Please join us in welcoming two new staff members to the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology (OTLT) Center for Teaching.

As Communications Specialist for OTLT, Emily Elliott will create, coordinate, and analyze communication to faculty, instructors, and other constituents about OTLT programs, events, workshops and resources through our web site, monthly newsletter, social media channels, and printed materials. She will also provide coordination logistics and track registration and metrics for OTLT training and development offerings. She can be found in the Center for Teaching suite in 2080 UCC, above Hills Bank.

Emily earned a BA degree from the UI with a double-major in Art and Journalism. She has worked with UIHC Marketing, including two summers full-time, where she interviewed patients, physicians, and nurses and wrote articles for the hospital’s magazine and web site, designed information sheets for patients and family members, and helped organize women’s healthcare events.

When Emily is not working, she likes to be outdoors, camping, hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking or pursuing her passion for art through needle arts and painting.

We are also delighted to introduce Morgan Iommi as our new Teaching & Learning Specialist. In her new role, Morgan will focus on the professional development of graduate students through workshops, consultations, the fall New TA Orientation, and the spring Effective Teaching Institute. She will be collaborating with the Graduate College, specifically as it relates to CIRTL program development on campus.

Morgan comes to us from The Ohio State University, where in April she will defend her dissertation in Communication, with an interdisciplinary specialization in college and university teaching. She worked as a Graduate Teaching Fellow in OSU’s University Center for the Advancement of Teaching and has both online and in-class teaching experience. As an OSU graduate student, Morgan was involved in student governance.

In addition to her academic work, Morgan has been involved in animal rescue and during the last seven years has fostered almost 100 cats and dogs.

Please look for two more new OTLT staff announcements in the April issue of the OTLT newsletter.