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Meet the Team

Anandi Nagarajan

Anandi Nagarajan, MS, EdM, PhD

Assistant Vice Provost for Pedagogy


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.

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Scott Henkle

Scott Henkle

Assistant Director, Learning Experience Design


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.

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