Staff Directory


Michael R. Meyer

Center Director

B.S Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

M.S. Physics, University of Minnesota-Duluth

(906) 487-1708
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library


  • 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

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Jean Straw DeClerck

Instructional Design & Assessment Specialist

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

(906) 487-3041
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library


  • 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
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library


  • Specializes in the design, development and improvement of online learning courses
  • Provides instructional design services and teaches current best practices for teaching and learning online
  • Lead support for the Canvas Learning Management System
  • Specializes in and assists with the development and improvement of online learning degree and certificate programs
  • Conducts training sessions and designs and delivers workshops and instructional materials covering online learning course design and development and Learning Management Systems use
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Margaret A. Landsparger

Testing Center Coordinator

B.S. Recreation - Northern Michigan University

(906) 487-1001
226 Van Pelt and Opie Library


  • Coordinates the Testing Center and Rekhi testing lab
  • Manages a base of graduate student proctors

Sylvia Matthews

Advisor for Exploring Students

M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Washington State University

(906) 487-3058
102 Walker


  • Directs IGSC3 (International GTA Assistance Program)
  • Works with international graduate students to promote communication, teaching, and cultural exchange
  • Hires, educates and supervises undergraduate IGSC3 coaches
  • Directs General Sciences and Arts Program and serves as the Undeclared Advisor on campus
  • Teaches Exploring Majors at Michigan Tech

Nancy Seely

Associate Director

M.A. in European History, University of Delaware

(906) 487-1896
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library


  • Oversees the faculty evaluation system
  • Evaluates the Language Assessment and teaching practices of the international GTAs
  • Manages the office budget
  • Manages the teaching awards process and organizes the annual banquet
Jeff Tooronaian

Jeff Toorongian

Associate Director and Senior Educational Technologist,
Accessible Technology Coordinator

M. Educational Technology- Boise State University

Graduate Certificate, Online Teaching- Boise State University

(906) 487-1900
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library


  • 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 and the Panopto-Huskycast video platform
  • Provides instructional design services and promotes pedagogies to support online and blended teaching practices
  • Campus administrator, Panopto-Huskycast video platform
  • Supervises eLearning student academic support team
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Linda S. Wanless

Senior Lecturer

PhD. Post-Secondary and Adult Education, Capella University

(906) 487-4592
219 Van Pelt and Opie Library


  • Assists with lecture capture support.
  • Provides support for faculty in Canvas, iClickers and classroom technology.
  • Holds joint teaching appointment in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Enjoys researching emerging learning environments and pedagogical approaches.