Contacting CLEAR

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Dr. James Lipuma

James M. Lipuma, PhD

Director of CLEAR

James M. Lipuma, PhD is a Senior University Lecturer in the Humanities Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, an MS in Environmental Policy Studies and a PhD in Environmental Science from NJIT, and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Teaching focused in Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He conducts extensive research in digital learning, curriculum, and instructional design and is currently piloting online converged course delivery methods.


Bruce Bukiet

Bruce Bukiet, PhD

​STEM Expert

Bruce Bukiet is Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Associate Dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). His interests have always been involved with applying mathematics, modeling and computation to real world issues. In this regard, he has made mathematical contributions to a number of “B” areas: Baseball, Biology, Bombs and Bugs. In recent years he has been involved in a number of projects working to improve education both at the K-12 level as well as in the university.


Jeremy Reich

Jeremy Reich

Project Coordinator

Jeremy Reich is a Project Coordinator in the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He holds a BA in History from Drew University and more recently an MAT in Social Studies from Rutgers University – Newark. Jeremy has coordinated two grants in a partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to develop an Online Professional Learning Exchange (OPLE) for teacher professional development for more than 150,000 educators in the state of New Jersey with Dr. James Lipuma and Dr. Bruce Bukiet, managing over two-million dollars in funds. Jeremy is also assisting Dr. Lipuma and Dr. Bukiet with research into digital learning and instructional design.

Currently, Jeremy is coordinating the Future Ready Schools - New Jersey Certification Program. A partnership between the NJDOE, the New Jersey School Boards Association, and NJIT, FRS-NJ will certify NJ schools and districts who display excellence in the use of digital technologies to enhance personalized student learning while providing guidance, support, and connections to potential resources for educators, leaders, and other stakeholders.