Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador 2020: SUNY Poly – Lisa Berardino
Lisa Berardino has taught online courses in the College of Business Management at SUNY POLY for over 20 years. She teaches human resources management in the MBA program. She is proud that she was taught by some of the original founders of SUNY Learning Network. She continues to follow her first lesson from those early SLN days: start with a strong, clear course foundation, and then add variety and fun things. Keeping students engaged and making a personal connection continues to be all important. Lisa Berardino has researched best practices in online learning and is a regular participant at the annual CIT/ FACT conference. Lisa Berardino currently serves on the SUNY POLY distance learning committee.
Dr. Berardino has long found herself enjoying her work and the positive influence she shares with her students. It’s that connection with her students, especially the students who remain in touch after graduation, that help continue to drive her in what she does.
I teach the senior capstone course, and every semester it is exciting to be an important part of students’ lives, especially those transitioning from our college to their professional careers.