Whether your community thrives with hands-on intensive workshops or moderately interactive presentations, you can engage with Tori to craft a customized experience that meets your needs.


  • Creative Teaching Across the Curriculum with AI Assistance
  • Game-Based Learning: The ALLURE Method of Design
  • Leveraging Research-Based Principles for Collaborative Learning
  • A Trio of Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Assessment Principles and Practices for Faculty and Student Success
  • Teacher as Benevolent Provocateur
  • Role-Playing to Engage Empathy & Varied Perspectives
victoria mondelli phd - teaching

Dr. Victoria Mondelli is a fantastic speaker! I invited her to be our opening speaker for the Lecture Breakers Virtual Summer Conference, and she immediately created a welcoming and engaging space for everyone to participate and learn together. During her session, she shared practical teaching strategies and creative course design ideas while engaging the audience and giving us time to practice and reflect. It can be so challenging to create this type of learning environment online, but Dr. Mondelli did it with ease and professionalism."

– Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D., Host of the Lecture Breakers Podcast & Summer Conference

Tori Mondelli’s passionate commitment to student success through engaging teaching practices shines through in everything she says and does. Tori’s enthusiastic focus on pedagogically purposeful, playful active learning is both unique and impactful. Faculty audiences are sure to glean individualized and practical strategies to energize their teaching practice and revitalize student learning and engagement."

– Flower Darby Author of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes
Assistant Dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies at Northern Arizona University

Victoria Mondelli is a five-star educational development dynamo! She brings expertise, evidence-based practices, and boundless energy to every project and event. Tori is that rare breed of scholarly professional who is super-smart AND possesses exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. She is a high-energy facilitator and presenter who offers truly productive, meaningful faculty development—and she always helps everyone have some fun along the way."

– Jessamyn Neuhaus, Ph.D. Author of Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to Be Effective Teachers
Professor of U.S. History & Popular Culture
Interim Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
SUNY Plattsburgh

Tori Mondelli has developed exceptional strategies for implementing game-based learning in a way that engages students cognitively through pedagogically sound instructional practices. Her approach allows students to have compelling and meaningful experiences while keeping learning goals front and center."

– Timothy Schaffer, Ph.D. Senior Educational Technologist
New York University

Over the years of seeing Tori in action, I can say without a doubt that she is a consummate professional with a methodical approach to faculty development, but (and this is the hard part) she makes it fun, active, and relevant."

– Matt LewisInstructional Design & Multimedia Manager
School of Professional Studies
City University of New York

Watching participants in Tori’s “Allure of Play” workshop interact both with her and with each other was amazing! You could tell everyone came to deeply understand the great power of implementing game-based learning into their curricula through a very engaging first-hand experience."

– Dr. Danna Wren
Senior Director, Academic Technologies
University of Missouri System

Dr. Mondelli helped me develop a dynamic playful activity to support the inclusion of all student voices in my social work courses. She helped me to consider pre- and post-testing of this idea and fine-tune the concept to ensure comprehensive student engagement. Dr. Mondelli's desire to support and encourage others is both uplifting and inspirational. She reminded me of the fun and joy that teaching brings! "



Associate Professor
Marist College



Opening Session for Lecture Breakers Summer Conference, Virtual

"Unleashing Creativity with The ALLURE of Play for Learning Game Design"

Decoding the Disciplines Conference, Aachen, Germany

"Applying the Decoding Paradigm to Learning Game Design"

Keynote Session at 6th International Conference on Education–Prince Songhkla University, Thailand

"Skillful Teaching for Equitable Learning: Flexible and Creative Designs"

POD Network Institute, Virtual

"Directors as Catalysts: Transformative Pathways for Center and Professional Growth."

Temple University Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence, Virtual

"Fostering Inclusion with Playful Instructional Design."

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Virtual Simul-live Session

“Games & Learning—Pandemic Edition.”

EDUCAUSE Webinar, Virtual

"Now More than Ever: Caring, Student-Centered, and Adaptive Pedagogies."

AAC&U Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

“Promoting Adjunct Excellence with the New Student Majority.”

POD Network Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

“Design Moves: Best Practices for Learning Games and Online Teaching.”

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, St. Louis, MO

“Next Generation Curriculum Mapping: Making Teaching and Learning Visible.”

Wakonse Conference on College Teaching, Shelby, MI

“What’s Your Game Plan?!”

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Anaheim, CA

“The ALLURE of Play: A Learning Game Design Workshop.”

CUNY Games Conference 4.0., City University of New York, The Graduate Center, New York, NY

“The ALLURE of Play: A Learning Game Design Workshop for Educators.”

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

"Leading Academic Transformation, Roundtable Discussion."

Pace University Inaugural Retention Conference – Going the Extra Mile

"Maximizing Teaching Effectiveness and Student Learning."

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium, Mount Royal University, Banff, Canada

“Decoding the Disciplines Applied to Game-Based Learning.”

Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness Conference, Nyack College, NY

“Engaging Students to Optimize the Learning Environment."

Faculty Institute, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA

“Evidence-based Instructional Practices.”

AAC&U Conference on Diversity, Learning, and Student Success in Philadelphia, PA

“Engaging Students to Optimize the Learning Environment.”

CUNY Games Festival, New York, NY

“There and Back Again with Skill and Drill Games: When to Use Them or Look Elsewhere.”


“Searching for ‘Free and Better’:  Evaluating the Efficacy of Open Educational Resources."

CUNY Games Festival, New York, NY

“Decoding the Disciplines with Game-Based Learning.”

SoTL Commons, Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA

“Decoding the Disciplines with Game-Based Learning.”

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