Academic Technology - Florida State College at Jacksonville

Academic Technology

Mitch Chin, Assistant Director of Educational Technology


Mitch began working here at the College in the Fall of 2004, and is currently serving as the assistant director of the Emerging Technologies team, a group that is tasked with fostering relationships and opening the lines of communication to cultivate a collaborative atmosphere concerning technology here at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Prior to coming to Florida State College at Jacksonville, Mitchell was employed for 16 years as the director of Multimedia for Burson-Marsteller in New York City, where he was privileged to be a part of many notable campaigns, like the launch of the, then, new bills for the United States Treasury. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Science in Design from Buffalo State College. He began his career in multimedia in 1984 as a computer graphic artist and has since worked in several facets and capacities of the multimedia industry. Mitch is an avid fisherman and boater, who is also active in the remote control model field. His greatest supporters are his family of four, that’s two kids and a loving wife of 21 years.

Brandi Bleak, Senior Educational Technology Specialist


As a member of the Educational Technology team, Brandi (Angel) Bleak has played a significant role in the distribution and management of iPads, along with many other tech initiatives. She appears as a regular guest of the local show, The Chat, reviewing useful apps, gadgets and trends in technology.

Brandi joined the FSCJ Technology department team in 2011 after working as a graphic artist for a local TV news station. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of North Florida, with a concentration in Advertising. Originally from Indiana, Brandi grew up in Dayton, Ohio, but has lived in Jacksonville since 2004. She enjoys traveling and spends her free time as a portrait photographer.

Marc Boese, Educational Technology Specialist


Marc’s role is to discover, share and implement technology at FSCJ, with a focus on pedagogical objectives and outcomes. He was an FSCJ faculty member for seven years teaching Digital Media Arts and Converged Communication. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine art and is completing his dissertation for a doctorate in Educational Technology. Marc lives in Middleburg with his son and daughter, and produces and directs films in his free time. His work has been featured in the Cannes, Miami, Jacksonville and Savannah Film Festivals, and recently had a film screened at the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences in Hollywood.