Ruth (Scipione) Kassel is employed as Assistant Director of the Office of Academic Community Engagement and Academic Service Learning at Siena College.
As part of her position, Dr. Kassel works with faculty to develop courses, coordinate internships, run trips to Bolivia and other developing countries and develop curriculum as well as teach.
She tells us, "
There are two aspects of my education at LLC that helped me get to where I am. First, I taught my own classes very early on. This helped me to develop as a teacher and take leadership roles. Second, I was able to explore the type of research I was most interested in, which led me to a somewhat interdisciplinary dissertation topic. My dissertation topic and teaching/curriculum design were the deciding factors in my being hired in my current position."