About

Arts & Sciences Online Learning is one of Penn’s oldest and largest teams devoted to online and hybrid courses and digital learning initiatives. The team includes expertise in program design and delivery, pedagogy and teaching, instructional design, project management, video production, and multimedia tool creation and offers a full range of services and support to faculty, departments, and program staff. 

  • Senior Director of Program Design & Delivery
    Dr. Jacqueline Candido is dedicated to enhancing the quality of educational programs, increasing student engagement and improving access to Ivy League education. Jackie’s team is focused on building and supporting new and innovative program designs as well as online and blended courses and programs. More >
  • Associate Director of Instructional Design
    Dr. Colman believes lifelong learning is integral to any sustainable social system and appreciates the transformative potential of blended and online learning modalities. He is an advocate for inclusivity in present and future knowledge-building communities and uses inclusive design practices in his work. More >
  • Angelina Conti
    Director of Digital Learning
    Angelina’s focus is on instructional design, pedagogy and faculty support in online and hybrid classes. Her portfolio includes developing digital learning objects, creating faculty resources, orienting instructors to online platforms as well as evaluation and assessment of online classes. More >
  • Zachary Humenik
    Associate Director, Online Learning Studio
    Zachary is the production manager for all video projects in the Online Learning Studio. He enjoys working in a creative setting where education and video production are combined to create informative and aesthetically pleasing multimedia projects. More >
  • Senior Learning Designer
    Meryl sees pedagogy as a foundation on which instructional design can be built to support optimal student learning and innovative teaching. In her role on the Online Learning team, Meryl works with instructors to imagine, conceptualize, and create educational experiences. More >
  • Associate Director of Operations
    Joe believes in the power of technology to remove barriers to learning. As the Associate Director of Operations, Joe is responsible for maintaining and supporting the use of digital technologies in online courses by supervising a team of technical support specialists. More >
  • Dan Shields
    Online Learning Studio Manager
    Dan is the Online Learning Studio Manager. They draw on an extensive knowledge of film, audio, and design movements to create compelling and engaging media that is informed equally by theory as much as by practical experience. More >
  • Levester Williams
    Animator and Video Producer
    Levester firmly believes in the transformative power of the digital realm and the space it provides for us to refashion ourselves in imaginative ways—beyond traditional limits of existence. More >
  • Executive Canine Support
    Kismet’s main priority in Online Learning is to assist and support our Senior Director’s daily operations. As a loyal and wise confidant, Kismet helps the Online Learning team come up with exciting and innovative solutions by providing a knowing paw or skeptical nudge. More >