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Michele Mont, D.Ed.
Corporate Faculty
D. Ed., Adult Education
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Education:

Doctor of Education (D.Ed.) in Adult Education, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg campus, Harrisburg, PA, USA.

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) in Personnel Management, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland campus, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Education, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, USA.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, USA.

Biography:

Dr. Mont has worked in the human resources field for over twenty years as an adult educator for several Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Commonwealth) agencies and academic institutions. Most of her practitioner experience involved designing, developing and facilitating training programs for all levels of Commonwealth employees.

She has also served as a training leader for several Commonwealth agencies. While her academic experience includes adjunct faculty assignments at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (Harrisburg University), Eastern University, and St. Petersburg College. Currently, as a member of St. Petersburg College and Harrisburg University's Adjunct Faculty, she teaches communication courses for the undergraduate program and graduate program, respectively.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Dr. Mont's doctoral study (investigated the combined use of cognitive activities and a form of experiential learning–arts-based learning), and a review of the related literature has also made her more aware of the positive connection between cognitive and experiential experiences.

The adult and higher education literature suggests that educators are increasingly exploring the role of this combination (Clover, 2006; Eisner, 1972, 2001, 2002, 2005; Finley, 2005; Greene, 1995; Lawrence, 2005; Wesley, 2006). The literature suggests that combining traditional methods with inventive techniques recognize diverse ways of learning, and they seem to be more engaging for learners and educators. Therefore, she remains interested in the introduction and application of the combined use of cognitive and experiential learning experiences.

Courses Taught at HU:

Communications 110
Creative Mind
English 105 (Professional Communications)
Management (MGMT 520)