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Christopher Valera
Christopher Valera | Assistant Director, Information Technology

A Loyal Son (LC, SCI ’99), Christopher Valera is responsible for the technical operations and system administration of Rutgers Online, the Instructure Canvas Learning Management System, and the Pearson eCollege Learning Management System.  His areas of responsibility include IT staff leadership, instructional technology, vendor management, IT project management, application development, data management, and the help desk. Christopher works closely with University leadership, central administration, academic units, and strategic partners in new product discovery, system integration, and delivering tools to the online learning community at Rutgers.  Christopher was previously the Assistant Director - IT of IT @ Continuing Studies (IT@CS), Rutgers University.

Janet Gilmartin
Janet Gilmartin | Business Analyst

Janet started working at the Division of Continuing Studies in August 2012. She came on board as the accountant for COHLIT in January 2015. She provides support in all aspects of the daily financial operations for the unit as well as long-term planning. Janet holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. John’s University. She began her career at KPMG in the audit department and holds a Certified Public Accountant license in NY and NJ. She has experience in the private sector for SEC reporting, Financial Reporting, and Tax Reporting and Compliance. Janet is currently working toward her MBA at Rutgers. When Janet is not busy studying or making sure the debits equal the credits, you can find her enjoying time with her two labradoodles, her hubby, and her 3 children.

Bernadette Power
Bernadette Power | Senior Program Coordinator

Bernadette is a Senior Program Coordinator and joined the Division of Continuing Studies in 2007. She is a proud graduate of Rutgers Newark College of Arts and Sciences in Information Systems. Her love of lifelong learning has led to a Certificate in Educational Technology from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education where she is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education for Adult and Continuing Education. As a member of the Center for Online & Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies Bernadette oversees the day to day administration of programs, projects and or processes regarding all aspects of project management. She also is responsible for COHLIT event programming such as the annual Rutgers Online Learning Conference.

Linda Watts
Linda Watts | Administrative Assistant

Linda started working at Rutgers in 2000 and joined the Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) in February 2010. She has a broad range of experience at Rutgers from holding positions at the Center for Latin American Studies and the South Asian Studies Program; Scheduling and Space Management; Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education; and the Department of Anthropology. Linda provides general office management for the Center for Online & Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) and for Information Technology at Continuing Studies (ITaCS). She is responsible for processing technical purchase requests for DoCS, issuing student ID letters for fully online students and providing administrative support to the COHLIT staff.