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The students and alumni listed below volunteer to serve as a point of contact for you. Feel free to e-mail them with questions about the department, Logan or anything else that may help you prior to your arrival at USU.

Dallin Graham

MS Alumnus, Advisor: Dr. Anne Diekema

Current Position:Program Coordinator at Cache Makers
E-mail: dallin.k.graham@gmail.com
Home town: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
Alma Mater:
B.S. in Exercise Science, Brigham Young University
MS in Instructional Technology, Utah State University
Personal Interests: family, service, sports, music, and creative construction

Mason Lefler

PhD Student, Advisor: Dr. Andy Walker

Research Interests: Computer-based scaffolding, Formative and Virtual Performance Assessment, Problem-based learning, Data Dashboards, and Classroom Data Analytics
Current Position: Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant
E-mail: masonlefler@hotmail.com
Home town: Sandy, Utah, USA
Alma Mater:
BS in Psychology, Brigham Young University, Utah
MEd, Arizona State University, Arizona
Personal Interests: Anything athletically competitive, cycling, mountain biking, singing, theater, and raising cute babies

John Louviere

MS Alumnus

Current Position: Director, Center for Innovative Design and Instruction at USU
E-mail: john.louviere@usu.edu
Home town: Issaquah, WA, USA
Alma Mater:
Engineering Technology Education, Utah State University
MS in Instructional Technology, Utah State University
Personal Interests: long runs, skiing, building stuff, and doing interesting things outside

Gisela Martiz

PhD Student, Advisor: Dr. Mimi Recker

Research Interests: Technology integration in elementary classrooms, informal learning, differentiated instruction, online education, social media and Web 2.0 resources in education, technology applications in foreign language teaching.
Current Position: Dual Language Immersion Teacher
E-mail: gisela.martiz@gmail.com
Twitter: @gmartiz
Home town: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Alma Mater:
Associate Degree in Education, English Major, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
BA in Modern Languages, English Major, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
MS in Instructional Technology, Utah State University
PhD in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, Utah State University
Personal Interests: reading about technology and social media, traveling, hiking, camping, movies, cats

Jaron Nelson

MS Alumnus

Research Interests: library research methodology, gamification, learning management systems, foreign language instruction
Current Position: Senior Instructional Designer, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
E-mail: jnelson@ldschurch.org
Home town: Gilbert, Iowa
Alma Mater:
BS in History Teaching, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
BS in Physical Education, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Social Science Composite Teaching Endorsement, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
MS Instructional Technology and Learning Science, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Personal Interests: augmented reality, movies, reading, carpentry, legos, video games

Katarina Pantic

PhD Student, Advisor: Dr. Mimi Recker

Research Interests: International Education, ESL, Early Career Development
Current Position: ITLS Webmaster
E-mail: katarina.pantic@aggiemail.usu.edu
Home town: Belgrade, Serbia
Alma Mater:
BA in English Language and Literature, Belgrade University, Serbia
MS in Communication, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
Personal Interests: reading, baking, jewelery making, hiking, traveling, movies
Learning Theory Blog

Erin Wadsworth-Anderson

MS Student, Advisor: Dr. Brian Belland

Current Position: Admissions Officer in the School of Graduate Studies at Utah State University
E-mail: erin.anderson@usu.edu
Home town: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Alma Mater:
BS in Journalism and Communications, Utah State University
Personal Interests: crafting (sewing, quilting, embroidery, etc.), photography, travel, learning new things and going on adventures with my husband and black lab, Tempe
ITLS Crafting Technologies Blog

Lei Ye

PhD Alumna, Advisor: Dr. Mimi Recker

Research Interests:Technology integration in STEM education, technology-related teacher professional development, multilevel models
Current Position: Instructional Designer, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
E-mail:lye@pnwu.edu
Home town: Shanghai, China
Alma Mater:
BS in Psychology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
MSLT in Second Language Teaching, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
PhD in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Personal Interests: reading, cooking, hiking, spending time with family and friends

Jotham Hatch

MS Alumnus

Current Position:Director of Training for HRI (Instructional Design for Franchise Businesses)
E-mail:Jotham.hatch@hrisupport.com
Home town: Franklin, Idaho
Alma Mater:
Associate Degree in Business and Spanish, Ricks College
BS in Business Management, Utah State University
MS in Instructional Technology, Utah State University
Personal Interests: hiking, horseback riding, cycling, travel, family outings with a beautiful wife and five children