About Us


Karen Storin Linitz
Director of Academic Technology & Innovation
A-123 | (617) 975-9324

Like other ATIG staff, Karen has a passion for teaching and technology, which have been constants throughout her otherwise somewhat peripatetic career. She loves her work, especially when she can work with a professor to find a solution that both enhances learning and makes teaching more fun.

Karen came to Emmanuel in December 2011 from Harvard Law School, where she was Senior Learning Technologies Manager.  Before that, Karen spent many years as a law librarian and taught legal research at both Harvard and Georgetown.  Just for fun, Karen also spent a couple years as a labor and employment attorney at a large Boston firm where she lived on lattes and the free tuna sandwiches provided to sustain junior associates through their 12-hour days.

Karen received her BA, magna cum laude, from UMass Amherst, and also has a masters’ degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Information and a JD, cum laude, from Georgetown.  She loves to cook, knit, bike and drink coffee – not necessarily all at the same time.  Her spouse, Joe, is a lyricist who also teaches at Newbury College, and together they try to keep up with their seven-year-old twins Charlie and Danny.

Cynthia Brennan
Academic Technology Specialist
A-133 | (617) 264-7761

Cindy is dedicated to sharing her love of technology with the Emmanuel College community, helping to explore how new tools can be used in higher education. She is a librarian by training, having earned her MS studying library technology and digital preservation.

(Teodora) Teddy Hristov
Senior Instructional Strategies Specialist
A-121 | (617) 735-9836

Teddy loves collaborating on projects that foster excellence in learning and teaching. She works closely with faculty members to support the development and improvement of blended and online courses, based on accessed needs, pedagogical best practices and learning theory.

Teddy joined EC Academic Technology and Innovation Group (ATIG) in March 2014. She came from the Boston University Distance Education Office where she worked as an instructional designer developing online courses and programs. Teddy has both a M.Ed. in Instructional Design from UMASS Boston and a Master in Pedagogy from Sofia University, Bulgaria. She has a B.A./B.S. in Graphic Design.

She has interests in organizational development, learning, education, and instructional design and technology. Other goals of hers are to master watercolor painting and learn Spanish.