Office of e-Learning

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Patricia Hayes: Director

Patricia (Patsy) graduated from UNC Greensboro as a NC Teaching Fellow. She pursued her interests in technology and education working as a middle school classroom teacher and then a computer resource teacher for 11 years. She completed her graduate studies in December 2005, earning a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from UNCW. In May 2006, Patricia began providing faculty instructional support in the Information Technology Systems Division at UNCW. In July 2006, Patricia received WebCT/Blackboard Training Certification and Wimba Training Certification in March 2010. She has over 20 years of experience working in K-12 education, Faculty Development and Higher Education. 

Photograph of Sheri AndersonSheri Conklin: Instructional Designer/Faculty Liaison

Sheri graduated from UNC Wilmington with a BA in Art History. While completing her undergraduate degree she worked as a substitute teacher. She then pursued a certification as a special education teacher concentrating in the areas of Learning Disabilities and Mental Retardation. As a special education teacher she was able to identify and adopt various assistive technology tools. In May 2008, she graduated with a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from UNCW. In January of 2009, Sheri began assisting faculty with online development as an Instructional Designer with the Office of e-Learning in the Academic Affairs Division. She is a candidate of an Ed.D. in Educational Technology from Boise State University.

Photograph of Beth OyarzunBeth Oyarzun: Instructional Designer/Lecturer

Dr. Beth Oyarzun earned her PhD in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University in May of 2016. Beth has worked as an instructional designer in the Office of eLearning at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) since 2010. She previously worked as the technology liaison at the Watson College of Education also at UNCW. She has worked in the higher education environment teaching and training online pedagogy for more than ten years. Beth was previously a high school mathematics teacher for nine years in various counties surrounding the Wilmington, NC area.

Photograph of Tammy ClarkTammy Clark: Instructional Designer

Tammy graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Graphic Arts Technology. She worked in the graphic arts industry in the design and production of business to business catalogs before migrating into sales. Making the decision to further her education and change career paths Tammy was accepted into the Master of Instructional Technology program at UNCW. While attending graduate school, she worked as a graduate assistant in the Office of e-Learning. Since graduation she has taught as an adjunct instructor for the Watson College of Education at UNCW, and held contract positions as an instructional design/technical writer. Tammy joined UNCW in March of 2015, as an Instructional Designer for the Educational Technology Unit in the Watson College of Education Deans Office and the Office of e-Learning in the Academic Affairs Division to support faculty with their online instruction.

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Katie Deese: Instructional Designer

Katie received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Georgia in Athens and was a music and theatre arts educator for 12 years. Her teaching career included experiences in public, private, and charter schools in North Carolina and Georgia, working with students from early childhood through adults. In 1998 Katie received a Grammy Award for her performance as a vocalist on the Classical Album of the Year. As a student in the Master of Science in Instructional Technology program Katie worked as a graduate assistant in the Watson College of Education and with the ELMS Project. Katie both received her MS and joined the Office of e-Learning in 2015.

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Lisa Theriault: Technician

Lisa graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a BA in English and a minor in journalism.She worked for six years in the New York State Legislature, her final role as director of communications for a State Senator representingRockland County, a New York City suburb.After a move to Georgia, Lisa served as a program assistant at Kennesaw State University fora certification program that trained students how to manage nonprofit organizations. Lisa was the marketing manager for the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra for five years. She joined UNCW in August, 2009 and formally took over production of the undergraduate catalogue in November, 2011. Lisa joined the Office of e-Learning in 2015.