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

Email: itg@yale.edu
Physical Address: Address for Regular Mail:
55 Whitney Ave.
4th Floor, Room 470
New Haven, CT 06511
Yale University
Box 208276
New Haven, CT 06520

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.


Trip Kirkpatrick
Sr. Academic Technologist

(203) 432-9271
Twitter: @triplingual

Trip co-coordinates the Digital Humanities Working Group of the Whitney Humanities Center, and chairs the Collaborative Learning Center. He was lead organizer of Yale’s first two internal unconferences on IT and has been seen leading a hands-on media lab for an undergraduate humanities course. His interests include plurilingualism and pluriculturalism in Digital Humanities, research into historical irreproducibilities such as unrecorded sound or other sensory phenomena, as well as issues in introducing Digital Humanities pedagogy in a highly traditional research institution.

Alina Nevins

Alina Nevins
Sr. Academic Technologist

(203) 436-4367

 Pam Patterson

Pam Patterson
Sr. Academic Technologist

(203) 432-8794Pam 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.