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Lynn S. Aaron

Lynn S. Aaron

Lynn S. Aaron

Professor, Computer Studies

Technology Center, Room 8305


Lynn Aaron began working at the College as an adjunct in 1984, became a full-time faculty member in 2000 and a full professor in 2012.  In addition to teaching courses in Web development and computer programming, she developed the Rockland Community College Web Development Certificate and helped develop the original College website. She earned a Web Programming/Web Engineering Certificate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Professor Aaron is co-director of RCC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL). Through CETL, she trains faculty and staff by coordinating workshops ranging from Twitter to Cyber Security. If she cannot teach a topic, she finds a professional on campus who will. Professor Aaron earns much satisfaction from helping colleagues keep their computer skills updated.


  • BA City College, CUNY
  • MA Columbia University, Teachers College
  • MS Iona College


  • Stanford University "Teacher Tribute Initiative" recognition, 2016
  • Uber Fellow Award, SUNY's Tools Of Engagement Project (TOEP), 2015-16
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2011
  • O’Reilly Fellowship, for development and maintenance of MERLOT Information Technology Web portal, 2005
  • Student of the Month, Web Engineering/Web Programming, University of Illinois, O’Reilly School of Technology, 2003
  • RCC Faculty Recognition Award, 2000

Professional Accomplishments

  • Co-Director, RCC Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, 2008–present
  • Webmaster, Planet Rockland, 2002–present
  • Board Member, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Information Technology Editorial Board, 2004–present
  • Portal Editor, MERLOT Information Technology Board, 2005–present
  • SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching & Technology (FACT2) Campus Representative, 2005–present
  • Faculty Senate Educational Technology Committee Chair, 2009-present


  • Aaron, L. & Roche, C., "Intellectual Property Rights of Faculty in the Digital Age—Evolution or Dissolution in 21st Century Academia?" Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol 43(3) 320-341, doi:10.1177/0047239515570582, March 2015
  • Aaron, L. & Roche, C., “Stemming the Tide of Academic Dishonesty in Higher Education: It Takes a Village,”Journal of Educational Technology Systems, Vol. 42(2) 161-196, 2013-2014
  • Aaron, L. & Roche, C., “Teaching, Learning, and Collaborating in the Cloud: Applications of Cloud Computing For Educators in Post-Secondary Institutions,”Journal of Educational Technology Systems, Vol. 40(2) 95-111, 2011-2012
  • Aaron, L, Franklin L. & Sewell, J., “Open Educational Resources and the Impact of MERLOT on Transnational Education,” In R. Hogan (Ed.), Transnational Distance Learning and Building New Markets for Universities (pp. 161-187). Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2012


  • "Enhancing Student Engagement in STEM Subjects," (co-presenter) 2016 STEM C^2 Research Summit, April 15, 2016
  • "The Meaning of Academic Freedom in the 21st Century Classroom," (co-presenter) SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT), SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY, 2015
  • Graduating STEM Students: Challenges & Opportunities, New Paradigms for Higher Education, 2015 New York State Association of Two-Year Colleges, April 24, 2015
  • S.O.S.S. – Save Our STEM Students, (co-presenter) 2015 STEM C^2 Research Summit. April 17, 2015
  • An “IP” Grade for IP Rights in Academia, (co-presenter) 4th Annual Tri-State Best Practices Conference: Culture, Learning, and Learning Cultures: Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Environment. March 7, 2015
  • "Intellectual Property Rights of College Educators - the Future is 'Cloud'y," (co-presenter) SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2014
  • "WANTED -- Women in STEM!" (panelist) STEM C^2 Research Summit, Bergen Community College, Meadowlands, NJ, 2014
  • "The Challenge of Maintaining the Balance Between Academic Integrity and Technology," (co-presenter)  Tri-State Best Practices Conference, Bergen Community College NJ, Paramus, NJ, 2014
  • “Making the Grade:  Academic Integrity in Today’s Digital World,” (co-presenter) SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology, Utica, NY, 2013
  • Numerous presentations for Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Professional Development Program on topics including cloud computing, academic integrity, student engagement, and intellectual property rights, among others.


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