Read below to find out about the NYU IT instructional technologists, and what they are doing to enhance education with technology.
Kacie Cleary is a Senior eLearning Specialist in IT focusing on NYU Classes to support teaching and learning. She holds a Masters of Art degree in Adult Education and Communications Technology and has been working in academic technology for eight years. In addition to training and conducting a variety of workshops on pedagogy and technology in education she also specializes in learning management systems including Sakai, Blackboard and Canvas.
Zach works in the Digital Scholarship Services department at NYU Libraries and provides consultation, project management, and other services for NYU faculty and students interested in incorporating digital humanities and publishing methods in their research and teaching.
Rob is the Tool Owner for many services offered through NYU Classes and has been in the team since December 2014. Rob has worked with the Sakai Learning Management System (which runs NYU Classes) before joining NYU and currently has seven years of experience working with the LMS.
Sharon is an educational designer with a focus on public health, bioethics, and special video projects. Since arriving at NYU, she has worked closely with faculty to conceptualize and design curriculum for online and hybrid teaching environments. Prior to working in educational design, Sharon was a journalist and documentary filmmaker for NOVA, the American Museum of Natural History, and ABC News among others. She was awarded a Knight Science Journalism fellowship at MIT from 2000-2001. She earned an MA in Journalism from NYU, and a BA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan.
Ofelia is an educational designer, working with faculty to (re)design courses and create effective and engaging educational experiences. She is a PhD candidate in Educational Communication and Technology (NYU Steinhardt), and has been honored with an inaugural Gates Millennium Scholarship, a Steinhardt Fellowship, and the Rudin Award. Ofelia earned a MA in Media Ecology from New York University in 2007 and a BS in Visual Communication from Ohio University in 2004.
Kristopher has been working with NYU faculty for over 8 years helping instructors develop new and progressive teaching strategies. My focus is within curriculum & content design for multimedia. Designing new and dynamic approaches when building content for mobile and distant learning.
After 10 years of designing and teaching numerous courses in face-to-face, hybrid and online settings in higher education, Anandi joined NYU in 2014 and currently works with faculty in course conceptualization and redesign, bridging optimal models of instructional pedagogy with effective and efficient technologies that maximizes opportunities for active engagement by students. She also actively designs and facilitates workshops for faculty at NYU and the Faculty Resource Network.
Devin has been with NYU IT since 2007, where he has worked with instructors and students on most of the learning technologies and collaboration tools offered by the university. Devin can be found most days at the Digital Studio in Bobst Library, working with instructors, students, and researchers on workflows, special projects, and course content redesign and digitization.
Dan works on Learning Portfolios, Google Apps for Education, NYU Wikis, Instructional Video Modules and NYU Live Streaming for NYU IT's Teaching and Learning Technology group. He is an undergraduate alum of NYU and holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from Teacher's College.
Erica is a designer and educator who focuses on providing ways to empower faculty in effectively integrating technology and pedagogy to enhance their teaching and learning. Her skills include instructional design and interaction design and she consults on courses, projects and services to support teaching and learning.
Elisa Rincon is Senior eLearning Specialist assisting faculty, students, and staff with NYU Classes. Elisa has demonstrated leadership in LMS service management since 2011. Elisa has a Masters degree in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy from NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
I have been working on the NYU Classes team since 2012. Since joining the team, I have had the opportunity to be the training and support lead. Currently I am the service lead for NYU Classes. I'm heavily involved with Clickers, Web Conferencing, and SCORM support. I also manage the student workers and assist with clients that come into the Digital Studio looking for help.
Malik uses web tools and multimedia to enhance instruction. His background in web production informs his work in interactive content development.
Paula has a diverse background in educational technology, educational design, project management, healthcare, editorial, and the Arts. She was previously employed at McGraw-Hill Education, Columbia University, Christie's, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art before coming to NYU in 2013. Paula earned an MA in Education and Art Education from Teachers College Columbia University and an AB in Art History and Studio Art from Princeton University.