Peter Schilling, as the Associate Vice President in Global Technology Services for Learning and Innovation, promotes leading-edge approaches to pedagogy, curriculum and technology for global learners.
Operating on the theory that technology changes the way our minds work, Peter searches for curriculum that matches culture. He works on a governance level to define new strategies and in an advisory role with schools, deans, departments and faculty to operationalize ideas. His initiatives advance active and collaborative learning in the student experience.
Peter has a long-lasting interest in the union between education and technology. Prior to joining NYU, he was the Director of Information Technology at Amherst College. He has also worked at Bowdoin and Wagner Colleges, the College Board, and several Simon & Schuster educational imprints. He has received grants from the Alden Trust, Luce and Mellon Foundations as well as the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Education. His publications (print and digital) range from Kierkegaard to Magical Realism as well as the impact of new technologies on the culture of higher education. He has developed web applications for use in the teaching of biology, hydrology, history, economics, art history, environmental science, and many other areas of study.
Peter earned a bachelors degree from Georgetown University and a PhD. in English Literature from Columbia University.