Staff Directory

Director

Michael R. Meyer

Center Director

906-487-2046
mrmeyer@mtu.edu
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library

Specialties

  • Directs and coordinates center activities with those of other campus units
  • Holds pedagogical consultations with faculty and staff from all departments
  • Promotes new faculty development tools, training, and opportunities
  • Coordinates initiatives to support teaching and learning, such as the university testing center
  • Holds joint appointment as physics senior lecturer

Staff Listing

Jean Straw DeClerck

Instructional Design & Assessment Specialist

M.S. - Rhetoric & Technical Communications, Michigan Technological University

906-487-3041
jsdecler@mtu.edu
230 Van Pelt and Opie Library

Specialties

  • Designs and delivers workshops in instructional technologies, pedagogical practices and course design
  • Provides advanced support for Canvas as well as other learning and collaboration tools
  • Assists faculty and programs in assessment plans that enable evidence-based action for meeting learning goals
  • Promotes collegial, knowledge-sharing initiatives to improve instructional practices across disciplines

Thomas Freeman

Senior Instructional Designer

MA - Education, The George Washington University

906-487-3026
tfreeman@mtu.edu
231 Van Pelt and Opie Library

Specialties

  • Specializes in the design, development and improvement of online learning courses
  • Provides instructional design services for teaching and learning online
  • Provides advanced support for the Canvas Learning Management System
  • Assists with the development and improvement of online learning degree and certificate programs

Alex Guth

Instructional Support Specialist

PhD - Geology, Michigan Technological University

Specialties

  • Works with faculty to help build blended and online course elements in Canvas
  • Will be teaching an online course for the Geology Department this fall

Sylvia Matthews

Program Director, International GTA Assistance Program

906-487-3058
samatthe@mtu.edu
102 Walker

Specialties

  • Directs IGTAAP (International GTA Assistance Program)
  • Works with international graduate students to promote communication, teaching, and cultural exchange
  • Hires, educates and supervises undergraduate IGTAAP coaches
  • Directs General Sciences and Arts Program and serves as the Undeclared Advisor on campus
  • Teaches SA 1000--Sciences and Arts Explorations

A. Gay Schultz

Office Assistant 3

906-487-2046
agschult@mtu.edu
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library

Specialties

  • Provides clerical support
  • Assists with the faculty evaluation system
  • Schedules and administers the SPEAK Test

Nancy Seely

Associate Director

906-487-2046
nsseely@mtu.edu
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library

Specialties

  • Oversees the faculty evaluation system
  • Evaluates SPEAK Tests and mini lessons of international GTAs
  • Manages the office budget
  • Coordinates and conducts classroom visitations
  • Manages the teaching awards process and organizes the annual banquet
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Jeff Toorongian

Senior Educational Technologist

M.ET. - Boise State University

906-487-1900
jetooron@mtu.edu
232 Van Pelt and Opie Library

Specialties

  • Specializes in development and production of video content for instructional contexts
  • Identifies and leverages technologies in support of course-level and university-wide learning goals
  • Develops message design solutions to promote learning outcomes
  • Provides advanced support for the Canvas Learning Management System
  • Provides instructional design services and promotes pedagogies to support online and blended teaching practices
  • Supervises eLearning student academic support team

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