Lucy Appert, Director
Lucy provides leadership and planning for the effective and strategic use of emerging technologies. Her areas of special interest include digital literacy, digital humanities, and project-based learning.
Prior to joining FAS, Lucy served as Associate Director for Instructional Design at Columbia University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) where she led the CTL's innovative project partnerships with faculty using its Design Research methodology. Before that time, she served as the Director of Educational Technology for New York University’s Liberal Studies Program, where she led the team providing instructional technology solutions for Liberal Studies faculty and students in New York and at NYU’s Global Sites. She was also a faculty member in the program and has more than 20 years of teaching experience, having taught at Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Yale, in addition to NYU. Lucy holds a Ph.D. in 17th & 18th c. British literature from Tulane University and a B.A. in Classics and English from UNC-Chapel Hill.
An active member of the larger educational technology community, Lucy speaks and writes about IT/academic collaborations, digital pedagogy, and open source practices. She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Apereo Foundation, an open source educational technology consortium.
Andrew Greene, Senior Educational Technologist
Having spent many years as a NYC educator before pursuing studies in instructional technology design, Andrew has a long-held interest in technology’s applications to teaching and learning, especially with respect to blended instruction, collaborative learning, and formative assessment strategies. Andrew works with faculty in developing instructional activities that leverage the affordances that technology allows, including online content/flipped classroom opportunities, collaborative reading/writing, recursive feedback mechanisms, and the facilitation of digital media creation and analysis. Andrew has an M.A. in Music Education from Hunter College, CUNY and a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Design from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Deanna Sessions, Administrator of Digital Pedagogy Initiatives
Deanna works as an Educational Technology Specialist for Faculty of Arts and Science here at NYU. She received her Master's degree in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute, with concentrations in Digital Humanities and Research + Assessment, and she has previously held positions at Barnard Library and CUNY Baruch. In the FAS Office of Ed Tech, she focuses on critical digital pedagogy, DH projects, and helping faculty bring their research and scholarship into the classroom.
The FAS Office of Educational Technology partners with local and university-wide groups (NYU IT, Libraries, committees) to support technology-enhanced education (TEE) for CAS, GSAS, and Liberal Studies. The team of four educational technologists leverages digital tools, instructional design principles, and pedagogical best practices to provide student-centered instruction & assessment, increase active learning opportunities, and integrate faculty research into the classroom.
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