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Program Ambassadors

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.

Mason Lefler

PhD Student, Advisor: Dr. Andrew Walker

Research Interests: apprenticeship, technical education, competency-based education, computer-based scaffolding, formative assessment, problem-based learning, data dashboards, and classroom data analytics
Current Position: Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant
E-mail: masonlefler@gmail.com
Home town: Sandy, Utah, USA
Alma Mater:
BS in Psychology, Brigham Young University
MEd in Secondary Education, Arizona State University
MEd in Instructional Leadership, Utah State University
Personal Interests: anything athletically competitive, cycling, mountain biking, singing, theater, and raising cute babies


John Louviere

MS Alumnus

Current Position: Executive Director and Asst. Vice President, Academic and Instructional Services, Utah State University
E-mail: john.louviere@usu.edu
Home town: Issaquah, Washington, 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


Katarina Pantic

PhD Student, Advisor: Dr. Jody Clarke-Midura

Research Interests: computer science education, equity in education, women in STEM
Current Position: Research Assistant
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
Personal Interests: reading, baking, jewelery making, hiking, traveling, movies
Learning Theory Blog


Erin Wadsworth-Anderson

MS Alumnus (2015) Advisor: Dr. Brian Belland

Current Position: Instructional Designer at the Center for Design and Instruction in Academic and Instructional Services, 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, son and black lab. cidi.usu.edu
ITLS Crafting Technologies Blog


Jotham Hatch

MS Alumnus (2003)

Current Position: Director of Training for HRI (Instructional Design for Franchise Businesses)
E-mail: Jotham.hatch@hrisupport.com
Home town: Franklin, Idaho, USA
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


Ryan Cain

PhD Student, Advisor: Dr. Victor Lee

Research Interests: early elementary science, reflective practice among elementary elementary teachers, and digital making
Current Position:Graduate Research Assistant
E-mail: ryan.cain@aggiemail.usu.edu
Home town: Garden City, New York
Alma Mater:
BA in Fine Art Photography, University of New York at Buffalo
MAT in Childhood Education, Queens College
Personal Interests: mountain biking, skiing, and photography


Aubrey Rogowski

MEd Student, Advisor: Dr. Mimi Recker

Current Position: Graduate Research Assistant
E-mail: aubrey.rogowski@aggiemail.usu.edu
Home town: Taylorsville, Utah, USA
Alma Mater:
BS in Elementary Education and K-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education, Southern Utah University
Personal Interests: crafting, dance, reading, vacationing with my husband, all things Disney


Megan Hamilton

PhD Student, Advisor: Dr. Jody Clarke-Midura

Research Interests: STEM education and early childhood robotics
Current Position: Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant
E-mail: megan.hamilton@usu.edu
Home town: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Alma Mater:
BS in Biology Composite Teaching, Weber State University
MEd in Secondary Education, Utah State University
Personal Interests: skiing, baking/cake decorating, crafting, and playing with my kids


Joana (Dhanna) M. Franco

PhD Student, Advisor: Dr. Mimi Recker

Research Interests: online learning, mindfulness and self-regulation
Current Position: ITLS Instructor (online class)
E-mail: joana.franco@aggiemail.usu.edu
Facebook: Dhanna (Joana)
LinkedIn: Joana Franco
Home town: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alma Mater:
BA in Social Communication, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
MS in Communication and Technology, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Personal Interests: traveling, hiking, rock climbing, practicing yoga and meditation


Juan Camilo

MS Student, Advisor: Dr. Jody Clarke-Midura

E-mail: juanbautista_10@hotmail.com
Home town: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Alma Mater:
BS in Agricultural Economics, Utah State University
Personal Interests: weightlifting, reading, cooking, video games and quidditch


Ruth E. Fontana

MS Student, Advisor: Dr. David Feldon

E-mail: ruthe.fontana@gmail.com
Instagram: @ruthefontana
Home town: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Alma Mater:
BS in Economics, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)
Personal Interests: running, traveling and poetry


Nathan Blaylock

MLTID (or MA) Student, Advisor: Dr. Breanne Litts

Current Position: Multimedia Developer, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Utah State University
E-mail: nathan.blaylock@usu.edu
Home town: Spanish Fork, Utah, USA
Alma Mater:
BA in Art and Design with minors in Computer Science and Multimedia Development, Utah State University
Personal Interests: technology, woodworking, camping, sports Check out Nathan Blaylock's website.


Julie Lamarra

PhD Student, Advisor: Dr. Breanne Litts

Current Position: Outdoor Product Design and Development Adjunct Instructor: Color Theory and Digital Technologies I & II, Utah State University
E-mail: Julie.Lamarra@usu.edu
Home town: Puyallup, Washington, USA
Alma Mater:
BA in Art, Photography, and Graphic Design, Westminster College
MAT in 6-12 Education, Endorsement in Art and Digital Media, Westminster College
Personal Interests: gardening, cross country skiing, snowboarding, hiking, yoga, reading, design, painting, and being a mama to my sweet boy


Whitney Lewis

MS Student, Advisor: Dr. Breanne Litts

Current Position: Graduate Research Assistant
E-mail: whitlewis7@gmail.com
Home town: Olathe, Kansas, USA
Alma Mater:
BS in English with an emphasis in Technical Writing, Utah State University
Personal Interests: reading, walking in the mountains, cooking, and spending time with my family


Juliet Stinson

MLTID (or MA) Student

Current Position: independent contractor, volunteer at the Fourth Street Clinic in Salt Lake City
E-mail: juliet.pssm@aggiemail.usu.edu
LinkedIn: Juliet Stinson
Home town: Dothan, Alabama, USA
Alma Mater:
BS in Psychology, University of Utah
Personal Interests: reading, playing with my cat and bunny, crocheting, singing/cooking/watching movies with my spouse


Zak Estrada

MA Student

Current Position: Utah Valley University Adjunct Instructor
E-mail: zakeryestrada1991@gmail.com
Home town: Orem, Utah, USA
Alma Mater:
BS in Behavioral Science - Psychology, Utah Valley University
Personal Interests: classical music, string instrument setup, gaming, reading (Brandon Sanderson is the greatest!)