Staff Profiles

Administrative Staff

Don Carter

Don Carter
Director

Don Carter has directed the e-Learning Center since 2003. Before coming to Northern Arizona University, he was 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 the e-Learning Center and was the director of Northern Arizona University's Center for Technology Enhanced Learning from 2001 until its merger with the e-Learning Center 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 the 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 and user experience, graphic design, and web design. 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 educationat Northern Arizona University in 2002. She holds an M.S. in Technical Communication and a Graphics Certificate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She also earned a B.A. in Public Communications with an emphasis in photography and a minor in anthropology from the University of Alaska.


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 worked in student activities at the University of Illinois and for an academic quiz game before being hired by Information Technology Services at Northern Arizona University 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 Northern Arizona University, Erin has worked with faculty on a variety of projects, including web courses, websites, and training.


Instructional Staff

Wally Nolan

Wally Nolan
Instructional Designer

Wally Nolan is an Instructional Designer at the 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 Northern Arizona University, he taught for eight years at Leupp Schools, Inc., in Leupp, Arizona.


John Doherty

John Doherty
Instructional Designer

Dr. John J. Doherty is a lead Instructional Designer at the e-Learning Center. His doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction is from Northern Arizona University. He also holds degrees in Library Science from the University of Arizona, Arthurian Literature from the University of Wales, and English Literature from the University of Ulster. He has written articles and book chapters and presented locally, nationally, and internationally on technology practices in higher education, including blended learning course design, student engagement, and best practices in honors and first-year seminars programs. John also teaches in these programs, with a content focus on Arthurian literature and legend. He sometimes teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on film, library science, online learning technologies, and instructional design.


Sharon Gorman

Sharon Gorman
Instructional Technologist, Lead

Dr. Sharon Gorman is a lead instructional technologist at the e-Learning Center. She supports faculty in using a variety of ed tech tools, including web conferencing software, such as Blackboard Collaborate and Google Hangouts; media production software, such as Camtasia, GarageBand, Audacity, iMovie, Explain Everything, and Educreations; and blogging, content management, and learning management software, such as Google Sites, Moodle, and WordPress. She is interested in pedagogies and technologies that facilitate greater interactivity and social connection in online, blended, or in-person classes, and she is a certified Peer Reviewer for the Quality Matters Program. Sharon earned an Ed.D. with distinction in Educational Leadership and Foundations at Northern Arizona University. Her research focused on how female students and students of color navigate engineering programs. 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 the e-Learning Center. He started designing and building online courses in the mid 1990s. At Northern Arizona University since 2004, he helps faculty incorporate technology in their online, blended, and in-person classes. Matt has been active in the Inclusive Design Community of Practice organized by the office of Faculty Professional Development, and he is a member and former co-chair of NAU's Commission for Disability Access and Design (CDAD). Matt also participates in a collaborative effort across NAU, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona 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 W. A. Franke College of Business.


Linda Neff

Linda Neff
Instructional Technologist

Linda Neff is an Instructional Technologist at the e-Learning Center. In addition, she has been an anthropologist since 1992 with a current research emphasis in Mesoamerican agricultural practices. She 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 interest 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 the 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 he 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 at the e-Learning Center. 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 at NAU's e-Learning Center. She holds an M.A. in English Literature and has taught literature and composition classes at NAU since 1996, specializing 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.


Creative & Technical Staff

Stephanie McCarthy

Stephanie McCarthy
Creative Design Group Lead

Stephanie McCarthy manages the e-Learning Center's Creative Design Group. 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 in the e-Learning Center's Creative Design Group. 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's Creative Design Group. She creates custom video and interactive media, web and print graphics and collateral, and processes audio and video in support of classroom instruction. Before coming to Northern Arizona University, Jeanette worked professionally as an Exhibit and Print designer and she also taught Digital Design at Mesa Community College.

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Vacant Position
Support Systems Analyst, Sr.

The Support Systems Analyst, Sr. position for NAU's e-Learning Center is currently vacant.