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Rutgers University–Camden provides support for faculty in teaching and research through many channels. Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) has been created specifically to support the appropriate integration of technology into the curriculum. Our goal is to work with faculty on proven (or experimental!) projects to improve, strengthen, and invigorate the experience of learning and teaching.

Faculty: contact the team at (856) 225-6090 or

Emily Corse, Director

Emily CorseI’ve been leading Instructional Design & Technology at Rutgers-Camden since 2004. Previously, I provided instructional support for more than ten years at Philadelphia UniversityMoorestown Friends School, and the University of Pennsylvania. My academic history includes a BA in English from Penn and an MS in Information Systems from Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics. I’ve also taken courses in Philadelphia University’s Instructional Design & Technology master’s program and online post-master’s courses at Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SCI). I’ve taught graduate courses for my alma mater at Drexel, an online graduate course for SCI, and a face-to-face undergrad course at the Rutgers-Camden School of Business—all using creative, effective, and fascinating pedagogical methods, of course.

Camden faculty members are welcome to contact me any time for consultation. I look forward to working with you!

110 Business & Science Bldg
227 Penn St
Camden NJ 08102-1656

(856) 225-6474

Christie DeCarolis, Associate Director

Christie DeCarolis

I joined the Rutgers-Camden Instructional Design & Technology team in March 2014. Prior to doing so, I was a history teacher at Pennsauken High School, where I also provided training and support for teachers regarding various educational technology applications. I received my BA from Rider University in Secondary Education and History, and then went on to receive my MS in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University. In October 2015, I became a certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, which will help me better support faculty at RUC in designing quality online courses using research-based practices. I have taught online for NJIT’s MS in Professional and Technical Communications program, as well as for Digital Studies and Gender Studies here at Rutgers–Camden. In 2019, I was awarded the Schullo Best Teaching Practices Award for my conference presentation, “Building rapport online.” I love working with the faculty and staff at Rutgers–Camden and continuing to learn and grow!

111 Business & Science Bldg
227 Penn St
Camden NJ 08102-1656

(856) 225-2859

Carly Finkel, Instructional Designer

Carly Finkel

After five years working in K-12 Education as a classroom and online educator, I joined the Instructional Design & Technology team at Rutgers-Camden in 2016.  My academic history includes graduate work in Instructional Design through the University of Wisconsin-Stout, as well as a BA in Spanish and Secondary Education from Muhlenberg College and an MA in Spanish from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  I am excited by the prospect of working with the faculty and staff of Rutgers-Camden and look forward to supporting the design of engaging and innovative learning experiences.

120 Business & Science Bldg
227 Penn St
Camden NJ 08102-1656

(856) 668-4956


Alexia Kellum, Instructional Design AssistantAlexia

I joined the Rutgers-Camden Instructional Design & Technology team in September 2016. I’m also receiving my BS in Computer Science and a minor in  Communications from Rutgers — Camden. During this time period, I’ve realized I have a passion for web design as well as graphic design and try to do it and practice as much as I can. In the meantime, I enjoy volunteer work whenever possible!

Vanessa Hazzard, Instructional Design Assistant

Vanessa HazzardI have enjoyed instructional design ever since I created my first onboarding training for a massage therapy center 13 years ago. Since then, I have taught continuing education for allied health professionals and created instructional materials for wellness centers and Forbes 5-star spas. I recently graduated from Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education, as well as a graduate certificate in Education Technology. I am currently earning an Ed.D. in Leadership for Organizations at University of Dayton. I am so happy to be apart of the Rutgers IDT team!

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