Don Tracia and Sejal Vashi recently joined the Digital Learning Team, part of the Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) team, as learning designers. Don and Sejal will be working closely with faculty and other METS team members in the development of the courses in the online and on-campus MPH in Epidemiology program, as well as supporting faculty through the Chan School in using technology in pedagogically effective ways.
Don Tracia, M.Ed.
Don brings 20 years of experience in instructional design, instructional technology, and faculty development. He was most recently at Boston University supporting their online programs and spent 7 years at Bunker Hill Community College overseeing their instructional technology and faculty development center. He also spent time at Blackboard as a trainer.
Don has extensive experience in collaborating with faculty in the design of online and blended courses, in online teaching, and in coaching faculty for video recordings. He has a background in video production as well.
Interesting fact: Don traveled to New Zealand with a team of multi-national researchers to search for Giant Squid on behalf of the Smithsonian Institution and the Discovery Channel.
Sejal Vashi, MS, MPH
Sejal joins us from her most recent stint at the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda, where she was an e-Learning Specialist and Global Health Corps Fellow, designing and delivering training on HIV and TB, among other topics. Before that, Sejal was with the Devalle Institute for Emergency Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, training health professionals on emergency preparedness.
Sejal brings a great combination of an educational and experiential background in public health, teaching, and mathematics, along with her expertise in the design and production of online courses.
Interesting fact: Sejal staffed the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center to assist in coordinating public health and health care organizations during the Boston Bombings.
Don and Sejal are in the Kresge LL-19 suite, so please stop and say hello.