Course Production Team

Tre' Neal III

As a video support specialist, Tre' assists with the Course Production Team and faculty with a litany of production services including shooting, editing, and any other tasks as needed. Tre' is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's of Media Arts. Tre' is passionate about cultivating new ideas within the media production space, as well as other media topics like motion graphics, sound design, and storytelling.

Melanie Lewis

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.

Alex Frizzell

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.

Jeremy Bailey

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.

Kritika Dutt, M.S.

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. 

Pariss Coleman, M.S.

Pariss Coleman is an Instructional Designer with the Center for Teaching and Learning. 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 Teaching from Charlotte.  Pariss is currently enrolled in our Charlotte Educational Leadership doctoral program and comes to us with a background in instructional design and interactive media.

Chris Muellenbach, M.S.

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.

Sam Gist, M.S.

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.