Linda A. Amerigo, Founder, Amerigo Consulting, Corp.
Linda A. Amerigo is an administrator, educator, leader and life-long learner, with 20+ years of progressive experience that have led to an expanded comprehension of learning, assessment and higher education management.
She has contributed to positive and collaborative change through strategic assessment planning, curriculum development, program and course evaluation, technology implementation for teaching and learning, and the creation of college policies.
Understanding the needs of higher education and teacher preparation, with a careful combination of communication and collaboration, Linda has the ability to navigate and “translate” between the very different and cultures and languages of programs, as well as the many accreditation, state and national requirements.
Linda has been programming for the internet and database development since 1992. She holds a B.S. in Computer Information Science, and a Master’s in Educational Technologies. She has worked to design extensive web based portfolio and assessment systems within universities and colleges that evaluate standards based learning outcomes and prepare for successful multi-level accreditations. Using a Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant she was awarded, Linda researched summative program assessment protocols to better evaluate student learning. She has published and presented internationally and nationally and continues to share what she has learned with those around her.
Linda has provided leadership, direction and support for the successful pilot of dual accreditation standards and procedures for The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)/ National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE), as well as multiple successful NCATE submissions. Supporting Institutional Research, using multiple measures that are valid, reliable, and fair and an approach that is widely endorsed by other organizations such as the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association, Linda has provided guidance leading many programs to regional approval and national recognition.
Owner and Managing Director of Amerigo Consulting, Corp. since 1996, serving as a Member, Entrepreneurship Center Executive Board, University of Massachusetts (UMASS), Linda is dedicated to supporting women in technology and small business. She served on the New York State Governor’s Women in Technology Committee, dedicated to closing the gender gap in STEM careers in the U.S. labor force. Using Gates foundation research grant funds, she founded the Sisters in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (SiSTEM) club for middle school girls to enlighten young women with the career opportunities available to them and to develop research in support of STEM issues.
Linda continues to provide education and support to small business, with the implementation and use of technology, social media, as well as marketing techniques with blog posts, community groups and Q & A sessions.