portrait of Amy Poland

Amy Poland

Associate Dean and Director of Online Learning, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, St. Joseph’s College

Amy has led the St. Joseph’s College Online team from the launch of the online campus in 2015 with less than 100 students to a campus of over 500 students today. Beyond leading her own team, her responsibilities include working collaboratively with marketing, enrollment management, informational technology, and academics to deliver high-quality online courses and programs for all students across the three campuses. She has worked in higher education for over 15 years in both private and public colleges. As a faculty member, she has served on and led a number of academic committees, advised student groups on campus, and presented to student leaders on topics from becoming social media content creators to honing leadership skills through classes and campus activities.

She is an alum of the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning through the Online Learning Consortium and has previously completed the Master Teacher Workshop at Georgia State University. She has extensive experience in and outside of academics leading small teams to accomplish their best work and has been honored by the Long Island Business News as both One to Watch (2016) and Who’s Who (2019) in Education. On campus, she has been honored multiple times for her work with students including being selected as teacher of the year and Honors Faculty who Made a Difference. She was honored in 2017 as a Dynamic Woman of St. Joseph’s College for contributing something special to the college community and was selected by the Student Government Association to receive the Faculty/Staff Encouragement Award in 2018.