Brent Horbatt is an IT Systems Specialist for the Graduate School of Education’s Office of Information Technology at Rutgers University.
Brent’s responsibilities include specifying, configuring, and supporting voice/data networks and servers. He develops and maintains deployment methodologies for computer hardware, software, and peripherals. He provides second-level IT support for staff and faculty and works on IT-related projects as-needed.
Brent’s career began in 2000 as an IT Support Specialist for the Graduate School of Education. His IT work at the GSE inspired him to pursue a graduate assistantship in Adult & Continuing Education where he assisted with the NCSALL-RU (National Center for the Study of Adult Literacy & Learning) project that looked at the impact of equitable access to technology for adult learners.
After completing his Ed.M. in Adult and Continuing Education in 2004, Brent came on full-time as an IT Systems Specialist for the GSE in 2005. In 2006, he took on an additional instructional role as a part-time lecturer teaching the course “Education & Computers” for the school. He continues to serve in both capacities today. Brent is a member of the GSE’s ad-hoc committee for online learning. He also assisted in the creation of the GSE’s non-degree Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology.
• Ed.M. in Adult and Continuing Education from Rutgers University
• B.A. in Economics, Minor: Political Science from Rutgers University
Recent & Selected Publications
Co-author: Boling, E., Holan, E., Horbatt, B., Hough, M., Jean-Louis, J., Khurana, C., Spiezio, C. Using online tools for communication and collaboration: Understanding educators’ experiences in an online course. The Internet and Higher Education, 48-55. October 2014