Staff

Meet the TLT Team

Dr. Lynda Murphy

Dr. Lynda Murphy

Director of TLT

lmurphy@twu.edu

940-898-3405

Lynda was hired by the TWU Graduate School in 1993. Before that, she worked for 10 years at Navarro College in student services and served as an adjunct instructor in their fine arts program. Currently, she coordinates TWU’s distance education activities.

Dr. Heidi Collins

Dr. Heidi Collins

Associate Director of TLT

hcollins@twu.edu

940-898-3200

Heidi Collins is an author who speaks worldwide on knowledge management and learning systems about how instructors can bring an indispensable contribution to the mission of the institution where they teach. The University of North Texas awarded her a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Learning Technologies. She is the Associate Director of Learning Systems in the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology at Texas Woman's University, a researcher, a leader, and a mom.

Laura Brown

Laura Brown

Instructional Designer - Dallas

LBrown48@twu.edu

214-689-6751

Laura joined the TLT department in 2018 to assist faculty with the transition from Blackboard to Canvas. She is a third year doc student at the University of Kentucky working towards the PhD in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation. She holds Master’s degrees in Communication Studies and Curriculum & Instruction, and has fifteen years of teaching experience from PK-16. At UK she taught Education in American Culture, Survey Research Methods in Education, and Composition & Communication. She has four children: two girls in college in Texas, and two boys in Middle and High School in Kentucky.

Dr. Stacy Greathouse

Dr. Stacy Greathouse

Instructional Designer

sgreathouse@twu.edu

940-898-4015

Stacy signed on with the TLT crew in 2014 and came aboard with a PhD in English Studies from Illinois State University (2013) that focused on pedagogy and pirates in children’s literature. Her piratical pedagogy complements 15 years of navigating diverse instructional environments to chart courses in literature, composition, education, speech, career counseling, and computers. Owing to a strong tailwind, she hopes to guide new and developing instructors’ transitions from witnessing teaching to being the instructors they want to be regardless of the environment or subject. Unsurprisingly, Stacy searches tirelessly for treasures of new knowledge. These journeys include volunteering at a no-kill humane society and taking classes in ballroom dancing.

Amanda Hinson-Enslin

Amanda Hinson-Enslin

Instructional Designer 

mandihinson@twu.edu

940-898-2263

Before joining the Department of Teaching and Learning with Technology in 2016, Amanda taught in the Dental Hygiene Program and the Department of Health Studies at Texas Woman’s University as well as the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at University of Texas in Dallas. She received her BS from the Texas Woman’s University in 2006 and her MPH degree from University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2009. She is currently pursuing her PhD.

Cindy Howell

Cindy Howell

Senior Design Specialist

chowell@twu.edu

940-898-3445

Cindy has been at TWU since July of 1989 and with the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology since 2012. In her current position, she designs promotional materials for events, maintains several websites, works on special projects with Canvas, and helps with student inquiries. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Alli Peterson

Alli Peterson

Manager, Learning Management Systems

apeterson@twu.edu

940-898-3486

Alli has been working with online students, faculty and staff since June 2001. After receiving her Master of Library Science degree from TWU, she joined the Blagg-Huey Library working with the Distance Education librarian on electronic reserves. She joined the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology in December 2003 where she provided expertise in instructional design and faculty development for 12 years, before assuming responsibility for the university’s learning management systems in November of 2015. In her free time, Alli loves to read, watch hockey and football, and spend time with her husband and daughter.

Rhonda Reed

Rhonda Reed

Senior Administrative Assistant

rreed3@twu.edu

940-898-3409

Rhonda has worked at TWU since 2007 and she joined the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology in April of 2015. She conducts administrative duties such as coordinating meetings, assisting with events, travel and purchases. She also interacts with students to provide answers, resources and contact information. Rhonda enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Amanda Roberts

Amanda Roberts

Learning Management Systems Support Analyst

aroberts9@twu.edu

940-898-2784

Amanda was a graduate student and assistant in the History and Government Department at TWU before joining the Department of Teaching and Learning with Technology. She received her B.A. in History from the University of North Texas in 2012 and is in the process of completing her thesis with the History & Government Department at TWU. With TLT she will provide support for the university’s learning management systems.

Allison Rogers

Allison Rogers

TLT Coordinator for Compliance & Professional Development

arogers8@twu.edu

940-898-3411

Allison is the Coordinator of TLT Communications. She has worked here since October of 2004, and in her current position she sends university-wide communications related to our office and assists with department-related content for other TWU publications. She also coordinates events and assists with the University’s State Authorization efforts. She loves to spend time with her husband and their two sons, as well as cook, travel and watch movies.

Valerie Shapko

Valerie Shapko

Instructional Designer - Houston

vshapko@twu.edu

713-794-2042

In August of 2008, Valerie Shapko joined the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology as an Instructional Designer III for the Houston Campus. She is the main contact for the faculty in Houston who have questions about Canvas and creating courses. She can help faculty set up a new courses, edit images and other files, provide Canvas Overview and answer all design related questions. For the past 25 years, she served as an instructional designer for institutions such as Sun Health, University of Phoenix and ECS. Valerie holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in web site administration from The Art Institute of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Arts in computer science and instructional design from Brooklyn College, as well as a Master of Business Administration and Global Management degree from the University of Phoenix. She also has 16 years of teaching experience both in the classroom and online. Valerie enjoys spending time with her husband, twin-sons and friends.

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