School of Professional Studies

Online Learning and Innovation Team

At the School of Professional Studies, we want to inspire intellectual curiosity and discovery in all aspects of online teaching and learning. We are the team behind online and blended course design, development, and facilitation for executive, summer undergraduate, and pre-college programs, as well as faculty development initiatives for online and blended pedagogy. We welcome you to get in touch – just click our names below.

Julia Lazarus

Julia Lazarus

Assistant Director Online Learning & Innovation

Naomi Pariseault

Naomi Pariseault

Instructional Designer

Jesse Schreier

Jesse Schreier

Senior Instructional Designer

John de Szendeffy

John de Szendeffy

Instructional Designer

Rebecca Taub

Rebecca Taub

Senior Instructional Designer

Tanya Waldburger

Tanya Waldburger

Manager, Digital Media Group

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Creative Team Lead, Educational Media

Kris Nolte

Kris Nolte

Digital Media Specialist

Ash Adam

Ash Adam

Digital Media Producer, Videographer

Derek Goulet

Derek Goulet

Digital Media Producer, Editor

Rob Schulbaum

Rob Schulbaum

Digital Media Producer, Editor

Lauren Bitsoli

Lauren Bitsoli

Academic Program Coordinator/Administrative Coordinator

Who We Are

The Online Learning and Innovation Team is committed to outstanding instructional design and digital media production. We use our expertise in these areas to create courses and learning experiences to support Brown’s engagement with its community of learners, including those on campus and around the world.

Our Mission

Our team works in close collaboration with University faculty, colleagues, and subject matter experts to design and develop outstanding learning experiences that exemplify best practices of student-centered design and active inquiry-based learning.

At the core of our work is the University’s mission to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation.

Our Vision

We produce exceptional online learning experiences that reflect Brown’s commitment critical thinking, independence, and creativity across disciplines.

Our courses cultivate dynamic, diverse, and inclusive learning communities, encouraging students to challenge themselves and learn from one another through independent thinking, interaction with peers and faculty, challenging coursework, and collaborative projects.

Our partnerships with Brown faculty encourage and support engaged, imaginative pedagogy at the forefront of online teaching and learning.

Our projects help our partners and students achieve their teaching and learning goals, and use digital technology to create bridges between Brown and the world.

Our Values