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 Canvas courses
  • Consulting with instructors moving courses online
  • Training instructors to use immersive technology
  • Integrating Google applications into Canvas courses
  • Teaching and Learning Guides on pedagogical topics
  • 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 will be meeting with instructors online through Google Hangouts Meet, from 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 | Stoddard Hall 315A | 940-898-2263

Schedule an Online Meeting with Denise

I Support:

Communication Sciences & Oral Health, Mathematics & Computer Science, Nutrition & Food Sciences Denton, Psychology & Philosophy, School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology, Sociology, Social Work

Quality Matters, Accessibility, and Course Design Professional Certifications:

QM Course Review Manager, QM Master Reviewer, TxDLA Accessibility Certification, Google Certified Educator Level 1

Audrey Lundahl

Audrey Lundahl, PhD

Instructional Designer

ALundahl@twu.edu | Stoddard Hall 315B | 940-898-3173

Schedule an Online Meeting with Audrey

I Support:

College of Business, College of Professional Education (Human Development, Family Studies and Counseling, Literacy and Learning, Teacher Education, and School of Library and Information Studies), Undergraduate Academic Programs

Quality Matters, Accessibility, and Course Design Professional Certifications:

QM Peer Reviewer, TxDLA Accessibility Certification, ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction

Laura Mirochna

Laura Mirochna

Instructional Designer - Dallas

LMirochna@twu.edu | 214-689-6751 | IHSD 6605

Schedule an Online Meeting with Laura

I Support:

Health Care Administration Dallas, Nursing Dallas, Occupational Therapy Dallas, Physical Therapy Dallas

Quality Matters, Accessibility, and Course Design Professional Certifications:

QM Peer Reviewer, CPACC Accessibility Certification, Google Certified Trainer

Terisa ODowd

Terisa ODowd

Instructional Accessibility Designer

TOdowd1@twu.edu | 940.898.2257 | Stoddard Hall 317

Schedule an Online Meeting with Terisa

I Support:

History & Political Science, Nursing Denton, Occupational Therapy Denton

Quality Matters, Accessibility, and Course Design Professional Certifications:

QM Peer Reviewer, CPACC Accessibility Certification, Google Certified Educator Level 1

Joy Robbins

Joy Robbins

Instructional Designer

JRobb773@twu.edu| 940-898-4015 | Stoddard Hall 312B

Schedule an Online Meeting with Joy

I Support:

Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, English, Speech & Foreign Languages, Fashion & Textiles, General Studies, Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies, School of the Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts)

Quality Matters, Accessibility, and Course Design Professional Certifications:

QM Peer Reviewer, TxDLA Accessibility Certification, Google Certified Educator Level 1

Valerie Shapko

Valerie Shapko

Instructional Designer - Houston

VShapko@twu.edu | 713-794-2042 | IHSH 6112

Schedule an Online Meeting with Valerie

I Support: 

Health Care Administration Houston, Nursing Houston, Nutrition & Food Sciences Houston, Occupational Therapy Houston, Physical Therapy Houston

Quality Matters, Accessibility, and Course Design Professional Certifications:

QM Master Reviewer, TxDLA Accessibility Certification

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 2:59 PM, May 26, 2021