Instructional Design Partners

The Instructional Design Partners provide a continuum of pedagogical, course design and course development support to TWU instructors. We work alongside instructors to answer questions about teaching and learning through one-on-one consultations, small group work, symposia and workshops. Our interest is helping instructors make strong courses that meet specific learning outcomes and engage students in the learning process.

Partnership Opportunities

Teaching and Learning with Technologies Instructional Design Partners maintain, develop and implement professional development events on pedagogy.

Academic Component Partnerships

The instructional design partners work with department leaders to identify goals and objectives in order to develop personalized, unique workshops and training on topics related to teaching and learning with technology.

Instructional Design Partners 

Instructional designers partner with instructors and academic components to answer questions about teaching and learning in one-on-one consultations, small group settings, workshops and webinars. They are knowledgeable and continue to assist with:

  • Designing or redesigning courses in an online environment
  • Consulting with instructors transitioning from face-to-face to online
  • Training instructors to use immersive technology
  • Integrating Google applications into online courses
  • Using Open Educational Practices (OEP) to innovate learning
  • Programs for Graduate Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants
  • Providing a Guide to Online Learning for instructors to assist students

Contact Your Instructional Designer

The Instructional Design Partners are available to meet with instructors online through Zoom, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Find the instructional designer that supports your department or academic component. Email your Instructional Design Partner if you have a question. If you would like to schedule an appointment:

  • Each Instructional Design Partner has a link to open their calendar and Schedule an Online Meeting.
    • Appointments are 30 minutes long. If you need more time, schedule 2 appointments.
  • If the Instructional Design Partner calendar does not have an available time that fits your schedule, you can:
    • Send your Instructional Design Partner an email to find a time that works for both of you
    • OR open another Instructional Design Partners calendar to Schedule an Online Meeting.
Denise Lott Arellano

Denise Lott Arellano, PhD

Instructional Designer

DArellano1@twu.edu | 940-898-2263

Schedule an Online Meeting with Denise

I Support:

School of Social Work, Psychology, and Philosophy;  School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology; School of Occupational Therapy; Communication Sciences & Oral Health

Quality Matters, Accessibility, and Course Design Professional Certifications:

  • QM Course Review Manager
  • QM Master Reviewer
  • TxDLA Accessibility Certification
  • Google Certified Educator Level 1
  • Canvas Certified Educator Higher Education
Audrey Lundahl

Audrey Lundahl, PhD

Instructional Designer

ALundahl@twu.edu | 940-898-3173

Schedule an Online Meeting with Audrey

I Support:

Social Sciences and Historical Studies; Language, Culture, and Gender Studies; School of Physical Therapy; School of Library & Information Studies; Literacy and Learning

Quality Matters, Accessibility, and Course Design Professional Certifications:

  • QM Peer Reviewer
  • TxDLA Accessibility Certification
  • ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction
  • Canvas Certified Educator Higher Education
Terisa ODowd

Terisa ODowd

Instructional Accessibility Designer

TOdowd1@twu.edu | 940-898-2257

Schedule an Online Meeting with Terisa

I Support (Interim Basis):

School of the Arts & Design; Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling; Teacher Education

Quality Matters, Accessibility, and Course Design Professional Certifications:

  • ACUE Promoting Engaged and Active Online Learning Certification
  • QM Peer Reviewer
  • CPACC Accessibility Certification
  • Google Certified Educator
  • Canvas Certified Educator Higher Education
Valerie Shapko

Valerie Shapko

Instructional Designer

VShapko@twu.edu | 713-794-2042

Schedule an Online Meeting with Valerie

I Support: 

 School of the Sciences; College of Business; Nutrition & Food Science  

Quality Matters, Accessibility, and Course Design Professional Certifications:

  • QM Master Reviewer
  • TxDLA Accessibility Certification
  • Canvas Certified Educator Higher Education
Heather Wood

Heather Wood, PhD

Instructional Designer

Hwood9@twu.edu | 940-898-3048

Schedule an Online Meeting with Heather

I Support:

College of Nursing

Quality Matters Certifications:

  • Peer Reviewer Certification
  • Applying the QM Rubric
  • Designing Your Online Course
  • Improving Your Online Course
  • QM Sixth Edition Rubric Update

Contact Us

If you do not see your department or academic component listed, please contact the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology by calling 940-898-3409 or email us.

Page last updated 9:38 AM, October 24, 2022