Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Spotlight on Mark Gura, Faculty of Touro College GST’s Instructional Technology Program
(Published in NoMad, Manhattan) 

At Touro College Graduate School of Technology (GST), students are prepared for the dynamic challenges of the technologically shifting workplace, gaining the tools necessary to excel in the fields of information systems, web and multimedia design and instructional technology. Perhaps the most important part of this process—the way that graduate schools truly differentiate themselves—is access to experienced and dedicated faculty. This is where the addition of Professor Mark Gura to the Instructional Technology Program’s faculty is crucial. He comes to the Graduate School of Technology with decades of experience gleaned from a lengthy and successful career in the educational field.

Mark Gura is no stranger to education. In addition to working as a teacher in the classroom for 17 years and spending 5 years as a staff and curriculum developer, he has also served as a central office administrator and the head of the Office of Instructional Technology with the New York City Department of Education. Gura has consistently been on the forefront of the field; he’s authored numerous text books for teachers and also holds the presidency of the Literacy Special Interest Group of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). When it comes to how this all applies to his classroom, as he puts it, “this deep pool of experience is the source I feel that’s the most important.”
Indeed, students at Touro College GST engage with the leading minds of the instructional technological field, creating a vibrant academic community that fosters their development. Professors like Mark Gura, with their wealth of practical, real-world experience and a genuine passion for teaching, are what set the Graduate School of Technology apart from other and graduate programs. See for yourself what a graduate track at Touro College Graduate School of Technology might look like by checking it out online.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact an admissions officer at:
Touro College Graduate School of Technology
27-33 West 23rd Street, Room 331
New York, NY 10010


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