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

Itewari Bryan

Media Design Instructional Technologist, School of Professional Studies

Itewari Bryan is a passionate lifelong learner, committed to supporting educators as they explore online instructional strategies and emerging education technologies that facilitate, engage and improve students’ academic achievements.

She has an M.A. in Education Technology as a Technology Specialist from Teachers College, Columbia University and was showcased on the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology News. She also received a B.A. with specialization in Electronic Design and Multimedia, from the City University of New York.

Her research interests focus on utilizing best practices in online/hybrid teaching and learning, online learning interactive communities and online faculty development initiatives.

Jingli Cheng

Lead Instructional Designer, School of Professional Studies

Jingli has extensive experience applying instructional design theories and best practices in higher education and corporate settings. Before joining NYU's School of Professional Studies, he was Director of Learning Design and Leadership Academy at Walmart China, Senior Instructional Designer at the University of Hong Kong, Stanford University, and the Hewlett Packard company. 

Jingli received my Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and have research interests in motivation for knowledge sharing in online communities and informal learning in organizational settings.

HeeSung Kim

Instructional Designer, School of Professional Studies

Heesung Kim is a seasoned Instructional Designer in both higher education and in the corporate setting. Prior to joining NYU’s School of Professional Studies, she worked as the Lead Instructional Designer at Rutgers University’s (RU) Center for Innovation and Research in Cyberlearning (CIRC). At RU, she worked closely with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) faculty and staff to create, develop, implement, and assess the courses the impact of innovative instructional technology on its course structure. In addition, she was a former Senior Instructional Designer at Hyundai Research Institute, designing various modalities of training courses to create a better learning environment to support effective learning processes for trainees.

Amy Rae

Instructional Designer, School of Professional Studies

Amy Rae is a passionate advocate for experiential, student-centered learning methodologies. She received her M.A. from Teachers College - Columbia University in the Communication, Media, & Learning Technologies Design program. From there, she continued her career in Educational Consulting at corporations, non-profits, and institutes of higher learning which afforded her the opportunity to design and facilitate participatory educational experiences around the globe. In addition to her instructional design work at NYU, she is also a faculty member at NYU and Columbia University and maintains a leadership coaching practice.

Shen Wu

Educational Technologist, School of Professional Studies

Shen Wu was a middle and high school English and Computer teacher in public and private schools, a computer hardware and network technician and manager, and an instructional technology and online learning management system manager.

He has a BA in English from Stony Brook University, MS in Instructional Technology from New York Institute of Technology, and Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning with Educational Technology from Hofstra University. Shen has ample experience with all types of learning management systems.

As a former gamer, Shen is a big advocate of applying gamification strategies to learning. Additionally, he regularly builds very high-end PC systems and coaches fencing.