The COHLIT Team
A Loyal Son (LC, SCI ’99), Christopher Valera is responsible for the technical operations and system administration of Rutgers Online, the Instructure Canvas Learning Management System, and the Pearson eCollege Learning Management System. His areas of responsibility include IT staff leadership, instructional technology, vendor management, IT project management, application development, data management, and the help desk. Christopher works closely with University leadership, central administration, academic units, and strategic partners in new product discovery, system integration, and delivering tools to the online learning community at Rutgers. Christopher was previously the Assistant Director - IT of IT @ Continuing Studies (IT@CS), Rutgers University.
Yuri is a senior application developer at the Center for Online Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT). He is responsible for the development and maintenance of onsite applications and integration with University Learning Management Systems. He also brings his knowledge in project management, web development and systems administration for over 10 years before joining Division of Continuing Studies in 2014. Yuri has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and has a huge love for soccer.
David is an Instructional Technology Specialist, and has been a part of the Division of Continuing Studies since 2008. He is a proud Rutgers alumnus (LC’07) with a passion for learning, and a dedication to providing outstanding customer service. Certified in ITIL® Foundations, Quality Matters (QM) trained, and a VoiceThread Certified Educator, he strives to foster best practices in service management in order to achieve a welcoming environment to both engage and energize faculty and student success. He also brings his knowledge of web, graphic and multimedia design to on-demand training and documentation. Serving as the University’s administrator for many technology tools, David offers a unique blend of knowledge in Kaltura, Turnitin, Voicethread, Campus Pack, Canvas, and eCollege.
Eric Zhuang joined the Center for Online & Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies team as a developer. He is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Economics at Rutgers University. Eric is currently developing and maintaining various internal website applications within the Rutgers network.