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Instructional Technology Consultants

Melissa A. Bassett

Melissa A. Bassett

Advanced Learning Technologies Consultant

Melissa A. Bassett, originally from Syracuse, New York, is currently studying in the School of International Service‘s Social Enterprise graduate program. With a Master’s degree in Arts Leadership Administrations from Syracuse University already under her belt, Melissa is excited to combine her interests into new projects and programs. These interests are in cultural studies, music/dance, community engagement, migration studies and international relations. In the future, she hopes to create creative, and cultural programs that assist in the preservation, integration and education of refugee culture during resettlement.
She is new to the area, and is looking forward to meet new people and professors, as well as new programs in, and around the D.C. area. Working as a CTRL consultant means teaching new techniques, learning new skills and being able to be a part of the greater university community. It is important to Melissa to find ways where professional discovery can grow, and believes that CTRL can fuel learning and discovery.
While usually very busy, Melissa enjoys playing any, and all, percussion instruments, bike riding, trying new food, watching many Sitcoms, knitting and the color yellow.

Areas of Expertise:
Google Drive, WordPress/EdSpace, Finale, Audacity, Garage Band, Survey Monkey, Microsoft Office Suite, Various educational music software (Practica Musica, Musition, etc).

Daniel Emirkhanian

Daniel Emirkhanian

Advanced Learning Technologies Consultant

Daniel Emirkhanian attends AU’s School of Public Affairs as a graduate student in Public Administration. After earning his undergraduate degree from Soka University of America, he joined a Californian State Senate campaign as a Field Organizer. The results of the election (and Hamilton) inspired him to travel to Peru and ultimately pursue an MPA with the goal of one day working in a political office.

Daniel loves learning about new technology, software, and seemingly pointless gadgets. Daniel is a self-taught user of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and can help you edit photos! He also has four years of audio visual and IT experience and is good at explaining computers.

Areas of Expertise:

Google Drive, Google Extensions, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Green Teaching Program