Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador 2018 – Stony Brook: Jeff Ritter
Jeff Ritter, Ph.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Health Administration at Stony Brook University. Jeff has over 27 years of health administrative, executive, and management consulting experience and over 10 years of teaching experience. He attended Baruch College and earned a BBA, attended L.I.U. ,and earned a MBA, and Nova Southeastern University earning a DBA. His related experience includes learning management systems, course design, and student engagement.
Our graduate program in graduate health administration is fully online with face to face residencies and practicums. It is essential to connect with our students online in a number of ways. The traditional discussion posts, cases, and assignments are starting points. In addition, synchronous sessions, interactive group projects, presentations, and one on one support and guidance are also part of our strategy.
Online teaching can be very interactive, engaging, and informative. Our students understand and appreciate the amount of rigor, connectivity, and flexibility provided with quality online education. Using various technologies and strategies, we continue to improve and develop our courses and program. The field of health administration is one of the fastest growing industries and delivering a quality program using online technology is our goal. We intend to build a model program, achieve CAHME accreditation, and be recognized as a leading program regionally and nationally.