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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.

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.

Lydia Page

Educational Technology Specialist

Lydia is an Educational Technology Specialist for Faculty of Arts and Science. Before joining NYU, Lydia worked as an Instructional Designer with a focus on educational technology, teaching and learning online, and implementing rhetorical strategies to promote active learning. Lydia has an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from Colorado State University. Her research focused on digital literacy, transmedia principles, and educational technology.

Lydia is the service lead for online courses and programs.

Timothy Schaffer

Educational Technology Specialist

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.

Deanna Sessions

Coordinator of Digital Pedagogy Initiatives

Deanna Sessions works as a Coordinator of Digital Pedagogy Initiatives for Faculty of Arts and Science here at NYU. She received her Master's degree in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute, with concentrations in Digital Humanities and Research + Assessment, and she has previously held positions at Barnard Library and CUNY Baruch. In the FAS Office of Educational Technology, she focuses on critical digital pedagogy, DH projects, and helping faculty bring their research and scholarship into the classroom.

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.