Educational Communication and Technology


The ECT Program has alumni working from New York to California to the Far East and Europe. ECT is proud to participate in New York University's International Alumni Association.

To find out more about alumni from your area of study, please contact the Alumni Program Directly by visiting their Alumni Web site.

The ECT Program is in the midst of an exciting period of growth. Part of that growth includes a dynamic aspect to our website which is interactive and allows students, faculty and ECT community members to upload information and customize the website for their own use. If you have a project you'd like to tell us about, email your ideas to

Recent alumni who have shared their information with us are listed below (not all alumni are listed).  Click on the Table Headers to sort by any column.

First NameLast NameDegreeYearProfessional TitleEmployerCityState/Country
Desiree Bayonet M.A. 2011 Curriculum Developer iCivics Washington DC  
Carl Glen M.A. 2010 Web Content Manager and Editor, Department of Medicine School of Medicine, New York University New York City NY
David Kerr M.A. 2010 Learning and Development Manager R/GA New York City NY
Elliot Ronen M.A. 2011 Product Manager, Commerce and Labs XO Group, Inc. New York City NY
Gauthami Vijayakumar M.A. 2012 Instructional Designer Dun & Bradstreet Central Valley PA
Jonathan deHaan Ph.D. 2008 Associate Professor, Faculty of International Relations; and Assistant Director, Language and Communication Research Center University of Shizuoka Shizuoka Japan
Howard Baldwin M.A. 2007 Teacher & Technology Coordinator Patterson NJ School System Patterson NJ
Ray Ferrer M.A. 2007 Media Designer New York Hall of Science, Digital Media Department Queens NY
Todd Toler M.A. 2007 Director, User Experience John Wiley & Sons Publishers New York City NY
Gabriela Freyre M.A. 2007 Coordinator of Public Archaeology Chankillo Archaeological Project Lima Peru
Robert Whelan Ph.D. 2006 Head, Strategic Communication Projects; Aid Operations, Afghanistan International Committee of the Red Cross   Afghanistan
Jeffrey Lane M.A. 2005 Director - Administrative Services & Information Technology Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University New York City NY
Elizabeth Bouiss M.A. 2005 Film-Video Documentarian Independent New York City NY
Carol Colmenares M.A. 2005 Film & Video Producer TimeLine Film & Video New York City NY
Virginia Woo M.A. 2005 Global Systems Training Manager Christie's New York City NY
Jocelyn Arsht Spielberger M.A. 2004 Instructional Design McGraw-Hill Higher Education Publishers New York City NY
Brian Burnett M.A. 2004 President Burnett Media Production, Pearson Publishing New York City NY
Janet Zydney Ph.D. (M.A., 2000) 2004 Assistant Professor, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, Program in Education and Knowledge Technologies University of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH
Wioletta Baluta M.A. 2004 Supervisor of Educational Services Federation Employment and Guidance Services (FEGS) New York City NY
Andrea Garin Kopilak M.A. 2004 Instructional Designer Dsigned2Learn, LLC New York City NY
Brian Jones M.A. 2003 Director of Digital Strategy McGraw-Hill Education New York City NY
Carolyn Demefack M.A. 2003 Instructional Designer Montclair State University Montclair NJ
Shabnam Slatewala Irfani M.A. 2003 Director of Learning Solutions ClearPoint Interactive Health Education Hoboken NJ
Ben Maddox M.A. 2003 Executive Program Director Global IT Services Information Technology Services, New York University New York City NY
Francesca Carpenter M.A. 2002 New Technology Implementation Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD
Lauren Goldenberg Ph.D. 2002 Senior Researcher Education Development Center, Center for Children & Technology New York City NY
Emily Reardon M.A. 2002 Content Innovation Lab Interaction and User Experience Design Sesame Workshop New York City NY
David Tarcy Ph.D. 2002 Professor of Educational Technology University of Alaska Anchorage AK
Laura Smid Sehdeva M.A. 2002 Instructional Designer Affinion Group Stamford CT
Carol Kennedy Ph.D. 2002 Assistant Professor, Director of Educational Technology, and Program Chair in Special Education Long Island University Rockland Graduate Campus Rockland NY
Jennifer Donsky M.A. 2001 Media Coordinator Abraham Heschel School New York City NY
Talia Nochumson M.A. 2001 Technology Specialist Convent of the Sacred Heart School New York City NY
Glendia Cartwright M.A. 2001 Academic Program Manager Computer Information Systems, Post University Norwalk CT
Karen Bovell M.A. 2001 Health Administrator State of New York Department of Health New York City NY
Maaike Bouwmeester Ph.D. 2012 Director, New Product Development Taskstream New York City NY
Monique Adriaen M.A. 2000 Professor of Linguistics York University Montreal Canada
Keren Shomer M.A. 2000 Catalog Manager Xnetnews, Yedioth Ahronot Group Tel Aviv Israel
Kira Kingren M.A. 2000 Director of Educational Technology Mary McDowell Center for Learning Brooklyn NY
Reem Abu-Amara M.A. 1999 Director of Technology The City & Country School New York City NY
Lisa Schanen Spady M.A. 1999 Technology Coordinator and Teacher West End Day School New York City NY
Antonio Carlos da Silva M.A. 1999 Information Management Officer United Nations, Department of Public Information, News and Media Division    
Richard Pan M.A. 1999 Director of Technology The Birch Wathen Lenox School New York City NY
Nicole Frost M.A. 1998 Chief Online Communications Manager The World Bank Washington DC
Sandra Benedetto M.A. 1998 Director of Development, Blue Ray, HD Pioneer Electronics Upper Saddle River NJ
Larry Cocco M.A. 1997 Director Office of Educational Technology, New Jersey Department of Education Trenton NJ
Laura Seuschek M.A. 1997 Vice President of Instructional Design, Evaluation, and Studies K-12, Inc. Washington DC
Ivo Kos Ph.D. 1996 Technical Director Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios Los Angeles CA
Mary Beth Burns, M.A. 1995 Technology Coordinator Spence School New York City NY
Adina Tartak Pitt M.A. 1994 Vice President of Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions Cartoon Network New York City NY
Aytekin Isman M.A. 1994 Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Educational and Instructional Technology Sakarya University, College of Education Hendek- Sakarya Turkey
Peter Lucas M.A. 1990 Adjunct Associate Professor New York University and The New School New York City NY
Marian Buck-Murray M.A. 1990 President, Health Counselor Maplewood NJ
Carmen Compte Ph.D. 1985 Professeur des Universités Université de Picardie et Université de Jules Verne Paris France