Jackie Masloff

  • Senior Lecturer, Computer Information Systems
  • Ph.D. in Educational Studies Lesley University
  • Master Of Education Framingham State University
  • Master of Science Boston University
  • Bachelor of Architecture Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Bachelor of Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Teaching Interests

Programming with Python, R Programming Language, Databases and SQL, Networking, Spreadsheets, Web Design and JavaScript

Research Interests

First-Generation College Students

Bio

Jackie Masloff is an architect, information technology manager, teacher, and educator. She developed an interest in computer technology during her last year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and after graduating from RPI with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, she practiced architecture for three years and taught at what was then the Boston Architecture Center. Yet she found herself to be more technically inclined than artistically so and decided to pursue a Master of Science degree in computer science at Boston University.
She left the field of architecture to work in IT. She started as a trainer, training sales representatives on vendor products for the companies where she was employed, while at the same time, teaching introductory computer courses in Boston University’s Metropolitan College. She then moved on to be a technical support person, and finally an IT manager for many years, primarily at small companies in the Boston area, bringing their computer systems up-to-date to meet the emerging needs of business and technology.
When the Internet bubble burst in the early 2000s, she decided to return to her first love, which was teaching. She became certified to teach mathematics and instructional technology in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and taught at both the middle and high school levels for several years.
When the opportunity presented itself, she decided to teach at the college level and has taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mass Bay Community College, Quincy College, and, for the past six years at Newbury College in Brookline, teaching mathematics and both elective and required computer science courses for the college’s CS degree.
Jackie received her doctoral degree from Lesley University in 2019. Her dissertation was on the factors contributing to the academic success of first-generation college students.

Professional Links

Professional Memberships

  • New England Statistical Society 2019 - Present
  • NASPA 2018 - Present
  • Computer Science Teachers Association 2010 - Present
  • MassCue 2010 - Present
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Masloff, J. (2017). In Search of the Possible Dream: Attributes of First Generation College Students Contributing to Their Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree. . 23. (Link)

    Books


  • Masloff, J. (2023). A Comprehensive Introduction to Python: From the Basics to Data Analytics. 650. San Diego, CA: Cognella
  • Masloff, J. (1979). Encyclopedia of Energy Topics. Newtonville, MA: Environmental Design and Research Center Forthcoming.
  • Masloff, J. (1979). Energy-Oriented Computer Programs for the Design and Monitoring of Buildings. Newtonville, MA: Environmental Design and Research Center

  • Other(s)


  • Masloff, J. (). An Examination of the Inherent Attributes, Characteristics and External Factors Contributing to the Academic Success of First-Generation College StudentsDigitalCommons@Lesley. 220. Forthcoming.
  • Presentations

  • Masloff, J. (2023). “In Search Of Student Success: The Journey Of One University To Better Support Its First-Generation College Students” Presented at the Rowan University 6th Annual First-Generation Symposium Virtual
  • Masloff, J. (2023). “In Search Of Student Success: The Journey Of One University To Better Support Its First-Generation College Students” Presented at the Rowan University Sixth Annual First-Generation Symposium Glassboro, New Jersey
  • Masloff, J., Rubio, C. (2021). “ATC Technology Talk—Classroom Technology” Presented at the Bentley University--ATC ATC Technology Talk—Classroom Technology Online
  • Masloff, J., Rubio, C. (2021). “Classroom Technology” Presented at the Bentley University ATC Technology Talk Remote
  • Masloff, J. (2020). “Building an Understanding of First-Generation College Students” Presented at the Bentley University Community Learning Conference Waltham, MA
  • Masloff, J. (2020). “An Examination of the Inherent Attributes, Characteristics and External Factors Contributing to the Academic Success of First-Generation College Students” Presented at the NASPA National NASPA Conference Austin, Texas
  • Masloff, J. (2018). “An Examination of the Attributes of and Factors Contributing to the Success of First-Generation College Students in Higher Education” Presented at the Bentley University Annual Research Showcase Poster Session Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Masloff, J. (2018). “Mixed Methods: An Alternative Approach to Research Design” Presented at the Newbury College Student/Faculty Symposium Brookline Massachusetts
  • Masloff, J. (2018). “Mixed Methods—An Alternative Approach to Research Design” Presented at the Rivier University New England Doctoral Students Conference Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Masloff, J. (2017). “Persistence Attributes of First Generation College Students In Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree: A Mixed Methods Study” Presented at the University of Michigan Mixed Methods Workshop Ann Arbor
  • Masloff, J. (2017). “Attributes of First Generation College Students Contributing to their Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree” Presented at the Lesley University Community of Scholars Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Masloff, J. (2017). “Attributes of First Generation College Students Contributing to their Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree” Presented at the Rivier University New England Doctoral Students Conference Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Masloff, J., Marinez, C. (2017). “Fostering Critical Thinking Inside and Outside of the Classroom” Presented at the Newbury College CELT Workshop Brookline Massachusetts
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for Search Committee for Lecturer 2023 - Present
  • Committee Member for CIS Marketing Committee 2023 - Present
  • Course Coordinator for Course-Coordinator--CS 213 2021 - Present
  • Made a referral for CIS Sandbox 2018 - Present
  • Member of department for Search Committee for Tenure-Track Faculty 2023 - 2023
  • Search Committee for Tenure-Track Faculty for Search Committee for Tenure-Track Faculty 2022 - 2022
  • Search Committee for Tenure-Track Faculty for Search Committee for Tenure-Track Faculty 2020 - 2020
  • Individual contributor for Search Committee for Tenure-Track Faculty 2019 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Faculty Design Team Proposal 2019 - 2019
  • Guest Lecturer for Xinru Paige Graduate Course for Guest Lecturer for Xinru Paige Graduate Course 2019 - 2019
  • Search Committee for Tenure-Track Faculty for Search Committee for Tenure-Track Faculty 2019 - 2019
  • University Service


  • Committee Chair for Teaching and Scholarly Activities Committee 2023 - Present
  • Co-advisor for Alpha Alpha Alpha 2023 - Present
  • Task Force Member for Revising the Major and the Minor 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for First-Generation Presidential Fellows (FPF) Advisory Board 2020 - Present
  • Faculty representative for Academic Integrity 2020 - Present
  • Task Force Member for Thought Leadership Network 2018 - Present
  • Committee Member for Faculty Affairs Committee 2022 - 2025
  • Committee Member for Board of Trustees Student Affairs Committee 2020 - 2023
  • Marshal for Commencement 2023 2023 - 2023
  • Special Institutional Assignment for Commencement 2023 - 2023
  • Committee Member for First-Generation College Student Support Committee 2022 - 2023
  • Committee Member for Learning Management System (LMS) Faculty Advisory Committee 2022 - 2022
  • Committee Chair for First-Generation College Student Support Committee 2018 - 2022
  • Guest Speaker for Accepted Students Day 2022 - 2022
  • Participant for Admissions Office 2021 - 2021
  • Professional Service


  • Research Coordinator for Technology Knowledge Community, Region I, NASPA 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Virtual Engagement Subcommittee NASPA National Conference 2023 - 2024
  • Member of Faculty Council Mentoring Program for NASPA 2023 - 2024
  • Committee Member for Community Building/Special Activities NASPA National Conference 2022 - 2023
  • Lead Contact for Bentley University for First-Gen Forward 2021 - 2023
  • Committee Member for Scholarly Papers Committee, NASPA National Conference 2021 - 2022
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for NASPA National Conference 2019 - 2021
  • Judge of poster presentations for NextGen Data Science Day 2019 - 2019
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for CSTA Annual Conference 2020 2019 - 2019
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for New England Doctoral Students Conference 2018 - 2018