Alliance for Excellence in Online Education
Consultant-Evaluator, Middle States Higher Learning Commission
Educational Telecommunications of Michigan (ETOM)
Instructional Technology Council (ITC)
Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Futures Society
Welcome to Walsh College!
My name is Roger Bober and I am delighted to be your classroom facilitator! Please feel free to express your concerns and explore the fundamental issues in your course. This is very important to me. Of course, I will be actively involved in motivating the entire class by stirring the pot with discussion questions that will cause you to reflect upon and offer your real- world experiences.
Now, who am I?
Let's start with family. Anne, my wife, and I have two children – Christopher and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is married living in Rochester, Michigan and will graduate from Oakland University in December 2005 with her Masters Degree. Chris continues to play all the jazz clubs in Cleveland and teaches at Cuyahoga Community College in the Music Department.
So where did I get my smarts?
My educational background includes an associate of science degree in Mathematics from Delta College in University Center, Michigan; a BBA and MA in Business from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I taught full-time for nine years as a professor of Business Administration in a Midwestern community college, teaching 17 different business and computer courses. I also taught for nine years at Cleary College as a professor of Marketing, teaching Marketing Research, Corporate Strategic Planning, and Marketing Management.
What have I been involved with:
I am currently Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs at Macomb Community College, where I provide the leadership and oversight for academic operations and Macomb Online. Prior to joining MCC, I served for ten years as executive vice president for a community college in Ohio, where I was responsible for institutional operations, including academic and curriculum leadership, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, institutional research, professional development, and mission and policy development.
While in Ohio, I served as president of the Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation and was a board member for nine years. I led the development of a community mission statement and action plan resulting in two successful capital fundraising campaigns, an industrial park, a new airport, city annexation of township and county property, and the expansion and retention of existing businesses.
So why am I teaching at Walsh?
First, I love to teach. Second, Walsh College is a great College with an excellent reputation with a dedicated and professional faculty and staff.