Author: Ana Maria Guay

January Staff Spotlight: David Noffs

Happy 2023! Let’s kick off the new year with a spotlight on Senior Learning Designer and IDS faculty member Dr. David Noffs! Read on for David’s “Day in the Life”, his favorite superhero-inspired teaching tool, and his (maybe surprising) undergrad major.  How long have you worked here? How did you come to join the DL team / get involved in distance education? I have worked at SPS since 2015 as a faculty member and since 2017 as a Learning Designer. I have been teaching for over 20 years and first began working as an online teaching specialist in 2005, after


December Staff Spotlight: Antonio Ortega

This month, we’re spotlighting our newest full-time staff member, Instructional Technologist Antonio Ortega! In the blog post below, Antonio tells us more about his work with Distance Learning. How long have you worked here? How did you come to join the DL team / get involved in distance education? I joined the DL team on August 1st, which would make four months this December. I was an elementary school teacher that enjoyed learning and applying educational technologies in my classroom. This came in handy when the pandemic forced schools to close and move to a remote learning format. I used


November Staff Spotlight: Student Workers

Staff Spotlight: Distance Learning Student Workers This month, we’re spotlighting our amazing student workers! Below, four of our student staff members share about their work with Distance Learning, favorite spots around campus, and more. Sia Cho  Year / Major: Junior, Neuroscience; with Data Science minor How long have you worked with Distance Learning?: A little over a year. What’s your favorite part of your job?: Helping to increase accessibility for Canvas courses! What’s something you do for fun?: Boxing Favorite place on campus: Lakefill Photo of lakefill by Joshua Sukoff on Unsplash Annarose Jones  Year / Major: Class of 2025;


October Staff Spotlight: Krissy Wilson

Staff Spotlight: Krissy Wilson This month, we’re spotlighting Senior Learning Designer Krissy Wilson! In the interview below, Krissy tells us more about her work with Distance Learning. How long have you worked here? How did you come to join the DL team / get involved in distance education? I joined the Distance Learning team as a Learning Designer in November 2015 (almost 7 years ago now!) and was promoted to Senior Learning Designer in the summer of 2018. Before coming to Northwestern SPS, I was an Instructional Designer at DePaul University in the School for New Learning (now School of


September Staff Spotlight: Christine Scherer

Staff Spotlight: Christine Scherer This month, we’re spotlighting our Senior Instructional Learning and Accessibility Specialist (SILAS), Christine Scherer! In the interview below, Christine takes us behind the scenes of her work with Distance Learning.   How long have you worked here? How did you come to join the DL team / get involved in distance education?  I’ve been with DL since January 2014! I joined the team because of my interest in copy editing, but my role has grown to far more than that.  Describe your typical “Day in the Life.”  My typical workday starts with checking my email to see