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Read below to find out about the NYU Faculty of Arts & Science instructional technologists, and what they are doing to enhance education with technology.

Lucy Appert

Director, Office of Educational Technology, Faculty of Arts & Science
(CAS, GSAS, Liberal Studies)

Lucy heads up a team offering technological expertise, curricular design services, workshops, and media production support for blended learning initiatives across FAS. In this role, she provides leadership and planning for the effective use of digital tools and methods in teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students.

Soshane Buckle

Educational Technologist

Soshane Buckle (pronounced So-shane, ‘Sosh’ for short) is an Educational Technologist for the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Prior to joining NYU, Sosh worked at the University of the West Indies-Mona Campus as an Instructional Technologist and LMS administrator. During her tenure, she trained students, lecturers, and other stakeholders on how to use a variety of tools to improve their teaching and learning experiences. She also provided daily technical support and researched and assisted in the development and purchase of educational tools for the university. Among her accomplishments was her role in the development of the first official UWI Mona App, research and publications on student response systems in higher education, and the pilot testing of virtual reality within classrooms.

Soshane holds a BSc. in Psychology and a MSc. in Applied Psychology from the University of West Indies, as well as ongoing professional developments in learning management systems and e-learning. In tandem with her Psychology background, Sosh enjoys enhancing or creating immersive learner experiences, as well as curating and or innovating tools to enhance the psychological experience of learning. Her current research and application interests includes AR/VR technology, gamification, UX design, and learning analytics data mining.

Sosh is the service lead for computational literacy projects.


Andrew Greene

Senior Educational Technologist

As a Senior Educational Technologist at the FAS Office of Educational Technology Andrew works with faculty to design, develop, and implement technology-enhanced teaching and learning initiatives as well as providing pedagogical and technical support to faculty in curricular design and development. In addition, Andrew creates and delivers workshops, advising and educating faculty, staff, and students in the availability of technological resources within the NYU community. He also has expertise building interactive experiences. Andrew has an M.A. in Music Education from Hunter College, CUNY and a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Design from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Timothy Schaffer

Senior Educational Technologist

Tim’s work as an Educational Technology Specialist is primarily in support of NYU Liberal Studies faculty. He previously assisted faculty development as an Instructional Designer at Mercy College, supporting instructors with the implementation of evidence-based learning practices and technologies in both face-to-face and online courses.  

Tim holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Bowling Green State University, where he focused on mid-20th century political performance. He also has a M.A. in Adult Learning & Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Given his interests in performance, technology, and pedagogy, he enjoys collaborating with faculty to develop innovative ways to use games, simulation, and AR/VR technology to engage students in the learning process.

Tim is the service lead for Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) projects.

Robert Squillace

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Educational Technology Liaison, Liberal Studies

Robert Squillace is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Technology liaison in NYU-Liberal Studies. He directs the program's educational technology projects and co-chairs NYU's User Advisory Group for NYU Classes and related platforms; he also represents LS on the Instructional Technology Support, LMS/iCMS, and TTC committees. He has presented at numerous technology conferences in the US and Europe over the past six years.

Liz Welch

Educational Technologist

Elizabeth (Liz) is an Education Technology Specialist for the Faculty of Arts and Science. Prior to joining the team at the Office of Educational Technology, Liz worked as an Instructional Designer with Seton Hall University where she developed online and hybrid courses, collaborated with faculty on innovative projects involving educational technology, and designed and facilitated makerspace activities and events. She has also authored and taught online undergraduate film and college success courses. Liz has an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking from CCNY, and she’s completed ongoing professional development in learning design and technologies, UX/UI, and higher education administration. Her current research and application interests in educational technology include adaptive learning, AR/VR, and AI.

Liz is the service lead for Digital Humanities.