Don Carter has directed the e-Learning Center since 2003. Prior to coming to Northern Arizona University, he served as director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center at Seton Hall University, where he was instrumental in their university-wide laptop program, curriculum redesign initiatives, and faculty fellows program. At Randolph College, Don was founding director of both the Office of Academic Computing and the Ethyl Math and Science Resource Center. Don teaches in the Master of Administration program at NAU and previously taught mathematics, computer science, and building design & graphics at NAU, Randolph College, and Yavapai College.
Larry MacPhee is an Associate Director at e-Learning, where he manages the work of the six Instructional Technologists and coordinates, develops, and delivers Faculty Training. He has a background in Science Education, has a Masters degree in Biology, and has been thinking about creative ways to use technology for teaching since the early days of personal computing. His professional interests include usability and interface design, web design, computer troubleshooting, learning space design, and science and technology instruction. He currently teaches Bio 100L, a fully online lab science class.
Lorraine Elder is an Associate Director at NAU's e-Learning Center, where she coordinates the work of the Creative Design and Instructional Design groups. She has a background in project management, information architecture, interface design, graphic design, web design, and photography. After beginning her career in academia at the University of Alaska, she worked in the software development, publishing, and corporate training industries for more than a decade before returning to higher education in 2002.
Dan Stoffel, M.Ed. Educational Technology, is an Associate Director of the e-Learning Center. He serves as the lead administrator of the Blackboard Learn course management system and coordinates dedicated technical support for faculty using Bb Learn and other instructional technologies. Dan has worked in student activities at the University of Illinois and for an academic quiz game before being hired by Information Technology Services at NAU in 1998 to launch the Academic Computing Help Desk. He has been with the e-Learning Center since 2005.
Wally Nolan is an Instructional Designer at NAU's e-Learning Center and has held a number of positions at the Center over the years. He holds an M.Ed. Secondary Education. Before coming to NAU, he taught for eight years at Leupp Schools, Inc., in Leupp, Arizona.
John Doherty is an Instructional Designer at the e-Learning Center. He holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and has taught an NAU Honors seminar in Critical Reading and Writing. He currently teaches a blended course in the First-Year Seminar program.
Instructional Technologist, Lead
Sharon Gorman is a lead instructional technologist at NAU's e-Learning Center. She is also a doctoral student in the Education Leadership program at NAU. Sharon is the primary IT contact for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Instructional Technologist, Lead
Matthew Minister is a lead instructional technologist at NAU's e-Learning Center. He started designing and building online courses in the mid 1990s. While at NAU during the last ten years, he has helped faculty incorporate technology in both their online and in-person classes. Matt has been active in the Faculty Development's Inclusive Design Community of Practice and is the Co-Chair of NAU's Commission for Disability Access and Design (CDAD). Matt also participates in a collaborative effort across NAU, ASU, and U of A to increase awareness and adoption of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) practices at Arizona's major public universities. Matt is the primary IT contact for the WA Franke College of Business.
Linda Neff is an Instructional Technologist with the e-Learning Center at Northern Arizona University. In addition, she has been an anthropologist since 1992 with a current research emphasis in Mesoamerican agricultural practices. She has earned an M.A. in Anthropology and a graduate certificate in Professional Writing and Educational Technology. She has consulted in online curriculum development since 1996. Her areas of expertise include education research, project management, teaching, professional writing, K-16 curriculum development, staff development, and multimedia production. Linda is the primary IT contact for the College of Arts and Letters.
Jerry Gile has been an Instructional Technologist at NAU's e-Learning Center since 2006. He provides support for the W. A. Franke College of Business and the School of Communication. He is expert in using Blackboard Learn and other instructional technologies, such as classroom response systems (clickers). Jerry has a degree in Broadcast Production and occasionally teaches for the School of Communication. He has worked in distance learning since 1992, and has more than a decade of experience in instructional television. Jerry is the primary IT contact for the College of Health and Human Services.
Drew Ned is an Instructional Technologist with the e-Learning Center at Northern Arizona University. He provides support for College of Health & Human Services, School of Forestry, and School of Hotel Restaurant Management. Drew is the primary IT contact for the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences.
Ann Randall came to NAU in 2012 from Boise State University, where she was the Distance Education Faculty Development Coordinator. She holds M.S. and Ed.S. degrees from the University of Idaho, where she is currently enrolled in the Adult and Organizational Learning and Leadership doctoral program. Prior to earning her graduate degrees, she worked 10 years for the State of Oregon's Workers' Compensation Division. Ann is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and active in two of its special interest groups: a charter member of Applied Research in Virtual Environments and Learning (ARVEL), and webmaster for Qualitative Research. Ann is the primary IT contact for the College of Education.
Support Systems Analyst
Creative Design Group Lead
Stephanie McCarthy manages the Creative Design Group within the e-Learning Center at NAU. Her expertise is in graphic design, print design, web design, branding/marketing, and media accessibility. She serves as a mentor and art director for the creative design staff and student designers.
Ken Grett is a Multimedia Designer at the e-Learning Center. Ken has a diverse background in design ranging from advertising to educational media. Ken can help you with graphic design, illustration, animation, photography, interactive media, video, audio, editing and production.
Jeanette Roe is a Multimedia Technical Designer in the e-Learning Center. Working with the Creative Design Group, she creates custom video and interactive works, web and print graphics and collateral, and processes audio and video in support of classroom instruction. Prior to coming to NAU, Jeanette worked professionally as an Exhibit and Print designer in addition to teaching Digital Design at Mesa Community College.