Instructional Design

The Instructional Design team collaborates with program staff and subject matter experts to design online courses that are pedagogically-sound, intuitive, engaging, and rigorous. The team also assesses each learner-centered course to measure the effectiveness of the instructional strategies used in the course.

Additionally, the Instructional Design team is responsible for planning, developing, and delivering professional development experiences for faculty, helping them enhance their online teaching skills and effectively integrate technology into their instruction.

Instructional Design Leadership

Olga Slasten-LaPlante

Olga LaPlante

Director of Learning Experience

(207) 221-4973

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Amy Wright

Assistant Director of Learning Experience

(207) 221-4409

Instructional Design Team

Headshot of Judi Brewer

Judi Brewer

Instructional Designer

(207) 221-4604

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Erik Hanson

Instructional Designer

(207) 221-4969

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Thomas Jarmusz

Instructional Designer

(207) 221-4995

Headshot of Kerry Laitala

Kerry Laitala

Instructional Designer

(207) 221-4612

Headshot of Caroline Moore

Caroline Moore

Instructional Designer


Ayan Nur

Instructional Designer

(207) 221-4614

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Renee Parker

Instructional Designer

(207) 221-4783

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Ida Marie Perron

Instructional Designer

(207) 221-4947

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Lori Rand

Instructional Designer

(207) 221-4041

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Zachary York

Instructional Designer

(207) 221-4922



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