Adrienne Garber

Adrienne is an associate director of instructional design for the Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS), focusing on program development, course design, educational technology and course analytics. She has presented her work at numerous conferences and institutions including Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York University, Dartmouth College, Bard Graduate Center, Manhattan College, Teachers College, Yeshiva University, and Harvard University. Most recently, she co-authored a book chapter entitled, “The Human Element: Fostering Instructor Presence Through Online Instructional Videos” in the book Creating Teacher Immediacy in Online Learning Environments  based on research conducted at SPS and published by IGI Global.
Before joining SPS, Adrienne worked as an educational technologist for the Columbia University Libraries as part of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL). There she developed custom, digital media applications such as Mediathread, an open-source, web-based media annotation tool, and she led faculty development initiatives such as Columbia University's rewirED Series.
In addition, Adrienne has worked on innovative technology projects for the EdLab at Teachers College, Carnegie Mellon’s Language Technologies Institute, and Carnegie Mellon’s Field Robotics Center. Leveraging her legal background, Adrienne was also a Fellow at Columbia Technology Ventures, the IP development department at Columbia University, and a licensed attorney whose practice areas included corporate finance for emerging companies, technology transactions and intellectual property.
Adrienne is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in the Instructional Technology and Media program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her academic areas of interest include multimedia learning, gesture-based learning, and human computer interaction, as applied in corporate training and professional education.
She earned her B.S. from Lehigh University, an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, a J.D./M.B.A from Duquesne University, and most recently her Ed.M. from Teachers College, Columbia University.