Contact Us

Use the form below to contact the SUNY TOEP Team or send an email to

To contact TOEP Fellows or team members on your campus directly, see the table below. 

TOEP Phase 4 (2015-2016) Leadership Team Includes:
  • Roberta (Robin) Sullivan, TOEP Project Director and Online Learning Specialist, Center for Educational Innovation, University at Buffalo
  • Cherie van Putten, TOEP Assistant Director and Instructional Designer, Binghamton University
  • Chris Price, TOEP CPD Liaison and Academic Programs Manager, SUNY Center for Professional Development

TOEP Campus Leads and Fellows for Phase 4 (2015-2015):
(Campus Leads are in bold. The list will be updated with the current Fellow's contact info prior to the beginning of Phase 4.) 

Last Name


Campus Department

University at Buffalo

Roberta (Robin) Sullivan

TOEP Project Director and 
Online Learning Specialist

Center for Educational Innovation

Binghamton University

Cherie van Putten

TOEP Assistant Director and
Instructional Designer

Center for Learning and Teaching

SUNY Central

Chris Price

TOEP Liaison and
Academic Programs Manager

Center for Professional Development

Cornell University

Barbara Friedman

Interim Director

Academic Technologies

Empire State College

Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Assistant Director for Educational Technologies

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Erie Community College

Martie Dixon


Center for Alternative Course Delivery

Farmingdale State College

Michael Knauth

Director of Information Resources
/Head Librarian

Greenley Library

Community College

Gregory Truckenmiller

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

President's Office

Jefferson Community College

Monica Papagni


Instructional Technology

Nassau Community College

Deborah Spiro

Assistant Vice President

Distance Education

Purchase College

Keith Landa


Teaching, Learning, &
Technology Center

Rockland Community College

Lynn Aaron


Computer Studies

Stony Brook University

Patricia Aceves


Faculty Center

SUNY Brockport

Chris Price


Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Ann Giralico-Pearlman

Instructional Design Specialist

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

SUNY Cortland (tentative)

Shufang Shi

Associate Professor

Childhood/Early Childhood Education

SUNY Fredonia (tentative)

Kathleen Gradel


Language, Learning, & Leadership
College of Education

SUNY Geneso

Laurie Fox 

Assistant Director and Manager, Support Services

Computing & Information Technology

SUNY New Paltz

Kathryn Hurd

Instructional Designer   

Teaching and Learning Center

SUNY Oneonta

Jim Greenberg


Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center

SUNY Plattsburgh

John Locke


Technology Enhanced Learning

Guest Open SUNY COTE Fellows*



TOEP Director  & Principal Investigator
University at Buffalo
Roberta (Robin) SullivanOnline Learning Specialist and Instructional Designer
Center for Educational Innovation

TOEP Assistant Director & Co-PI
Binghamton University
Cherie van Putten, Training Associate
University Center for Training and Development

TOEP Project Partners
SUNY Center for Professional Development
Chris Price, Academic Programs Manager
Lisa Raposo, Assistant Director

TOEP Additional Co-PIs
Buffalo State
Susan JaworskiLibrary Clerk 2
E. H. Butler Library

Empire State College
Nathan Whitley-GrassiFaculty Instructional Technologist
Academic Technologies

Finger Lakes Community College
Beth Pilawski, Instructional Designer
Adjunct Instructor, English

SUNY Cortland
Shufang Shi, Associate Professor
Early Childhood/Childhood Education Department

SUNY Fredonia
Kathleen Gradel, Professor
Department of Language, Learning, & Leadership, College of Education

University at Buffalo
Cindi Tysick, Associate Librarian
Arts & Sciences Libraries

TOEP would like to thank:
The SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) committee members and administration
including Lisa Stephens, Senior Strategist, Academic Innovation, State University of New York (SUNY), 
and Instructional Resource Associate, University at Buffalo, for her coordination of the SUNY
 IITG program. 

Other people and organizations who else helped with TOEP's advancement.
  • Renee Crandall - TOEP Administrative Assistant, Center for Educational Innovation, University at Buffalo
  • Tina Žigon, TOEP Project Assistant, University at Buffalo
  • Phil Bozak, Student Assistant, Teaching & Learning Center, University at Buffalo
  • Martha Greatrix,  Instructional Support Specialist, Center for Educational Innovation, University at Buffalo
  • Shaun Hoppel, Graduate Programs Coordinator, Physiology and Biophysics, University at Buffalo
  • Mike Jabot, Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, SUNY Fredonia
  • Amanda Kiesl, Student Assistant, Teaching & Learning Center, University at Buffalo 
  • Christine Kowalski, International User Experience [UX] Consultant
  • Lindsay Marlow, Practica Student, Arts and Sciences Libraries, University at Buffalo
  • Carole Novak-Lewis, Library and Information Studies, University at Buffalo
  • Mike Radosta, Student Assistant, Teaching & Learning Center, University at Buffalo
  • Kelley Rosney, Student Assistant, Teaching & Learning Center, University at Buffalo
  • Renee Ruffino, Creative Design Director, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • Louise Scott, Graduate Assistant, SUNY Cortland
  • Rohit Holehunnur Shreekant, Student Assistant, Center for Educational Innovation, University at Buffalo
  • Tom Sinclair, Associate Professor, Public Administration, Binghamton University
  • Don Trainor, Communication Manager, Teaching & Learning Center, University at Buffalo
  • Jim Whitlock, Technology Research Analyst, Network & Classroom Services, University at Buffalo
  • Samantha Wu, Student Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo 
  • Laurie Yarnes, Graphic Designer, Teaching & Learning Center, University at Buffalo