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eLearning Design and Development - Faculty

Steven Browning, PhD, is a Senior Curriculum Development Lead for Adobe Systems, leading worldwide learning strategy inititiaves. He previously served as Director of Learning Strategies for QuickCompliance Enhanced Learning, where he managed the design of elearning suites and blended learning solutions. He has taught courses in writing for online environments and digital pedagogy in the University of Washington’s Departments of English and Technical Writing, as well the University of  Houston’s Scholars’ Community and Department of English. Since the late 1990’s Dr. Browning has been developing and managing elearning design teams for clients including pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations, software manufacturers, television and media companies, continuing education providers, and several governmental agencies.

Judy Katz Unrein, MBA, M.Ed., is a senior instructional designer for NIKE, Inc. and a frequent speaker and writer for local and national organizations including ASTD, the eLearning Guild, and eLearn Magazine. She has worked in the field of learning and development since 1997 and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas, an MBA from Baker University, and an M.Ed. in instructional design with a focus on workplace learning from the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Candyce Reynolds, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University and the department of Educational Leadership and Policy. She is also the Program Coordinator of the Postsecondary, Adult, and Continuing Education Master's degree program. Dr. Reynolds has had a wide variety of experiences in higher education and beyond; working in student affairs, departments of psychology, business and management consultation, general education, a peer mentoring program and faculty development. Her scholarship has primarily focused on student-centered pedagogy, authentic student learning assessment and the role of reflective practice in facilitating student learning. In recent years, her work has focused on the use of the ePortfolio to promote student learning and program assessment. 

Tracy Ross, MEd, is an instructional designer and Technical Learning Consultant for Research and Development at McAfee. Tracy has over 18 years of experience in education and corporate workplace learning. She has over 7 years of experience designing, developing, and facilitating in the live virtual classroom. Tracy has facilitated sessions at conferences such as the CLO and Talent Management Forum, Elliot’s Masie’s Learning, and the Intel Learning Summit on the topics of Live Virtual Learning, Leveraging Social Media for Learning, Designing for a Global Audience, Working With SMEs, and Creative Facilitation Techniques. 

Katherine Stevens, EdM, is a project manager and instructional strategist at ISITE Design. Katherine has over 15 years of experience in leading elearning project and designing classroom training and elearning solutions. Katherine has over 6 years of experience using social media tools to support learning.Katherine has presented sessions on content curation and eLearning for The eLearning Guild. She is a past president of the Cascadia Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and is active in planning events on elearning, social media, and mobile learning.


Dan Vetter, MS
, is president of Vetter Solutions, an independent consulting firm specializing in instructional design, training delivery, and process improvement. Mr. Vetter invested 12 years working in training and development and continuous improvement at a Fortune 500 company in Omaha, Nebraska, prior to moving to Portland. He has taught in the human performance improvement programs at the University of Nebraska and Drake University as well as serving as president for the Cascadia Chapter of ASTD.