Faculty Mentors

About our Faculty Mentor Program

Each week during the fall semester, one of the faculty mentors is available during virtual drop-in hours, offering peer-to-peer advice to other instructors on a wide range of topics related to online and hybrid teaching. Use this link to access Mentor Teacher drop-in hours

Drop-in Hours Schedule:

Our Peer Mentors will have a rotating schedule. Every Monday your campus email will remind everyone who is available and how to reach them.

  • September 7-11:
    • Blair Proctor (T/TH 1:00-3:00
  • September 14-18:
    • Caroline Hoppenwasser (M/W 12:00-2:00)
  • September 21-25:
    • Martine Green-Rogers (M/TH 11:00-1:00)
  • September 28-October 2:
    • Andrew Higgins (???)
  • October 5-9:
    • Kevin Shanley (M/TH 12:00-2:00)
  • October 12-16:
    • Helena Costakis (M/W 11:30-1:30)
  • October 19/23:
    • Helene Costakis (M/W 11:30-1:30)
  • October 26-30:
    • Blair Proctor (T/TH 1:300-3:00)
  • November 2-6:
    • Caroline Hoppenwasser (M/W 11:30-1:30)
  • November 9-13
    • Martine Green-Rogers (T/TH 10:00-12:00)
  • November 16-20
    • Andrew Higgins (???)
  • November 23/December 4)
    • Kevin Shanley (M/TH – 11/23, 12/1, and 12/3—12:00-2:00)

Contact Our Mentors:

Blair Proctor

Blair Proctor
Blair Proctor

Assistant Professor

Department: Black Studies
Office: FOB W8
Phone: (845) 257-3556
E-mail: proctorb@newpaltz.edu

Specialization:

Discussion Boards, Voice recordings in PPT Lectures

Rachel Rigolino

Rachel Rigolino
Rachel Rigolino

Instructor

Department: English
Office: JFT 802A
Phone: (845) 257-2731
E-mail: rigolinr@newpaltz.edu
Web Site: hawksites.newpaltz.edu/rigolinr

Specialization:

Screencasts; instructor presence; quiz design; modules; alternatives to written assignments

Andrew Higgins

Andrew Higgins
Andrew Higgins

Associate Professor

19th-Century American Literature, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Environmental literature of the United States.

Department: English
Office: JFT 708
Phone: (845) 257-2725
E-mail: higginsa@newpaltz.edu

Specialization:

Discussion Goups, modules, short video lectures

Helena Costakis

Helena Costakis
Helena Costakis

Assistant Professor

Department: School of Business
Office: VH 307
Phone: (845) 257-2924
E-mail: costakih@newpaltz.edu

Specialization:

Discussion Boards, Module Learning Objective Mapping

Martine Green-Rogers

Martine Green-Rogers
Martine Green-Rogers

Assistant Professor

Department: Theatre Arts
Office: CT 110
Phone: (845) 257-3808
E-mail: greenm@newpaltz.edu

Specialization:

Discussion Boards, Journals/Blogs

Kevin T. Shanley

Kevin T. Shanley
Kevin T. Shanley

Associate Professor & Chair

Applied Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics and Engineering Education

Department: Engineering Programs
Office: REH 115
Phone: (845) 257-3764
E-mail: shanleyk@newpaltz.edu

Specialization:

Caroline Hopenwasser

Caroline Hopenwasser
Caroline Hopenwasser

Associate Professor

Department: Teaching and Learning
Office: OM 227C
Phone: (845) 257-2865
E-mail: hopenwac@newpaltz.edu

Specialization:

Hybrid planning, on-line synchronous linked with asynchronous, how to reenvision face-to-face activities into on-line learning, alternative discussion formats