First Edition-Summer-2008


Who’s Who and Who’s New?
by: QU Online

QU Online is pleased to announce some recent staff changes. We welcome a few new staff members and we congratulate a few of our colleagues for recent position changes that we hope will enhance the services and support provided to you and your students.   

Christopher M. Neidig is our new distance learning support specialist
Chris’s primary role is to provide applications training and support to faculty teaching and developing online courses. Chris has a wealth of expertise with interactive multimedia in the context of teaching and learning. Christopher joins us from his previous appointment as digital library and learning resources multimedia specialist at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. Christopher earned both his BA and MS degree from Quinnipiac University.

Jennifer A. Rafferty is a new instructional designer.

Along with her fellow instructional designers,Jennifer will partner with faculty and academic programs to assist in guiding, supporting, and project management of the development and implementation of online and blended courses.Jennifer joins us from her previous appointment at UMASS Boston where she managed a statewide distance learning initiative for adult students. In addition to her work in distance education, Jennifer also taught Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Mount Holyoke College. Jennifer earned her MA in Spanish from University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her M.Ed in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Jennifer is also an online event producer at the Sloan Consortium, .

Suzanne M. Palmieri is a new program administrator.
Suzanne’s primary role is to provide application support to online students and administrative support to faculty teaching online courses.  Prior to joining our staff Suzanne was the administrator for distance learning programs for Albertus Magnus College and Gateway Community College. Suzanne teaches Sociology part-time for Quinnipiac University and has been teaching online courses with QU Online since 2002. Suzanne earned her MA in Sociology from Fordham University.

Brian L. Salerno has been appointed as instructional designer.
Brian’s role is to partner with faculty and academic programs to assist in the development and implementation of online and blended courses and to collaborate with departments to provide quality faculty development and training opportunities. Brian has been employed by the university full-time since August of 2005, previously as program administrator for QU Online. Brian also teaches communications and media production courses part-time at Quinnipiac University and Manchester Community College. Brian earned both his BA and MS degrees from Quinnipiac.

The QU Online offices are located at 3093 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, CT, just one mile south of the Mount Carmel campus. You can reach QU Online via email at or by phone at 203-582-5669.



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