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

Jessie Guy-Ryan

Associate Director of Online Learning

Jessie Guy-Ryan has worked in higher education for over eight years in both online and on-campus engineering and health science programs and the undergraduate and graduate levels. She holds a Master’s degree in Learning Design & Technology from San Diego State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University. During her graduate studies, she worked on instructional design projects for non-profit and corporate clients such as the San Diego Zoo and Sony Entertainment Corporation of America and has presented at the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C)'s annual Online Learning Conference.

Yona Jean-Pierre

Director of Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning Center


Tara Cavanaugh

Educational Technologist


Kayla Hsu

Postdoctoral Researcher/Instructional Designer, NYU Tandon Online

Kayla Joined NYU Tandon online in August 2017 after her internship with the United Nations, where she worked at the Language and Communications Programme. Prior to that, she worked in Purdue University's Center for Instructional Excellence. She received her Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue. Her research interests include e-learning development, mobile learning, and motivation in online learning environments.

Jay Leibowitz

Instructional Designer, NYU Tandon Online

Jay's an Instructional Designer at Tandon Online with over 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the arts.  With a core background in theater, music, and performing arts, Jay comes to NYU after many years in the financial district, where he designed and delivered technology-based training initiatives at a large multinational law firm.

Katerina M Skiadas

Instructional Designer, Center for Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Katerina Skiadas is the Instructional Designer at the Center for Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning (FITL) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Her Master of Science in Instructional Technology coupled with her experience teaching mathematics and science as a New York State certified educator helps her to provide the faculty and staff with effective teaching strategies and professional development in educational technology. She is enthusiastic about learning and implementing new technologies to help enhance student learning.

Tati Tchoubar

Senior Instructional Designer, NYU Tandon Online

Tati Tchoubar is overseeing research and educational technology pilots and helping faculty to design innovative online learning experiences.
Tati holds a PhD in Technology, Policy, and Innovation (dissertation on cognitive model of virtual communication), a Master degree from Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris University, France, in Online Learning Design & Engineering, Master Summa Cum Laude in Physics and B.Sc. in Computer Science.
Dr. Tchoubar has participated in the development of online teaching departments at four universities, in the US and abroad. She is teaching online since 2008, at the graduate level. Her research work has resulted in more than twelve conference presentations and publications on e-learning, in such modalities as Virtual Commons, Digital Labs, Immersive Learning.

Angela Wang

Media Producer, Faculty Media Studio, Center for Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Angela is a digital media artist. She has an aptitude for connecting the dots, because she believes there is always a reason behind an action. This belief is her theme to continuously collaborate on creative projects. As she captures the subtle interaction among people with a combination of video, drawing, photography, text, and physical computing. She currently serves as a Media Producer at Faculty Innovation in Teaching and Learning Center (FITL) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where she contributes her creative inputs in project ideas, storyboarding, editing, and data analysis.