The Faculty and Instructional Development team supports all faculty members as they develop course and curriculum experiences in all modalities (face-to-face, hybrid and online, individual or group) to improve student learning. They are available to support faculty in a variety of topics. Meet the West Campus team below.
Dori L. Haggerty, Campus Director, Faculty and Instructional Development
In her new position with the College as campus director, faculty and instructional development, Dori will develop and implement comprehensive, coordinated programs and curriculum for the development of faculty in the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator in collaboration with faculty, campus leadership and other campus and collegewide colleagues.
She will also provide leadership for the Center of Teaching/Learning Innovation to achieve its goals and will lead campus strategies that increase faculty engagement, resulting in expansion of communities of practice for full- and part-time faculty members to achieve excellence and strengthen partnerships with individuals, divisions and other groups on campus and collegewide.
“I have devoted my career, in a variety of ways, to the education of students and teachers. Most recently, as a dean and professor, I taught numerous courses and was involved in the design and development of their curriculum and instruction,” she shared.
Dori also stated that she is eager to work with faculty and staff members to create a learning-centered environment at the West Campus. Her office is located in Building 6, Room 326-B.
Lee Lucia, Faculty Developer and Instructional Designer
Lee Lucia provides consultation and support for faculty in the design and development of technology enhanced courses and materials, including interactive and multimedia components.
A ten-year Valencia employee, he has served as an instructional technology services technical supervisor at the Winter Park Campus, computer services coordinator/lab manager liaison, manager of the Learning Technology Center, manager of faculty and instructional development and in his current role as faculty developer and instructional designer.
Throughout his career, he has made many impactful contributions that have improved the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. In 2006, he was named “Outstanding Employee of the Year.”
“It’s one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had, and I am blessed to have a job that allows me to work directly with faculty and staff.”
Karen Rivera-Guillermety, Staff Assistant II
Karen, a Valencia 2013 graduate and member of Phi Theta Kappa, is responsible for a broad range of advanced clerical, secretarial and administrative support for the Office of Faculty and Instructional Development. She began her career as a student assistant at the West Campus Library in 2010, and for the past two years has served as a staff assistant II.
“I thoroughly enjoy my job, because I know my department helps both faculty and staff to become better at their craft. This ultimately helps our future, which is our students,” said Karen.