Anne Marie Canale, MS
Faculty Development Research Consultant

Anne Marie Canale is part of the Faculty Career Development (FCD) team who work on the research, design and development of a continuum of faculty programs and services for all RIT faculty. Anne Marie joined RIT in 2011 as an instructional designer in Teaching and Learning Services before moving to the FCD team. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the School of Individualized Studies (SOIS) and the College of Engineering Technology (CET). Anne Marie brings over 25 years of experience in higher education to her role in faculty development ranging from instructional design, online teaching and learning, project management, educational technologies, and organizational leadership. 

Canale holds a MS in Curriculum Development & Instructional Technology from the University at Albany (SUNY); a Project Management Graduate Advanced Certificate from RIT; and a BS in Communications from The College at Brockport (SUNY). She has also completed post-master’s course work at University at Buffalo’s Center for Continuing Professional Education (CCPE) on Web 2.0 and social media and at SUNY IT on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW).

  • EdD Educational Leadership & Management, Capella University, ABD
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate in Project Management, RIT
  • MS, Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology, SUNY Albany
  • BS, Communications, SUNY Brockport
Cheryl Herdklotz, PhD
Sr. Faculty Development Research Consultant

Cheryl Herdklotz is a Faculty Development Research Consultant and is part of the Faculty Career Development (FCD) team in the research, design and development of a continuum of faculty programs and services for all RIT faculty. Upon starting her career at RIT, Herdklotz joined Instructional Media Services as a Media Specialist. She became Media Coordinator and Assistant Director of Media Services before transitioning to the RIT office of Online Learning where she handled copyright permissions and course materials distribution for faculty teaching online. She also directed the Teaching Learning and Scholarship Services unit and the Scholarly Publishing Studio before joining the Faculty Career Development team.

Cheryl received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Nazareth College of Rochester before moving into the field of Library Science. She earned her MLS from SUNY Geneseo and was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship for the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue studies in the area of Curriculum and Instruction. While at the UW, Herdklotz taught classes in Library Media Management and Media Production. She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Library Management. Before joining RIT, she worked for seven years at the Rochester Public Library in the areas of acquisitions and circulation including a research project on neighborhood library usage. She also served as Acting Director of Chili Public Library.

Herdklotz serves as a member of the Provost’s Deaf Access Committee, and in 2008-09 she was awarded the Ronald D. Dodge Memorial Grant for “Online Caption Error-Reporting System” for the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID).

Outside of RIT, her personal interests include euchre, bowling, softball, and swimming.

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MLS, SUNY Geneseo
  • BA, Psychology, Nazareth College of Rochester