Lucia Knoles
Lucia Knoles is Professor of English at Assumption College in Worcester where she co-directed the first faculty development seminar on teaching, learning, and technology at Assumption College and directed a grant-funded summer seminar on "Building Learning Communities with the Worldwide Web" for faculty from the Worcester Consortium. Since then she has regularly offered workshops on the use of websites, Blackboard software, and blogging in teaching. As chair of Assumption's 1996 Faculty Committee on Technology Facilities, Lucia authored the report, "A Vision of Future Teaching," that led to the construction of Assumption's current Instructional Technology Center. As a licensed Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the State of Massachusetts, Lucia serves as an advocate for the residents of the Jewish Health Center in Worcester. Through her work in the ombudsman program, she became aware of the critical need for activities that can provide intellectual stimulation for the aged. She is now piloting a course in Literature and Human Experience for a group of residents, family members, and staff members of the Jewish Health Center, while also working to organize members of the faculty of Assumption College to offer other courses to residents of nursing homes once the pilot is completed. Lucia is co-director of the "The E Pluribus Unum Project: America in the 1770s, 1850s, and 1920s,", winner of an NEH EDSITEment award as one of the best online resources for education in the humanities. Lucia was elected to the Mass Humanities board in 2008 and served as the chair of the board's grant review committee.
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