Staff Directory

Director

Jeff Toorongian

Jeff Toorongian

  • Director - William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Campus ICT Accessibility Coordinator

Education and Certifications

• M. Educational Technology, Boise State University
• Graduate Certificate, Online Teaching, Boise State University
• Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)

Specialties

  • Directs Center activities within and across campus.
  • Champions initiatives to support teaching and learning
  • Provides leadership for Accessible Technology Working Group (ATWG)
  • Provides advanced support for the Canvas Learning Management System, Panopto-Huskycast video platform, and iClicker student response system, and other EdTech tools.

Staff Listing

Angela Cooke

Angela Cooke

  • Assistant to the Associate Provost & Budget Manager

Specialties

  • Provides administrative support to the Center for Teaching and Learning, Enterprise Program, Husky Innovate, and Pavlis Honors College
  • Forecasts, reconciles, and manages department budgets
  • Coordinates department-related reimbursements and budget transfers
  • Processes employment forms and resolves payroll issues
  • Processes purchase and blanket orders
Jean DeClerck

Jean Straw DeClerck

  • Instructional Design & Assessment Specialist

Education

MS in Rhetoric & Technical Communications, Michigan Technological University

Specialties

  • Designs and delivers workshops in instructional technologies, pedagogical practices and course design
  • 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

Thomas Freeman

  • Sr. Instructional Designer, Online Learning Specialist, Adjunct Instructor

Education

Master of Arts -Education and Human Dev.
The George Washington University

Specialties

  • 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
  • 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
Margaret Landsparger

Margaret A. Landsparger

  • Testing Center Manager

Specialties

  • Oversees operations of Michigan Tech Testing Center
  • Manages a base of graduate student proctors
  • Manages the teaching awards process and organizes the annual banquet
Michael Meyer

Michael R. Meyer

  • Teaching Professor
  • Faculty Development

Education

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Physics, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Specialties

  • Provides instructional support including learning technologies, student surveys, and instructional workshops
  • Holds pedagogical consultations with faculty and staff from all departments
  • Conducts training for graduate teaching assistants
  • 50% appointment as physics teaching professor
Taylor Piering

Taylor Piering

  • Testing Center Specialist

Specialties

  • Manages RegisterBlast exam submissions
  • Proctors student exams
  • Transfers information and exams between students and professors
Linda Wanless, PhD

Linda S. Wanless, PhD

  • Associate Director

Specialties:

  • Teaches graduate courses for GTAs (ED0510 and ED5100)
  • Conducts teaching observations and instructor consultations
  • Manages the Student Rating of Instruction
  • Enjoys researching emerging learning environments and pedagogical approaches.
Dan Ye, PhD

Dan Ye, PhD

  • Instructional Designer

Education

  • PhD Learning, Design, & Technology,
    University of Georgia

Specialties

  • Specializes in the design and development of asynchronous online courses
  • Provides instructional design services based on best practices of online teaching and Quality Matters standards
  • Assists with creating accessible online course content