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Read below to find out about the School of Professional Studies instructional technologists, and what they are doing to enhance education with technology.

Jingli Cheng

Lead Instructional Designer, School of Professional Studies

Jingli has extensive experience applying instructional design theories and best practices in higher education and corporate settings. Before joining NYU's School of Professional Studies, he was Director of Learning Design and Leadership Academy at Walmart China, Senior Instructional Designer at the University of Hong Kong, Stanford University, and the Hewlett Packard company. 

Jingli received my Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and have research interests in motivation for knowledge sharing in online communities and informal learning in organizational settings.

Camilo Irizarry

Instructional Designer, School of Professional Studies

Camilo is a strong advocate of a student centric approach to learning, he believes that the educational experience should be an active process between student and professor. Camilo recently graduated from Manhattan College with an M.S. in Instructional Design. He also received a B.A. in History from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Prior to NYU Camilo was a social worker advocating for youth within the educational system, dealing firsthand with many of the trial and tribulations facing youth in the inner city which ignited his passion for instructional design

HeeSung Kim

Instructional Designer, School of Professional Studies

Heesung Kim is a seasoned Instructional Designer in both higher education and in the corporate setting. Prior to joining NYU’s School of Professional Studies, she worked as the Lead Instructional Designer at Rutgers University’s (RU) Center for Innovation and Research in Cyberlearning (CIRC). At RU, she worked closely with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) faculty and staff to create, develop, implement, and assess the courses the impact of innovative instructional technology on its course structure. In addition, she was a former Senior Instructional Designer at Hyundai Research Institute, designing various modalities of training courses to create a better learning environment to support effective learning processes for trainees.

Amy Rae

Instructional Designer, School of Professional Studies

Amy Rae is a passionate advocate for experiential, student-centered learning methodologies. She received her M.A. from Teachers College - Columbia University in the Communication, Media, & Learning Technologies Design program. From there, she continued her career in Educational Consulting at corporations, non-profits, and institutes of higher learning which afforded her the opportunity to design and facilitate participatory educational experiences around the globe. In addition to her instructional design work at NYU, she is also a faculty member at NYU and Columbia University and maintains a leadership coaching practice. amy.rae@nyu.edu