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
    Clay believes lifelong learning is integral to any sustainable social system. In his role on the Online Learning team, Clay works with instructors to conceptualize, create and support educational experiences. In addition to adapting his instructional design approach to meet individual pedagogical needs, he also uses inclusive design practices. 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 >
  • Betsy Jane Dougherty
    Online Operations Manager
    Betsy’s background is in Second Language Acquisition, and she has taught both Italian as a Foreign Language at area universities and English as a Second Language at the English Language Programs at Penn. 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 >
  • J. Meryl Krieger
    Instructional Designer and Technologist
    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 >
  • 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 >