About Mary Beth Scumaci
Mary Beth Scumaci is the Director of the Office of Online Learning. As the lead facilitator of the E-Learning Team, she collaborates with Instructional Technology (IT) and the Medaille community to define online learning needs for Medaille University. She is a Blackboard (Bb) Administrator, Instructional Designer, Blackboard Certified Trainer, and OSCQR Course Evaluation Certified Trainer assisting students, faculty, and staff with their online course design and learning management needs. Mary Beth holds the honor of serving and Learn Ultra Ambassador and works on special projects with Anthology.
Scumaci designs online training courses for students, faculty and staff as well as leads training sessions in online pedagogy, best teaching practices and Bb skill development, integrating engaging software to enrich the learning experience. She enjoys assisting instructors in developing their online presence and working with students to enrich online course experiences through their perspectives and needs.
Mary Beth has been working at Medaille since 2004, when she designed the first two online classes at Medaille. She actively served on the committee that developed the business model that brought online programs to Medaille in 2010 as the formal Medaille Online Experience (MOE). Scumaci enjoys teaching in the on ground and virtual classrooms. Her previous roles at Medaille include serving as the Associate Dean for Educational Technology, Associate Professor of the Practice with the Department of Education, Technology Coordinator and Assessment Coordinator for the Department of Education, Academic Program Director for the MSED Elementary Education Program and as a member of the Department of Education and Middle States accreditation team.
Mary Beth holds a B.S.Ed. and M.S.Ed. from the State University College at Geneseo. She is a New York State permanently-certified educator from Birth–grade 6, holds an endorsement in Early Childhood Education, a minor in psychology and a specialization in advanced teaching in math and science.