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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.

Carol May
Carol May | Business Specialist

Carol graduated from Rutgers with a BA in Communication, and has worked at Rutgers for over 20 years. Before joining DoCs, she worked in OIT, where she assisted with business functions for the Central Systems division. Here at DoCs, she reports to the Business Office and is responsible for management of financial operations and reporting for the University Inn and Conference Center, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, along with COHLIT. Her main focus is to provide the guidance and support needed for DoCs staff members to navigate the financial side of Rutgers and still get their jobs done, while staying on the good side of University Procurement, Accounts Payable and the Controller’s Office.

Stuti Parikh
Stuti Parikh | Program Assistant

Stuti Parikh joined COHLIT in 2016 as a Program Assistant. She is currently a student at Rutgers University pursuing a Bachelor's degree as an Exercise Science major with a minor in Nutrition. In addition to working with the COHLIT team, she also volunteers in research facilities as well as the RWJ Barnabas Hospital. In her future she aspires to be a Physical therapist and help children with disabilities. Her responsibilities as a program assistant include working with Instructional Designers to complete course content migrations between various Learning Management Systems.

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.

Jessica Tuazon
Jessica Tuazon | Program Assistant

Jessica Tuazon is a Program Assistant for the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT). She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering here at Rutgers. In addition to assisting the COHLIT team with online and hybrid education programs, Jessica works as a Learning Assistant for the Rutgers Learning Center. She is responsible for the migration of content between various LMSs.

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.