New and Familiar Faces
New and Familiar Faces
Meet new face Bethany Simunich, Instructional Designer, Office of Continuing and Distance Education
Meet familiar face Brian L. Hall, IT User Support Analyst, Kent State University at Salem
Bethany SimunichInstructional Designer
Office of Continuing and Distance Education
Job Description:As a member of the Office of Continuing and Distance Education team, my focus is on helping to design high quality online courses, as well as helping guide faculty through the pedagogical considerations of teaching online. Additionally, I hope to collaborate with others at Kent State on research projects regarding teaching and learning with technology, online teaching, effective course design and more.
Worked at KSU since:June 2011
Employment Prior to Kent State University:The Ohio State University
Likes Most About Kent State University:All the black squirrels!
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer:Kent State is a renowned public university and I’ve heard nothing but positive comments and fond memories from both former students and staff. I was impressed by the number of online classes and fully online programs Kent State offers, as well as the current initiatives for creating high quality distance education.
Resides in:Akron, Ohio
Education:B.A., Communication, University of Pittsburgh
M.P.I.A., Public Policy, University of Pittsburgh
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Communication, The Ohio State University
Hobbies:Listening to audiobooks (good during my commute), making jewelry, sewing (otherwise known as spending quality time with my seam ripper), digital photography, yoga and gardening.
Brian L. HallIT User Support Analyst
Kent State University at Salem
Job Description:Multiple responsibilities in the IT Department for Kent State Salem, Kent State City Center and Draime Estate Gardens
Worked at KSU since:January 1996
Employment Prior to Kent State University:Techware Designs, Haltec Corp.
Likes Most About Kent State University:Friendly atmosphere with helpful co-workers
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer:Kent State’s tuition waiver benefit, and as a student, I saw how well employees liked working here.
Resides in:Salem, Ohio
Education:Associate of Applied Business in Computer Technology, Kent State University
Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Kent State University
Bachelor of Science in Technology, Kent State University