The CETL Team

We are committed to supporting multi-disciplinary collaboration, faculty development, communication, innovation, and coordination of teaching and learning activities designed to improve student outcomes.

Jamie Karmel

Director of CETL:
Dr. James R. Karmel

Dr. Karmel has been a Harford Community College faculty member since 1997. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is currently Professor of History and Department Coordinator for Humanities in addition to serving as CETL’s first faculty director. He has also held positions with MarylandOnline, and served as an adjunct instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College and Millersville University. He has also served as Interim Dean for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Dr. Karmel is an online education specialist who developed the first online History class in the state of Maryland. Dr. Karmel is a professional historian, oral historian and author of Gambling on the People: Atlantic City and the American Dream. He is an energetic advocate of student engagement, active learning, Open Educational Resources, and the innovative use of technology for education among other aspects of higher education.

Contact: or 443-412-2105

Sherry Massoni

Associate Director of CETL:
Professor Sherry Massoni

Sherry Massoni has been teaching Business and Computing courses at Harford Community College since 2007. She has been instrumental in the development and growth of two programs at Harford — Business Management: Administrative Professions and Health Information Technology (HIT). Sherry earned a BS in English with a minor in Women’s Studies and a M.A. in Contemporary Communication from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has served on numerous committees at Harford in the role of sub-committee chair on the Student Engagement, Retention, and Completion (SERC) Committee; a member of the Achieving the Dream (ATD) team; a member of the Learning Commons building committee, and the creator/co-chair of a professional learning community on campus. Sherry is also a graduate of both the Foundation Leadership Academy in Higher Ed and the Maryland Online Leadership Academy. Sherry received the NISOD award for excellence in teaching and leadership in 2015. Prior to Harford, Sherry taught ESOL classes at Harford and worked at The Johns Hopkins University in the School of Medicine as a grants manager.

Contact: or 443-412-2265

Sheila Siebert

Administrative Assistant for CETL:
Sheila Siebert

Sheila Ward Siebert, is Administrative Assistant for CETL, the HCC Library, and eLearning at Harford Community College. A native Baltimorean, she is a proud alumna of several of its premiere schools: The Institute of Notre Dame High School, Goucher College [B.A., Applied Mathematics and Historic Preservation] and Notre Dame of Maryland University [Accelerated Certification in Teaching Program – Secondary Mathematics]. Sheila has experience in various professional pursuits as a computer systems programmer, high school mathematics teacher, small business owner and operator. She is passionate about education and her role supporting HCC’s mission to provide educational opportunities. She is also a member of the American Association of University Women [AAUW] and avid participant in numerous activities with the Harford County Branch. or 443-412-2316

CETL Steering Committee

  • Alison Amato, Coordinator for Curriculum and Program Development
  • Jeff Ball, Associate Professor of Art History
  • Gina Calia-Lotz, Instructional Services Librarian
  • Abigail Chapin, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
  • Dr. Stephanie Hallock, Professor of Political Science & Coordinator for Global Education & Engagement
  • Melissa Harris, Instructional Design Technologist
  • Heidi Neff-Chuffo, Professor of Art + Design
  • Dale Spielman, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Dr. Karen Rege, Director for eLearning and Instructional Resources
  • Pamela Runge, Manager for the Learning Center
  • Dr. Lisa Tittle, Professor of English

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