(in alphabetical order)

Grant Ackerman, Professor of Management, Columbia Business School

Grant Ackerman is a Professor of Management at Columbia Business School. His teaching and research focuses on Executive Leadership, Managing Conflict and Consensus, and Lessons for Leadership from the Creative and Performing Arts. As Faculty Director for the Columbia Essentials of Management program he was part of the team that first introduced the iPad into the Business School's Executive Education programs.

Marni Baker Stein, Senior Associate Dean of Curriculum and Instruction , Columbia University's School of Continuing Education

Marni Baker Stein, PhD, Senior Associate Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Columbia University School of Continuing Education, has worked as a program and curriculum designer for twenty years at educational institutions in the U.S. and abroad. She has designed and developed online and blended instructional experiences and curricula for a wide range of educational institutions and contexts including: Columbia University in the City of New York, The University of California at Santa Barbara, The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University's Project Shine, and The School District of Philadelphia. Marni holds a PhD in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dan Beeby, Associate Director of Services, CCNMTL

Dan serves the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning as Associate Director for Services and as an Educational Technologist. Primarily, he facilitates faculty partners' projects and works as the Center's representative to the CourseWorks development team. Working with the Center's educational technologists, Dan manages the EnhancED blog and maintains current service offerings (like Edblogs and Wikispaces) and prospects for exciting new online tools.

Paulette Bernd, Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Dr. Paulette Bernd was recruited to Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons in 2008 to create a Gross Anatomy course for the new medical curriculum that emphasizes teamwork, clinical relevance and concepts rather than minutiae. She was well qualified for the task having twenty years of experience as course director at SUNY Downstate. The new course contains a variety of teaching modalities including dissection, small group sessions and lectures. The concise nature of the course led to the creation of a custom tailored dissection manual that is the focus of today's talk.

Laurie Burruss, Full Professor in Interactive Design , Pasadena City College, Consultant in Higher Ed for

Laurie is currently a professor at Pasadena City College and a consultant in Education at where she serves and supports academic initiatives, academic support and solutions, and evangelizes all things education in higher ed. Prior to starting at, in July 2009, she served for 16 years as both a Professor in Interaction Design as well as the Director of the Pasadena City College Digital Media - serving the state of California as a regional resource for collaboration between education, industry, and the community. Her passion - digital storytelling.

Michael Cennamo, Educational Technologist, CCNMTL

Michael Cennamo who previously managed CCNMTL's Faculty Support Lab, is now focusing his efforts in the area of online learning. Michael is responsible for faculty development programs, both online and in person, geared towards bringing education and technology closer together. Michael received his M.A and Ed.M. in Instructional Technology from Teachers College. He is now working on his Ed.D., and is interested in ways in which technology use can be re-imagined for the teachers and students of tomorrow. Michael is always looking for ways that allow people to find their own way into their learning.

John H. Coatsworth, Provost, Columbia University

John H. Coatsworth is the Provost of Columbia University, as well as Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History. Provost Coatsworth is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history. Previously, he was Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Dean in 2008, he served as a visiting professor at Columbia University (2006 - 2007) and Interim Dean of SIPA (2007 - 2008).

Tucker Harding, Educational Technologist , CCNMTL

Tucker joined CCNMTL in September 2006 after spending five years consulting in the Chinese telecom industry. Now a doctoral candidate in communication and education at Columbia, he manages the creation, use, and evaluation of computer-based educational simulations for improving teaching and learning of complex phenomena. His work can be found at Columbia's School of Public Health and the School of International and Public Affairs, where he also co-teaches the course, Prevention of Mass Killing and Genocide. He also manages educational technology projects for the Columbia Business School, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Barnard College.

James Hickey, Technology Licensing Officer, Columbia Technology Ventures

Jay Hickey is a Technology Licensing Officer at Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV). As a member of CTV, he manages the licensing of mobile apps along with other forms of content-based and environmental technologies on behalf of the University. Prior to joining CTV, he worked for the Technology Commercialization Research Center at the Syracuse University College of Law as a Senior Research Associate. Jay earned his JD from Syracuse University and his BS in Biology, Chemistry and Physics from SUNY Albany.

Tim Honaker, Chief Operating Officer, Edelstone Center, UChicagoTech

Tim Honaker joined UChicagoTech as Chief Operating Officer in 2003. He leads all education technology commercialization efforts as well as the infrastructure team. Tim serves on the University's Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education Advisory Board and on the Strategic Advisory Board of the global innovation catalyst, iBridge Network. For most of his career, Tim has specialized in for-profit education and educational publishing. He has been instrumental in three start-ups based on educational technologies sourced from the University and is working on several similar University-sourced projects today. Tim received his BA Mathematics and MBA Finance from Indiana University.

Jeffrey Lancaster, Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries

Jeffrey Lancaster is the Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Science & Engineering Libraries, at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services. Jeffrey earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia with Prof. Nicholas Turro, and he brings extensive experience as a researcher and instructor to his roles supporting research, teaching, and learning within the library.

Lisa Minetti , Director of Instructional Design and Assessment, Columbia School of Continuing Education

Lisa Minetti oversees the design, execution and assessment of a growing suite of online and hybrid courses at the School of Continuing Education. Her work there is informed by 20 years of experience as an instructor and curriculum designer at top tier universities in the US. Her professional consultancy work has included the design and management of educational programs in both higher ed and corporate domains, both here and abroad. She is especially interested in how the emergence of digital and social media technologies impact teaching and learning.

Brian Morton, Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, Barnard College, Columbia University

Brian Morton is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Barnard College. Brian joined Barnard in 1995 and has published several scholarly articles on various aspects of molecular evolution. Recently, he developed a mobile app entitled "Gene Tutor" to serve as a study aid for students taking College level advanced Biology and Genetics courses. Brian earned his PhD in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, and received his BS from the University of Toronto.

Ben Moskowitz, Program Development Lead , Mozilla Foundation

Ben leads the design and implementation of new partnerships at the Mozilla Foundation. Previously, he managed Mozilla's portfolio of media projects, bridging open web R&D with innovators inside news and media organizations, foundations and industry. He has led development on Popcorn.js, Popcorn Maker, the Knight Mozilla news fellows, and other initiatives, including the Open Video Conference. Ben teaches as an Adjunct Professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Mark Newton, Production Manager, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship

Mark Newton is the Production Manager for the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services. At CDRS, his work includes the providing scholarly publishing service support as well as developing innovative solutions to the digital scholarship needs of the Columbia community. Mark is a 2007 graduate of the Masters of Science in Library and Information Science program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mark Phillipson, Interim Director, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Center, Columbia University

Mark Phillipson is Interim Director of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Center at Columbia University. Until recently he worked as a Senior Program Specialist at CCNMTL, leading the development of numerous educational projects built around digital collections, such as Project Vietnam, Mapping the African American Past, and Mediathread. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Columbia, where he has taught a series of courses in British Romanticism.

Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D., Higgins Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University

Vincent Racaniello has done laboratory research on viruses for over 30 years. Following on his belief that scientists must communicate their work to the public, he has co-authored a virology textbook, taught virology, distributed videocasts of his lectures online, written a blog about viruses, and produced podcasts on viruses, parasites, and bacteria. His goal is to be Earth's virology Professor.

Sree Sreenivasan , Chief Digital Officer, Columbia University

Sree Sreenivasan is Columbia University's first Chief Digital Officer and a member of the faculty of Columbia Journalism School, where he teaches social and digital media. He has been on the faculty for 20 years, since he graduated from the MS program. He writes the SreeTips blog for CNET and appears regularly on CBS and elsewhere to talk tech. For more than eight years, he served as technology reporter for WABC-TV and WNBC-TV in NYC. In 2010, a Manhattan-news site he helped create,, was named one of the six hottest news startups by BusinessInsider (and is filled with Columbia grads). He was named one of AdAge's 25 media people to follow on Twitter; and one of Poynter's 35 most influential people in social media.

Dennis Tenen , Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities and New Media Studies, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Dennis Tenen writes and teaches in the field of computational culture studies both as in the critical study of computational culture and in the sense of applying computational approaches to the study of culture. A former software engineer at Microsoft and currently a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, Dennis is working to complete his first book manuscript on algorithmic imagination and has begun work on his second project on suggestion engines. Visit for more information.