Instructional Design

My instructional design philosophy is simple – always pair up the ‘how to’ with the ‘why to.’

I have been working as an instructional designer for the last ten years within the non-profit space leading both professional development as well as staff ‘train the trainer’ initiatives.

  • I’ve directed the design of over fifty undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • I’ve consulted on the technology and student experience of hundreds of courses across NYU, locally and internationally.
  • Review this article which provides an academic audience tips on how to design a technology course with resources available to community members within NYU.
  • Review this article for tips on how faculty can to cultivate feedback from their students to inform course redesign elements.

Undergraduate and graduate courses re/designed include:

  • Science: Data Visualization, Applied Psychology, Nutrition Education, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dental, Nursing, Physician training
  • Humanities: Philosophy, Language, English
  • Business: Music Business, Economics & Finance

In the past I led an edtech professional development program based on the ADDIE-model which I created in order to help educators redesign their course in an agile-like framework that produces a student-centered course. The experience includes both a professional development curriculum along with structured design meetings.

The focus and success of this program lies in teaching educators about instructional design methods while applying an instructional design framework to their course. Expecting faculty to facilitate technology enhanced courses without appropriate support, guidance and supervision is setting them up for failure and will not foster a successful outcome; often times without the support, technical expertise and cognitive/pedagogical understanding enhancements will result in ‘low-fidelity’ integrations. The purpose of this program is to provide faculty with all of the above resources in addition to a financial stipend in exchange for their time to develop high-fidelity technology enhanced courses. To read about one of the educators I’ve worked with, check out this article.



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