Instructional Technologist 3
Yvonne joined Regis University in 2009 as an Instructional Designer and serves as a support resource for faculty primarily in the College of Computer and Information Sciences. Prior to joining Regis University, Yvonne served as the Director of Technology and Distance Education for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, College of Education. Additionally, she has taught online graduate courses since 2004.
In 2007, Yvonne earned her second Master’s degree in the fully online Information Learning Technologies (ILT) program with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Adult Learning from University of Colorado at Denver. In 2002, Yvonne earned her first Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Northern Arizona University. In 1987, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) with a minor in Computer Science at Florida State University.
Instructional Technology Production Manager
I have been with Regis University since May of 2007 and I love working here because there is a genuine feeling of co respect and dedication to the university's mission. Every day I get to interact with coworkers who are as interesting as they are talented. I rarely have a typical day, or I’d daresay even typical year as my former department, Learning Technologies for RHCHP, has been in a constant state of redefining our place and services. Recently we were blended with a similar department, Learning Design for CPS, and we became a university-wide department called Instructional Design & Technology. With this change I also took on my first formal supervisory role as the Manager of the Instructional Technology unit in ID&T. I have the outstanding luck to work with four incredibly talented Instructional Technologists. I figure if I can just stay out of their way, their excellent work will only make me look better.
Management duties will cut into the ability to work directly with faculty which has always been my favorite task. Working with the faculty in any capacity exposed new challenges and may present an opportunity to learn something new. A close second is noodling away on a Captivate project, hands down my favorite software. Using Captivate allows me to express my inner control freak through structure and organization, with a liberal amount of repressed artist thrown in to keep it interesting.
"Outside of work I enjoy time with my family exploring the beauty of Colorado and travel in other states. My wife and I are both runners competing in various local running events and in other foot related pursuits have set a goal of climbing all 54 of the 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado. Despite the fact that Colorado is a largely arid state, we also put a kayak in the water from time to time for some paddling. We enjoy all of the professional sports teams in Denver. We also have two kids, our son is a diesel mechanic and our daughter is a student at Regis.
Andrea joined Regis University in May 2008 as an Instructional Technologist, working on web development and multimedia enhancements for online courses. She completed her BFA in Multimedia from University of Colorado Denver and eventually transtioned into a Master of Science program in Adult Education and Training at Regis University. Her focus throughout her program was adaptive, personalized online learning environments. She focused on the use of learning theory in developing curriculum and and the use of multimedia to support a tailored learning experience for students. As an instructional designer, Andrea's hope is to help faculty implement personalized learning environments to support student engagement and student success in online courses.
Jeffrey Getchell, Ed.D.
Jeff joined Regis University in August 2010. He’s been in the field of instructional design and instructional technology for over fifteen years. Jeff has a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University. His dissertation examined learning styles and locus of control as related to online social presence. Jeff is passionate about the ways that learning technologies can positively influence student learning.
Weekends will find Jeff exploring the Rocky Mountain region through geocaching, hiking, and riding his electric bike on the vast network of biking trails. He also enjoys tinkering on small engines and bringing the "dead" mower or snow blower back to life. Jeff has also volunteered at various non-profits such as the Food Bank and the TRU Hospice Thrift Store. He recently resigned his post as webmaster for the Texas-based dog fostering group For the Love of Strays, a position he had held since its inception in 2009.
Jill Giacomini, Instructional Designer, joined Instructional Design & Technology (previously Learning Design) in July 2012. Before joining Regis she worked for 12 years at the University of Colorado Denver on multiple state and federally funded Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education projects. The evolving needs of project work enabled Jill to develop interests and expertise in a wide range of areas including instructional design, product design, web planning and development, writing and editing for print and the web, social media and marketing, web analytics, survey design and research, database creation and information analysis, and project planning and management. An area of particular interest to Jill is using web-based tools in creative ways to engage learners, collaborate remotely, organize information and share resources.
Jill received her BS in Psychology with a minor in English from Colorado State University. She also holds a MS in Technical Communication and a MA in Information and Learning Technologies with an emphasis on eLearning Design and Implementation, both from the University of Colorado Denver.
Instructional Technologist 3
Ed Johnsen joined Regis University in 2016 as an Instructional Technologist, bringing with him a broad set of skills and experiences from the worlds of tutoring, content development, education technology, web development, and education research.
After attaining his B.S. in physics from CSU, Fort Collins, Ed worked as a registered tutor at CSU and then Vanderbilt, for Huntington Learning Center, and for GlobalScholar.com where he went on to develop physics and math content for charter schools around the nation. From there, Ed found his way into the Physics Education Research and Discipline Based Education Research groups at CU Boulder. During his seven years at CU Boulder, Ed attended hundreds of education research meetings, learned seven computer and scripting languages, ran two MOOCs (serving over 20,000 students), and took over the development of dozens of websites for CU and private clients like the Boulder Area Music Teachers’ Association. Also at CU Boulder, Ed worked as a data warehousing specialist, published education research, performed course development, and hacked new features into the Desire2Learn platform.
In his spare time, Ed enjoys cooking, water skiing, dirt bike riding, and being handy wherever needed. He is thrilled to be a part of the instructional design team at Regis University and looks forward to helping educators and instructional designers meet their course and learning goals with technology.
Instructional Design Production Manager
Carl Kinney started at Regis in November, 2009 as an Instructional Designer and is currently the Manager of Instructional Design within Instructional Design and Technology (IDT). His previous 27 years were spent working at Storage Technology and Sun Micro Systems. During this time Carl Performed in various capacities of corporate training, including: Management, Blended Training Program Management, Instructional Design and Development, Competency Management, and Classroom Instruction.
Carl received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Regis College in May 1991. He received his Master’s Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Phoenix in 1997.
Online Course Development Specialist – Student Employee
Jin joined the Instructional Design & Technology department of Regis University in September 2017 as an Online Course Development Specialist. He has a strong passion in creating purpose driven content through the mediums of graphics, video, and web.
He received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and is currently pursuing his Masters in Software Engineering from Regis University.
Nicole Marcisz has been at Regis University since 2008 serving faculty as an instructional designer. Her passion and focus is faculty development, leveraging technology for student learning and topics on critical thinking. She enjoys collaborating and working with Regis faculty designing innovative and engaging activities.
Nicole earned a Master’s degree in Instructional Design from Purdue University Calumet in 2004. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Photography & Graphic Design from Columbia College Chicago and taught graphic design for 2 years at Purdue University Calumet. Prior to arriving at Regis she worked as an instructional designer for University of Wisconsin Extension.
Office and Web Assistant – Student Employee
Narayan joined the Instructional Design & Technology department of Regis University on September 2016 as a Web Assistant. He worked as a web developer with Applopers Technologies for 3 years.
He received his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Application from Purbanchal University and is currently pursuing an MS in Software Engineering from Regis University.
Ling Thompson, Ph.D.
Ling Thompson has been an Instructional Designer at Regis University since May 2005. She has background teaching English as second language in China, translating between English and Chinese, designing websites and interactive learning components. She has over 10 years of experience working in higher education. Prior to Regis, she worked with faculty to create online courses for the National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities at the University of Northern Colorado.
Her degrees are from Zhejiang University in China (BA, English), and the University of Northern Colorado (MA and PhD, Educational Technology).