Meet the Instructors
The Certificate Program in Universal Design: Technology Integration is taught by a mix of Landmark College and Marlboro College Graduate School 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 brings over 27 years of experience in the field of learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She is Co-Principal Investigator of a $1.03 million federal grant investigating the application of principles of Universal Design to online and blended courses. During her professional tenure she has served as a researcher, faculty member, and disability service provider. Dr. Banerjee is also a faculty member and Research Scholar at the Center for Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Caleb is the director of the EdTech Masters program at Marlboro College Graduate School (MCGS). He also teaches and coordinates academic technology support at the MCGS. 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.