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Lori Austill

Lori R. Austill, Ed.D

Instructional Technology Consultant

(208) 282-3983

Lori Austill is a Senior Instructional Technologist in the ITRC and provides support and guidance to faculty as they adapt their course materials for online delivery. She encourages faculty to weave sound technology and educational principles into their courses and uses the Quality Matters Rubric as the foundation for quality. Lori is a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer and workshop facilitator. She has over 15 years of experience working with instructional technology as an instructor, course designer, and distance learning specialist. 

Lori’s education includes an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration and an M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology from the University of Wyoming; a B.S.L.S. in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Montana State University; and an A.S. in Business Management from Northwest College.
Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper, M.B.A

Instructional Designer

(208) 282-1335

Mark Cooper is an Instructional Designer who works with faculty to create new online courses and improve upon existing online courses. He has over 14 years of professional work experience as an instructional designer, eLearning developer, and organizational development consultant in the corporate sector and a deep passion for learning and development and principles of instructional design.

Mark’s education includes a B.S. in Marketing and an M.B.A. with a focus in Information Technology and Organizational Development from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mark is a Certified Peer Reviewer through Quality Matters.

Ean Harker

Ean Harker

Instructional Technology Accessibility Specialist


Ean Harker is the Instructional Technology Accessibility Specialist at ISU. He partners with the Disability Services Department, ISU faculty, and fellow staff in the transition of online media into accessibility formats.

Ean is an ISU Alumni, returning to the ITRC with +20 years of experience in the application, teaching, and administration of instructional technologies and transparency framework design.  

“It has always been satisfying to collaborate with fellow innovators, excited educators, and dedicated staff in making successful learning objects and environments. It becomes a part of the legacy in furthering the knowledge of us all.”  

“It is a unique experience to come back, to contribute and participate in this process for current and future Bengals.”


Lou Hong

Lou Hong

Senior Software/Hardware Instructional Technologist

(208) 282-2552

Lou provides technical support for the PC's software and associated peripherals in the ITRC, Media Center, and Library Computer Lab. In addition, he tries to examine new technological trends and products for applicability in the Tech Center. Lou's experience is in the corporate/government workplace, providing comprehensive customer support directly to the end-user.    

Sacha Johnson

Sacha Johnson, Ph.D

Senior Instructional Designer

(208) 282-3954

Sacha is excited to be part of the ITRC team and to support ISU faculty as they design and develop multimedia materials and select instructional technology-oriented tools. Prior to coming to the ITRC, Sacha worked as an Instructional Technologist for ISU’s Department of Biological Sciences.

Sacha earned a B.A. in Mass Communication, an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology, and a Ph.D. in Instructional Design. Her research and instructional interests include self-directed and scenario-based learning, learner motivation, adaptive instruction, and virtual laboratory simulations. She is passionate about helping faculty use technology to create authentic and meaningful online learning experiences that foster student learning.

Lisa Kidder

Lisa Kidder, Ph.D.

Quality + Program Manager

(208) 282-2502

Lisa Kidder works with the ITRC team in supporting online course delivery systems. She has over 12 years experience in education and over 10 years integrating technology in education.

Lisa's education includes a B.A. in French and Chemistry Education from Brigham Young University, a M.A. in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University, and a Ph.D. in Instructional Design from Idaho State University. She is constantly learning and looking for ways to improve teaching and incorporate technology.

Prior to coming to the ITRC Lisa taught a variety of subjects in K-12 schools; supported faculty in incorporating technology; and spent several years teaching and supporting teacher candidates at Loyola Marymount University. Her love of teaching and learning along with varied subject interests helps her to match content with delivery.

Max Maccluer

Max Maccluer

Learning Management System Administrator


Max is a Learning Management System (LMS) Administrator responsible for maintaining the Moodle ISU systems. He has a passion for programming and is enthusiastic about staying on the cutting edge. Max has a strong IT background with an emphasis on information security, having worked in IT Security for several years at ISU. As a proud graduate of ISU with a B.A. in Computer Science, he aspires to make ISU an industry leader in LMS technology.

Lance Roe

Lance Roe, M.Ed.

Software/Hardware Instructional Technologist

(208) 282-4309

Lance Roe is a Software/Hardware Instructional Technologist for Idaho State University. He is the team lead for eLearning Technology (e.g. web conferencing, online proctoring, interactive content) that integrates into the Moodle LMS. He enjoys learning about new technology and helping faculty leverage technology in their teaching and learning environments.

Lance worked as a student employee at the ITRC assisting faculty before being hired as an Instructional Technologist. His education includes an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and Design and B.S. in Workplace Training and Leadership, Minor in Visual Communications-Design; both from Idaho State University.

Michael Spall

Michael Spall

Instructional Technology Consultant

(208) 282-4557

Michael Spall, Instructional Technology Consultant, is responsible for design, development, and production of curricular materials to support ISU faculty and staff. He has helped to maintain the LMS and other ITRC servers. Through his work in support of the initial pilot of ISU eLearning, Michael has become actively involved in the Moodle community, helping resolve issues and contributing code. He also helps train faculty and staff in the use of educational technology and best practices in the delivery of online content. Supervising student staff working in the ITRC front lab is another responsibility.

Before coming to the ITRC, Michael worked for American Falls School District, teaching math and computer classes for fourth through twelfth grade and managing a computer lab. He also supported faculty in the use of course management and other software. His background is in math and microbiology and he maintains a continuing interest in science and scientific computing.   

Randy Stamm

Randy Stamm, Ed.D.

Associate Director Instructional Technology Resource Center

Office: ISU-Meridian Health Science Center

(208) 373-1744

Randy Stamm provides leadership and direction for web-based distance education efforts at Idaho State University (ISU). Since 1997, he has supported faculty with graphic design, instructional design, and web-based technology. He received an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education Administration, M.Ed. in Instructional Technology, a B.A. in Mass Communication, and A.A.S. in Graphic Design/Commercial Art.   

Kimberly Tomkinson-IDP

Kim Tomkinson

Instructional Designer

Office: Meridian Campus | Room 660

(208) 373-1950

Kim Tomkinson, an Instructional Designer in the ITRC, works to help faculty create unique learning experiences for students through the use of technology and evidence-based learning theory and best practices. She is a passionate advocate for open educational resources (OER) and works to help faculty successfully implement these and other content into their courses. 

Kim has worked in higher education for over 20 years in various capacities including online course design and support, advising, teaching, and administration. She has also taught at the K-12 level and has experience in instructional coaching. She earned her B. A and M.S degrees from Boise State University in Spanish Education and Instructional and Performance Technology, respectively. Kim is a Certified Peer Reviewer through Quality Matters.

Alicia Ward, M.Ed.

Instructional Designer

(208) 282-2546

Alicia is an Instructional Designer on the ITRC team whose goal is to give faculty the confidence and tools they need to teach online and do it well. She works closely with faculty to develop engaging online learning environments that leverage appropriate educational technology tools and strategies. In addition, she collaborates with faculty to design Quality+ courses that improve the online learning experience. 
Prior to joining the ITRC, Alicia taught Secondary Business Education for 3 years where she implemented educational technology on a daily basis to improve student engagement and learning in face-to-face, along with asynchronous and synchronous online learning, environments. She is passionate about using an individualized approach to encourage faculty to utilize a balance of instructional technology and strategies that work for them, their area of expertise, and their learners.
Alicia's education includes a M.Ed. in Learning & Technology from Western Governors University along with a B.S. in Workplace Training & Leadership and B.A. in Secondary Business Education both from Idaho State University.

Instructional Technology Assistants      

Ayush Parajuli

Cearden Datoon

Josie Bronson

Hannah Neubauer

Pawan Acharya

Karl Parsons

Manuel Maestas

Closed Captioning Assistants

Ava Wilkey

Kaitlyn Marshall

Kayla Gibbons

Esmer Garcia

Danielle Cathew