University Profiles

Renee Cicchino

Renee M. Cicchino, M.A.

Sr. Instructional Designer

Teaching Learning and Technology Center


Miss Cicchino is a Sr. Instructional Designer with the TLT Center specializing in online and hybrid course design.

Renee M. Cicchino is a Sr. Instructional Designer with the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center. Although her primary focus is supporting faculty in the development of online and hybrid courses; she manages special projects and initiatives for the TLT Center. Renee is a Quality Matters Master Reviewer; a graduate of the Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning through Penn State and the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium) and earned a Certificate in Online Teaching through the OLC. 

She stays current with online and hybrid course trends by serving as a Mentor in the Online Teaching Certificate Program (OLC) and serves on several external online and hybrid course review committees for Quality Matters. Since 1994, Renee has taught both face-to-face and online courses for the Department of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall and she also taught communication courses (online) for Thomas Edison State College.

In addition to her academic interests, Renee is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Emergency First Response Instructor and avid diver. She teaches the scuba diving courses through the Department of Educational Studies at Seton Hall University.


  • M.A. Seton Hall University

Academic Distinctions

  • Best in Track: Leadership, Values and Society, "Women in Online Higher Education Leadership Roles: Strategies for Professional Development and Success," Online Learning Consortium 20th Annual International Conference, Orlando, Florida, 2014
  • Alumni Advisory Board Co-Chair: Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning, 2013-15
  • Program Advisory Board: The Teaching Professor Technology Conference: Magna Publications, Atlanta, GA, 2013-15
  • Mentor, Online Teaching Certificate Program: The Sloan Consortium, Needham, MA  2011
  • The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (certificate) October 2009, Penn State & The Sloan Consortium
  • Quality Matters™ Institutional Representative, 2009
  • Quality Matters™ Certified Master Reviewer, 2009
  • Online Teaching Certificate, August 2008, The Sloan Consortium, Needham, MA
  • 10th year Service Award: Seton Hall University, October 2007
  • Emergency First Responder Instructor, 2006
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, 2005
  • Female Diver of the Year - 2004 awarded by 'On the Bottom Dive Club', Blue Water Divers, NJ.
  • Certificate in Information Technology, May 2002, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
  • 2004 Outstanding Service Award awarded by the Department of Social Work, Seton Hall University, NJ.
  • 1999 Spirit of Excellence, awarded by St. Barnabas Health Care System for customer relations/service.
  • Silver Medal, 1993 Seton Hall University Summer Catalog Cover Design, awarded by New Jersey Electronic Pre-Press Society.
  • Certificate of Excellence, 1993 Seton Hall University Summer Catalog, awarded by New Jersey Electronic Pre-Press Society.



Office Phone
(973) 313-6249


Office Location
Room 137B
Walsh Library


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