus on jazz studies: trombone performance, composition, arranging, and history. Among Dr. Hines’ recent scholarly activities are performances with the O’Jays, Maceo Parker, Marcus Roberts, David Sanborn, Diane Schuur, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Included in the list of venues where he has performed and/or premiered new works are the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, North Sea Jazz Festival, Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. More information on this professor...


Christine Holland
Senior Instructor, Department of Communication (COAS)

My areas of expertise cohere around the field of Communication Studies. I teach oral communication courses that include public speaking for professional presentations, persuasion, leadership in small groups, and intercultural communication. Currently, I am working on developing online courses and using Team Based Learning in the classroom. More information on this professor...


Karen Patterson
Professor/Chair, Department of Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education (COEHS)

Dr. Patterson earned a Ph.D. in Special Education from Kent State University. Her research has a focus on improving K-12 practices for underserved students in special education and investigating the impact of collaborative partnerships and parental involvement for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. More information on this professor...


Sarah Provost
Associate Professor, School of Music (COAS)

Sarah Caissie Provost received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Hartford, where she studied with John Wion. Previously, she taught at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Dr. Provost’s research focuses on 1930s jazz music and dance, with particular interest in issues of race and gender. More information on this professor...

2014 Graduates


Berrin Beasley
Associate Professor, Department of Communication (COAS)

Dr. Beasley is a former award-winning daily newspaper reporter who teaches primarily in the journalism track. Her research interests include the media's portrayal of women, journalism history, and media ethics. More information on this professor...


Elizabeth Fullerton
Assistant Professor, Department of Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL (CEHS)

Dr. Fullerton has worked in the field of early childhood and early childhood special education for 29 years. Her areas of interest include positive behavioral support, social competency in young children, young children with challenging behavior, and community-based teacher training.


Laura Jackson
Instructor, Department of Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education (CEHS)

Ms. Jackson is an Interpreting instructor in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf & Interpreter Education. She has taught TOL5100, the Online Course Delivery seminar course at CIRT. More information on this professor....


Ron Lukens-Bull
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology (COAS)

Dr. Lukens-Bull has written significant works on the Anthropology of Islam. More recently, he has held a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant which allowed him to examine Islamic higher education and the debates surrounding curriculum shift which in the current political climate leads to accusations of apostasy and in extreme cases barely veiled death threats. More information on this professor....


Mary Lundy
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences (BCOH)

Dr. Lundy is heavily involved in UNF's Community-Based Transformational Learning program, having received numerous grants and designation as a UNF Community Scholar. She is deeply committed to distance learning at UNF; her most recent publication in the Journal of Allied Health attests to this: Blogging as a Tool to Promote Reflection Among Dietetic and Physical Therapy Students during a Multidisciplinary International Service-Learning Experience.  More information on this professor....


Richard Phillips
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology (COAS)

Dr. Phillips' primary research interests center on theoretical issues in the sociology of religion. Specifically, he is interested in the ways that cultural and religious pluralism affect the construction and maintenance of social solidarity within religious congregations. Almost all of the empirical data he uses are based on trends and developments within Mormonism, but recently his focus has shifted to evangelical Protestantism in the antebellum U.S.  More information on this professor....


Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore
Associate Professor, Department of Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education (CEHS)

Dr. Seabrooks-Blackmore's areas of expertise include: Transition related issues of students with disabilities in secondary settings, Learning strategies for adolescents and adults with disabilities, and Quality pre-service teacher preparation.  More information on this professor....


Brenda Vose
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice (COAS)

Dr. Vose completed her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining the faculty at UNF, she was the Academic Director of the Online Master of Science Program in Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.  More information on this professor....

2013 Graduates


Erin Largo-Wight
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health (BCOH)

Dr. Erin Largo-Wight studies brief nature contact interventions for stress reduction in the workplace (‘booster work breaks’) and the determinants and promotion of environmental health behaviors (such as recycling). She serves on the UNF Environmental Center Executive Board and actively serves to promote effective distance learning (DL) education at UNF. More information on this professor....


Len Roberson
Assistant Vice President, Academic Technology

Dr. Roberson has been involved in the fields of deaf education and interpreting for 23 years. He is an active researcher, interpreter, and interpreter educator and holds the SC:L, CI and CT certifications from RID. Len is currently the Dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Florida and Assistant Vice-President of Academic Technology and is a tenured Associate professor currently teaching in the ASL/English Interpreting graduate program – a program he developed and founded at UNF. More information on this professor....