Staff Profiles

Administrative Staff

Don Carter

Don Carter
Director

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 and graphics at NAU, Randolph College, and Yavapai College.


Larry MacPhee

Larry MacPhee
Associate Director

Larry MacPhee is an Associate Director at NAU's e-Learning Center, and was the director of NAU's Center for Technology Enhanced Learning from 2001 until its merger with e-Learning in 2006. He has a background in science research and education, has a Masters degree in Biology, and has been promoting creative instructional uses of technology since the early days of personal computing. His professional interests include thinking and speaking about technology trends, technical writing, usability and interface design, web design, computer troubleshooting, learning space design, and science and technology instruction. He currently teaches Bio 100L, a fully online, hands-on, lab science class.


Lorraine Elder

Lorraine Elder
Associate Director

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. She holds an M.S. in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.A. in Public Communications from the University of Alaska - Anchorage.


Dan Stoffel

Dan Stoffel
Associate Director

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.


Debbie Shepard

Debbie Shepard
Administrative Associate

Debbie Shepard is the e-Learning Center's Administrative Associate. She also is a fine artist whose drawings have been exhibited locally. She enjoys exploring artistic uses of computers.


Erin Shelley

Erin Shelley
LMS Administrator

Erin Shelley is a Blackboard Learn administrator for the e-Learning Center. In nearly two decades at NAU, Erin has worked with faculty on a variety of projects, from web courses to web sites.


Instructional Staff

Wally Nolan

Wally Nolan
Instructional Designer

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

John Doherty
Instructional Designer

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.


Sharon Gorman

Sharon Gorman
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.


Matt Minister

Matt Minister
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

Linda Neff
Instructional Technologist

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

Jerry Gile
Instructional Technologist

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

Drew Ned
Instructional Technologist

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.


Flower Darby

Flower Darby
Instructional Technologist

Flower Darby is an Instructional Technologist in NAU's e-Learning Center. She holds an M.A. in English Literature and has taught literature and composition classes at NAU since 1996, specialising in online and blended courses. In her role with e-Learning, she works with NAU faculty to effectively design online, blended and web-enhanced classes using Bb Learn. Flower is the primary IT contact for the College of Education.


Technical Staff

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Micah Hunter
Support Systems Analyst

Micah Hunter is the Support Systems Analyst for NAU's e-Learning Center.


Stephanie McCarthy

Stephanie McCarthy
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

Ken Grett
Creative Designer

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

Jeanette Roe
Creative Designer

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.