» About Jean Merenda
Jean L. Merenda, MS is originally from New York City where she obtained her BS (Magna Cum Laude) in Criminal Justice. It was while working in the law department of CBS, Inc. on various “60 Minutes” litigations that she first started working with computers. She continued working freelance teaching computer applications on Long Island after the birth of her two daughters until her husband’s company relocated them to North Carolina in 1989.
Jean taught various computer courses at Pitt Community College and was one of their first instructors to teach online. She obtained her Masters in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University in 2003 and was named Graduate Student of the Year. She comes to Allied Health Educational Technology Office via the Physician's Assistant Program where she was an intern for Dr. Thomas Louis' Gross Anatomy Course (online and face to face) during Spring/Summer 2003 semesters. She received the Dean's Award from the College of Allied Health Sciences in 2008. Her pedagogical interests include Instructional Design/Technology, Distance Learning and Instruction and Instructional Media Production.
Jean resides in Greenville with her husband Steve, dog Yankee and two cats. Her children both reside in Durham, NC. Her hobbies include ethnic cooking, yoga, reading, hiking and traveling with a favorite destination being Italy.