Staff

J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D.
J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D.
Director
Kennedy 207
704-687-8108
J.G.Pyke@uncc.edu

Garvey has been the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC Charlotte since 2013. Garvey leads the Center in providing and supporting the enterprise level academic technologies and faculty professional development programs regarding high quality instruction, scholarly teaching, distance learning, and the use of academic technologies.

As an educator for over 20 years and having been with CTL since 2003, Garvey enjoys collaborating with faculty members and staff to...

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Heather McCullough, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Kennedy 206
704-687-6116
hamccull@uncc.edu

Heather McCullough is the Associate Director of Instructional Programs at the Center for Teaching and Learning.  She leads the Instructional Programs staff and implements the major instructional programs, large scale instructional projects, and new initiatives offered by the Center. 

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Jeff Meier
Jeff Meier
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.

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Niki Braggs
Niki Braggs
Administrative Support Specialist
Kennedy 202 B
704-687-8080
nbraggs@uncc.edu

Niki is the Administrative Assistant for the Center for Teaching and Learning. Niki comes to UNC Charlotte from the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System.  She is primarily responsible for handling the Center’s day to day logistics and paperwork. Niki helps maintain the department budget, schedule and coordinate major events, and assists with creating designs for various advertising. Niki works closely with the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning as well in this position....

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Instructional Programs

Jaesoon An, Ph.D.
Senior Instructional Designer
Kennedy 209
jan5@uncc.edu

Jaesoon provides faculty development and support services in the areas of course design and learning technologies. She collaborates with faculty members on the design and development of blended/online courses and the re-design of large enrollment courses. Jaesoon strives to enhance quality of the courses offered at UNC Charlotte by integrating learning technologies and course design standards such as Quality Matters (QM) and National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT).

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Sam Eneman
Sam Eneman
Instructional Technology Specialist
Kennedy 211
seneman@uncc.edu

Sam provides training and professional development support to faculty and staff. This includes developing workshops and Web-based video tutorials, meeting with faculty for one-on-one consultations, and producing the Center's podcast series, Teaching and Learning Matters. In addition to these and other related projects, Sam is also responsible for our Saba Meeting training. (Photo Credit: Michael O'Neill)

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Jessica Kapota
Instructional Designer
Kennedy 210
jkapota@uncc.edu

Jessica Kapota is an Instructional Designer in the Center for Teaching and Learning with a B.A. in Education and M.A. in History. She provides training and professional development in large group workshops, individual consultations, and online resources. Jessica assists with many of the Center’s technology programs, including Canvas, and is responsible for Mahara e-portfolio training and development at UNCC. Her interests include freshman education and retention, and interdisciplinary...

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Bruce E. Richards, Ed.D.
Bruce E. Richards, Ed.D.
Senior Instructional Technologist
Kennedy 213
bricha44@uncc.edu

Bruce is the Senior Instructional Technologist in CTL in instructional support of faculty teaching and learning. His interest is in exploring how existing and emerging learning technologies can be used to enhance the successful transfer of knowledge for student and teacher alike. This position as a Senior Instructional Technologist offers Bruce the opportunity to put into practice the practical application of cognition, educational psychology, information technology, graphic...

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Lynn Wahl
Instructional Designer
Kennedy 220
rwahl@uncc.edu

Lynn Wahl is an Instructional Designer in the Center for Teaching and Learning. She partners with faculty in the redesign or development of blended and online courses. Lynn is passionate about leveraging technology and QM design standards to create innovative and successful student learning experiences. Lynn received her M.Ed in Instructional Technology from Idaho State University and her M.A. in English Literature from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

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Dean Adams
Dean Adams
Quality Matters Faculty Fellow
Kennedy 220
Dean.Adams@uncc.edu

Dean Adams is presently Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Associate Dean of Performing Arts Services at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  From 1989 to 2011, he was the Founding Artistic Director of the Connecticut Theater Festival in Simsbury, Connecticut. As a producer and director, Dean has presented or co-produced productions with Hartford Stage, Parsons Dance Company, MOMIX, Pilobolus, Cirque de la Symphonie, Hartford Symphony, Hubbard...

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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, will serve as Faculty Fellow for 2013-15.  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...

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Auburne Hutchins
Quality Matters Associate Faculty Fellow
Kennedy 220
AuburneDeming@uncc.edu
 
Teaching Specialty: 
Polysomnographic Technology, Sleep Medicine, Higher Education, Leadership and Healthcare Administration
Education: 
BS in Exercise and Sport Science from Iowa State University, Ames, IA MHA in Healthcare Administration from Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA Ph.D (in progress) in...

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Teresa Petty
Quality Matters Associate Faculty Fellow
Kennedy 220
tmpetty@uncc.edu

Teresa M. Petty is an Associate Professor and Graduate Director for the Master of Arts in Teaching Program in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K–12 Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Teresa’s teaching focuses on instructional design, teacher leadership, and mathematics methods. She has been teaching online courses for 10 years. Her research interests include online teaching/learning, particularly engagement in online courses, and National Board Certification...

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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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Meredith Troutman-Jordan
Quality Matters Associate Faculty Fellow
Kennedy 220
meredithtroutman@uncc.edu
 
Research Interest: 
Successful aging; health promotion of older adults; physical activity in older adults; arthritis management
Teaching Specialty: 
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Family Theory; Health Policy
Academic Interests: 
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing,...

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Coral Wayland, Ph.D.
Coral Wayland, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow
Kennedy 220
cwayland@uncc.edu

Coral Wayland joins CTL as a faculty fellow for 2013-2015.  She holds appointments in the Anthropology Department and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.  She is an alumna of the Top 40 Learning Academy and other CTL summer institutes.  These experiences fostered Coral’s  interest in large course redesign to include more active and collaborative learning, both during face-to-face class time and online.  She provides workshops for faculty, graduate students, and...

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Kiran Budhrani
Graduate Assistant

Kiran Budhrani is a graduate research assistant and pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Her research interests include online learning and instructional design. She strongly advocates for improving the communication and transfer between teachers and students through visualisation and brain-based learning techniques. Kiran holds a Masters in Computer Applications, Masters in Instructional Systems Technology, and a BS in Computer Science, specializing in Instructional Systems...

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Aba Hutchison
Aba Hutchison
Undergraduate Assistant

Aba Hutchison is an instructional technology student assistant who supports the Turning Technologies Clickers program on campus.  She is a Computer Science major, focusing on Information Technology, and a Communication Studies minor. She is an active student on and off campus, as she is a member of the Organization of African Students (...

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Technical Systems Team

Nicole Harris
Nicole Harris
e-Learning Applications Developer
Kennedy 217
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
Web Applications Analyst
Kennedy 218
704-687-5684
malgozzi@uncc.edu

Mike provides systems analysis, systems administration, software development, and tier 3 technical support for Moodle and other instructional technologies. He is also the project manager for UNC Charlotte's ongoing migration to web-based course evaluations. Mike is currently working on his 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
Technology Support Analyst - Advanced
Kennedy 215
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 Moodle 2 for Adjuncts and 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 216
704-687-8104
ntrick@uncc.edu

Nate provides technical support and training to faculty, staff, and students on the use of Moodle, Canvas, and other instructional technologies. He troubleshoots and resolves problems that arise in the day to day use of the Learning Management Systems (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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