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New Learning Technologies Committee

17 Members (2016-17)

The New Learning Technologies Committee serves to establish and promote learning technology resources available to faculty and students and to explore new ways of integrating technologies to support teaching and research. The committee considers instructional technology initiatives, best practices for using teaching tools, and emerging teaching and learning trends in higher education. The committee advises the Dean towards the design, implementation and refinement of a state-of-the-art educational technology culture and structure for Arts & Sciences.


Alison Booth, Professor of English and Director, UVA Scholars Lab

Maksim Bychkov, Lecturer of Physics

Jama Coartney, Strategist for Academic Engagement, UVA Library

John Echeverri-Gent, Associate Professor of Politics

Francesca Fiorani, Associate Professor of Art and Associate Dean for the Arts & Humanities

Yitna Firdyiwek, Instructional Designer, A&S Learning Design & Technology

David Germano, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of SHANTI and CSC

Judy Giering, Arts & Sciences Director of Learning Design & Technology

Charles Grisham, Chair, Professor of Chemistry

James Groves, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Society, SEAS

Jeff Holt, Professor of Mathematics

Gail Hunger, Instructional Designer, A&S Learning Design & Technology

Alison Levine*, Horace W. Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor of French (*On Leave, Spring and Fall 2016)

Mona Kasra, Assistant Professor of Drama

David Mills, Professor of Economics

John O'Brien, Associate Professor of English

Michael Palmer, Managing Director, Center for Teaching Excellence and Lecturer, Chemistry

*Emily Scida, Professor of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese (*Interim Member, Fall 2016)