New Faculty Teaching Seminar
Anne Perri Koba
Professor Anne Perri Koba received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University and MS in Special Education with a concentration in assistive technology from Southern Connecticut State University. Her clinical expertise is in school-based practice, early intervention services and assistive technology. Her professional achievements include adjunct teaching positions in a number of colleges and universities as well as supervising the occupational and physical therapy department in the Hartford Public Schools. She has a strong interest in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and she is the founder of Coginchaug Alliance for Racial Equity. This group is focused on fostering community education and support in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Professor Koba is looking forward to sharing all that she learned last year during her participation in the New Faculty Seminar. She regularly uses this knowledge she gained in her teaching practice, and she is excited to assist others in their professional growth as well.
Linda Dahlin is an Assistant Professor, Program Director, and Chair for the Health Sciences department in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. Teaching responsibilities for the college and at previous higher education institutions include Sociology, Medical Law, Medical Ethics, and Medical Terminology, Educational Strategies for the Healthcare Provider. Linda also oversees and manages the Health Sciences department and program and is tasked with administrative responsibilities. Her research and passion are dedicated towards student academic success where she conducts ongoing research to ensure the relevancy of medical programs so that all graduates acquire state-of-the-art skills. She uses ongoing surveys, outreach and focus groups with healthcare institutions and Practice Managers to ensure that curriculum/programs maintain their relevancy in an industry facing constant change. Linda translates critical feedback into goals and measurable metrics to take a proactive versus reactive response to trends and opportunities, and as a baseline for academic excellence and continuous improvement. In addition, Linda has focused her efforts on creating a student-centered culture, resulting in student recruitment and retention. She uses a facilitator approach to encourage student participation, combined with real world case studies.
Dr. Dahlin earned her Ed.D. from Northcentral University, an M.S. in Curriculum and Teaching at University of Saint Joseph, and a B.S. in Human Services from Post University.
As a co-coordinator of the New Faculty teaching seminars, she is looking forward to sharing her experiences in academia and connecting with our new faculty members.