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Lucy Appert

Lucy Appert
Associate Director for Instructional Design
lucy.appert@columbia.edu
212 854-0209
603 Lewisohn Hall

Lucy Appert is the CCNMTL’s Associate Director for Instructional Design and leads the Center's innovative project partnerships with faculty using its Design Research methodology.

Prior to joining CCNMTL, she served as 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.

An active member of the larger educational technology community, she has fostered a number of IT/academic collaborations within both university and open source communities, including chairing the User Reference Group for the original Sakai Open Academic Environment project.

Lucy holds a PhD in 17th & 18th c. British literature from Tulane University and
a B.A. in Classics and English from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Jonah Bossewitch

Jonah Bossewitch
Lead Technical Architect
jonah@ccnmtl.columbia.edu
212 854-1815
505 Butler Library

Jonah works as a Technical Architect at CCNMTL. He works closely with the Educational Technologists, Webmasters, Media Specialists, and Programmers. He is also pursuing a PhD in Communications at the Columbia School of Journalism.

Jonah has an extensive background in software architecture, design, and development. Prior to joining the center, he was the lead developer at Abstract Edge, an interactive marketing firm which serviced both non-profit and corporate clients. He was also a senior developer at MaMaMedia, a children's educational Web site. He is a free/open source contributor whose technical interests include Linux, Python, Content Management, and Social Software.

He completed a MA in Communication and Education at Teachers College (’07) and graduated from Princeton University ('97) with a BA in Philosophy, and a certificate in Computer Science. He enjoys cycling, Central Park, playing the bass, and scuba diving.

Nick Buonincontri

Nick Buonincontri
Senior Technical Specialist
nb2413@columbia.edu
212 854-1868
505 Butler Library

Nick Buonincontri is a Senior Technical Specialist at CCNMTL, where he specializes in keeping all of the Center's hardware happy and trouble free.

Nick worked for seven years at The Italian Academy, here at Columbia University. As Operations Coordinator there, he helped run a wide array of events from book parties to visits by heads of state.

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Aurora Collado

Aurora Collado
Educational Technologist II
aurora.collado@columbia.edu
212 854-0546
603 Lewisohn Hall

Aurora Collado is an Educational Technologist II at CCNMTL.

Aurora is an experienced technology and learning professional with a broad background. Before joining CCNMTL she was a Business Analyst within the ITS Educational Technologies Services group at New York University. Prior to that she served as an Instructional Technologist at UNC Chapel Hill where she helped to plan and implement a major learning management system change. She also has experience as a Spanish language instructor at Duke University and Iona College, as a project manager for digital branding for a major advertising firm in New York, and as a project manager for a financial research company in London.

Aurora holds a Master's degree in Foreign Language Instruction from the National University for Long Distance Education in Spain, a Master's degree in international business from South Bank University in London (UK), and a business degree from Salamanca University in Spain.

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Michael R. Deleon

Michael R. Deleon
Media and Production Coordinator
mrd71@columbia.edu
646 678-0553
505 Butler Library

Michael studied Film and Writing at Columbia University before joining CCNMTL in 2004 as Media and Production Coordinator. As part of the video team, Michael's responsibilities include shooting and editing video, as well as creating digital effects and preparing content for online delivery. Memorable video shoots include interviews with director Milos Forman and playwright Edward Albee. Michael's video work has been shown on ABC's Nightline, PBS' NOW, and France LCP television. Before moving to New York, Michael worked as a Systems Analyst for Adobe Systems in San Jose, California.

Jose Diaz

Jose Diaz
Senior Tech Specialist
jdiaz@columbia.edu
212 854-7076
505 Butler Library

Jose Diaz is a Senior Tech Specialist at CCNMTL. He comes to CCNMTL from Mount Sinai, where for five years he worked as a technical analyst for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He worked on managing their Echo 360 system; created numerous promotional videos; and managed their YouTube, Vimeo, and LiveStream accounts. He also managed their social media and web properties and supported their LMS and related collaborative tools.

Jose has bachelors from Baruch College, CUNY in Computer Information Systems. Jose is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Instructional Technology at Adelphi University.

Jose is also an avid videographer, web developer and a basketball enthusiast.

Susan Dreher

Susan Dreher
Senior Programmer
sdreher@columbia.edu
212 851-0607
505 Butler Library

Susan Dreher joins CCNMTL as a member of the development team. She cut her programming teeth in a variety of shops in the New York City area, including Prodigy Services Company, Moody's Investors Services, Priceline.com, and Vindigo Mobile. She also completed an 18-month research project into the development of 3D games for educational purposes. Physics Geeks, the project's final result, can be played here: http://www.physicsgeeks.org.

Susan has an MS in computer science from Pace University ('96) and graduated from the University of Connecticut ('91) with a BA in Journalism.

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Andrew Flatgard

Andrew Flatgard
Educational Technologist II
aflatgard@columbia.edu
212 854-1851
603 Lewisohn Hall

Andrew is an Educational Technologist II at CCNMTL. He manages several projects throughout the University.

Since the beginning of his career, Andrew has created effective learning and development interventions that help to achieve organizational goals in various industries including higher education, health, advertising, and manufacturing.

Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication from the University of Minnesota. After teaching English and working in the professional environment for a few years, he went back to school to complete a Master of Science in Human Resource Development and subsequently a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certificate.

When he is not working to fulfill his passion for educating and developing people, Andrew enjoys reading and playing softball.

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Teresa Gonzalez

Teresa Gonzalez
Executive Assistant
teresa@columbia.edu
212 854-1692
603 Lewisohn Hall

Teresa provides administrative and executive level support to the Executive Director including scheduling meetings and coordinating activities with faculty, national and international corporate executives, and senior-level University officials at Columbia and elsewhere. Teresa has thirty years of successful administrative/secretarial experience. Before CCNMTL, she worked at the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College and The Dalton School. She attended New York Bilingual Institute for Secretarial Science, Taylor Business Institute for Business Management and Marymount Manhattan College. Currently, she is a part time student at the School of General Studies, Columbia University.

Jason Guzman

Jason Guzman
Educational Technologist I
jguzman@columbia.edu
212 854-1852
603 Lewisohn Hall

Jason Guzman is an Educational Technologist at CCNMTL.

Jason has been an educator, at all grade levels, in a variety of public and private settings where he has worked as a teacher, curriculum developer and professional developer. Throughout his education, and professional experience, he has focused on the potential of technology in project-based, student-centered and experiential learning. Jason has a B.S. in Psychology, and an M.A. in Education.

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Michelle V. Hall

Michelle V. Hall
Associate Director for Educational Programs
mhall@columbia.edu
212 305-5307
CUMC - 168th St. Armory

Michelle Hall is the Associate Director for Educational Programs. She provides cross-campus leadership and direction around services, faculty development, and other educational programs. Michelle has led numerous faculty projects and programs in the College of Dental Medicine and at the Mailman School of Public Health. In addition to project development, Michelle has designed and developed numerous educational technology workshops and retreats for faculty and instructors on Columbia University’s Medical Campus.

Before arriving at CCNMTL, Michelle created web-based learning courses for Citigroup’s Risk Management group and McGraw Hill Construction’s Continuing Education Center. Prior to this, she served for several years as a secondary-school teacher of biology and chemistry in Barbados. Michelle has a BSc. in Biology from the University of the West Indies, and a M.A. in Computing and Education from Teachers College. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Cognitive Studies in Education at Teachers College.

Jon Hanford

Jon Hanford
Video Technical Specialist
jhanford@columbia.edu
212 851-9696
505 Butler Library

Jon is a member of CCNMTL's video team, working with the group to create audio and video content for classroom use.

Before joining CCNMTL, he worked for Sarah Lawrence College, managing their computer labs and digital classrooms. There, he worked with faculty to ensure lab facilities met specific class needs. Jon was a key part of several long-term projects, such as the photography department's shift toward digital processing and printing and the transition within the Art History department from 35mm slide collections to online digital cataloging of images. Prior to his work at Sarah Lawrence, he worked as a technician for Apple Computer's AppleCare support division.

Jon got his start working in video at an early age, volunteering for the local access cable channel when he was 14. While in college, he started his own production firm that produced numerous projects for broadcast and web distribution, including music videos, short films, promotional videos, and advertisements.

As a freelance cinematographer, he was at the forefront of the DSLR video movement, pioneering workflows and techniques that have now become standard. In his free time he serves as the producer for a comedy web series, segments of which have been featured on The Huffington Post, Vulture, Devour, Buzzfeed, and Al Jazeera's television program "The Stream."

Jon has a BA in Television and Video Production from Hofstra University. He has taken apart nearly every piece of electronics he owns, and put most of them back together.

Kenny Hirschmann

Kenny Hirschmann
Senior Educational Technologist
kah2197@columbia.edu
212 854-1869
505 Butler Library

Kenny Hirschmann joined CCNMTL in 2012 as a Senior Educational Technologist primarily providing support to the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). A native New Yorker, he previously lived in Burlington, VT where he was a Senior eLearning Developer at Champlain College. He has a diverse background that includes experience with instructional design, web development, graphic design, project management and customer service.

Kenny received his B.A. in Psychology from Oberlin College, a certificate in Web Development from Champlain College, and an M.A. in Information and Learning Technology from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Kenny is currently pursuing an Ed.M. in Adult Learning and Leadership at Teacher's College, Columbia University.

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Ashley Kingon

Ashley Kingon
Educational Technologist II
akingon@columbia.edu
212 305-5235
CUMC - 168th St. Armory

Ashley Kingon joined CCNMTL in 2013 as an Educational Technologist. Before joining CCNMTL, he served as the Communication and Administration Coordinator for the Global Master’s in Development Practice Secretariat, based at Columbia University. With the GMDP, Ashley focused on developing their suite of online ‘global courses’, specifically the core course – Foundations of Sustainable Development Practice. He was also the lead member of the GMDP team responsible for overseeing the development of the GMDP website and course management system. He is interested in the evolution of higher education into that of a blended learning system and in the tools and resources needed to facilitate this transition.

Ashley received his B.A. in Cognitive Science from Brown University and his Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

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Andre Laboy

Andre Laboy
Educational Technologist II
alaboy@columbia.edu
212 854-0208
603 Lewisohn Hall

Andre Laboy is an Educational Technologist at CCNMTL. Andre works with the School of Social Work, the Law school, and other departments within the University. In addition, Andre manages Mediathread, and other web-based projects for CCNMTL.

Andre developed his technical industry experience from Booz Allen Hamilton, and his ingenuity from a fitness related start-up - The Run SMART Project. Andre majored in Philosophy at Georgetown University, and was a member of the University’s Track and Cross Country team(s).

When not working on tech-related projects, Andre enjoys running marathons, making short films, and snowboarding.

Laura Lechner

Laura Lechner
Digital Video Specialist
ll2963@columbia.edu
212 851-7353
505 Butler Library

Laura Lechner is a Digital Media Specialist at CCNMTL.

Angie Lee

Angie Lee
Educational Technologist
angielee@columbia.edu
212 305-5295
CUMC - 168th St. Armory

Angie is an educational technologist at CCNMTL as part of the Columbia University Medical Center office. Her background and experiences bring together education, technology, health sciences, and simulation.

Before arriving at CCNMTL, Angie worked at Reputation Institute as a Curriculum Development and Learning Manager where she managed their global online training programs. Prior to her work there, Angie worked at Notre Dame of Maryland University as an Instructional Technology Specialist where she advised and oversaw all selection, deployment, and support of various academic technologies within the School of Pharmacy. She also helped the School of Pharmacy with the design and completion of two patient care simulation labs.

Angie holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from University of California, San Diego and an M.A. in Instructional Systems Design from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring the city to find “good eats.”

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A. Maurice Matiz

A. Maurice Matiz
Director, Director of Technology
maurice@columbia.edu
212 854-2665
212 Butler Library

Maurice plans and oversees the direction of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), focusing on technical, design, and operational issues. As co-founder of CCNMTL in 1999, he has been a strong advocate for technology innovation at Columbia. He has been instrumental in developing initiatives such as course management systems, collaborative environments, podcasting and media platforms, and social media tools to serve teaching and learning needs. He actively participates in numerous university committees exploring technical directions at Columbia, while representing Columbia in various professional organizations.

His interest in educational technology grew out of his decade-long stint as head of the Academic Technologies Group, then part of Academic Information Systems. Maurice has a BS and MS in computer science from Columbia University's engineering school.

Doug McAndrew

Doug McAndrew
Senior Digital Media Specialist
mcandrew@columbia.edu
646 772-8613
CUMC - 168th St. Armory

Doug produces digital video, audio, graphics and animations at the Health Sciences Campus for CCNMTL. He is also the Director for Biomedical Communications at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, where he maintains the school's administrative web sites, and teaches presentation design for the Media Center at the Health Sciences Library. Doug's video work can be seen in the Virtual Techniques in Dentistry Project, among others. He has a B.A. in Communication Arts from Seton Hall University.

Zarina Mustapha

Zarina Mustapha
Senior Web Developer
zarina@columbia.edu
212 854-2390
505 Butler Library

Zarina works with educational technologists and faculty to identify sense out of information chaos, and provides or recommends solutions for information architecture, content management, back-end development and user interface. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Nik Nyby

Nik Nyby
Programmer
nnyby@columbia.edu
212 854-7076
505 Butler Library

Nik Nyby is a programmer on CCNMTL 's development team. He learned web development by working with five different startup companies in different cities around the country. He works with the Free Software Foundation in the interest of digital rights.

Nik is a graduate of the Evergreen State College in computer science.

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Stephanie Ogden

Stephanie Ogden
Lead Digital Media Specialist
sogden@columbia.edu
212 854-1814
505 Butler Library

As lead digital media specialist, Stephanie manages a team of three full-time and several part-time digital video specialists. She oversees all CCNMTL video projects from developing productions for digital health interventions to producing interviews with world-renown artists and intellectuals to implementing global video conferencing solutions that facilitate discussions among international experts and students across the world. Stephanie also supervises all post-production video work, including editing, titling, and processing for web distribution. She enjoys working with CCNMTL’s highly skilled technical team, experienced educational technologists, and topic academics to take a project from conception to final production.

Prior to joining CCNMTL, Stephanie worked at Columbia University’s Office of Public Affairs, where she initiated and directed their video bureau. She also has worked at international organizations including the Worldview International Foundation (Nepal) and UNICEF (Nepal), and has worked as a freelancer in the San Francisco Bay area.

In her free time, Stephanie volunteer teaches documentary workshops at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. She received her MA in broadcast television and video from San Francisco State University.

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Anders Pearson

Anders Pearson
Senior Programmer
anders@columbia.edu
212 854-1813
505 Butler Library

Anders develops Web-based and GUI applications and provides programming and technology support for CCNMTL, specializing in Python, Perl, XML, XSLT, GNU/Linux, and database design. He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he received his B.S. in Computer Engineering. He also holds a B.S. in Engineering from Bates College and studied Chinese at the University of Nanjing. Anders fights to keep the Web open to all as a member of the Web Standards Project.

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Marc Raymond

Marc Raymond
Senior Web Designer
mraymond@columbia.edu
212 854-1866
505 Butler Library

Marc provides creative planning and direction for CCNMTL's educational technology projects and initiatives. His work can be seen in the web, print, identity, and video design for numerous Columbia platforms, campaigns, events, and services. He has been an integral creative contributor to Columbia projects since 2001.

Prior to working at CCNMTL, Marc was senior web developer of the Web Design Group for Earthlink, Inc., designing media for Turner Networks, Oracle, Coca-Cola, and the High Museum of Art.

Marc received his M.S. in strategic communications from Columbia University in February 2007. In 1995, he received his B.A. in communications from Rhode Island College, with a major in mass media and a minor in film studies. He is also a graduate of the Manhattan Comedy School and has performed at both Comix and Caroline's on Broadway.

When not on the Columbia University campus, he can usually be found in his kitchen on the Upper West Side of Manhattan cooking with his wife, Donna. He is an unapologetic New Englander and is originally from West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Jessica Rowe

Jessica Rowe
Triangle Initiative Senior Program Specialist
jr2502@columbia.edu
212 854-0207
603 Lewisohn Hall

Jessica Rowe is the Triangle Initiative Senior Program Specialist for CCNMTL.  She focuses on the development of faculty research projects and their integration into Columbia classrooms. Jessica is the director of several large scale projects in the area of health, including NIMH-funded Multimedia Connect and NIDA-funded Multimedia WORTH.

In addition to her work in education, Jessica is an artist and photographer. She has had exhibitions at major museums in the US and until recently was an instructor at Columbia College, Chicago. Jessica received her BA from Smith College and her MDes from the Institute of Design in Chicago.

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Paul Stengel

Paul Stengel
Educational Technologist II
pstengel@columbia.edu
212 854-3928
505 Butler Library

Paul is an educational technologist for the faculty of more than six schools on the Columbia Campus. He provides consultation to instructors on the use of tools and services in Columbia classrooms, and is a project manager for a range of projects including the Amistad Digital Resource, EdBlogs, Class POP (Perspectives of Practice), and the new media technologies workshops for the Teaching Residents at Teachers College program.

As an educational technology consultant to Columbia faculty, Paul draws from his experience as a former high school language arts teacher at Joseph A. Foran High School. While at Foran, Paul developed and delivered presentations on multi-modal instruction, which supported the school's integration of technology in lesson design. Paul graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a BS in secondary English education. He an MA in Instructional Technology and Media, and an Ed.M. in Communications and Education, from Teachers College Columbia University where he is also pursing a doctorate.