Our Team

Amy Archambault

Interim Director, Assistant Director of Instructional Design
ZSR 661

Amy (she/her/hers) joined the Office of Online Education in April of 2020. She has worked in online education since 2001 as an instructional designer. As the Assistant Director of Instructional Design, she works to build collaborative partnerships across the university to meet the needs of departments, schools, and programs’ online initiatives. She supports and leads the work of a small team of experienced instructional designers, as well. Amy’s interests center on inclusive practices that draw upon design thinking and design justice principles and practices. She continues to develop and teach online courses as an adjunct and enjoys connecting with others around inclusive education. Amy received her MS in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University and an MS in Information and Library Science from UNC Greensboro.

Melvyn Brown

Assistant Director for Distance Education Compliance
ZSR 658

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.

Donohon Abdugafurova

Instructional Designer

Donohon (she/her/hers) joined the Office of Online Education in August 2020. As an online instructional designer and pedagogy specialist with Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Wyoming 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 earned her Ph.D. in Islamic Civilizations Studies from Emory University.

Norah Elmagraby

Instructional Designer

Norah (she/her) joined the Office of Online Education in August 2020. She has a background in digital scholarship, faculty development, and community engagement. As an instructional designer, Norah partners with faculty to support their pedagogical goals. In her work, she advocates for designing courses that promote engaging and equitable learning experiences. Norah received her Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from Emory University and an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

Jerod Quinn

Instructional Designer

Jerod Quinn (he/him/his) joined the Office of Online Education in December 2021. He has been working in online education since 2007, and has been an instructional designer since 2011 working in both private and public research universities. When talking about his work, he likes to say, “I help instructors build online courses they are excited to teach and courses their learners are excited to take.” His work bubbles out of the tension of holding the pragmatic (what can actually be done) in one hand while holding the ideal (what should be done) in the other. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Psychology at the University of Missouri, focusing his work on motivation and quantitative measurement.