Emily is responsible for providing instructional design support for faculty, staff, and librarians. She works closely with library and campus educational technology and IT colleagues to promote teaching and learning best practices as well as the effective use of Canvas, Penn’s Learning Management System (LMS). She helps faculty and staff translate learning objectives into learning activities, leads workshops, and assists instructors in the delivery of dynamic learning experiences in face-to-face, blended, online, self-paced courses, and single-session class visits. Emily also co-chairs the new Library Learning Lab, which is charged with exploring emerging trends and new technology to provide instructional support and deliver best-in-class programming for University stakeholders, focusing on implementing innovative approaches to pedagogy and instruction across modalities.
Emily is an experienced college-level instructor with a sound understanding of pedagogy and evidence-based practices, such as understanding by design and universal design for learning. Before coming to Penn, Emily was Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Miami University (Ohio) where she received several teaching accolades. She has also taught at UCLA, the University of Delaware, and Philadelphia University. Emily has a Ph.D. in Classics from UCLA, an M.A. in Art History from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Classical Studies & Art History from the University of St. Thomas as well as certifications in instructional design.