Portrait images of Tamar Bernfeld and Ashley Glassberg-Nazette

Please join us in welcoming thre­e new staff members to the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology (OTLT).

Drew Riggs

Riggs joined the OTLT Learning Spaces Technology team as an AV installation and service technician. In this role, he'll help install and update new classroom and workspace technology. This is his first position at the University of Iowa. Previously, he was a broadcast technician for Radio-TV Services at Indiana University Bloomington, where he managed live sporting and university productions. Indiana University Bloomington is also his alumnus, where he graduated with a degree in media studies and production.  

“I'm excited to grow my audio-visual skills with Learning Spaces, and I hope to collaborate with others to make intuitive and helpful learning spaces on this campus.”

Portrait of Ashely Glassberg-Nazette
Ashley Glassberg-Nazette

Glassberg-Nazette recently joined the OTLT Learning Spaces Technology team as a senior IT support consultant. In her role, Glassberg-Nazette will provide oversight of all computer operations in university classrooms and instructional technology centers, including software and hardware procurement. 

Previously, she worked for the ITS Help Desk, where she led the help desk knowledge management project and provided direct support to Iowa faculty, staff, and students. Prior to her time at the ITS Help Desk, she worked in community engagement, volunteer management in the nonprofit sector, and as an Apple support specialist at the Kirkwood campus Apple Store.

“I'm excited for the opportunity to be part of the process of developing spaces for learning and exploring how the right technology can enhance the learning experience for all involved.”

Tamar Bernfeld

Portrait of Tamar Bernfeld
Bernfeld joined the OTLT Center for Teaching in spring 2023 as an assistant director. Her work focuses on the P3-funded project “Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Developing a Set of Effective Strategies for Course and Curriculum Innovation.” This includes supporting teaching assistants, particularly in STEM courses, and applying principles of universal design for learning to increase engagement and equity in teaching and learning at Iowa. 

She previously worked for over 10 years at the University of Pittsburgh as an instructor of English to speakers of other languages, a curriculum coordinator, and a teaching supervisor. In addition, she served as a writing consultant in the Writing Center at the University of Pittsburgh, where her work focused on supporting multilingual writers. As a writing specialist, she served as a co-instructor and assistant instructor in the Swanson School of Engineering teaching Freshman Engineering Writing and Engineering Communication Skills. She has also taught English as a second language and composition courses at Duquesne University, the University of Iowa, and Kirkwood Community College. Most recently, she worked as a writing consultant and coordinator in the Writing Resource in the UI College of Education. 

“I love teaching and working with educators to engage students. I am so grateful for this opportunity to be a part of the Center for Teaching's work supporting TAs and faculty in their teaching at Iowa.”