OTLT Directory

Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology

The Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology was formed by combining the Academic Technology department and the Center for Teaching and Learning. This partnership looks to advance the UIW mission by working with faculty and staff to encourage a university culture that rewards teaching and learning excellence. Under the guidance of Kathy Bottaro, each team within the department works with synergy to address instructional, pedagogical, and audiovisual-based needs across UIW.

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Kathleen Bottaro

Assistant Provost, OTLT
(210) 805-2519

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning is here to assist UIW faculty in integrating proven and consistent pedagogical practices into their teaching. We work in partnership with our Instructional Designers to find the best strategies that you can implement to foster ongoing learning and engagement.

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Dr. Sandra Guzman-Foster

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
(210) 283-5030

Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology team supports educators through every step of their instructional journey and provides curriculum, instructional software, and development support across the university. Our Instructional Designers study current research and emerging trends to inform our work and partner with experts on teaching and learning, both inside and outside the UIW community. Additionally, we have Software Specialists on board to provide support and resources to the software and services that are widely available to UIW personnel.

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Melissa Dagne

Assistant Director of Instructional Technology

  • Saidoff Community
  • Feik School of Pharmacy
  • Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine
(210) 829-6077

Book a consult with Melissa

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Terry Peak

Instructional Designer

  • School of Business and Administration (HEBSBA)
  • School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (MSE)
  • College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
(210) 829-3920

Book a consult with Terry

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Evelyn Villarreal

Instructional Designer

  • School of Media and Design
  • Dreeben School of Education
(210) 942-4331

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Adela Gott

Software Innovation & Application Specialist

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Jon Whitney

Software Innovation & Application Specialist

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Andy Chavez

Canvas Administrator

Media Services

The Media Services team oversees the integration of audiovisual solutions found within the teaching, learning, and meeting spaces across UIW. This group also provides and supports the foundational audiovisual needs of UIW personnel as they use our classrooms, meeting areas, or manage university signage.

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Rodney Evans

Manager, Media Services

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Adrian Aguilera

Media Services Technician

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Nicholas Moore

Media Services Technician

Title V Flight Mentor Center

FLIGHT is an acronym for Financial Literacy, Integrated Guidance and Health career Tracts. The FLIGHT program provides transformational, multi-pronged mentorship to students who might otherwise not complete their degree and graduate. The staff below support and work alongside educators in accomplishing that vision.

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Deborah Quinones

Director, Title V Mentor Center
(210) 832-5644

Cecilia Espitia (Cici)

Instructional Designer

David Castillo

Communication Specialist
(210) 841-7243