Teaching and Learning Innovation

Teaching and Learning Innovation

The Teaching and Learning Innovation Department supports faculty, staff, and students in their pursuit of innovative strategies for teaching and learning and in their scholarly activities. TLI will offer various services to advance our faculty development.


Location: University Hall East, 2nd floor
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., in person and virtual appointments
Email: TLI@gmercyu.edu 
Schedule a one-on-one appointment

Visit our Center for Teaching and Learning

Department Details

Travis Meister
Travis Meister
Director of Teaching and Learning Innovation
215-646-7300, ext. 21037
University Hall E209
Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Remote: Wednesday

Soyoung Kang
SoYoung Kang
Coordinator of Center for Teaching and Learning
University Hall E202
Office: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Remote: Monday

Jessica Burton
Jessica Berton

Junior Instructional Designer
215-646-7300, ext. 21705
University Hall E215
Office: Wednesday, Thursday
Remote: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 

Jennifer Hummel


Jennifer Hummel
Instructional Designer
215-646-7300, ext. 21581
University Hall E215
Office: Monday, Thursday
Remote: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday


Michelle Simms
Michelle Simms
Sr. Technology Trainer
215-646-7300, ext. 21257
University Hall E216
Office: Tuesday, Thursday
Remote: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Alexandra Weiss
Alex Weiss
Instructional Designer
215-646-7300, ext. 21246
University Hall E218
Office: Wednesday, Thursday
Remote: Monday, Tuesday, Friday


Training is conducted regularly throughout the year in both group sessions and one-on-one meetings covering a wide variety of topics.

Click here to learn more about the training topics we offer. If you'd like to schedule a group training, email us at TLI@gmercyu.edu.

If you're more of an independent learner, browse the full list of self-serve tutorials and guides.

Teaching and Learning Technologies are used to support classroom instruction and professional development. Find tutorials and guides below:

The above tutorials and guides cover these tools and more: 

  • Canvas
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Zoom, Academic Video Online (AVON)
  • BrainFuse
  • EBSCOhost Connect
  • Grammarly
  • Kaltura
  • Merlot Collection
  • Turnitin
  • Portfolium (Folio)

If you need assistance, please email TLI@gmercyu.edu

Visit the Student Resources site for help with Canvas, Microsoft office, GMercyU Portal, and more.

Need educational technology support? Email us at TLI@gmercyu.edu.

Need tech support? See GMercyU's IT Resources here.

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