David Hirsch is Director of Academic IT Strategy for the Center for Teaching & Learning, where he focuses on the research, formulation and strategic planning of technology-based solutions that support Yale’s educational mission. He also serves on a variety of campus committees and working groups, including the Advisory Committee on Students and Employees with Disabilities and Language Study Committee. David came to Yale in 2002 as Associate Director and Senior Course Developer for the Center for Media and Instructional Innovation, where he managed a development team focused on online educational initiatives. He has been a campus leader in the exploration of various learning management systems and oversaw the design and production of outward-facing projects such as Open Yale Courses. He held previous positions at Northeastern University’s Educational Technology Center and Harcourt Higher Education, the first fully online university licensed by the State of Massachusetts, and was on the faculty of English at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Harvard University.