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Our Team

Judi Cook

Executive Director

Judi Cook is Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, where she creates resources and faculty professional development opportunities in support of innovative and effective course design. Before taking on her current role, Dr. Cook served as TCNJ’s inaugural Director of the Office of Instructional Design from 2014-2022. She came to TCNJ from Salem State University, where for 16 years she served as a faculty member in the Media and Communication department. Some of her research interests include universal design, active learning, and digital pedagogy.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mass Media and Communication, Temple University, 1998
  • M.A., Communications, Florida Atlantic University, 1995
  • B.A., Mass Communication, 1991

Valerian Anderson

Web Applications Developer

Valerian Anderson manages web-based curriculum development projects, writes web applications, and provides support and training for faculty in the use of the learning management system and other course relevant technologies. His prior experience includes roles as a higher education information technology director, strategic planner, and teacher.

Education

  • M.A., Computer Science, Kent State University

Ellen Farr

Instructional Designer

Ellen Farr is an instructional designer and has 20+ years of experience teaching in higher education specializing in Universal Design for Learning and inclusive education. Ellen also holds an NJ elementary teaching certificate. A reflective practitioner, Ellen has presented nationally and locally and regularly hosts workshops to advance facultyʼs pedagogical goals. She enjoys exploring collaborating with faculty to integrate innovative technology into coursework to expand access for all learners.

Education

  • Ed.D., Design of Learning Environments, Rutgers University
  • M.S., Educational Technology, The College of New Jersey
  • B.S., Elementary Education/History, The College of New Jersey

Suzanne Miller

Office Manager

Suzanne Miller is office manager and has been at TCNJ for 30 years.  She manages the student assistants and helps support classroom instruction with a variety of services available to the campus community.