Brent HorbattIT Systems Specialist
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
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