The Online Learning and Strategy Team
Michael Bridges, Ph.D., Executive Director Online Learning and Strategy
804 Libermann Hall
Dr. Bridges is responsible for the strategic vision, institutional resources, and enterprise-wide processes that support all online educational activities at Duquesne. He has an extensive background in educational strategy, curriculum design, course development, educational assessment, motivation, faculty development, survey research design, and online learning.
Mike has years of teaching experience in Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, where his focus was on innovative approaches to teaching psychology. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor in Public Policy and Management in the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon. He co-authored a book, How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching, which ties the research findings from the scholarship of teaching and learning to practical strategies for successful teaching. Michael earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mark Prestopnik, M.S., Assistant Director of Online Teaching and Learning
303 Libermann Hall
Mark focuses on ensuring high standards of excellence and student achievement of course learning outcomes for online courses at Duquesne. He supports departmental chairs with program development and implementation, as well as faculty with course design and delivery.
Mark teaches online courses at Duquesne and has over 10 years' experience in online instruction, faculty development and adult education. Mark earned a M.S. in Leadership degree with a concentration in Liberal Studies from Duquesne. He has worked for Duquesne since 2005.
Jean Reith, Administrative Assistant
803 Libermann Hall