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.
Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, Ph.D.
Dr. Dahlstrom-Hakki earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Dahlstrom-Hakki has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at a number of campuses including the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, SIT Graduate Institute, Holyoke Community College and the University of Phoenix. In addition to his research work, Dr. Dahlstrom-Hakki routinely delivers professional learning workshops and trainings to secondary and postsecondary educators around the country on topics including: Teaching STEM to students with disabilities, Universal Design for Learning, and Teaching with Technology.
Anne Fein, M.Ed
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.
Bob Dolan, Ph.D.
Bob brings over 30 years of experience in neuroscience, learning science, instructional design, assessment, and software architecture and engineering. Prior to establishing Diverse Learners Consulting in 2013, Bob spent thirteen years as a Senior Research Scientist at two ends of the learning industry: CAST, a small, innovative, not-for-profit in the education research, development, and policy space, and Pearson Education, the world's largest learning company. At both organizations he designed, implemented, and evaluated technology-based learning and assessment solutions with emphases on cognition, accessibility, and usability. He has served as principal investigator on research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and private foundations.