Academic Technology Consultants at Williams support academic department faculty with their technology needs for teaching and research. This support includes partnering with faculty in the development of their coursework and teaching spaces, and the evaluation and implementation of technology solutions that enrich the learning experience of students or enhance faculty and student research objectives.
Meet your Consultants!
Cory joined Williams in 2016 as our specialist in mapping, spatial analysis, and GIS. He has a B.A. from the University of Vermont in Anthropology / Geography an an M.A. from University of Vermont in Geography. His academic experience includes both social and physical sciences, and expertise in areas such as quantitative spatial analysis, cartographic design, remote sensing, advanced geotechniques, urban geography, geography of tourism, cultural ecology, geology, biogeography, climatology and natural hazards, and critical theory as it relates to all of the above. Before arriving at Williams he provided spatial solutions and support for applied sciences across many fields of research in government and private sectors, such as environmental permitting, site suitability assessment, and probability modeling for species, cultural resources, and environmental risk.
Cory's Academic Consultant Departments: Africana Studies, Anthropology & Sociology, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Global Studies, History, Latina/o Studies, Maritime Studies (Williams Mystic), and Political Science.
[email protected] - Sawyer/CET 257 - x4318
Tattiya joined Williams College in 2023. She has a M.A. in Psychology (emphasis Social and Research) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University. Her background is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from experience in direct teaching; instructional design and academic technology, social science research, and project management. She follows the philosophy that technology is a tool with the ability to amplify existing pedagogy and educator-student connections and promote equity. Tattiya looks forward to working with and supporting faculty with their academic technology needs.
Tattiya's Academic Consultant Departments: American Studies, Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Jewish Studies, Mathematics & Statistics, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.
[email protected] - Sawyer/CET 256 - x4534
Trevor joined Williams College in 2001. He has a masters degree from Oregon State University in Scientific and Technical Communication, and his undergraduate degree is a BA in Physics. Before coming to Williams Trevor was a high school science teacher in North Carolina and also served in the United States Peace Corps in the country of Jordan. He is interested in data visualization, all things audio, and the instructional design process.
Trevor's Academic Consultant Departments: Arabic Studies, Art (History/Studio), Astronomy/Astrophysics, Athletics, Dance, Graduate Program in Art History, Music, Physics, Theatre, and the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford.
[email protected] - Sawyer/CET 250 - x2231
Gerol joined Williams in 2023. He has an M.A. in classical languages, and a Ph.D. in philosophy, from the University at Buffalo. Before coming to Williams, Gerol was an academic technologist and Canvas (GLOW) admin. He also taught philosophy and ancient languages at the undergraduate level, and was a high school Latin teacher here in Williamstown. He's fascinated by the pedagogical impacts of design; uncovering ways that technologies can implicitly encode, impede, or enable human relations and structures; gamification; sustainable/minimalist computing; and the implications of Aristotle's use of makaria in the Nicomachean Ethics. Gerol can't wait to engage in creative dialogue with faculty to uncover technology's relevance to their specific research and teaching priorities.
Gerol's Academic Consultant Departments: Biology, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, Justice and Law, Leadership Studies, Philosophy, and Religion.
[email protected] - Sawyer/CET 251 - x2444
Kate is one of the 2023 consultant additions. With a background in instructional design, Kate is a proponent of Open Educational Resources as an academic tool, Universal Design for Learning, and the backwards design process. She has a B.A. in Linguistics from Carleton College and an M.S. in Instructional Design from Quinnipiac University. She is passionate about leveraging technology to facilitate communities of practice, streamline processes of assessment, and enhance the overall experience of learning.
Kate’s Academic Consultant Departments: Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Economics, German and Russian, Political economy, Public Health, Romance Languages, Science & Technology Studies
[email protected] - Sawyer/CET 252 - x4328
Jonathan came to Williams in 1997, from the Union of Concerned Scientists where he’d worked as the national Manager of Information Services. Originally hired to manage Williams' Client Services group, he’s worked as the Director of Instructional Technology since 2008, and has a B.A. in Philosophy & Religion from Colgate University and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts. Jonathan is especially interested in helping faculty explore new and innovative teaching tools – he’s a good place to start if you’re not sure where to go for help with a new project, or ask him about using active learning facilities, digital scholarship tools and techniques, or flipped and blended classes.
Jonathan's Academic Consultant Departments: Williams-Oxford
[email protected] - Sawyer/CET 249 - x4468