Staff

Director

J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D.
J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D.
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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Faculty Development Team

Dr. Heather McCullough
Heather McCullough, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Faculty Development
Kennedy 206
hamccull@uncc.edu

Heather McCullough is the Associate Director of Faculty Development for the Center of Teaching and Learning at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She leads the team for faculty development and implements the major instructional programs, large scale instructional projects, and new initiatives offered by the Center. She also oversees the team's research in pedagogy and instructional effectiveness. She has experience leading online course...

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Fred Baker
Fred Baker, Ph.D., CRP
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 technical writing, 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 Return on...

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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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Jessica Kapota, M.Ed.
Faculty Development Specialist
Kennedy 210
jkapota@uncc.edu

Jessica Kapota is a Faculty Development Specialist in the Center for Teaching and Learning. She provides training and professional development through large group workshops, individual consultations, and online resources. Jessica teaches and helps administer many of the Center’s technology programs, including Canvas, Poll Everywhere, ePortfolios, and more. She also helps with course design for both face to face and online learning environments. Jessica administers the Teachers...

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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 15 years and has varied experience in the public and private sector. Prior to joining the CTL, she served UNC Charlotte for over 5 years in the Learning and Organizational Development Department. She previously worked for the University of South Florida, Santa Fe College, Alachua...

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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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Kim Buch, Ph.D.
Kim Buch, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow
Kennedy 220
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
Kennedy 220
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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Online Course Development Team

Lynn Wahl
Lynn Wahl, M.Ed.
Associate Director of Online Course Development
Kennedy 216
rwahl@uncc.edu

Lynn leads the Online Course Development 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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Jaesoon An, Ph.D.
Senior Instructional Designer
Kennedy 215
jan5@uncc.edu

Jaesoon provides workshops, consultations, and online training in the area of course design and development. She also leads CTL’s course development projects with faculty teams and cohorts. Through the collaborative projects, CTL’s instructional designers help faculty members to integrate learning technologies and best practices like Quality Matters (QM) and National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) into the development of blended/online courses and large enrollment courses.

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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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Chris Muellenbach
Chris Muellenbach, M.S.
Instructional Designer
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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Ozgur Ozdemir
Ozgur Ozdemir, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer
ozgur.ozdemir@uncc.edu

Ozgur joined the Center for Teaching and Learning as an Instructional Designer in 2020 to design and develop high-quality online courses. He is passionate about impacting student learning through innovative solutions, creating inclusive online learning environments, and using best practices in online learning. He has taught several graduate level online courses including Instructional Multimedia Design and Development, Issues in Instructional Tech, and Diffusion of...

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Blair Stamper
Blair Stamper, M.A.
Instructional Designer
bstampe1@uncc.edu

Blair is an Instructional Designer (ID) on the Course Development Team within the Center for Teaching and Learning. As an ID, she works with faculty to create student-centered and active online courses that align with QM standards and are designed for all students to be successful.

Blair has been working in education for 8 years. Starting off as a middle school math teacher, Blair fell into instructional design and hasn't left since 2015. Using...

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Vacant
Instructional Designer

Functioning in an instructional consultant capacity, the primary purpose is to assist faculty and other instructional staff on instructional matters such as course content, curriculum structure, and instructional technique as related to online and distance learning. Specifically, the position provides design, development, revision, management, and support of online courses and online programs working directly with faculty to provide pedagogical and instructional design...

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Personalized & Adaptive Learning Team

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Kiran Budhrani, M.S.
Associate Director of Personalized & Adaptive Learning
Kennedy 218
kbudhran@uncc.edu

Kiran Budhrani is the Associate 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...

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Vacant
Instructional Designer & Technologist

The Instructional Designer/Technologist position is for digital innovation and strategic projects in Personalized and Adaptive Learning.  The position includes Data Analytics; Systems Testing and Integration; Student Access and Bookstore Systems Integration; Accessibility Testing; System, Vendor, and Compliance Agreements; Course Implementation and Support Tickets; and Academic Technology Faculty Development and Support.   As such, the position...

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OneIT Academic Technology Team

Jeff Meier
Jeff Meier, M.H.A., ITIL-F
Tech Team Manager
Kennedy 208
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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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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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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Nate Trick
Nate Trick
Technology Support Analyst - Advanced
Kennedy 214
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.

Nate holds a Bachelor of...

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