|Frank Rotondo has been an online adjunct for Grand Canyon University since 2010 teaching Operations, Production and Supply Chain Management courses. In addition to teaching at Grand Canyon, he has taught for the University of Mobile and University of Toledo. His added responsibilities at the University of Mobile include writing course syllabi, and developing the discussion forum and testing process. Frank has 40 years professional experience working in positions such as VP of Operations for Newark Electronics, and Director of Manufacturing and Logistics for Revlon. He also held additional key positions with various companies such as Valspar, Armour Foods and Keebler Company. He sat on the Board of Directors of Stemm LLC and has acted as a consultant for other corporations. He provides tax services to corporations and private individuals as a tax professional working for H&R Block. Frank resides in Phoenix, Arizona and has 6 grandchildren spread between Alabama and Arizona.
|He enjoys swimming as a favorite exercise and is an avid reader of WWII history.
How has facilitating online courses at GCU helped you find your purpose?
After spending numerous years in a successful business career, I felt the need to give back what I have learned by helping up and coming students further understand the real world business environment. I bring as much of the real world into my classes as I can.
What is one effective teaching strategy you use in your online classes?
I thoroughly enjoy participating in the discussion forums and contributing real world, current examples and previous experience into the classroom. I try to answer every post in my classes and expound upon what the students post. Since many of the assignments are math and statistics related, I always ensure students are given feedback regarding why they did not answer a problem correctly. I make myself available every day to answer questions regarding their work and will assist them as a tutor and an instructor.
What is a GCU online student success story you can share?
I have worked directly with two students that were in my class. These two students were having an extremely difficult time with the math work and could not find appropriate tutors to work with them. I had them submit previews of their assignments to me so I could critique their work and give them appropriate resources to use to help solve the problems. Both students were successful in my class.