Director, COIL Consulting
Jon Rubin was Founder and served as Director of the SUNY COIL Center from 2006-2017. He directed the National Endowment for the Humanities funded: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities (2010-13), which engaged 47 U.S. and international universities in COIL course development. He also led the COIL Center’s award program with the American Council for Education supporting Technology to Internationalize (2013-14), he directed the COIL Center’s Stevens Initiative project in the MENA region (2016-17) and launched the State Department funded US-Mexico Multistate COIL Project which linked 18 Mexican higher education institutions with 18 US campuses.
Rubin previously taught at Bard College and MIT and was an Associate Professor of Film/New Media at SUNY Purchase where he developed a Cross-Cultural Video course in which SUNY students co-produced videos with students in Turkey, Russia, Mexico, Belarus, Lithuania, and Germany. His films have been shown internationally and his Floating Cinema surprised viewers at nighttime waterfront screenings at many venues in the US and abroad. He received Guggenheim, NEA, Ford and Fulbright fellowships. Recently he created COIL Consulting (coilconsult.com) to support and provide resources for universities launching their own COIL initiatives. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Monday, May 28
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM