Meet the Team

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Alan Cafferkey

Director of Educational Technologies

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Having served as director since 2013, Alan views his job as being an advocate for faculty on technology issues. During his tenure he has overseen the evolution of the department's services, including offering a robust series of workshops and events, the development of the Academic Computing Environment (ACE), increasing support for online learning, launching a liaison program between Information Technology and all academic areas, improving the University's learning management system, and expanding ITs annual faculty-focused conference, Faculty Technology Day. He is also vice chair of the University's Change Management Board.

Prior to joining IT, Alan was an assistant dean at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business, where he advised freshman and then juniors, helped develop and co-chair the Integrated Learning Community for Global Business (ILC-GB), and chaired the school's academic integrity committee. He has also taught composition courses for Fordham as an adjunct professor.

Alan received an MA in English from Fordham University and is currently working on a Ph.D. from the Education, Leadership, Administration and Policy division of the Graduate School of Education.

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Heather V. Hill

Instructional Technologist

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Since joining the team in the fall semester of 2018, Heather has supported faculty and instructors through the creation and development of digital projects in the Academic Computing Environment (ACE), a digital space for faculty to conduct research and experiment with technology.  She also serves as a liaison to graduate students and designs resources to support their digital research and teaching. Heather is especially passionate about digital humanities, accessibility, and user experience, and is excited to help the Fordham community implement these ideas in their work.

Heather has a background in library and information science (MSLIS, Pratt Institute) and medieval studies (MA, Fordham University). She has had broad training in digital humanities tools, including mapping platforms, text analysis, photo analysis, and information visualization, and has conducted methodological research regarding the history of digital humanities and the difficulties of digital historical mapping. Heather also developed digital library learning objects as an instructional design intern at the New York City College of Technology, and conducted user tests for clients engaged in academic librarianship and archival work.

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Shawn Hill

Instructional Technologist

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Shawn works with faculty across Fordham’s many schools and departments to encourage the use of innovative digital technology in the classroom.

By consulting with faculty and helping them integrate new tools into their classes, Shawn helps Fordham faculty offer students new and creative approaches to existing assignments that foster critical thinking. Shawn goes into classrooms, teaches the new technology to the students and serves as their support backstop so faculty can focus on assessing student writing, creativity, and intellectual growth - and not on supporting the technology.

Shawn brings 32 years of teaching experience in 7 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia, combined with a background in visual arts, geography, ESL, and technology, to his position.

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Senior Manager Enterprise Learning Systems

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Kanchan works with Fordham's faculty to facilitate the use of technology in teaching, learning and research via expert consulting, support, and direct implementation. She actively engages with both the technology and instructional support communities at Fordham and beyond, helping faculty make effective use of Fordham's vast resources, technology and otherwise. This includes the Academic Computing Environment (ACE), which she manages.

Kanchan brings over 18 years of experience from various industries, including finance, manufacturing, and technology. In addition, she has hands-on and in-depth knowledge and experience with software development.

Kanchan has earned a bachelor's of engineering in computer science. Most recently, she earned a masters in business management from Fordham's Gabelli School of Business. She looks forward to partnering with groups throughout the University who want to take advantage of ACE and Faculty Technology Services.

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Kristen Treglia

Senior Instructional Technologist

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Since 2008, Kristen has given Fordham faculty engaging support, advice and training based on her deep understanding of digital pedagogical methods and their potential to improve learning outcomes. A strong belief in collaboration and sharing resources has led Kristen to develop wide-ranging resources focused on teaching best practices that use technology-based educational methods and materials.

Kristen's broad experience helps faculty develop interactive lessons and activities both in the face-to-face format, as well as online. She is an experienced Blackboard administrator and is part of the distance learning team that designs and creates online courses at Fordham. She draws from this extensive experience to help faculty to create hybrid and online classes. contains a wealth of resources she has created or curated. Her book, "The EdTech Bible," shares her expertise with those new to the classroom, as well as experienced teachers looking for new ideas. Visit for more information.

Prior to working at Fordham, Kristen taught high school math for 8 years. She also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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