Amelia (she/her) is a Learning Designer at the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning (CDIL) atBoston College. With close to a decade of experience in training and curriculum development,including three years offering direct support to educators harnessing emerging technologies toenrich student-centered learning experiences, Amelia holds a deep passion for developing andguiding programming which is vibrant, accessible, and equitable.

Prior to joining the learning design team at Boston College, Amelia supported faculty inthe advancement of transformative, inclusive, and impactful teaching and learning across alldisciplines and modalities as an Instructional Designer in the Office of Teaching and Learning atthe University of Denver. As a designer, educator, and researcher, she is experienced inadapting and implementing curriculum, infusing teaching and learning approaches witheducational technology, and employing creative problem solving to constantly improveinclusivity in learning environments. She facilitates educational climates of growth andempowerment by blending strengths-based approaches, games industry research, learningpsychology, and anti-oppression frameworks. Amelia has a proven record of success in facultydevelopment and support due to her transparent teamworking style, and won’t shy away fromcollaboratively investigating the more complex and thorny challenges facing 21 st centuryteaching and learning!

Amelia’s background is highly interdisciplinary (concentrated around trauma-informedpedagogy and the effective gamification of learning), and her teaching experience spans K-12,undergraduate, graduate, and adult learning in both formal and informal learning settings.Amelia earned a BA in English and BBA in Business Administration from the University of SanDiego, and was lucky to spend time in community with other advocates and educators througha Fulbright Fellowship (Calcutta) and a Fellowship in Spirituality and Social Change (GTUBerkeley), prior to completing her MA in Literary Studies at Goldsmiths College, University ofLondon.

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Amelia Gentile-Mathew
Learning Designer