Judith Slapak-Barski, Ed.D. is the Instructional Technology and Design Specialist at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Nova Southeastern University. Judith is also an instructor, curriculum committee member, and course developer for the National Society of Experiential Education’s Experiential Education Academy (EEA). For the past 25 years Judith has held positions as a faculty member, Instructional Designer, Faculty Trainer, and Teacher Education Specialist.
Through her collaboration with the National Society of Experiential Education’s EEA and with NSU President’s Experiential Education and Learning (ExEL) initiative as a curriculum committee member, course developer, faculty trainer and instructor, Dr. Slapak-Barski combines best practices in experiential learning with instructional technology applications. Judith supports instructors to enhance opportunities for students to experience immersive, authentic, real-world learning experiences that enrich their academic and personal lives. Dr. Slapak-Barski oversees all aspects of online education at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. Her work with scientists and subject-matter experts focuses on promoting best practices in instructional technology applied to student-centered instruction and problem-based learning settings.
Judith’s doctoral research on perceptions of teaching presence in distance education courses earned recognition as the recipient of the Dr. Charles L. Faires Dissertation of Distinction Award. Dr. Slapak-Barski earned her doctorate in Education with focus on Instructional Design and Technology from Nova Southeastern University, and her BS in Psychology from Florida International University.
Previously she has overseen professional development of effective teaching skills and infusion of technology into 21-century learning experiences as a Teacher Education Specialist. Judith has conducted research and contributed to organizational change at Nova Southeastern University, Broward College, and Miami Dade College.