Associate Professor of Information Technology
Communications and Information Management
BS, MS, Marquette University; PhD, University of New Hampshire
Elizabeth Ann Rivet, PhD,
is associate professor of Information Technology at theGraduate School
at Bay Path College, and teaches on campus and online courses. She primarily instructs students enrolled in the Master of Science in Communications and Information Management
program, but also teaches those in other graduate programs, which are related to her doctorate and research interests.
An expert in effective management of information technology organizations and operations, Dr. Rivet has a solid foundation in the issues and challenges facing higher education today, particularly graduate studies. Before joining Bay Path, Dr. Rivet supported initiatives for all aspects of technology at several universities and colleges, including Clarkson University, Saint Anselm College and the University of New Hampshire as a chief information officer, senior administrator, and faculty member.
Dr. Rivet knows first-hand the challenges adult students encounter as they continue their education while balancing professional and personal obligations. Personally, the most satisfying aspect of her work has been witnessing adult students gain confidence in all aspects of their lives through their graduate studies. Dr. Rivet believes every teacher is keenly aware when his or her presentation of course materials ignites a student’s enthusiasm and when it defuses a student’s attention. Her interests in adult learning theory and business information processes keep her courses current and relevant to students. Dr. Rivet uses a variety of activities and teaching techniques to reach students, capture their attention, and make course content relevant to their professional lives. She relates many stories about herself and her family and her career experience to engage students in discussions and activities, and create a model for students to form similar links between course concepts and their life experiences.
Recently, Dr. Rivet designed and taught Organization and Governance of Higher Education
, a new course for the online Master of Science in Higher Education Administration
program. She holds a doctorate in education from the University of New Hampshire, and a Master of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.