Richard Ambron is a Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology with a Research program that is focused on defining the molecular events that promote growth and survival after nerve injury. He is also the Co-Coordinator of the Clinical Anatomy Course for first year Medical and Dental Students. Working with members of the Curriculum Design Studio, he has embarked on a program to bring the teaching of anatomy into the 21st Century by exploiting the power of multi-media based computer programs.
Ian Bent is the Anne Parsons Bender Professor of Music. He has his BA (1961), MusB (1962), MA (1965), PhD (1969) from Cambridge University. He has taught previously at the University of London King's College, Harvard University, and the University of Nottingham, before coming to Columbia in 1986. He is general editor of the series Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis, and senior editor for The New Grove Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (2001); author of the books Analysis (1987), Music Analysis in the 19th Century, 2 vols. (1994); and editor of the volumes Source Materials and the Interpretation of Music (1981), and Music Theory in the Age of Romanticism (1996). His current research interests lie in the field of the history of music theory, especially in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries; but he has interests also in contemporary music, and in the Middle Ages.
Peter Bower is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science, Barnard College, where he has taught for the past 15 years. He is a former mayor of Teaneck, New Jersey, where he had served on the City Council prior to holding that position. He received his B.S. from Yale University (1968), M.S. from Queens College (1975), and M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University (1981).
Denise Burnette is an Associate Professor of the School of Social Work, with substantive interests and expertise in social gerontology. Her research and scholarship focus on grandparents who are rearing their grandchildren, self-care for late-life chronic health conditions, and health and social service needs of vulnerable elderly populations. As one of ten national John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars, she is currently conducting a health diary study on symptom management by older African American adults in Harlem. She is also editing an oral life history project which explores the intersection of biography and society through the institution of Social Work in the late twentieth century. Her interest in New Media for social work education centers on using digital technology to improve teaching and learning at the critical interface of classroom and practicum experiences.
Jonathan R. Cole
Jonathan R. Cole's bio is available on The Provost Website
Todd Hardy is President and Executive Director of Columbia Digital Knowledge Ventures (Columbia/dkv), the new media entrepreneurial arm of Columbia Innovation Enterprises responsible for planning and management of Internet and digital media projects and businesses. Mr. Hardy has executive management responsibility for all Columbia/dkv operations, including: (1) online course and content development; (2) transfer of digital media and Internet technologies developed at Columbia; and (3) the incubation of new media based businesses that are founded and supported by Columbia/dkv. Immediately prior to joining Columbia/dkv, Mr. Hardy co-founded LAWYERStv, a provider of live continuing legal education programs sponsored by the American Law Network and distributed via state-of-the-art "small dish" satellite technology. In 1991, Mr. Hardy also co-founded Hardy & Ellison, a telecommunications law firm established to provide legal and commercial consulting services to startup and early stage enterprises. Mr. Hardy received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1971 and his Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law at American University, in 1974.
Raphael Kasper, a physicisist, is Associate Vice Provost for
Research at Columbia. Among other responsibilities, he serves as
chair of the board of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching
and Learning and of the Electronic Publishing Initiative at
Columbia. Before coming to Columbia, he held positions at the
Superconducting Super Collider, the National Academy of Sciences,
and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Ryan Kelsey is a Project Manager at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and a Ben Wood Fellow in Communications, Computing, Technology, and Education at Teachers College. He received his B.S. (1996) from Santa Clara University, his M.A. (1999) from Teachers College, and is currently working on his Ed.D. at Teachers College. Kelsey's other multimedia projects include the Columbia University Analyzer (2000-1).
Ann Kirschner has been a pioneer in media and marketing. In broadcast television, cable and interactive media, Dr. Kirschner has created innovative and unique products ranging from the first full-channel cable teletext service to the first home satellite broadcast networks, the first sports league on the Internet, and now Fathom.com, the first interactive knowledge network associated with leading educational and cultural institutions. Before co-founding Fathom, Dr. Kirschner headed up new media for the National Football League (NFL), overseeing the introduction of new programming ventures in emerging technologies such as interactive television and the Internet. She also co-founded Satellite Broadcast Networks and PrimeTime 24, where she became the first executive vice president of sales and marketing of both companies. Dr. Kirschner began her career as a lecturer in Victorian literature at Princeton University and has also been a freelance writer and editor at CBS, the New York Times, and several publishing companies. She was the assistant director for English programs at the Modern Language Association, and worked as an assistant to the director of the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library. She has received grants from the Texas Committee for the Humanities for a study on Ph.D.s in business and from the Littauer Foundation for a book on the Holocaust. A Whiting Fellow in the Humanities, she received her Ph.D. in English literature from Princeton University, an M.A. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Manning Marable is Professor of History and Political Science, and the Founding Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. Dr. Marable was the founding director of Colgate University's Africana and Hispanic Studies Program, from 1983 to 1986. He was Chairman of the Department of Black Studies at Ohio State University, from 1987 to 1989, and was also Professor of Ethnic Studies, History and Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1989 to 1993. Dr. Marable is the author of thirteen books, including--among others--Dispatches from the Ebony Tower: Intellectuals Confront the African American Experience (2000); Black Leadership (1998). In January 1999, Dr. Marable initiated Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, a new quarterly journal examining key theoretical issues within black America, Africa and the Caribbean. Since 1976, Dr. Marable has written "Along the Color Line," a syndicated commentary series on African-American politics and public affairs. Dr. Marable was a co-founder of the Black Radical Congress, a progressive coalition of African-American activists. He is a national co-chairperson of the Committees of Correspondence, a democratic socialist organization. Dr. Marable also donates much of his time with civil rights, labor, religious and social justice groups.
Marc A. Meyer
Meyer is Project Manager at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and
Learning and Adjunct Professor, School of General Studies, Columbia
University. He received his B.A. (1972) from Arizona State University, the
M.Phil. (1975) from University College Dublin, National University of
Ireland, and a Ph.D. ( 1979) from the University of California, Santa
Barbara. Most recently, he was Director of Academics and Head of School of
The Ross School, East Hampton, NY (1997-1999). He was Professor of History
and department chair at Berry College, GA (1990-1998), and has taught at the
University of Hawaii in Hilo, Colgate Rochester Divinity School and
University of Rochester. His published works include Medieval Europe: A
Short Sourcebook, 3rd edition (1996), The Search for Order: Landmarks
of World Civilizations, in two volumes (1994), The Culture of
Christendom (1994), A Documentary History of Western Civilization:
From Ancient Times to the Present (1989), as well as scholarly articles
Pat Molholt is Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources at the Columbia University Health Sciences campus in New York City. Her responsibilities include academic computing, the health sciences library, education research and evaluation, and the development of electronic curriculum material for schools in the health sciences. As Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources in the medical school, she has played a key role in moving the curriculum into electronic form. Faced with increased pressures on faculty, Dr. Molholt was recruited in the early phase of a curriculum revision process to introduce technology into the teaching environment. She has built a multifaceted team centered around the Curriculum Design Studio, the Center for Education Research and Evaluation, and the Center for Academic Information Technology. She currently oversees multiple curriculum design projects. Dr. Molholt received her Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1997. Her research areas are knowledge structuring, development of computer-based information systems, and the development of thesauri. She served as co-project director for the Art and Architecture Thesaurus Project of the J. Paul Getty Trust, and has been principal investigator on numerous grants.
Frank Moretti is the Executive Director of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, Columbia University; Research Associate Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D., History, Columbia University, 1983; M.Phil, Columbia University, 1976; M.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University, 1976; M.A., History and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1973; M.A., Latin, Columbia University, 1967; B.A., Greek and Latin, St. Bonaventure University, 1965. Moretti, as the Associate Headmaster of the Dalton School and Founder and Executive Director of the New Laboratory and Learning has 15 years of experience in school-based leadership in technology development and is recognized as a leading theorist and practitioner in the use of digital technology in education. He founded the software company Learn Technologies Interactive/Voyager. He contributes extensively to national conferences and seminars on technology and education and is the author of papers and articles on innovation in education, and the role of technology and, specifically multimedia, in education. He has served in the following; Director of Liberal Arts Degree Programs, School of Continuing Education, New York University; Director of New York University's two year college, The General Studies Program; Creator and Director of the teacher training program of Bloomfield College.
Robert G. O'Meally
Robert O'Meally is the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. He received his B.A. from Stanford (1970) and his Ph.D. from Harvard (1975). His major interests are African American literature, music, and painting. He has written extensively on Ralph Ellison, including The Craft of Ralph Ellison (Harvard, 1980), and a collection of papers for which he served as editor, New Essays on Invisible Man (Cambridge, 1989). Prof. O'Meally has written a biography of Billie Holiday entitled Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday and a documentary of the same name (which has been shown on public TV). He edited Tales of the Congaree (University of North Carolina, 1990), a collection of black folk tales; he co-edited a volume entitled History and Memory in African American Culture (Oxford, 1994). He is a co-editor of the Norton Anthology of African American Literature. His new projects include a monograph on painting, literature, and jazz, Seeing Jazz (Smithsonian, 1997); a five CD set with booklet, Jazz Singers (Smithsonian, 1997); and an edition of essays, The Jazz Cadence of American Culture (Columbia, 1998).
Tazuko Shibusawa is an assistant professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Dr. Shibusawa teaches advanced clinical practice courses in the Master's degree program. She has been using an interactive video-based digital technology that was developed with the assistance of the CCNMTL in her clinical practice courses.
Kristen Sosulski is a Project Manger at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. She received her B.S. (1999) from Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, the M.A. (2000) from Teachers College, Columbia University and she is working toward her Ed.M. at Teachers College. She was formerly an Educational Technologist at CCNMTL where she worked primary with the faculty of American Studies, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, and Religion. In addition, she teaches a digital audio workshop at CCNMTL, The current projects she is working on are a News Reporting simulation for the Journalism School and a Culture Studies course environment for Teachers College.
David VanEsselstyn is a Project Manager at CCNMTL, and also teaches a class in Hypermedia and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. In Fall 2000, David received his Ph.D. in Human Cognition and Learning with a concentration in Learning Technology and Instructive Communications. The doctoral dissertation examined the effects of various media elements on the ways in which users construct factual, imagistic and systemic knowledge of computer-based representations of architectural spaces. The work has been presented both at educational conferences--such as AERA--and at human interface forums--such as the doctoral consortium at ACM's Sig-Chi.
John Zimmerman is an Assistant Dean for Information Resources and an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at SDOS, as well as an Associate Director for Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, and Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Informatics in the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Zimmerman coordinates the clinical, research, and educational informatics initiatives at the dental school and is director of the Dental Informatics Fellowship program. Dr. Zimmerman, a dentist as well as an informatician, teaches various dental and informatics courses for the dental school and is active in innovative curriculum development projects with the Medical School and the Health Sciences Library. There are numerous dental informatics articles published by Dr. Zimmerman as well as the book Dental Informatics: Integrating Technology into the Dental Environment and the monograph Dental Informatics: Strategic Issues for the Dental Profession. Dr. Zimmerman has been active in the field of dental information for a number of years. He is the founder of American Medical Informatics Association's Working Group 4 - Dental Informatics and a member of the International Medical Informatics Association, Working Group 11- Dental Informatics. He was the first dentist elected to American College of Medical Informatics.