July 22, 2010

Assistant to Provost and Technology Director Named at SUNY Empire State College

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – June 11, 2010) Jill Buban, of Queensbury, joins the Office of Academic of Affairs as the assistant to the provost. In this position, she will review academic publications, manage the publication of the undergraduate catalog, complete a variety of special projects, contribute to the Provosts’ Council and continue to mentor Center for Distance Learning (CDL) students. Prior to this position Buban was the assistant to the vice provost of online and global learning, Dr. Meg Benke. She will continue to work on special projects with Dr. Benke and other members of the Provosts’ Council.

Before joining the Office of Academic Affairs, Buban worked at the Center for Distance Learning as an assistant area coordinator, mentor and adjunct instructor for three years. She was a member of the Center Mentoring Committee and Mentor Retreat Planning Committee for the past two years and the Program Priorities Working Group for the Center for Mentoring and Learning Advisory Board. Buban created an early American history course for CDL and oversaw and completed multiple course revisions in her time at CDL. She also performed consulting work for Colonial Williamsburg and served as an evaluator for the American Council on Education. Buban was previously a secondary school history teacher and worked for The Boston Globe and Barron’s magazine.

Buban is currently studying for her Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a specialization in Adult Learning at Lesley University. She holds an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Plattsburgh State University and a B.A. in History from the University of New Hampshire.

Dave Maswick, of Ballston Spa, joins the Office of Academic Affairs as director of strategic technology planning. In this position, Maswick will develop a technology plan for the Office of Academic Affairs, foster an environment that encourages faculty innovation in the use of technology, work in collaboration with the Office of Integrated Technologies to maintain and adopt technology that best suits the college’s needs, and facilitate communication between all entities within the college in regards to the use of technology.

Prior to joining the Office of Academic Affairs, Maswick was the systems project coordinator at the Center for Distance Learning for the past two years. In his tenure at CDL, he oversaw the technological implementations as CDL relocated to 113 West Ave. He also served as the administrative liaison for the CDL Technology Committee. Before coming to Empire State College, Maswick was the chief technology officer and associate dean of information services at Bard College.

During his professional career, he has written and lectured widely on many topics related to technology and higher education. His research includes work on organizational behavior, role process in small groups and video conferencing in the liberal arts. Maswick also is listed in “Who’s Who in Rock Music” (Scribners, 1982) for his work as Chevrolet Blotto, singer and keyboardist with 1980s MTV favorite Blotto.

Maswick holds an M.S. from Syracuse University’s School of Information Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Music from the Crane School of Music.

SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York. Students learn through independent studies, seminars, residencies and online courses. They also may earn credit for prior college-level learning from work and life experience. The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide with 34 locations in New York state and online. For more information, visit www.esc.edu.