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Mission Statement

The Yale Instructional Technology Group (ITG) helps instructors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences select and use technology to achieve their teaching goals. To anticipate and meet the expectations of Yale’s students and faculty, ITG also researches and develops emerging technologies for educational use. We’re happy to be a part of Yale’s new Center for Teaching and Learning. Until the new CTL website is fully operational, read more about our services on the ITS website.

Contact Instructional Technology

Physical Address: Address for Regular Mail:
320 York St.
New Haven, CT 06510
Yale Center for Teaching and Learning
PO Box 208226
New Haven CT 06520-8226

ITG Staff

Color photo of Pilar Abuin

Pilar Abuin

Pilar Abuin joined the Instructional Technology Group as manager in January 2014. She was previously at NYU, where she took on many responsibilities, most recently in the Teaching and Learning Services unit. Pilar is a graduate of Columbia University, with an MA in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University Teachers College. Her interests include photography and travel.

Timberley Barber-Marini

Timberley Barber-Marini
Technology Services Specialist
(203) 432-6905
Timberley Barber-Marini is an Instructional Technologist with the Center for Teaching and Learning. Timberley has vast experience with various learning management systems and electronic exam software. Timberley also has experience as a web and multimedia developer.


Trip Kirkpatrick
Sr. Academic Technologist
(203) 432-9271
Twitter: @triplingual
Trip works in digital pedagogy across Yale, with primary experience in Humanities courses. He has been a co-coordinator of the Digital Humanities Working Group of the Whitney Humanities Center and led the Collaborative Learning Center, a joint project of ITS, Yale University Library, the Center for Language Study, and the Graduate Teaching Center. He was lead organizer of Yale’s first two internal unconferences on IT and has been seen at the front of the room for a hands-on media lab of Yale’s node of the FemTechNet DOCC. Trip is a graduate of Yale College (BA, History, 1993) and a staff alumnus of the Center for Language Study. His interests include a progressive and global Digital Humanities, historical irreproducibilities such as unrecorded sound or other sensory phenomena, as well as challenges of situating Digital Humanities pedagogy in a traditional research institution.

Alina Nevins

Alina Nevins
Sr. Academic Technologist
(203) 436-4367
Alina collaborates with Yale Faculty on the design and execution of academic technology components and projects for teaching and learning purposes. Within the Instructional Technology Group at Yale University, she specializes in Drupal web design, and is the Service Manager of Classes*v2, Yale’s Sakai-based Learning Management System.

Alina has been an Academic Technologist for 3 years. Before that she was a Support Specialist for Faculty in the Arts & Sciences, also at Yale University. She graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Anthropology in 2008. Alina is also a co-chair and founder of a young professionals affinity group, Future Leaders of Yale.

Alina works in the CTL because she believes that technology can be a very powerful tool to enhance on-campus learning. She works on the incorporation and integration of a diverse set of digital media technologies on multiple platforms in order to contribute to this vision. Her interests include the spatial representation of humanities and other non-traditional types of data architecture, the integration of gaming components in learning, and the use of physical computing to enhance the learning process.

 Pam Patterson

Pam Patterson
Sr. Academic Technologist
(203) 432-8794
Pam Patterson is a Senior Academic Technologist in the Instructional Technology Group. She’s been providing technology support for teaching and learning here at Yale for over 12 years.

ITG Alumni

Gloria Hardman

Gloria was the founding support member for Yale’s first LMS, a homegrown platform called Classes. She was instrumental in the transition to Classes*V2 and in the continued success of Classes*V2.

Ken Panko Ken Panko

Ken was the ITG manager from 2008 to 2014. Before that, he was an instructional technologist in the group, beginning in 2005. Ken brought tremendous energy and ambition to the group.

color photo of Robin Ladouceur Robin Ladouceur

Robin worked for ITG from 2008–2014. Among other things, Robin built a strong relationship with the Department of English through their use of WordPress blogging tools. Robin also helped out tremendously with the Collaborative Learning Center and the Teaching with Technology Tuesdays series.

male Matthew Regan

Matthew Regan was a Sr. Academic Technologist in ITG beginning with the group in 2008. He specialized in mobile technology, touch and digital ink, and real-time class polling. He also helped support the Academic Commons WordPress blog, Sakai LMS (Classes*v2), and A/V technologies.

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