Steve Welsh

Steve Welsh

Learning Experience Designer

Role: Steve partners with our faculty and staff to incorporate innovative practices, learning theories, and engagement techniques in the development of new courses and in the transformation of residential courses. He is a staunch advocate for open educational resources and will leverage our learning platforms to engage a wider public.

Experience: Steve joins Academic Innovation directly from Columbia University, where he had been working in instructional design since 2007, when he joined the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. Most recently, he was Senior Program Manager for a Mellon-funded distance learning consortium between Columbia, Cornell, and Yale universities. Steve is also a sixth year doctoral student at Columbia University Teachers College in the Communications, Media, and Learning Technologies Design program. His dissertation research focuses on digital preservation of online learning environments.


Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies – University of Miami