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The COL Team

Sarah Berry, Ph.D

Instructional Designer

Sarah has a background in media production and web development, with a a Ph.D in film and media studies and a Master’s in interactive telecommunication from NYU. She has been an instructional designer at PSU since spring, 2010 and has taught instructional design as adjunct faculty since fall 2011. Her current research is on participatory learning and trans-media literacy.


Johannes De Gruyter, MA, MSc
Instructional Designer & Policy Analyst

Johannes specializes in the organizational and policy-related aspects of online/hybrid learning. Previously he worked at the Media and Learning Unit of the University of Leuven, Belgium, as a team coordinator and policy officer, where he was responsible for policy analysis, faculty development and service-design. He was also active in the EuroPACE network as a project manager for a range of European Commission funded innovation projects. From 2009-2011 he was Chair of the eLearning Taskforce of the Coimbra Group Universities network. He holds a MA from the University of Leuven, a MSc. from the University of Amsterdam and a Postgraduate degree in Management from the University-college of Brussels.


Michael Chamberlain, MS
Instructional Designer

Michael specializes inhybrid instruction and learning management system planning and development. He received his Masters of Science in Instructional Technology and Design from the University of Houston, Clear Lake in 2002. He was an instructional designer for the College of the Mainland, the University of Houston, and at PSU since 2005.


Steve Gance, Ph.D
Education Technology Analyst and Project Manager

Steve has spent fifteen years in academic technology-based learning, curriculum design and course development project management. Prior to that he worked in computer programming and user interface design. He has a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Educational Technology. He has an MS in software design and usability and a BS in computer science.


Molly Griffith, MS
Instructional Designer

Molly has worked with faculty to design over one hundred new courses in a variety of disciplines, including University capstones, literature seminars, economics surveys, and Public Administration certificates. She has an M.S. in sociology and is completing a Ph.D. in public administration. Her doctoral research is on technology in higher education.


Marie S. Lewandowski, M.Ed
Instructional Designer

Marie has spent twenty years working with faculty to develop and design online courses across a variety of disciplines, platforms, and learning management systems. She has led numerous faculty training workshops and is certified to teach in the Quality Matters online learning consortium.


Vince Schrek, Ed.D
Instructional Designer

Vince has a background in teacher education and uses a variety of pedagogical perspectives to offer creative insight into online learning, including assignments, assessments, and course evaluation. Vince earned his Master's Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Michigan State University (1994) and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Portland State University (2004).


Mark Terui
Instructional Designer

Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Hawaii Pacific University and has an M.A. in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University. He has worked in a variety of IT technical support and training positions for several different colleges and universities. He has been an Adjunct Instructor for PCC since 2008 in the Computer Applications & Office Systems department, teaching fully online and face-to-face classes.


Aifang Wang Gordon, Ph.D
Instructional Designer

Aifang Wang holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Technology, and a master’s degree in Computer Education & Technology from Ohio University. Her major research interests include technology in the development of distance learning, instructional technology and cognitive style interactions with computer-mediated instruction. Prior to joining the PSU community, Aifang served as a curriculum assistant with the Academic Affairs Instructional Development, College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University.