Jie (Jill) Chen
Lorraine Bears has been involved in areas of computer graphics, animation and CAD for 20 years. She is professionally certified with Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. In addition to teaching both in person and online classes at the campus, she also does training for industry as well. She devotes much of her time to the development and delivery of online classes and has been active with Quality Matters, a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and components.
Dr. Nurnberger-Haag is a mathematics educator and learning scientist who is passionate about helping all people, from birth to adult, learn mathematics and be confident about their mathematical abilities. She has spent considerable time teaching in schools and colleges as well as leading teacher professional development. Her classroom teaching experience guides her research on students’ mathematical cognition, which currently focuses on topics of negative numbers, whole numbers, and geometric shapes.
I have worked with young children and their families in a variety of educational and therapeutic/clinical settings. In my current role as the Coordinator of Studio and Research Arts, I collaborate with both children and teachers to elevate the material and aesthetic dimensions of their inquiry. I am also an Assistant Professor in the Early Childhood teacher preparation program wherein I teach courses in the areas of preschool education, expressive arts, and social studies.