Distance Learning Resources
Goucher College's Graduate on-campus and distance learning programs were established in the mid- 1990s. Each program is unique, so technology and training needs vary. The Distance Learning Resources pages provide resources to support you as a student or faculty member in Goucher's distance learning environment.
- Linda Hill - Director of Distance Learning (410-337-6223)
- Nicole Taylor - Instructional Designer (410-337-6271)
- Brandon Myers - Instructional Designer
- Mia Fite - Instructional Designer
- Julie Marciel-Rozzi - Instructional Designer
Linda Hill is the director of distance learning at Goucher College, where she works with faculty and students to help them thrive in a global learning environment. Her career in education spans decades of technology growth and change, but it is centered on a love of teaching and learning and on the rewards of continuing education.
A lifelong learner herself, Linda earned a bachelor’s degree in radio, television and film at the University of Maryland College Park, and a master’s in educational technology leadership at the George Washington University in an online learning program that set standards for higher education offerings.
A favorite quote exemplifying Linda's professional philosophy is from Arthur C. Clarke: “Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.”
Nicole Taylor is a proud alumna of Goucher College, where she received her B.A. in Music. Nicole’s background has been split between music, technology and education. She has been in a wide range of roles varying from a sound designer, audio/visual service manager, and lead course management specialist. Before coming to Goucher, she worked for 4 ½ years at Connections Education, where she lead the coordination of thousands of course offerings for over 100 public K-12 virtual schools across the country. She has been an instructional designer with the Welch Center since 2018 and loves the fulfillment that comes with helping faculty create engaging, imaginative online courses.
Brandon Myers, a champion for all students, is an Adjunct Lecturer and Instructional Designer in Goucher College’s Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. He is also an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and serves as the Program Coordinator for Developmental Mathematics Education at Baltimore City Community College. As a program coordinator, Brandon collects data on student success and retention to assess the effectiveness of each of the developmental mathematics courses, faculty, and student services so that data-driven changes are made for continuous improvement.
Brandon is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education degree in Instructional Systems Design and Technology from Sam Houston State University. He has earned a M.S. in Mathematics Education from Towson University and a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He has over 8 years of leadership experience in PK-12 and higher education and holds a teacher certification from the State of Maryland in the area of Secondary Mathematics in grades 7 - 12.
Brandon's research focuses on technology integration to improve instruction and learning, instructor implementation of real-world applications through project-based learning, and instructor effectiveness. As a higher education faculty member, Brandon has been active in the advisement and guidance of students, supervised field-based experiences, served on various committees, developed and taught online, hybrid, and face-to-face undergraduate and graduate math and education courses, and has been involved in the realignment and development of curriculum to meet state and professional standards. His experience also includes conducting professional development seminars for PK-12 and higher education faculty to strengthen student success.
Mia Fite holds seven years of professional experience in higher education as it relates to developing online curriculum and providing faculty support. Mia specializes in instructional design, E-Learning development, learning management system (LMS) administration, and has a passion for creating an engaging experience for online working adults. She is known for quality design that is thoughtful, innovative, visually appealing, and fun, to motivate students to want to learn.
Julie Marciel-Rozzi has been an instructional designer at Goucher College since 2012, collaborating with faculty to design courses with clear learning objectives, high-levels of engagement, and assessments. Julie resides in Goldsboro, North Carolina, where she works full time as the eLearning specialist and coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Wayne Community College, providing faculty with Moodle technical support, instructional design services, and faculty development opportunities while also providing learner support and training. In 2020, Julie was awarded the Certified Professional in Training and Development certification by the Association for Talent Development.