Teachers College Digital Futures Institute (DFI) is an interdisciplinary hub for digital innovation, with a mission to advance more just social futures that is driven by research, pedagogy, and public engagement.

Our Approach

DFI builds upon a strong legacy of innovation at Teachers College, beginning with The College’s very founding on principles of equity and justice. Over the past several decades, Teachers College has continued to innovate in its technology landscape, with one eye on meeting community needs and another eye focused on innovation just past the horizon. DFI holds these commitments together under a dual mandate of Service and Scholarship.

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Our teams work together to provide continued excellence in course design, media creation, curating and designing immersive learning experiences, training and access to instructional and research software, and other needs that arise. DFI’s menu of services will continue to evolve in response to institutional needs and capacity.

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Abdul Malik Muftau

Abdul Malik Muftau

Associate Director of Innovative Spaces

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Anna Auguste Charles

Operations Manager (Smith Learning Theater)

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Billy Collins

Studio and Media Producer

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Brianne Minaudo

Instructional Designer

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Charles Lang

Senior Executive Director

Chris Moffett


Clare Berends

Associate Director of Instructional Design

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Debbie Beaudry

Director of Academic Technology

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Delciane Wright

Admin Tech Fellow Coordinator

Drew Reynolds

Outreach and Social Media Specialist

Eddie Sim

Part-time DFI Associate

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Ernest Chan

Instructional Designer

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Farida Yusif

Production Operations Assistant

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Jen Lee

Media Producer

Joe Riina-Ferrie

Joe Riina-Ferrie

Associate Director of Educational Media

John Park, Ph.D

Principal Academic & Research Technologies

Lalitha Vasudevan

Lalitha Vasudevan

Managing Director and Vice Dean for Digital Innovation

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Minh Le

Principal Instructional Designer (Media)

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Moira McCavana

Media and Studio Support

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Oluwadamilola Oduntan

Data Analyst

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Xin Rong Yeo

Professional Service and Tech

Instructional Support Associates

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Brennan Harris

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Ian Stephens

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Johanna Guastaferro

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Juan Serraty

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Mara Danoff

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Sasha Von Blasingame

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Taylor Jones

Research Assistants

Ayse Unal

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Blake Danzig

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Catherine Stahl

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Lucius Von Joo

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Affiliated Researchers

Detra Price-Dennis

Detra Michelle Price-Dennis

Associate Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technology Design

Haeny Yoon

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

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Ioana Literat

Associate Professor of Communications, Computing and Technology in Education

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Jacqueline Ann Simmons

Senior Lecturer

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Joey Lee


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Kyle Oliver

Visiting Researcher

Nathan Holbert

Associate Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technology Design

Olga Hubard

Associate Professor of Art Education

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Sarah Gerth v.d. Berg

Visiting Researcher

Sonali Rajan

Sonali Rajan

Associate Professor of Health Education

Visiting Scholars

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Anne Burns Thomas

SUNY Cortland

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Kelly Wissman

University at Albany

Work With Us

Job Opportunities

Join our team! Search for current job opportunities at DFI and check back often as our team continues to grow.

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We are open to partnering with colleagues within and outside of Teachers College whose work intersects with DFI's priorities and provide opportunities for mutual growth and inquiry. Partnerships can be supported through grants or other forms of in-kind support. Contact us to learn more.

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