Administrative Staff

Evan Kropp

Evan Kropp, Ph.D.

Director of UF CJC Online

Dr. Kropp is responsible for oversight of all the College’s graduate distance learning efforts. His primary responsibilities include overseeing operations and supervising faculty and staff. He also serves as a liaison with other units in the university, other educational institutions and external service providers. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and M.A. and B.A. degrees in Communication from the University of Hartford. He has earned two graduate certificates: a Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary University Teaching from the University of Georgia and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Management from the University of Massachusetts.

Derek Beaudoin

Derek Beaudoin

Multimedia Specialist

Derek oversees the design, development, and integration of technologies into educational settings. His responsibilities include making videos and documents accessible, readable, and ensuring that there are no copyright challenges. Other responsibilities include the digitization of materials and working with instructors on different approaches to content based on their goals for instructional use, research, and presentation options. Derek holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Supervision and Management from Broward College, along with several QM certifications.

Jessica Blair

Jessica Blair, M.Ed.

Instructional Designer

Jessica Blair is a member of the UF CJC Online Instructional Design Team. She specializes in eLearning development and works with faculty and stakeholders to develop online graduate courses that meet or exceed quality assurance standards set by UF and Quality Matters. Having earned a master’s degree in teaching, Jess is a former high school English teacher and curriculum developer with over 10 years of experience. Jess earned various industry certifications in instructional design, and most recently served as an instructional designer in corporate learning and development at Zillow. Jess is dedicated to advocating for online students and providing the best possible customer service to both internal and external customers.

Shakis Drummond

Shakis Drummond, M.S.

Instructional Designer

Shakis Drummond is a part-time Instructional Designer for UF CJC Online. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA and a Master of Science in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. Shakis has been in the field for over 10 years. She enjoys creating high quality online courses with UF CJC instructors.

Daressa Howard Hope, M.A.

Admissions & Enrollment Coordinator

Daressa proudly serves as the Admission and Enrollment Coordinator for the UF CJC graduate programs. Daressa is a graduate of the University of Florida, earning her bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Thereafter, she attended the University of Central Florida, earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration with a concentration in Higher Education. Daressa is passionate about connecting students of all backgrounds to renowned educational opportunities and is most excited to implement the extensive knowledge that she has gained from her previous roles in the University Enrollment Management division, to serve and support the dynamic students who look to enroll in our programs.

Ophir Lehavy

Ophir Lehavy, M.A.

Student Success Coach

Ophir Lehavy is an adjunct lecturer and success coach for the master’s in mass communications program at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. In addition to her work at UF, Lehavy works with select clients as a PR and communications consultant. Her most recent project includes working with an author on her online strategy – social media, website, influencer outreach, blog, and email – for a high-profile book launch. Ophir Lehavy completed her graduate work in 2001 at Columbia University’s Teachers College with a master’s in teaching, after also completing a master’s degree in Middle East Studies from New York University in 1997. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 1994 at Georgetown University majoring in History.

Carrie Martins

Carrie Martins

Combination and Graduate Student Advisor

Carrie advises students in the CJC Combination Degree program and UF CJC Online. She earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Political Science from the University of Delaware and has since served in student support and advising roles at higher education institutions and affiliated organizations in the U.S. and Brazil. Her specific areas of expertise include admissions and recruitment, international student support, education abroad advising, and event management. Carrie is passionate about connecting students with educational opportunities that help them reach their professional and personal goals.

Alecia Monteiro

Alecia Monteiro, M.Ed.

Instructional Designer

Alecia Monteiro is a member of the UF CJC Online Instructional Design team. She has been a part of the Gator Nation since 2002 when she attended undergrad only to later work at UF’s Warrington College of Business as an e-Learning support specialist and Instructional Designer. In total, she’s been an ID in higher education for more than 14 years, most recently at Johns Hopkins University, but also for smaller schools such as Beacon College. She has also worked as a Customer Support Manager for event management. Alecia is passionate about creating quality, accessible online programs and supporting faculty, students, and teams alike.

Kris Murphy

Kris Murphy, M.S.

Graduate Student Advisor

Kris is a Graduate Student Advisor for UF CJC Online. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Peace, War, and Defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to Florida, she worked in undergraduate admissions and for a non-profit foundation supporting a museum. Kris is excited to support our students and connect them to the resources they need to successfully complete our programs. Email Kris to request an advising appointment.

Cheryl Oberlin

Cheryl Oberlin, M.Ed, MBA, M.A.

Assistant Director of UF CJC Online

As the Assistant Director, Cheryl works with key stakeholders, instructors, instructional designers, and outside advisors to ensure our graduate program offers courses designed with industry best practices and delivers best-in-class user experiences. Cheryl earned master’s degrees in Educational Technology, English Composition and Rhetoric, and Business Administration at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. She also earned a master’s certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and two master’s certificates from Wright State University in Instructional Design.

Tiffany Robbert

Tiffany Robbert, M.A.

Faculty Training and Support Coordinator

Tiffany is a double Gator, having received both a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Arts in mass communications in web design and online communications from the University of Florida. With over nine years in the academic and nonprofit sectors, Tiffany uses her extensive experience with digital development, event management, customer service, and strategic communications to provide the best possible support to staff, faculty, alumni, and students of the online master’s program.

Nadine Schreiter

Nadine C. Schreiter, M.S. Ed.

Instructional Designer

Nadine collaborates with faculty and key stakeholders to develop courses that meet or exceed quality assurance and Quality Matters Standards. Having earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Sciences and a Master of Science in Education—Instructional Design for Online Learning, she has worked in Higher Education for over 20 years. has served as Master Reviewer, Peer Reviewer, Facilitator, and Coordinator for Quality Matters and holds many certifications in online teaching, learning, design, and delivery.

Bailey Zara

Bailey Zara

Instructional Designer

Bailey Zara is a member of the UF CJC Online Instructional Design team specializing in eLearning development. Having earned a master’s degree in teaching, Bailey is a former teacher and curriculum developer. During her time teaching, she worked to develop and implement new eLearning courses. Bailey is dedicated to providing quality courses to help support all online students and faculty.

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