Fabian Burrell, Instructional Designer
We welcome Fabian Burrell to the Faculty Center for Professional Excellence (FCPE) in her new role as Instructional Designer. Fabian joined the department in June 2015 after working three years as the Programs Coordinator for the Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies.
She brings to her new role several years’ experience serving corporate clients as a facilitator and trainer in the live and chat technical support group at AT&T. In addition, Fabian spent many years in media publishing as a journalist, editor, public relations practitioner, event planner and promotions manager.
Fabian is a graduate of Kingsborough Community College where she received the El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X) Award for Scholastic Achievement at commencement exercises. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the CUNY Baccalaureate Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, and is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Emergency Management (Homeland Security) track.
Upon accepting her new position, Fabian attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Continuing Studies’ Distance Teaching and Learning Conference where she earned a certificate on the Fundamentals of Online Teaching and gained invaluable professional development skills.
Robby Lucia, Educational Media Producer
We welcome Robby Lucia to the FCPE in his new role as Educational Media Producer. Robby re-joined the department in March 2014 after graduating from Adelphi a year before. He worked with us as a student worker throughout his undergraduate career, and now works for the department creating media assets such as videos, graphics, photos, audio, and simulations.
Robby is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Educational Technology here at Adelphi. He hopes to add computer and web programming to his list of confident skills.
Leah Siepel, Instructional Designer, Part-time
Leah Siepel has spent fourteen years as an educator, instructional designer, and curriculum developer in universities, public schools, and start-up tech companies. She designs engaging and effective digital language learning curricula and apps that have been used by students of a wide range of backgrounds, goals, and ages.
Leah has taught for NYU in New York and Abu Dhabi, the New School University, and the Internationals Network for Public Schools. She has designed digital curricula for Amplify Education, Lingo Live, and served as a consultant to major ed tech projects for NYC public schools. She has an MA in Education from Long Island University, a BA in History and Psychology from the University of Rochester, and a background in contemporary dance.
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