Grants

Principal Investigator for a grant ($145,000.) from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to conduct a study/evaluation of its Anytime, Anyplace Learning Program.
(2009-2013).

Co-Principal Investigator for a grant for ($50,000.) from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to conduct a national survey of high school principals on the role online learning plays in their school reform efforts. (2009-2010).

Co-Principal investigator for a grant ($45,000.) from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to conduct a national study on the extent and quality of online learning in American K-12 schools. (2005-2007). This grant was renewed for an additional $45,000. for 2008-2009. Total funding $90,000. Jeff Seaman of the Babson College Survey Center is a Co-PI.

Consultant for the development of a grant ($1,000,000.) from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to expand and formalize CUNY On-Line. Twenty colleges in the City University of New York are participating in this program. As one of the co-founders ofCUNY On-Line, I have remained involved and interested in its continued operations and funding. Since its inception in 1998, CUNY On-line has received $3.5 million in private foundation funding as well as matching funds from the State of New York. (2004-2008)

Co-Principal investigator of a grant ($89,880.) to plan the Sloan-C Summer Workshop where thirty leaders in the field of online learning convened to discuss issues related to pedagogy, faculty perspectives, and student support services. John Bourne (Olin College) and Jacquie Moloney (University of Massachusetts) were Co-PIs). (2004) This grant was refunded in 2005 and 2006.

Principal investigator for a grant ($98,000) from the Dewitt-Wallace Foundation to train and develop business managers for New York City public schools in areas of technology, data driven decision making, finance, and facilities management. (2003-2005)

Co-principal investigator of the New York City Leadership Development Initiative Grant ($3.3 million) from the United States Department of Education to develop new models for preparing and supporting school leaders in New York City Public Schools. This was a collaborative project involving the New York City Department of Education, Hunter College Administration and Supervision Program, New Visions for New Schools, and New Leaders for New Schools. (2002-2005)

Principal investigator for a series of grants ($186,500.) from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop forums for presenting and discussing issues related to quality and pedagogical practice in asynchronous online learning. These forums were done in conjunction with major national and international conferences. (2003-2008)

Co-principal investigator of a grant ($84,140.) to plan the Sloan-C Summer Workshop where thirty leaders in the field of online learning convened to discuss issues related to pedagogy, faculty perspectives, and student support services. John Bourne (Olin College) and Jacquie Moloney (University of Massachusetts) were Co-PIs). (September 2003)

Project Coordinator/Co-Author (Faculty Development and Training) of a grant ($2,000,000.) from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to expand CUNY On-Line, a faculty and student support program for developing online learning environments. Eighteen colleges in the City University of New York participated in this program. (2000-2003)

Project Coordinator/Co-Author (Faculty Development and Training) of a grant ($600,000.) from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation ($300,000.) and New York State Match ($300,000.) to implement CUNY On-Line, an Internet-based distance learning program. Twelve colleges in the City University of New York participated in this program. (1999-2000)

Principal investigator of a grant ($60,000.) funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to develop a distance learning model for professional programs at Hunter College and the City University of New York. The model used the Internet and the World Wide Web for asynchronous instruction and other learning activities. (1997-1998) (1998-1999)

Project Coordinator for Hunter College for the "New York City Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation," a $5 million NSF funded project designed to improve the teaching of science, mathematics, and technology. Five CUNY colleges and New York University participated in this Collaborative. (1995-1997)