Pedagogical Innovation Fellows Program

 The Pedagogical Innovation Fellows Program recruits a new cohort of fellows each year to collaborate with DFI to redesign an aspect of a course through the thoughtful integration and design of digital media and technologies. The program aims to support faculty  to explore new uses of digital technologies, tools, platforms, and  practices in their pedagogies.

The Goal

The program aims to provide consultation, development, and design support in the areas of instructional design, media production, learning technologies, and learning spaces for faculty to develop and implement a pedagogical innovation in their courses. 

How it works

Each Fellow partners with one of our instructional design and/or learning technology experts to collaboratively design, develop, implement, and evaluate the innovation over the course of one semester.

Faculty Fellows

Sarah Brazaitis

Associate Professor of Practice

Jennifer Lena

Associate Professor of Arts Administration

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Irina Lyublinskaya

Professor of Mathematics and Education

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Patricia Martínez Álvarez

Associate Professor of Bilingual/Bicultural Education

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Felicia Mensah

Professor of Science and Education

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Jacqueline Simmons

Senior Lecturer


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MSTM 6199 Research Methods in Mathematics Education

This projects explores the possibilities of classroom technology in a group work setting and experiments with advanced hybrid pedagogies.

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C&T 4052 Designing Curriculum & Instruction

The project designs a fully online asynchronous version of the course featuring creative course design and professionally produced media content.

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ORLJ 5250 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Teams and Organizations

The project develops skills for students to lead and participate in courageous conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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A&HG 4199 Mapping Harlem’s Cultural Organizations

The course is project-based learning, with an emphasis on organizational mapping, public history, and professional development.

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A&HB 5020 Inclusive Bilingual Education and Issue of (Dis)Abilities

This project reimagines two asynchronous modules to provide a holistic, interactive, and engaging learning experience for students using a metaphorical course design.

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MSTC 5155 Critical Voices in Teacher Education

The project enhances overall online learning experience by integrating technology tools and instructional media thoughtfully and implementing new course design features.

Join our program


The call for application for the next fellows cohort will be announced soon!


Our staff will schedule a brief interview to learn more about your project vision and support needs.


Once you are accepted, our instructional experts will meet with you to define project plan with deliverables and timeline.

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