Read below to find out about the NYU College of Global Public Health instructional technologists, and what they are doing to enhance education with technology.
Ayhan is an Instructional Technologist at the College of Global Public Health designing courses and assisting faculty with instructional technologies. He received his BA in American Culture and Literature at Hacettepe University, MA in Teacher Education at Bilkent University in Turkey, and Post-MA in Digital Media Design for Learning in NYU. Along with some leadership duties in education, Ayhan has been teaching for around 15 years. He teaches Instructional Design courses remotely and he used to teach ESL, Turkish language and literature, as well.
Avery is an Instructional Technologist at the College of Global Public Health designing courses and assisting faculty with instructional technologies. He received his BS in Psychology from University of Vermont and both an Advanced Certificate in Public Health and MPH from NYU where he was a member of the inaugural Cross-continental MPH cohort. After graduation, Avery has worked on developing content for several of the Applied Global Public Health courses as well as aiding in facilitating those courses. Additionally, Avery has been an EMT for 7 years and uses that experience both in his research on EMS systems and to inform his course design responsibilities.
Marina Thomatos is the Associate Director of Technology Enhanced Education at the College of Global Public Health. Before this, she worked as an Instructional Technologist with the Teaching and Learning with Technology group at NYU IT. She is an adjunct professor of archaeology at Hunter College (CUNY) where she teaches both face to face and online courses and has published articles and a book on the Greek Bronze Age. Marina earned a B.A. in Art History from New York University (FAS), an M.A. in Archaeology from University College London, and a PhD. in Classics/Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh. This May she will complete her second M.A. in Digital Media Design for Learning at NYU.