Erica Holan Lucci is an Instructional Design Specialist (formerly the Canvas Migration Coordinator) for the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. She has close to two decades of learning and teaching experience in academe. Erica’s instructional design experience is underpinned by the use of use of educational technologies to support authentically purposed, project-based, motivational and engaged pedagogical practice. Her experience as an online instructor for more than five years in combination with her background studying social and cognitive theory contribute to Erica's ability to work with subject matter experts from a variety of content areas. She recognizes the importance of the learning objectives being enhanced, not replaced, by innovative learning styles and educational technologies, and infuses this understanding into each (course) development project she emphatically takes on.
She received a B.A. in Elementary Education, an M.A. in Reading Specialization, and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Kean University. A recent Ph.D. in Education graduate from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Erica's research interests include digital literacies, innovative pedagogies (e.g. through the use of video games, geocaching/geolocation), project and game based learning, gamification, multimodal approaches to instruction, teaching with technology, and online education.