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Meet the Staff

Caroline Boswell

Caroline Boswell

Associate Professor & Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
IS 1144 and SA 267

Education: B.A. Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, A.M. / Ph.D., Brown University
Caroline Boswell is an Associate Professor of Humanities and European History and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. In addition to teaching courses on early modern history, historical methods, and the digital and public humanities, she designs and... Read more »

Scott Berg

Scott Berg

Learning Management System Administrator
CL 405

As Learning Management System (LMS) Administrator, my primary responsibilities include maintaining the integration between Canvas and SIS to ensure students and faculty can access their courses. I can help add approved External Apps to Canvas courses, and I can help work towards getting new tools approved for Canvas integration. I support Kaltura (My Media) for adding multimedia content to... Read more »

Todd Dresser

Todd Dresser

Lead Instructional Designer
CL 405

I am an instructional designer in the Center for the Advancement for Teaching and Learning. I hold a PhD in history from UW-Madison. My scholarly focus lies at the intersection of technology, society, capitalism, and the environment. Out of this interest, I became concerned about the relationship between digital technologies and the values of the liberal arts. In turn, I took more training in... Read more »

Kate Farley

Kate Farley

Teaching, Learning, & Tech Consultant
CL 405

Interests: Digital and public pedagogy, podcasting, managing one’s digital identity, eportfolio, and instructional design
Education: B.A., 2013, English and Humanistic Studies, UW-Green Bay

Luke Konkol

Luke Konkol

Teaching, Learning, & Tech Consultant
CL 405

Luke is a 2012 alumnus of UW-La Crosse where he studied philosophy and anthropology with particular interest in belief and behavior. He has since translated these interests to games, performance, learning pathways, student engagement, informational "diffusion," data visualization, content development, 3D animation, and digital & virtual heritage. To further expand these horizons,... Read more »

Nathan Kraftcheck

Nathan Kraftcheck

Instructional Designer
CL 405

I work with faculty and teaching staff to facilitate excellence in teaching and learning by providing pedagogical and instructional design consultation and support for the effective use of instructional technology, particularly in a distance education environment.

Education: M.E.T., 2015, Boise State University; Certificate in Online Instruction-Adult Learner... Read more »

Nichole LaGrow

Nichole LaGrow

Distance Education Coordinator
CL 405

Nichole’s primary focus is to support our university’s distance education efforts through administrative, policy and compliance projects. She supports the creation and communication of necessary institutional policies by facilitating faculty and staff working groups and assures our compliance with federal and UW System requirements for distance education programming. She regularly... Read more »

Samantha Mahoney

Samantha Mahoney

Teaching, Learning, & Tech Consultant
CL 405

Sam holds a B.A. from UW-Eau Claire where she studied graphic design and illustration. Coming from an art background, Sam is interested in exploring how the principles of visual design can be applied in a digital learning environment for more effective teaching. In her free time Sam enjoys... Read more »

Kristin Vespia

Kristin Vespia

Associate Professor
MAC C318

Dr. Vespia has published journal articles and a book chapter on topics such as career development, clinical supervision/counselor development, and mental health services on college campuses. She is particularly interested in multicultural and gender issues, particularly as these relate to vocational development, education, and mental health. She is also the Director of the UWGB Teaching... Read more »

Friends of CATL

In addition to the team above, CATL works closely with centers, groups, and organizations across the University and the UW-System. While this list is not exhaustive we interact regularly with: