Merrell Norden joined the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation in 2019 and is now the Director of Online Education. Merrell supports OTLI's teams to help promote excellence in teaching and learning, advance a culture of educational innovation, and help the University navigate the changing landscape of online education.
Merrell also supports the Science of Learning Research (SOLER) Initiative, a cross-disciplinary research hub dedicated to advancing and supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning at Columbia.
Prior to this role, she worked at Columbia Video Network (CVN), the online learning division of Columbia Engineering, as a Course Designer.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Barnard College.