PATT Team

PATT Team

C. Gabrielle Salfati, PhD
Gabrielle Salfati is the recipient of the 2013 John Jay Inaugural Outstanding Online Teaching Award, was part of the 2012 John Jay Policy Task Force on Online and Distance Education, and served as Faculty Advisor for John Jay Online, where she helped develop innovative training courses for faculty. She specializes in hybrid flipped course design, and has developed both undergraduate and graduate hybrid and online courses, as well as full certificate programs for practitioners and professionals. Her goal for the PATT program is to inspire innovation and engagement in teaching and learning for faculty and students.

Patrick O’Hara, PhD 
Patrick O’Hara was named the 2014 Outstanding Online Teacher at John Jay, and has been teaching online courses since 1999. From 2008 through 2010 he led curriculum development for John Jay’s National Online Master of Public Administration—Inspector General Program, and he has helped design distance learning curricula at other institutions. His goal for the PATT grant is to help John Jay faculty leverage more features of the Blackboard course management system, along with free/nominal fee digital tools, in order to streamline their pedagogical tasks while enhancing student learning, and Turnitin features to enhance student learning and streamline their pedagogical tasks.

Adam Scott Wandt, JD
Adam Wandt has over seven years of experience incorporating technology in the classroom following best practices and pedagogically sound methods. He has lead, reviewed, and consulted on academic technology research and development initiatives for academic institutions and corporations around the world.

Marina Sorochinski, PhD
Marina Sorochinski started actively learning from PATT and implementing technological advances into her own online and hybrid courses when the program first started, and then joined the team in Fall 2015 as the PATT Project Coordinator/Administrator.