Dr. Laurie Poklop’s primary focus in the Center is programming related to online teaching and learning. She facilitates the Center’s two online faculty development programs, the Online Course Design Orientation Program and Facilitating Online Courses. In addition, she directs the Online Course Design Fellows program and consults individually with faculty who are designing and teaching online courses. Dr. Poklop is also actively involved in the Center’s Faculty Scholars program, and is particularly interested in qualitative research. She has played a significant role in Dr. Susan Ambrose’s broad qualitative study of students’ experiences on co-op.
Dr. Poklop’s doctoral research focused on the implementation and design of electronic portfolios, and this is another area in which she provides faculty development opportunities and consulting. She was a member of Cohort VI of the Inter/National Coalition for Research on Electronic Portfolios through which she completed a three-year study examining the effects of e-portfolios on the teaching of audience in first-year writing courses.
Dr. Poklop earned her Ed.D. from Northeastern University. She served as an instructional designer in Northeastern’s former Educational Technology Center for ten years and was a lecturer in the M.Ed. program in Instructional Design at UMass Boston for 15 years, teaching courses in instructional design, media-based training development, project management and research. She currently teaches for Northeastern’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Poklop directed the consulting business of a technical training company.
You can reach Dr. Poklop at email@example.com or by phone at 617.373.7772.