Photo Description: Alexander Lester at the Black Scranton Project's Juneteenth Jubilee.
Alexander (Alex) Lester is an Instructional Designer at the Labouré College of Healthcare, where he partners with faculty to assess student learning needs and analyze existing online instructional materials and works with faculty and IT staff to identify ways the LMS can advance teaching goals, expand learning activities, assessment strategies, and collaboration opportunities. Partners with faculty to assess student learning needs and analyze existing online instructional materials.
Alex has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at various schools where he has taught humanities and social sciences courses. As an educator, he has a track record of providing high-quality, online, and face-to-face instruction across many disciplines to widely diverse groups of learners. He has an outcomes-driven approach to pedagogy that emphasizes teaching material as praxis—heavily leaning into critical and feminist pedagogical practices.
Alex received an A.S. in Human Services from Lackawanna College, a B.A. in Philosophy (with a minor in ethics) from Misericordia University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching from Bowling Green State University, and a PGCert in Philosophy of Education from the University of Winchester. He is currently working on an M.A. in Computing in Education from Columbia University, Teacher's College. His research interests include media used in education, applied critical digital pedagogy, institutions' resistance to disruption/adoption of technology, and the effects that faculty precarity has on student learning.
In his free time, he enjoys herding his 3-year-old chihuahua Henry Benjamin, being in nature, listening to audiobooks, traveling, eating delicious vegetarian food, and getting excited about pretty much everything and anything. He loves Starbucks, 90's Sitcoms, PBS NewsHour, and is shamelessly a fan of all things Christmas; this includes a deep yet un-ironic passion for Hallmark Christmas Movies.