Assistant Director of Faculty Programs and Services, CUIMC
As the CTL’s assistant director of faculty programs and services at CUIMC, Corey’s role is to provide comprehensive teaching support for faculty at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Corey’s focus is on applying education theory to classroom practice to create accessible, equitable and student-centered learning environments.
Corey received his Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University. Corey has been involved in discipline-based educational research for more than 10 years and has extensive experience developing, managing and assessing innovative education related programs in higher ed. Corey was biology faculty (Rochester Institute of Technology) before shifting his focus to work with faculty on adopting evidence-based educational practices. He served as director of integrated academic support programs for the Rutgers University Learning Centers where he was a cofounder of the Teaching Excellence Network which seeks to empower faculty agency around teaching. Corey is also very passionate about social justice education and helped co-found the Access Network, an organization which brings together student-lead diversity, equity and inclusion programs in the physical sciences.
In his spare time Corey is an avid rock climber, sailor, and collector of rare books (natural sciences). Corey has also been involved with Siberian husky rescue organizations for more than 15 years and currently has 2 beautiful dogs.