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Meet the Team

Anandi Nagarajan

Anandi Nagarajan, MS, EdM, PhD

Director, Learning Experience Design

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Anandi collaborates with faculty, admin­is­tra­tors, educational technology experts and pedagogy specialists across the university to develop programs and strategic initiatives to support teaching and learning. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education as an instructor, instructional designer, researcher, and leader. Her specialties include: problem-based learning, formative assessments, reflective practice, and active learning strategies to support faculty development and student learning experiences. She reports to Vice Provost of Educational Technologies, Clay Shirky.  Anandi has an EdM in Learning, Cognition & Development and a PhD in Educational Psychology from Rutgers University. She earned her undergraduate degree from SNDT University in Mumbai, India, and also has an MS in Resource Management from Virginia Tech.

Scott Henkle

Scott Henkle

Educational Designer

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Scott’s nearly 20 years as a teacher of writing and literature has led him to a career working to create ideal educational settings for students. In his time at NYU he has been involved in everything from large-scale University-wide projects to the development of day-to-day classroom engagement strategies. Prior to joining NYU he designed courses for faculty seeking to enrich their online classrooms with improved pedagogy. He is particularly interested in centering the student in the classroom, how authentic assessment can lead to learning, and how online spaces can create an evolving potential for collaboration. Scott has an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Washington and a long-standing research interest in the relationship between creativity and learning.

Angie Lee

Senior Educational Designer

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Angie is passionate about working with faculty, to solve teaching challenges and bring their ideas to life. Whether it is a digital project, full course redesign, or a question of how to better engage students in the classroom, she is able to translate learning objectives into effective and enhanced student learning experiences. Her experience brings together course design, educational technology, health sciences, and simulation. Prior to NYU, Angie worked as a Learning Designer at Columbia University’s Center for Teaching and Learning, where she was the lead project manager responsible for the design and development of various dental, nursing, and public health grant-funded online educational websites and modules. Angie holds a BS in Bioengineering from University of California, San Diego, and an MA in Instructional Systems Design from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Renee McGarry

Senior Educational Designer

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Renee enjoys working with faculty to deepen their teaching practices and become more reflective practitioners. She is particularly interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), writing about teaching, and the experience of first-generation students in college and graduate school classrooms. Renee is a co-founding editor of the journal Art History Pedagogy and Practice and an advisory board member of the open educational resource Art History Teaching Resources. Before joining NYU, she regularly taught art history courses and has worked in faculty development at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Renee holds an undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Chicago and a graduate degree in art history from the Graduate Center, CUNY.