Ariel Fleurimond

Adjunct Lecturer
(585) 395-2205
Office: Brown Building 210 A


In 2005, Ariel Fleurimond began her first assignment as an NYU student observer in a 2nd-grade class for NYC Park Avenue elementary school. Soon after, she began facilitating small groups within ICT Special Education classes at Brooklyn New School, and she has been working in education ever since.

Ariel is currently adjunct faculty at Columbia University and SUNY Brockport. She is also the Senior Director of Instructional Design and Curriculum Support at Columbia University, where she manages teams of associate directors, instructional designers, course developers, and instructional design interns in the design, end-to-end development, and project management of online and hybrid courses at Columbia University.

Ariel and her team partner with both internal and external faculty to manage launch timelines, align course learning objectives with activities and content, develop syllabi, storyboard engaging activities and media, and build and test robust Canvas course sites.

Prior to becoming a Senior Director, Ariel held various roles at Columbia University, including Director, Associate Director, Instructional designer/Faculty Development Specialist, and Course Developer. Ariel has helped develop courses in the School of Social Work, Technology Management, Applied Analytics, Strategic Communication, Information and Knowledge Strategy, Human Captial Management, SPS’ High School Program, and Union Theological Seminary. She has also worked on special projects in faculty development and conference presentations in coaching, professional development, executive education, and human resource leadership for the office of the former Columbia SPS Dean.

Ariel’s current research interests revisit some that work and touch on related fields of study, including online learning, change management, support strategy development, and the future of work. Ariel’s previous research focused on key questions in K-12 education and teacher performance in a changing educational landscape.

During her spare time, Ariel enjoys a handful of passion projects such as voice acting, creating traditional and vector art, musical endeavors, crochet, and gaming. In addition to these activities, Ariel served on the Board of Directors for B~STEM, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting educational access, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Ariel also served on the advisory board for We Connect the Dots, Inc., a Long Island-based organization dedicated to supporting students’ aspirations in STEAM-related fields and higher education.


  • [In progress] Ed.D – Instructional Technology and Media. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • M.A. in Educational Technology. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
  • M.A. in Art Education, Curriculum & Instruction (NYS Certification K-12). Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
  • B.A. in Psychology with minors in General Education and Computer Science/Applications. New York University, New York, NY.

Areas of Specialty

  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Faculty Support and Training
  • Front-end Web Programming
  • Art Education, Graphic Design, and Illustration
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Educational Technology
  • Higher Education
  • Managing Cross-Functional Teams
  • Project Management in Instructional Design

Courses Taught

  • Instructional Design Theories (EDI 517)
  • Critical Digital Literacies (EDI 729)