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 West, 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

Department Details

Travis Meister
Travis Meister
Director of Teaching and Learning Innovation
Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Remote: Wednesday

Michelle Simms
Michelle Simms
Sr. Technology Trainer
Office: Tuesday, Thursday
Remote: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Soyoung Kang
SoYoung Kang
Instructional Designer
Office: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Remote: Monday


Alexandra Weiss
Alex Weiss
Instructional Designer
Office: Wednesday, Thursday
Remote: Monday, Tuesday, Friday


Jennifer Hummel


Jennifer Hummel
Instructional Designer
Office: Monday, Thursday
Remote: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday



Jessica Burton
Jessica Berton

Junior Instructional Designer
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 and to sign up for upcoming group trainings.

Or if you'd like to schedule a group training that isn't being offered soon, 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 here concerning each tool, including:

  • Canvas
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Zoom, Academic Video Online (AVON)
  • BrainFuse
  • EBSCOhost Connect
  • Grammarly
  • Kaltura
  • Merlot Collection
  • Turnitin
  • Portfolium (Folio)
  • Third-Party, Web-Based Teaching/Learning Tools

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

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