Who We Are

Professional Staff

Michael Tassio
Director
mtassio@ucsc.edu
831-459-1346

Resource management
Project management 
Grant writing
Research coordination
Consultation for digital learning

Aaron Zachmeier

Aaron Zachmeier
Assistant Director for Instructional Design and Development
zachmeier@ucsc.edu
831-459-1540

Course (re)design
Online, hybrid, and technetronic instruction
Quality assurance and evaluation
Assessment
Accessibility
Learning management systems
Jingles

Stacey Knapp

Stacey Knapp
Instructional Designer
slknapp@ucsc.edu

Course (re)design
Assessment
Accessibility
Online and Hybrid Course Development

Dana

Dana Conard
Instructional Technology Support Specialist
dconard@ucsc.edu

831-459-5855

Learning Management Systems
Immersive Technologies
VR/AR for Education
Accessibility

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Vernon Legakis
Videographer
vlegakis@ucsc.edu
831-502-7382

Videography
Directing
Sound recording
Editing
Motion graphic design
Post production workflow
Video asset management

Julia Veble Mikic
Course Producer
jveblemi@ucsc.edu
831-459-3740

Proposal writing, budgeting and reporting assistance
Project tracking and scheduling
Promotion and online presence
Student employee hiring and supervision

Undergraduate Student Employees, 2019–20

Adesh Kumar (Computer Science), Development Assistant
Adithya Somasundaram (Computer Science), Development Assistant
Alyce Thornhill, Development Assistant
Aproop Kamat (Computer Science), Course Tester
Helen Cook (Film and Digital Media, Political Science), Video Assistant
Kat Javiniar (Art), Development Assistant
Katrin Pistor (Computer Science), Development Assistant
Lehna Cohen (Latin American and Latinx Studies), Development Assistant
Lily Wetmore (Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism), Course Tester
Peter Gomez (Film and Digital Media), Video Assistant


Graduate Student Researchers, 2019–20 

Harrison Shieh
Development of Personal Finance and Investing (COWL 52);
mentored by Patricia Kelly 


Meleia Simon-Reynolds
Alexyss McClellan
Drew Richardson
Development of History and Memory in the Okinawan Islands (HIS 150E);
mentored by Alan Christy

Shruti Gokhale
Development of Cultures of India (ANTH 130I);
mentored by Annapurna Panday 

Nazanin Rezaei
Development of Environmental Policy and Economics (ENVS 25);
mentored by Sikina Jinnah

 

During non-pandemic times, all staff are located in Kerr Hall room 467. You are welcome to drop in, or to make an appointment.