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Charles Piscitello
Instructional Designer
308, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
Charles Piscitello
Instructional Designer


After earning his masters of arts degree in sociology from Cleveland State University in 2007, Chuck started teaching sociology at many northeast Ohio colleges and universities. While teaching for a few years, Chuck became interested in teaching and learning the best practices in teaching courses face-to-face, hybrid, and online, with that, he pursued his doctorate in teaching and learning educational technology. In 2013, Chuck completed his dissertation “College Faculty Attitudes toward Implementing iPad Technology in the College Classroom” from Argosy University. During his doctoral program, Chuck applied what he learned from his program and teaching at various institutions to his first role as instructional designer at Aultman College in 2013. Dr. Chuck Piscitello started at Ashland University in November 2017 as an instructional designer focusing on designing courses in Blackboard and Lantern. Chuck is the Ashland University Quality Matters Coordinator and is happy to answer all questions about applying the QM rubric to your course, QM training, and course certification.

Chuck is interested in best practices in online learning, with a focus on backward design and the use of the Quality Matters Rubric in designing courses. Chuck loves using technology in the classroom and experimenting with his own courses to ensure that the technology works in creating a fun and engaging learning environment for his students.

Chuck Piscitello lives in Macedonia with his wife Amanda, and kids; Faith, Hope, and Giuseppe. Chuck enjoys lifting weights, podcasts,

You can ask Dr. Piscitello about:

  • Online Teaching and Learning 
  • Educational Technology 
  • Mobile Technology for Education
  • Gamification 
  • Open Educational Resources 
  • Social Media
  • Quality Matters training and course reviews

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