Meet the Instructors
The Certificate Program in Universal Design: Technology Integration is taught by a mix of Landmark College and Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies faculty and staff. Each one brings unique experience to provide program participants with a wide range of views and knowledge.
Manju Banerjee, Ph.D.
Dr. Banerjee is Vice President and Director of Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) and Associate Professor at Landmark College. Dr. Banerjee has over 28 years of experience in the field of learning disabilities, ADHD, and postsecondary education, and is a certified diagnostician and teacher-consultant on learning disabilities. She has published and presented extensively, both nationally and internationally, on topics such as Universal Design for Instruction, disability documentation and accommodations, technological competencies for postsecondary transition and online learning. She was Co-PI of $1.03 million U.S. Dept. of Education demonstration project grant (#P333A080053) on “UDI Online: Applying Universal Design for Instruction to Online and Blended Courses” awarded in 2008 and completed in 2012.
Caleb is the director of the EdTech Masters program at Marlboro College. He also teaches and coordinates academic technology support at Marlboro College's Center for Graduate & Professional Studies. He has been a Web geek since 1994 and an educational technologist since 1999. His interests include: online portfolios, video/photo production skills, and humanizing technology.
Anne M. Fein has 27 years of experience in the field of Education. A 22-year faculty member of Landmark College, she is an Associate Professor with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Boston University in Educational Media and Technology. Anne also has a Master’s degree in Curriculum Development for Students with Learning Disabilities. During her tenure at Landmark College, she has taught Communication, Study Skills, Self-Management and First-Year courses in addition to serving as an Academic Advisor and the chapter advisor for Landmark College’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter. In 2001 Anne designed and launched Landmark College’s Office of Assistive Technology Services and the Digital Text Library. At this time her focus is on designing and teaching hybrid courses for students with learning disabilities at Landmark College, the nation’s first college with a mission focused on providing challenging educational opportunities for students with learning disabilities.
Linda Hecker, M.Ed
Linda is a life-long educator, with over 35 years as a special educator, 27 of them at Landmark College, where she is a member of the founding faculty. She has directed tutorial and teacher training programs, taught English, study skills, and music classes, and served as an academic advisor and academic dean. She was appointed to the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training in 2001, and currently serves as Lead Education Specialist. She frequently presents workshops, seminars and graduate courses for educators and parents. Ms. Hecker is the author of several articles and book chapters, including work on multisensory learning and Assistive Technology. Her areas of interest and research include: assistive technology, adolescent literacy, pedagogy for teaching composition, reading, and study skills, and adult education. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M. Ed from the University of Hartford. In her free time she doubles as a free-lance violinist/violist.
Christie Herbert is a lifelong educator, who has taught at Landmark College since 1986. She received her master’s in teaching English as a Second Language from the School for International Training and a B.A. in literature from Reed College. Prior to Landmark, she taught in Boston, England, Japan, and served for two years as a teacher trainer in a refugee camp in Thailand. She also directed a FIPSE grant that studied the teaching of foreign languages to students with learning differences. Christie has an extensive background in teaching about educational issues, pedagogy, and learning differences at the undergraduate and graduate level. She places a high value on experiential and service learning, and has run a mentoring program for local middle-schoolers at Landmark for the last 10 years. In 2008 she was instrumental in starting a ceramics program at Landmark, and is currently mid-way through an MFA in Visual Studies degree at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Sally Scott, Ph.D.
Dr. Scott is currently a consultant to the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). She was Co-Director of Project LINC, a federally funded demonstration project focused on developing training for adjunct instructors in foreign language classrooms. Sally has been in the field of Disability Services for 20 years and is a former editor of the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED). In the last three years, she has presented at state, national, and international conferences on foreign language learning and Universal Design for Instruction. She has authored over 40 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.