Florida Atlantic University aspires to be recognized as a university of first choice for excellent and accessible undergraduate and graduate education, distinguished for the quality of its programs across multiple campuses, emulated for its collaborations with regional partners, and internationally acclaimed for its contributions to creativity and research.
Florida Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. It promotes academic and personal development, discovery, and lifelong learning. FAU fulfills its mission through excellence and innovation in teaching, outstanding research and creative activities, public engagement and distinctive scientific and cultural alliances, all within an environment that fosters inclusiveness.
Meet Our Team
Julie Golden Botti, Ed.DExecutive Director for Online & Continuing Education
Office of the Provost
Dr. Julie Golden Botti serves as Executive Director of the award-winning Center for Online and Continuing Education in the Office of the Provost at Florida Atlantic University. Recipient of the 2020 Online Learning Consortium’s Gomory-Mayadas Leadership Award in Online Education, Dr. Golden Botti oversees the university’s efforts to create and enhance online courses and programs, lifelong learning offerings, and continuing education programs. Additionally, she supports faculty professional development to promote the integration of Quality Matters standards and State of Florida standards for high-quality online course design and delivery.
Dr. Golden Botti is responsible for growing FAU’s online and continuing education enrollments by increasing for-credit and not-for-credit offerings that cater to a variety of stakeholders including traditional students in online programs, professional development CEUs, certifications and certificates for career changers and career enhancement, personal enrichment courses, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes in Jupiter, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale.
Dr. Golden Botti serves on the Florida Board of Governor’s Innovation and Online Committee and the Florida Online Quality Committee, and co-chairs the Florida Chancellor’s Quality Award Committee for online faculty. She holds a Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education from the University of Central Florida.
Jill RosenBusiness Manager
Jill Rosen joined the eLearning team in January, 2013 as the Budget Manager. She holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.
Jill coordinates all of the financial transactions for the Center for eLearning including close collaboration with each College to assure smooth and timely transfers of faculty funding.
Jane MorganDirector of Innovation and Community Learning
Jane Morgan is the Director of Innovation and Community Learning. She joined the Center for Online and Continuing Education in 2020. Jane has been employed at FAU since 2003, having most recently served as Director of Operations for the Broward Campuses. She is a two-time alumna of Florida Atlantic University having earned a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Public Management and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership.
Jane collaborates with college personnel interested in building continuing education courses and professional development certificates. In her role, Jane interacts with the local Chambers of Commerce to learn more about local business and community needs. The Center for Online and Continuing Education at FAU strives to become the community provider of choice for continuing education and professional development needs.
Amarae Blyden-RichardsProject Coordinator
Amarae` Blyden-Richards serves as Project Coordinator at the Center for eLearning. Amarae` has extensive experience with academic advising, student service management, recruitment, orientation and transfer services. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of the Virgin Islands as well as a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Nicole AlfordProject Coordinator
Nicole Alford serves as a Projector Coordinator at the Center for Online and Continuing Education. Nicole holds degrees from Florida State University including a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Business and Child Development and her Masters in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies with graduate certificates in Preparing Future Professionals, Online Instructional Development, and Human Performance Technology. Nicole is pursuing her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Florida Atlantic University with concentrations in online program management, program and instructional design and professional development. Nicole has experience working in higher education, presenting at state and national conferences, and developing online courses and modules. Nicole enjoys to workout and spend time with family and her pets, Tank, Oliver, and Simba.
Natalie M ManoogianAssistant Director, Educational/Training Programs
Natalie M. Manoogian joined the Center for Online and Continuing Education in 2019 serves as Assistant Director, Educational/Training Programs. In this capacity, Ms. Manoogian is the point of contact for Continuing Education memoranda of understanding and agreements, policies and procedures, operational functions, such as staff recruitment and onboarding, as well as other similar functions and responsibilities.
Ms. Manoogian’s career at the University began in 2016 as the Manager of Employee Relations and Development in the Department of Human Resources. Ms. Manoogian was subsequently promoted later in 2016 to Assistant Director, Human Resources, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator (HR).
Ms. Manoogian received her Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Public Administration (MPA), and Graduate Certificate in Health Care Policy and Administration from The University of Toledo. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor and Prelaw option from Ohio Northern University.
Prior to joining FAU, Ms. Manoogian worked in the field of Human Resources, specifically Employee and Labor Relations, at the municipal and corporate levels. While furthering her education, Ms. Manoogian clerked for the Honorable Vernelis K. Armstrong at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the Honorable Arlene Singer at the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals. Ms. Manoogian also interned with the U.S. Department of Justice, INTERPOL - U.S. National Central Bureau in Washington, DC.
Wei-Hao(Kent) ChangInstructional Technology Coordinator
Carlos LozanoAssistant Project Coordinator
Carlos Lozano joined the Center of Online and Continuing Education (COCE) in December 2019 as an Assistant Project Coordinator. He has a BS degree in Computer Science and enjoys helping stakeholders succeed through the integration of service and technology.
Carlos’ background includes IT and project management in the hospitality and services industry. At Marriott International, he oversaw projects at their high-end JW Marriott brand and with Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment he took his project management work across Latin America and the Caribbean working on projects in over 15 countries – all leading to enhanced guest and customer satisfaction.
Smita Patel, M.A.EdProject Assistant
Smita Patel is a project assistant at the Center for Online and Continuing Education. Prior to joining FAU, Smita worked in the private industry, the British Civil Service and in the public education field where she gained extensive administrative experience. Her previous work experience includes working in a team to enhance opportunities for 1st generation students to succeed, coordinating tutor training, and analyzing survey data to better understand student needs.
Smita holds a B.A. (Hons) in Sociology and Social Policy and Administration from the University of Kent (England), and an M.A in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. Smita loves going on nature walks, reading, and painting.
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