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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

Instructional Designer, 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.

Michael Andrew Klein

Media Design Instructional Technologies, School of Professional Studies

Michael Andrew Klein is a Learning Technology Pioneer. He entered the digital classroom scene after ten years as a professional animator. His IMDB credits include Doug, Pokey Little Puppy’s First Christmas and Sesame Street. He entered the classroom in 1998 and was immediately immersed in Instructional Technology. He has taught every grade from pre-K through college. His extensive resume includes teacher training, infrastructure support, and CTE instruction as well as ten years as an adjunct at Mercy College.

A Brooklyn native, he received an AOS from Pratt, a BFA from School of the Visual Arts and a MS from Mercy College in Learning Technology. He is a family man whose wife is an NYU graduate, and whose daughter will graduate from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City in June 2018.

He is interested in the history and development of technology integration into education. He believes that the technological shift of the 1990’s has a great an impact on learning as did the advent of the printing press in the 1440’s. He is starting research on the lasting impact E-Rate had on public education.

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.