Staff

Executive Director

J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Kennedy 207
J.G.Pyke@uncc.edu

Garvey leads the CTL in fueling the enrollment growth at the university through online course development, creating high impact student success programs using personalized and adaptive learning, promoting faculty success and scholarly teaching through innovative faculty development programs, and overseeing the provision and support of enterprise academic technologies, with a focus on high quality instruction in all teaching modes and models.  The success of the CTL has made him a...

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Course Production Team

Lynn Wahl
Lynn Wahl, M.Ed.
Director of Course Production
Kennedy 208
rwahl@uncc.edu

Lynn leads the Online Course Production Team in their work with faculty in the redesign and development of blended and online courses. Lynn is passionate about working with faculty to leverage technology, learning theory, and national design standards to create innovative and successful faculty and student learning experiences. Lynn received her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Idaho State University and M.A. and B.A. in English Literature from Southern Illinois...

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Jeremy Bailey
Jeremy Bailey
Online Multimedia Specialist
Kennedy 212
jbaile97@uncc.edu

As a post-production media specialist, Jeremy provides a variety of services to the Course Production Team and faculty with editing, motion graphics, and cinematography. With a background of independent film production, he has worked on a variety of productions spanning a multitude of industries. Jeremy is passionate about bringing your story to life frame by frame, and strives to ensure your vision is not left on the cutting room floor.

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Alex Frizzell
Alex Frizzell
Online Multimedia Program Manager
Kennedy 212
afrizze2@uncc.edu

Alex leads the media specialists on the Course Production Team as they guide faculty through the multimedia production process. With over 18 years of experience, Alex has designed and built recording studios, live entertainment venues, & commercial AV + IT systems. Alex is passionate about studio & live entertainment production, system design and integration, and overall creating high-quality media.

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Sam Gist
Sam Gist, M.S.
Instructional Designer
sgist4@uncc.edu

Sam is a graduate of the University of North Texas, and has worked in the ID field since 2012, including experience managing a team of six Instructional Designers. He holds a B.A., and Master’s degree in Communication Studies, and enjoys exploring the intersections of design thinking, design theory, technology, user experience, and communication, particularly as applied to effective online education within Higher Ed. 

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Melanie Lewis
Melanie Lewis
Instructional Designer
Kennedy 214
mairoldi@uncc.edu

Melanie is an Instructional Designer with the Course Production Team.  She has over 20 years of experience as a public librarian and has served on multiple teams and committees promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.  She is skilled in designing internal and external training curriculum as well as providing tools and resources to an immediate audience.

Melanie has...

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Christopher Muellenbach
Chris Muellenbach, M.S.
Instructional Designer
Kennedy 216
cmuellen@uncc.edu

Chris is an Instructional Designer with the Course Development Team. He has ten years of experience as an educator and has worked as a Project Manager at Duke Network Services and was an award winning teacher in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. He is passionate about designing student-centered learning opportunities that build engagement.

Chris received his B.A. from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his Master of Science in Instructional Technology...

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Enoch Park, Ed.D.
Quality Matters / Online Learning Specialist
Kennedy 217
epark17@uncc.edu

Enoch serves as the Quality Matters / Online Learning Specialist, collaborating with faculty and academic programs.  He provides faculty workshops, instructional design consultation, course development support, and online/ blended learning course review, as a part of the University’s online learning quality assurance program through Quality Matters program.  

With the Quality Matters program, he serves as a Master Reviewer...

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Blair Stamper
Blair Stamper, M.A. & Ed.D. Candidate
Instructional Designer
bstampe1@uncc.edu

Blair is an Instructional Designer (ID) who loves working with faculty to create student-centered and active online courses that align with Quality Matters standards. Her passions and research lie in educational research, student success, active learning, DEI in online courses, and accessibility. 

Blair began working in education as a middle...

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Kory Trosclair
Kory Trosclair, M.Ed.
Instructional Media Designer
Kennedy 218
ktroscla@uncc.edu

Kory is the Instructional Media Designer with the Course Production Team. He has ten years experience as an educator, serving as a teacher liaison for the Superintendent and leading development of new STEM curriculum. ...

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Faculty Development Team

Fred Baker
Fred Baker, Ph.D., CRP, PMP, PMI-ACP
Instructional Designer
FredBaker@uncc.edu

Fred began teaching in 2008 and has been practicing and teaching Instructional Design since 2010, serving in a variety of faculty, staff, and leadership roles. He also provides project management, eLearning, and consulting services for corporate and non-profit clientele.

Fred holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Design, a Bachelor’s of Science in Entrepreneurship, and certifications in Project Management (PMP), Agile Project...

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Pariss Coleman
Pariss Coleman, M.S.
Faculty Development Assistant
pcolema1@uncc.edu

Pariss Coleman is a Faculty Development Assistant with the Center for Teaching and Learning. In this role, she supports faculty development by designing and leading training, providing consultation with faculty, and developing training and support resources. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from East Carolina University and a Master's Degree in Interactive Media from Quinnipiac University Online. In 2021, she earned a Post-Master's Certificate in University and College...

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Jennifer Hicks, M.S.
Instructional Technologist
CHHS 358
jennifer.hicks@uncc.edu

Jennifer works as an Instructional Technologist in a dual role with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS).  She received her M.S. in Computer Science from UNC Charlotte and also completed Graduate Certificates in Databases and Health Informatics.  She has held multiple roles at the University over the last 10+ years which help her understand different perspectives across campus.  Jennifer is very passionate about...

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Jules Keith-Le
Jules Keith-Le, M.F.A.
Faculty Development Specialist
Kennedy 211
jkeithle@uncc.edu
Jules Keith-Le is a Faculty Development Specialist with the Center for Teaching and Learning. Jules has been working as an educator for over 20 years and has varied experience in the public and private sector. Prior to joining the CTL, she served UNC Charlotte for 5 years as an Instructional Design & Training Specialist in the Learning and Organizational Development Department. She has been an instructor for the University...

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Kim Buch, Ph.D.
Kim Buch, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow
Kim.Buch@uncc.edu

Kim Buch, an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist in the Psychology Department, is a Faculty Fellow.  Her research is in the area of organizational and institutional change programs and their effects on individual behaviors and attitudes and on organizational structure and culture. This includes institutional and pedagogical interventions targeting student learning outcomes, about which she has published extensively.  Kim has experience, as both practitioner and researcher,...

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Tracy Rock, Ph.D.
Tracy Rock, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow
tcrock@uncc.edu

Tracy Rock, from the College of Education, provides professional development for faculty addressing pedagogy, instructional design, and other topics that impact student learning and faculty satisfaction with their courses. She also leads the peer observation program for CTL, which emphasizes partnering with faculty on giving feedback about teaching outside of the formal evaluation process.  In addition, Tracy works with...

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Kritika Dutt
Kritika Dutt, M.S.
Teaching Studio Assistant
kdutt1@uncc.edu

Kritika is a Teaching Studio Assistant with the Center for Teaching and Learning. She assists faculty in evaluating and modifying learning materials to meet the accessibility standards for online courses. She also helps in creating data findings and visualization for the course materials. She has her Master's in Information Technology with a specialization track in Human-Centered Design. 

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Personalized & Adaptive Learning Team

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Kiran Budhrani, Ed.D.
Director of Personalized & Adaptive Learning
Kennedy 209
kbudhran@uncc.edu

Dr. Kiran Budhrani is the Director of Personalized & Adaptive Learning at the Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC Charlotte. She has 15 years of experience as an educator and learning professional. She enjoys collaborating with faculty and design teams to drive innovative solutions for online learning, hybrid learning, active learning, and adaptive learning modalities. Kiran’s approaches are...

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Heidi Echols
Adaptive Learning Specialist / Instructional Designer & Technologist II

With over 22 years in higher education, Heidi has been the Director of a Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, a Full Professor, a Department Chair, and a QEP Co-Chair. With her primary focus on Instructional Design, Heidi comes to UNCC from NCSU, where she was an Instructional Designer with the Poole College of Management.  As an Instructional Designer/Technologist II at UNCC, Heidi will focus on adaptive learning and work to create holistic learning experiences across campus...

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OneIT Academic Technology Team

Jeff Meier
Jeff Meier, M.H.A., ITIL-F
Tech Team Manager
Kennedy 220E
jjmeier@uncc.edu

Jeff serves as the manager of the CTL technical systems team, with responsibilities for the university's Learning Management System and our other enterprise academic technologies.  He brings a broad array of leadership skills and experiences to this position, ranging from the U.S. Air Force to his latest work at Lowes Corp.  These experiences enable him to develop innovative solutions to challenges with an eye on increasing effectiveness and customer satisfaction.

Jeff...

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Mike Algozzine
Mike Algozzine, MSIT, ITIL-F
Web Applications Analyst
Kennedy 220D
704-687-5684
malgozzi@uncc.edu

Mike provides systems analysis, systems administration, software development, and tier 3 technical support for Canvas and other instructional technologies. He is also the project manager for UNC Charlotte's ongoing migration to web-based course evaluations. Mike also holds a Master's in Information Technology after obtaining a Bachelor's in Business Administration from UNC Charlotte in 1994.

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Caryl Gordon
Caryl Gordon, M.A.
Technology Support Analyst - Advanced
Kennedy 220B
704-687-8086
cgordon2@uncc.edu

Caryl provides technical support and training for faculty, staff, and students on the use of the current LMS and other academic technologies. She creates technical documents for the UNC Charlotte FAQ site. Caryl also works with the Adjunct Faculty Learning Community and facilitates the Canvas for Adjuncts online workshops. She is adjunct faculty with the American Studies department and uses Canvas to teach an online intensive writing course. 

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Nicole Harris
Nicole Harris
e-Learning Applications Developer
Kennedy 220C
704-687-8087
jharr189@uncc.edu

As part of our Technical Systems Team, Nicole is responsible for applications programming and development. She analyzes new technologies to determine their feasibility and benefit to our campus, and then works towards implementing these technologies. She develops applications and other programmable solutions, integrating them with new and existing systems and processes. Nicole provides specialized consulting and technical support for various learning technologies. In addition to...

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Nate Trick
Nate Trick, MSITM
Technology Support Analyst - Advanced
Kennedy 220A
704-687-8104
ntrick@uncc.edu

Nate provides technical support and training to faculty, staff, and students on the use of Canvas and other instructional technologies. He troubleshoots and resolves problems that arise in the day to day use of the Learning Management System (LMS) and monitors support calls assigned to the Center for Teaching and Learning. He also reviews, analyzes, and documents technical processes with regard to various instructional technologies. He is the web administrator for...

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