Elaine Kaye

Instructional Designer , Assistant Professor

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Building: Carrier Library
MSC: 1702

Department: Digital Projects

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

About me

“Knowledge rooted in experience shapes what we value and as a consequence how we know what we know as well as how we use what we know.”

bell hooks, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom


As an instructional designer, I’m interested in (and grounded by the influence of) critical instructional design, critical digital pedagogy, open pedagogy, curriculum design and development, equity-based teaching, and social justice pedagogy. I enjoy collaborating with faculty and students on all kinds of creative projects through consultation and programming. I also have experience teaching undergraduate courses and continuing education courses in both face-to-face and online environments. 

In all that I do, I’m interested, open, and committed to valuing experience and understanding other ways of knowing. Bring your ideas – the bigger and “wilder” the better. I hope to collaborate with you soon so that we can learn together!  

About Digital Projects

We build partnerships with faculty and students to design learning experiences that leverage critical instructional design and critical digital pedagogy. Through the lens of social justice and using equity-based strategies, we support faculty and students as they design, implement, and evaluate digital projects that enhance, transform, and promote scholarship, teaching, and learning.