About AATLAS and RemoteED

AATLAS Team Members

Jerusalem Rivera-Wilson, Ph.D.

Director of Operations 

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Dr. Jerusalem Rivera-Wilson, Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development for the School of Education and the Academy for the Advancement of Teaching, Leadership, and Schools in the School of Education, University at Albany

For over 30 years, Dr. Rivera-Wilson has been involved in some facet related to the profession of teaching. She joined the School of Education in 1996 and served as the Senior Faculty Associate and Director of Clinical Training and Field Experiences. In addition to the oversight of the clinical components for the Master of Science and Secondary Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Programs, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in educational psychology, assessment, secondary education. Her research interests include progressive education, pre-service and in-service professional development, higher education, and alternative assessment practices. Dr. Rivera-Wilson is very active at the state and national level in teacher education and professional development.

Jason Vickers, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Operations

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Dr. Jason Vickers is a full-time lecturer in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany, SUNY. He received his PhD in curriculum and instruction from University at Albany in Spring 2012.

In terms of research, he is interested in student self-assessment in online discussions, how this is perceived by students, and how this impacts subsequent discussion posts. He has also been long involved in research the Community of Inquiry framework for online learning. He has co-authored a book chapter on student social presence in online learning and authored a book chapter on student-student interaction in online learning.

Dr. Vickers has served on the department’s program committee and student committee. He currently chairs the department’s student committee.

Stacy Robison

Webmaster

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Stacy is a graduate of the Curriculum Development and Instructional Design program at the University at Albany. She works as eLearning Instructional Design manager at the CUNY Research Foundation, where she leads a team of talented instructional designers building and implementing online training programs for New York state employees. She also has experience designing, implementing, and managing K-12 and workforce educational programs in web and software development for children and adults. 

Stacy earned a B.A. in English Literature from Humboldt State University in 2004, and subsequently meandered into the tech sector, where she was ultimately able to earn a salary writing and teaching as the head of the education team for a healthcare IT start-up company in Vermont. She has taught a wide variety of subjects, including academic writing,
general biology, physical anthropology, web and software development, and digital literacy,and if there’s one thing she has witnessed over and over again, it’s that making our students successful depends more on our support for their learning and development than it does on our accumulation of background knowledge or expertise.

Marc Freed

Data Manager

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Marc Freed received an M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology, and a Certificate of Online Teaching (COLT) from the University at Albany in 2020. Mr. Freed also holds a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Brown University, and an M.S. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has taught math and physics at the secondary level, and economics as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Union College in Schenectady, NY. Prior to enrolling at the University at Albany, Mr. Freed worked as a mathematical economist and data scientist in the financial services industry for over 30 years.

Reza Feyzi, Ph.D.

Multimedia Manager

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Reza Feyzi Behnagh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Theory & Practice at the University at Albany, SUNY. He earned a PhD degree in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences from McGill University, Canada (2014). His research focuses on how students self-regulate their learning in computer based learning environments and the underlying processes of academic procrastination and emotion regulation. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation. Reza teaches graduate courses in educational technology, research seminars, and media literacy. 

Kaylee Fallat

RemoteED Intern Supervisor and Logistics Manager

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My name is Kaylee Fallat. I graduated from The State University of New York at Oswego with a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education Grades (1-6). Currently, I am studying at the State University of New York at Albany in the CDIT Masters’ and COLT Program. I will be graduating from the State University of New York at Albany in the CDIT Masters’ and COLT Program in May 2021.    

I joined the AATLAS Team in March 2020. I began my time with the AATLAS Team as an AATLAS Intern. As an AATLAS Intern, I curated resources against criteria that would help teachers, students, and families ensure learning in a remote online learning environment could occur. As time went on, I realized how essential it was to keep doing my work and took on a larger role on the AATLAS Team as an AATLAS Intern Supervisor and Logistics Manager. In my current role on the AATLAS Team, I support undergraduate students who are AATLAS Interns from The State University of New York at Albany. 

Karina Baranski

Social Media Manager and Team Assistant

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My name is Karina Baranski. I graduated from The State University of New York at Albany in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and minors in Business and Psychology.  I am currently in the CDIT master’s program and I joined the ATTLAS team in June 2020 as an intern. During my time as an intern, I began to help grow the social media accounts and created advertisements to share the work of ATTLAS. When I joined the ATTLAS team I knew that the work they were doing was important and I wanted to find ways to share it with as many teachers, parents, schools, and educators online. I am now the Team’s Assistant and Manager of all Social Media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. I also help approve curated items that assist teachers with online learning and update the RemoteEd event calendar where we share upcoming events.

RemoteED Interns

Brittany Freese

RemoteED Intern

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Hello, my name is Brittany Freese and I am currently an intern with the AATLAS Team. I am a senior at The University at Albany, double majoring in Human Development and Psychology, with a concentration in Counseling Psychology. When I graduate, I want to pursue a career as a school counselor, working in settings with children of all ages!

Jona Mimini

RemoteED Intern

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My name is Jona Mimini. I am a senior at the University at Albany with a major in Human Development and a double minor in Psychology and Sociology. I am so excited to be an intern for AATLAS Team during my last semester. I really value what the team members have taught me so far and I am thrilled to gain even more experience.

Contact Us

ED 350
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

 AATLAS@albany.edu

http://aatlased.org

Phone:  518.442.5028