Donohon joined the Office of Online Education in August 2020. As an online instructional designer and pedagogy specialist, her primary responsibilities include one-on-one teaching consultations on developing synchronous and asynchronous learning solutions and facilitating faculty development offerings for online education. She helps faculty in course mapping and design by prioritizing learning goals and ensuring that course curricula and learning activities reflect students’ learning abilities. She is also working towards the completion of her Ph.D. degree at Emory University.
Amy (she/her/hers) joined the Office of Online Education in April of 2020. She has been working as an instructional designer in higher education since 2002 and is passionate about collaborating with faculty on their online courses. Building engaging learning opportunities in an inclusive and meaningful way is a focus of her work. Amy received her MS in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University in 2001. She is also a librarian and adjunct instructor and received her MLIS in Information and Library Science from UNC Greensboro in 2013.
Allen (he/him/his) currently serves as Director of the Office of Online Education. In this role he works closely with institutional leadership to plan, develop, and support online programs reflective of Wake Forest’s institutional mission and values. Allen’s previous role in the office was as the Associate Director for Instructional Design. Before arriving at Wake Forest in January 2015, his professional career included nearly a decade in education, moving from work teaching high school physics and chemistry to instructional design in higher ed. Allen’s areas of interest include program development methods that support equitable outcomes for students, novel frameworks for conceiving of human-centered processes for instructional design, and perceptions of learning data in higher education.
Melvyn (he/him/his) joined the Office of Online Education in the Spring of 2017. As Assistant Director he works to shape, monitor, and advise the institution’s distance education compliance efforts in accordance with the standards and expectations established by its multiple regulatory and reporting bodies in alignment with the University’s stated mission, vision, and values. Melvyn works closely with offices across the University to document existing regulatory and compliance requirements, monitor appropriate resources for changes in the same, and collaboratively establish and implement industry best practices. He also has extensive experience supporting the creation of video and other media.
Phil (he/him/his) is interested in applying cognitive learning processes to the design of courses and the implementation of learning technologies. He enjoys helping faculty to understand how to apply learning theory to effectively and efficiently enable learning. In addition to being an instructional designer he has taught as adjunct faculty for 12 years.
Norah (she/her) joined the Office of Online Education team in August 2020. She has a background in digital scholarship and faculty development. As an instructional designer, Norah supports faculty in incorporating innovative digital tools to meet their pedagogical goals. In her work, she advocates for designing courses that promote engaging and inclusive learning environments. Norah is also a Ph.D. Candidate at Emory University, researching religious environmentalism in the MENA region.
Office of Online Education
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P.O. Box 7545
Winston Salem, NC 27109