Associate Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education
Carol Gering is the associate vice provost for Online and Distance Education, and assists in enhancing and strengthening the UO’s infrastructure for online and distance education by creating partnerships with academic departments across the university. Prior to joining the University of Oregon, Carol worked for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF) as the executive director of eLearning and Distance Education. She has been serving in various capacities related to distance education since 1994. Carol holds a BS from Southern Nazarene University, an MA in curriculum and instruction from UAF, and an interdisciplinary PhD in online education and psychology from UAF.
Jason Bryant is an instructional designer for UO Online, where he works with faculty from a range of disciplines to develop inclusive, impactful learning experiences for graduate and undergraduate students. Before joining the UO Online team, Jason taught online, hybrid, and in-person courses in American cultural and literary studies at Arizona State University. He earned PhD in English from Arizona State University as well as an MA and BA from Midwestern State University.
Andrea De Lei
Andrea De Lei is an instructional designer for U.O. Online. Andrea consults with subject matter experts in a variety of fields to design engaging, inclusive, and high-quality online learning environments for graduate and undergraduate courses. Before joining the U.O. Online team, she was at Oregon State University, supporting marketing, communication, and events efforts within the Department of Recreational Sports. Andrea holds an M.Ed in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis on Instructional Design from Oregon State University and a B.S. in Kinesiology from Washington State University.
Chris Edison is an instructional designer for UO Online. He works with faculty to develop and refine engaging online courses for all students. As a career educator, Chris is passionate about inclusive courses that prioritize active learning and student agency. Before joining the UO Online team, Chris worked as a Rhetoric and Composition instructor for the University of Oklahoma, teaching on-campus and hybrid courses. During that time, he also worked for two years as the Assistant Director of the OU First-Year Composition Program. He has experience with curricular design, instructor training, and administrative support. Chris holds a BA in English from Oklahoma State University, an MA in English from the University of Rochester, and a PhD in English from the University of Oklahoma.
Online Education Media Producer
Jack Kemp provides media and video production support to the UO Online team and UO students, faculty, and staff. Prior to UO, he worked at OSU for 13 years as the media engineer for KBVR-TV and KBVR-FM, the OSU student radio and television station. Since 1992, he has worked in the Oregon University System (EOU, WOU, PSU, Chancellor’s Office, OSU, UO) supporting students, faculty, and staff producing distance and online education as well as student media. Jack has a BS from Eastern Oregon University in general studies with minors in political science and history.
LMS Support and Assessment Manager
Chad Little manages the Canvas Faculty Support Service and Proctoring Service for UO Online. This entails working directly with both faculty teaching online as well as students taking online courses, regardless of location. He previously worked in the College of Arts and Sciences at UO managing instructional and graduate computer labs, including the various services unique to each location. Chad holds a BS in economics from the University of Oregon and has 13 years of experience working with technology and online education in a higher education setting.
Bob Rose is the staff Proctor for the UO Online exam center. Their primary focus is on proctoring exams, working to maintain academic integrity as set by faculty, and working on the exam reservation system. They have a degree in History, from the University of Oregon. Before coming to UO Online, Bob worked as a Preschool instructor for Whole Earth Nature School.
Faculty Canvas Support Coordinator
Brandon Schmidt is the Faculty Canvas Support Coordinator with UO Online. His primary focus is helping students and instructors with their support questions and to direct calls to UO Online’s Instructional Designers and other campus support areas, as well as questions concerning the testing center. He helps to manage the Canvas Tech Support team located in PLC 68 with five years of canvas support. Brandon has two degrees, one in Folklore and the other in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies in which he received both at the University of Oregon.
Senior Instructional Designer
Tim Sorg is an instructional designer for UO Online, where he collaborates with faculty to design interactive and inclusive courses, expand access to education, and domesticate academic knowledge. Before he joined UO Online, Tim worked for ten years in higher education as an educator, first-year undergraduate advisor, and in administrative support. He has taught on-campus and online courses in history, archaeology, political science, and creative writing at Stanford, Cornell, and OSU Ecampus. As a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow with Stanford Introductory Studies, he also coordinated a research and mentorship program for undergraduate students of all disciplines. He holds a PhD and MA in History from Cornell, an MA in Classics from Stanford, and a BA in History from Oregon State.
Robert Voelker-Morris works collaboratively with campus administration, technology support leadership, student support colleagues, faculty, and the Office of the Provost to promote teaching excellence and to support strategic implementation of emerging online programs. Robert works closely with colleagues from UO Online and across campus in developing major initiatives to foster faculty engagement in teaching development and develop inclusive student experiences. He has taught courses in art and design including a visual literacy course taught online, and First-Year seminars and College Connections courses that support students’ transition to the university.
Operations Manager UO Online
Carolyn Vogt provides administrative support to the associate vice provost for Online and Distance Education and is the operations manager for the UO Online team. She manages day to day activities, travel, purchasing, personnel hiring, office management, and related operations. Prior to coming to UO, she was the executive assistant to the president and vice president of a large Eugene company.
Senior Instructional Designer
Marla Wirrick is an instructional designer for UO Online. Her previous work adapting in-person classes to online courses has given Marla an appreciation for the importance of accessibility, engagement, and inclusion in online learning. She has experience developing educational materials for non-profits, physicians, researchers, and teachers. Marla enjoys working collaboratively to develop innovative ways to inspire learners at all levels and in all circumstances. She has created and lead design and training workshops and finds great satisfaction helping others achieve their learning goals. Marla holds a BA in English from the University of Oregon.