Jeannine Mercer is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, Empire State College in International Programs. She has more than 10 years teaching experience with international students abroad, both online and in the classroom. She has taught at universities in Greece, Prague, Albania and in Lebanon. In addition to teaching English Composition courses and a course specifically geared towards helping international students better understand how to succeed in their American online courses, Jeannine specializes in teaching courses in communications and social media. She is especially interested in researching the impact of social media on a student’s academic performance and is experimenting with different pedagogical tools to make American eLearning a more successful experience.