MAT-T Faculty

Caleb Clark Chair: MAT-T • Educational Technology, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology

  • Contact: | 802-258-9207
  • Personal Portfolio
  • Classes: 
    Graduate courses in EdTech program: Web Design and Media Production, Instructional Design, Technology for Teachers
    Undergraduate: You Online: Manage your online presence and create a public portfolio, resume and bio.   

Caleb is the director of the EdTech master's program, where he also teaches and coordinates academic technology support. He has been a Web geek since 1994 and an educational technologist since 1999. Caleb's interests include: eportfolios, online media production for teachers, physical computing, citizen journalism, and humanizing technology.  Caleb's passion for Internet technology and media began when he joined the dot com revolution in San Francisco in the mid-1990s. He went on to work in educational technology in corportate (Netscape, Maxis), K-12 (High Tech High) and higher education (SDSU, NYU, Antioch) organizations before settling down at Marlboro College in 2008. Caleb regularly presents at conferences and publishes. 

Caleb's work also encompasses academic technology support for Marlboro's graduate school faculty, as well as technology integration consulting work for Putney Central Middle School. He is  the higher education representative on the board of VITA-Learn, the ISTE affiliate in Vermont. 

Caleb has an Master of Professional Studies from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, a Masters of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Arts is from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Mike Beardsley • Educational Technology

  • Course: Games and Simulations

Mike Beardsley is currently a fourth grade teacher at Putney Central School with over 25 years of experience in the classroom. His interest in presenting game-based learning theories and practices, as well as sharing his own experiences at regional conferences, all came about through his graduate work at Marlboro College Graduate School, culminating in a Master's in Teaching with Technology from Marlboro in 2014. Mike uses Minecraft Edu and Game-Based Learning approaches in his fourth grade classroom to engage all his students, no matter what learning style they favor. Technology has been an asset to his own “retooling” for the future, changing not only how he teaches but also how he himself learns. Originally from Connecticut, Mike moved many years ago to Vermont, where he met his wonderfully supportive wife Brenda and raised two children. Mike now lives in New Hampshire, and his hobbies include playing loud electric guitar, drawing, reading, and of course using technology in many forms.

Amanda Bickford • Educational Technology

  • Work: Director of Technology and Library Services at the Village School in North Bennington
  • Education: MS Information Technologies
  • Classes: Assistive Technologies

Amanda has been teaching technology and managing school networks for 13 years, and feels that the key to student success is to teach them how to become seekers of knowledge. You will find her students engaged in hands-on learning and working on real-world projects. She believes that the best way for teachers to learn is through "just-in-time" professional development. In addition to several technology certifications, she is currently working on her second teaching certification and is enrolled in UVM's Library Media Specialists sequence.

Sally Bisaccio • Educational Technology

  • Work: Soutwest Vermont Supervisory Union

Sally is a technology integration specialist for the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union in Bennington, Vermont. Sally has worked for the SVSU for over 15 years, serving first as a lab supervisor for the Bennington Elementary School and later as technology integrationist for the district. Sally earned her BA in sociology from St. Lawrence University and her MA in teaching with technology from Marlboro Graduate and Professional Studies. While at Marlboro, Sally was introduced to gaming as a powerful educational tool. She became an advocate for games in education and introduced MinecraftEdu to the SVSU. In collaboration with her Marlboro colleagues Jane Wilde and Mike Beardsley, she has presented educational gaming workshops at the BEST conference, Games in Education conference, Vermont Fest, and Dynamic Landscapes. Sally has three adult children, and lives in Bennington with her husband, two dogs and two horses. She enjoys riding, gardening, and exploring new technologies.

Will Bohmann • Educational Technology

  • Work: Center for Technology
  • Education: MAT and MSIT from Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Classes: Educational Technology

Will Bohmann is the educational technology integration specialist for the Center for Technology in Essex Junction, Vermont. Will has been working in the field of education for over 25 years, including a successful decade as chef instructor for the prestigious New England Culinary Institute. Will earned his BA from the University of Wisconsin and a dual masters in educational technology and information technology from Marlboro Graduate and Professional Studies. Will is active with VITA-Learn, and teaches educational technology courses for St. Michael's College and Southern New Hampshire University,  in addition to his duties at CTE. Will enjoys running the backroads and trails of Vermont, gardening, and cooking for his family.

Robert Crowley • Management, Educational Technology

  • Work: IT Director Hampshire College, Founder and CEO of PivotWerks
  • Education: BS, Management Information Systems, Marlboro College
  • Certificates: Certificate in Project Management, Marlboro College; certified scrum product owner and wilderness first responder
  • Classes:  Ideation, Design-Thinking and Strategy; Leading Change
  • Bob’s Wordpress and twitter account

Bob Crowley wants to live in a world where it is okay to color outside the lines. Bob is the director of information technology at Hampshire College and the founder and CEO of, a firm that uses right-brain tools to solve left-brain problems using design thinking and agile execution. He has worked in the field of information technology for over 30 years. When he is not helping his team to apply new methodologies to wrangle the latest wicked problem, you can find him serving on the board of directors for Central Mass Search and Rescue or teaching courses for the American Red Cross.

Julie DeCesare • Educational Technology

While studying at UMass Amherst, Julie developed an interest in film studies, production, and audiovisual collections and graduated with a BA in comparative literature and a concentration in film studies. Julie worked at Brown University Media Services as their technical coordinator while completing her master’s in library and information studies at Simmons College. After finishing her MLIS in 2005, Julie became digital media/film studies reference librarian at Boston College. At BC, she worked closely with instructional designers to bring multimedia content into faculty course sites and to create interesting web deliverables and physical audiovisual collections for the BC community.  In 2010, Julie left Boston College for the position of assistant professor and commons librarian, head of education & research at Providence College's Phillips Memorial Library, where she currently coordinates instructional and educational opportunities between the library and campus community. In 2015, she moved to the position of instructional technology development program coordinator, which allows her to assist faculty in incorporating technology into their teaching.

Julie teaches Digital Research Technologies, where she is able to bring many of her interests together, Web video, Web tools for teaching and learning, the evolution of online library collections, and open source publication. Her goal is to teach Marlboro College graduate students how to be effective/active online researchers and writers, how to evaluate online resources, and also to provide a set of free or open source web resources.


Lucie deLaBruere • Educational Technology

Lucie explores how to use emerging technology for teaching and learning. She has over 20 years experience in consulting on technology and education. She is a Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps Certified Trainer. Lucie teaches graduate courses at St. Michael's College and is the winner of the 2009 Frank Watson VITA-Learn EdTech Award. Lucie received her Masters of Science in Internet Engineering from the Graduate School in 2000, and her Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education and Social Studies from the State University of New New York at Oswego where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She regularly presents at conferences and publishes articles.

Adrienne LaPierre • Educational Technology

Adrienne LaPierre is a freelance instructional designer whose recent clients include the Center for Health and Learning, the New England Wildflower Society, and the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity. She also works as a technology integrator at Guilford Central School and Putney Central School. She holds an MA in Teaching with Technology from Marlboro College and an MA in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.

Matt Livingston • Educational Technology

A graduate of the Teaching with Technology program, Matt spent 18 years in a variety of leadership roles in insurance and higher education before pursuing his MAT-T at Marlboro. Matt’s academic and research interests include exploring mindfulness practices in education, the history and application of the concepts of freedom and democracy in the classroom, and the philosophy of John Dewey. Matt has also received a Master of Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Connecticut.

Rick Oller • Educational Technology, Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology

Rick Oller is chief technology officer at Chief Media, LLC, in New York City. His interests include teaching and learning, educational software design, instructional design, the cognitive sciences, and science and technology studies. Rick has spent 25 years in information technology and software development, engaged in the creation of applications for media, financial services, education, and health care. At Chief Media he designed and developed Continuum, an advanced analytics system for multi-channel advertising. He is also the technology partner at Noosphere Marketing, where he writes technology white papers for corporations and nonprofit organizations and oversees all technology-based marketing strategies. Rick writes on education and technology and has been published in print and online. His involvement at Marlboro in the educational aspects of virtual worlds led to his contributing a chapter to The Immersive Internet: Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics and the Economy published in April 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan. Examples of his technical writing are featured in the companion website to A Guide to Writing as an Engineer. Rick received a BA in drama from Bennington College, and completed his MAT at Marlboro College in 2011.

Lindsey Rothschild • Educational Technology, Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology

Lindsey Rothschild is currently the coordinator of instructional design and support for Holyoke Community College (HCC). To this position, she brought 15 years experience teaching adult learners in a variety of contexts—community based organizations, community colleges, and universities. Lindsey embraced technology as a way to engage and motivate learners and quickly became a resource for her colleagues. In 2010, she enrolled in the Marlboro College MAT program to gain a deeper understanding of the principles behind instructional design. At that time, Lindsey was teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at HCC and developed and implemented the first ESL blended courses as her MAT capstone project. Her degree from Marlboro combined with her teaching experience led to her current role as the instructional designer at HCC. Prior to working at HCC, Lindsey worked in New York City as an ESL instructor, teacher trainer, and curriculum developer. Lindsey holds an MAT from Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies, an MA in TESOL from Hunter College, and a BA in Social Policy from Michigan State University.

Beth Ruane • Educational Technology

Work: Library Director, Marlboro College
Course: Legal and Ethics

Beth has worked in the field of library and information science for over 10 years, most recently at Marlboro's Rice-Aron Library. Beth received her BA in English from Valparaiso University, an MA in English from North Carolina State University, and an MS in LIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before transitioning into librarianship, Beth worked in IT as a user services specialist supporting the use of educational technology, and has long been passionate about the thoughtful integration of technology into the classroom to enhance the learning experience.