Patricia Gonzalez: e-Learning Director

Patsy Patricia (Patsy) graduated from UNC Greensboro as a NC Teaching Fellow. She pursued her interests
in technology and education while 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 her WebCT/Blackboard Training Certification and then her Wimba Training Certification in March 2010. She is currently working as the e-Learning Director for the Office of e-Learning in the Academic Affairs Division.

Sheri Anderson: 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.

Video Message from Sheri

Beth Oyarzun: Instructional Designer

Beth Oyarzun is a nine-year veteran mathematics teacher who earned her national board certification in 2001. She joined UNCW in the Watson School of Education in 2005 as one of the two Emerging Technology Liaisons, working on faculty development, teaching in the undergraduate programs and serving their outreach efforts. She migrated to the Office of e-Learning in May of 2010 to support all UNCW faculty in their online teaching endeavors. Beth is a UNCW graduate in mathematics and received her MS in the Instructional Technology program. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University.

Video Message from Beth
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Lisa Theriault: Publisher, Undergraduate Catalog

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 representing  Rockland County, a New York City suburb.  After a move to Georgia, Lisa served as a program assistant at Kennesaw State University for  a 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.


Susan Orciuolo: e-Learning Technician

Susan graduated from Montclair State University in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Susan holds a certificate in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. Susan comes to us from the corporate world where she has held positions as a PC/LAN Technician, Technology Trainer and an Instructional Designer. While a Technology Trainer, she introduced eLearning to a firm of 200 attorneys and their support staff. Susan has also worked developing online courses in various technical subjects. She now works as an e-Learning Technician in the Office of e-Learning where she will be assisting in the use of WebEx and various other applications.


Kiersten Newtoff: Graduate Assistant

Kiersten Newtoff recently graduated from Radford University located in Virginia with her B.S. in Biology. While at Radford, Kiersten served as a peer instructor for multiple courses in Biology and interned one summer at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. She began at UNCW in Fall 2012 to earn her M.S. in Marine Biology. After graduating, Kiersten plans on pursuing a career as an instructor at a community college. At UNCW, she continues to serve as a teaching assistant for various biology labs as well as conducting research on mercury loads in brown pelicans. Kiersten joined the Office of e-Learning in January 2013 as a graduate assistant.

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