Erin DeSilva is the Senior Director, Learning, Design, and Innovation in ITC at Dartmouth College. She works with a team of talented learning designers and educational technologists to support faculty in their course design as well as to manage the technology that helps facilitate student learning. Prior to joining Dartmouth in 2015, Erin worked as an Instructional Designer at Brown University and an Educational Technologist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where her responsibilities included training and supporting faculty, designing and building courses, and other front-end infrastructure support. Erin has been involved in NERCOMP since 2009, facilitating SIG/Professional Development Opportunities and serving on the conference Program Committee, where she is currently vice-chair of the 2021 Annual Conference. She has led NERCOMP sessions on learning management systems, collaborative writing, assessment technologies, library/IT collaboration, and accessibility, among other topics. Erin is also a beneficiary of NERCOMP’s member services, and a strong believer in NERCOMP’s inspirational ability to lift up individuals while excelling in the innovation and important maintenance of the consortium.
As an instructional designer and academic technology specialist, Erin supported LMS and other educational technologies, including front-end support, faculty development and training. As a leader of her department, she provided strategic direction, overseen purchasing and contract negotiation, and served as a liaison between ITC, faculty, and academic leadership throughout the pandemic crisis.
Erin earned her Bachelor’s degree at Simmons College and her Master’s degree in Educational Media at Boston University. She lives in Norwich, VT with her husband Jerry and children Ben and Josie. She owes so much to NERCOMP that she is thrilled to chair the 2022 Annual Conference and hopes through her time on the Board to enable others to experience the value she has gained from this organization.