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Jon Rubin

COIL Consulting
Brooklyn, NY
Jon Rubin was Founder and 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), and 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 peer US campuses.
Rubin previously was 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 waterfront screenings in the US and internationally. He received Guggenheim, NEA and Fulbright fellowships. Recently he created COIL Consulting (coilconsult.com) to support universities launching their own COIL initiatives. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.