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Academic Computing

Academic Computing’s staff and facilities are dedicated to helping faculty and graduate instructors incorporate technology into their teaching and research. Instructors can access special equipment, training, and advice on the best ways to meet pedagogical goals.

Academic Computing also manages OIT Computer Classrooms. Labs are available to instructors using technology in their coursework. Students, faculty, and staff may use the computer facilities for homework (or other University-related work) when a class is not scheduled.

The Communications Group develops and maintains all OIT communications, including the Web site, social media (YouTubeFacebook, and Twitter) and all print and online publications. The Group regularly assesses all communications in order to ensure consistency and effective delivery of key messages and themes to internal and external audiences.


Location: A209 LGRC LR
Phone: 413-577-0072


  • Heidi Dollard - Associate CIO | Acting Director, Academic Computing
  • Ann Garstka - Office Manager, Academic Computing

OIT Communications

  • Iris Chelaru - Communications Manager
  • Jessica Frankenfield - Security Communications Coordinator
  • Zijun Guo - Senior Web Developer/Designer
  • Allison Jameson - Communications Coordinator

OIT Computer Classrooms

  • Robert Davis - Manager, OIT Academic Computer Classrooms
  • Kimberly Paszko - Associate Manager, Computer Classrooms
  • Marta Pluta - Student Personnel Manager
  • Robert Eveleigh - Assistive Technology Center Specialist
  • Michael Friedman - Senior Systems Administrator
  • Wayne Gagnon - Instructional Technology Developer
  • Christopher Golas - Technical Assistant III
  • Rob Hayes - Systems Engineer
  • Bruce O'Leary - Apple Systems Administrator

Faculty Support 

  • Fred Zinn - Manager, OIT Academic Computing Faculty Support
  • Jennifer (JC) Sawyer - Associate Manager, Faculty Support
  • Sam Anderson - Instructional Design & Faculty Support Coordinator 
  • Alexandra Deschamps - Instructional Design & Faculty Support Coordinator
  • Brad Turner - Instructional Design & Faculty Support Coordinator
  • Michele Turre - Senior Faculty Support Specialist- Instructional Technology

Moodle Technical Support 

  • Daniel Nelson - Instructional Technology Systems Administrator 
  • Doris Peterson - Staff Assistant
  • Longfei Yu - Instructional Technology Systems Administrator
Last Updated: May. 29, 2015