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CTT Team

The mission of the Center for Transformative Teaching is to collaborate with educators across departments and programs to promote inclusive, innovative, research-informed, and effective teaching for all learners.

Nick Monk: Smiling man with brown hair and tailored blue jacket.

Nick Monk, PhD


(402) 472-4307

Beverly Russell: Smiling woman with shoulder-length reddish hair.

Beverly Russell

Associate Director

(402) 472-4358

Sydney Brown: Smiling woman with longish light brown hair.

Sydney Brown, PhD

Assistant Director

(402) 472-5204

Cheryl Griffith: Smiling woman with light brown hair.

Cheryl Griffith

Office Mgr & Proctor Services Coordinator

(402) 472-4356

Instructional Designers

Instructional Designers support the mission of the CTT by providing teaching, course design, and related technology consultations to faculty for in-person, blended, and online learning environments. IDs work collaboratively with other team members to implement CTT priorities, programs, and initiatives and the CTT works closely with program, college, and other University units and partners on projects and programming that advance teaching innovation and excellence and support student success. If you are interested in becoming an instructional designer with the CTT, please let us know.


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Zach Manley

Instructional Designer

(402) 472-4681

Education & Human Sciences

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Brian Wilson

Senior Instructional Designer, CEHS Team Lead

(402) 472-4355

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Julia Remsik Larsen

Instructional Designer

(402) 472-9844

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Ash Mitchell, PhD

Instructional Designer

(402) 472-5464

Arts & Sciences

Eyde Olson: Smiling woman with curly auburn hair.

Eyde Olson

Senior Instructional Designer

Please contact Yulia Levchenko

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Yulia Levchenko, PhD

Instructional Designer

(402) 472-3191

Nathan Pindell: Smiling young man with short dark hair.

Nate Pindell

Instructional Designer

(402) 472-4347


Yaoling Wang: Smiling woman with long dark hair.

Yaoling Wang

Instructional Designer (Omaha)

(402) 554-5971

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Robert Vavala: Smiling clean-shaven man with glasses and a blue oxford shirt.

Robert Vavala

Senior Instructional Designer

(402) 472-0977

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Steven Cain

Senior Instructional Designer

(402) 472-4349

Journalism, Architecture, and Fine & Performing Arts

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Amy Ort, PhD

Senior Instructional Designer

(402) 472-2596

University Honors Program & At-Large

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Grace Troupe

Instructional Designer, Honors

(402) 472-4321

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Danae Peterson

Instructional Designer, At-Large

(402) 472-4681