Who is NCSPOD?

For more than 35 years the North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (NCSPOD) has been committed to sharing, learning and growing within professional development in higher education.  The passion and commitment of our members is seen regularly; sharing ideas via LinkedIn, openly giving away curriculum content and ideas for professional development workshops, and supporting each other as the expectations and accountability in higher education reach levels never seen before.

The NCSPOD Board of Directors is a volunteer board of professionals from across the United States and Canada.  Each board member strives for excellence at our individual institutions and collaboratively for the greater good of NCSPOD.  Our work aligns with our mission; to sustain an international community of professionals by sharing expertise and resources to advance faculty, staff, and organizational effectiveness.

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Zafar Syed

President

 

AD, Educational Technologies at McMaster University

I am interested in social and critical approaches to teaching, integrated learning environments, and qualitative research

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Ling Tan

VP Membership

 

 ITS Administrative Supervisor at Seneca College

Experience:  Over 10 years working experience of financial management in public institution, specifically in budget process, performance analyses, and financial control. CPA, CGA & MBA

Area of Professional Interest: Corporate governance, Internal Auditing

 

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Bobbi Dunham

VP Communications

 

Instructional Learning and Technology Specialist at Nova Scotia Community College

Area of Professional Interest: Specializing in higher-ed staff and professional development, instructional learning technology, eLearning design, and sustainability in higher education.

Peggy French

Acting VP Canada

Educational Designer at Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology (Hamilton ON, Canada)

Experience: Over a dozen years collaborating at the intersection of education and technology: facilitating intensives for faculty growing toward blended delivery; researching sound strategies and new tools; working with faculty in course and program re-design; and training on integrated tools for the learning management system (LMS).

Having taught everything from Kindergarten to grade 12 in Windsor, ON, graduate school at Western in London, ON, and continuing education online through Ontario Learn, Peggy has a unique understanding of learning at every stage and with different modalities.

 

 

Christy Rishoi

VP Midwestern Region

 

Professor of English; Consultant for Part-time and Adjunct Faculty Professional Development at Mott College, Flint, MI. I’m a member of the Humanities Division

Most recent project: Adjunct Academy workshop titled “Students are from Mars & Teachers are from Venus: Boosting the Success of Students Who Think College is an Alternate Universe.”

Serving on NCSPOD board: I’m excited to be part of an organization with national reach, and to contribute to the planning and conversation about professional development. The opportunity to contribute meaningfully is most welcome.

 

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Ling Tan

Treasurer

 

 ITS Administrative Supervisor at Seneca College

Experience:  Over 10 years working experience of financial management in public institution, specifically in budget process, performance analyses, and financial control. CPA, CGA & MBA

Area of Professional Interest: Corporate governance, Internal Auditing

 

Adrienne Mitchell

VP Western Region

 

Faculty Professional Development Coordinator at Lane Community College

Area of Professional Interest: Best practices for online instruction and developmental education, promoting second language acquisition in the classroom, and literary translation.

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VP Northeastern Region

 

 

Mailing Address for NCSPOD

NCSPOD C/O
Bobbi Dunham
2384 June Street
Halifax, NS
Canada B3k 4K3

 

 

 

 

 

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