Dena Novak is the Assistant Director of Instructional Design for the Teaching and Learning with Technology team at Rutgers University. She has a B.A. in English an M.A. in Education, and an Ed.D. from Rutgers University. Dena has also taught both online and face-to face courses at the University for the Writing and Information Technology programs and served as a high school English and Special Education teacher prior to working in higher education. She loves working with faculty to develop great courses, and is passionate about pedagogy, student engagement in all types of learning environments, and the power of educational technology tools to improve learning and teaching experiences in higher education.