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Sacha Johnson

Sacha Johnson, Ph.D

Acting ITRC Team Lead

Office: Pocatello | Oboler Library, Room B17

(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.

Lori Austill

Lori R. Austill, Ed.D

Instructional Technology Consultant

Office: Pocatello | Oboler Library, Room B17

(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.
Rick Fowler

Rick Fowler

Instructional Technologist

Office: Pocatello | Oboler Library, Room B17

(208) 282-3951


Rick Fowler is an Instructional Technologist who manages the front lab and student employees. He assists faculty with Moodle, Zoom, and other technology offered by the ITRC. Rick has worked for Educational Technology Services as a student employee and later as full-time staff, and has over 20 years of experience providing customer service and technological support for faculty on the ISU campus. 

Rick came to the ITRC after working as an Interactive Video Conferencing Classroom Specialist for the past 15 years, where he worked with faculty and staff to provide support for distance-based education and technology. Rick received his B.A. in Mass Communication from Idaho State University with his emphasis in television and film production and attended ISU’s sister university the University of Plymouth in Plymouth, England for a year doing media studies. Rick has worked in public health, where he was contracted through the Centers for Disease Control, and is an Extron Certified AV Associate. 


Catherine Leavitt

Catherine Leavitt, M.Ed.

Instructional Technologist

Office: Pocatello | Oboler Library, Room B17

(208) 282-2105


Cathy Leavitt is an Instructional Technologist who facilitates knowledge acquisition at Idaho State University through various interactive methods. She has over 20 years of experience in education and is committed to improving educational experiences.

Cathy earned a B.S. in Health Sciences from Brigham Young University and an M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology (ID&T) from Idaho State University. She is currently working on an Ed.D. from ISU in ID&T. Before coming to the ITRC, Cathy taught for over 20 years in K-12 schools. She has a passion for STEM, integrating technology, and collaborating with faculty and students.

Lance Roe

Lance Roe, M.Ed.

Integrations Instructional Technologist

Office: Pocatello | Oboler Library, Room B17

(208) 282-4309


Lance Roe is an Integrations 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 Communication-Design; both from Idaho State University.

Interests in educational technology tools, research and evaluation, teaching and learning, and technology implementation.

Lisa Kidder

Lisa Kidder, Ph.D.

Quality + Program Manager

Office: Pocatello | Oboler Library, Room B17

(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.

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper, M.B.A

Instructional Designer

Office: Pocatello | Oboler Library, Room B17

(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.

Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch, D.M.A

Instructional Designer

Office: Meridian Campus | Room 660

(208) 282 - 7224


Paul Lynch is an Instructional Designer in the Instructional Technology Resource Center (ITRC), working with faculty to create new courses and improve existing courses. Prior to joining the ITRC, Paul spent several years as an educator, working in both elementary schools and higher education. As an educator, Paul was excited about incorporating technologies into music education.

Paul’s education includes a B.M. in Music Performance from the University of Idaho, M.M. and D.M.A. in Music Performance from Arizona State University. Paul continues to support faculty and staff in incorporating technologies effectively into their courses. Paul is a Certified Peer Reviewer through Quality Matters.

Ryan Randall - IDP

Ryan Randall, M.A.

Instructional Designer

(208) 789 - 0793


Ryan Randall is an Instructional Designer in the ITRC, working to help faculty develop engaging and accessible online courses. Before coming to the ITRC, Ryan spent several years teaching students and collaborating with faculty as the College of Western Idaho Library's Instruction Coordinator. He previously taught First-Year Writing and Humanities courses at a number of colleges and universities.

Ryan's education includes a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside, an M.A. in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester, and an M.L.S. in Library Science from Indiana University. He is currently working on his dissertation project for ISU's Ph.D. in English and the Teaching of English.

Ryan is enthusiastic about helping faculty adopt or adapt high-quality open educational resources (OER), as well as create online learning environments that improve outcomes for every learner.

 Kimberly Tomkinson - IDP

Kim Tomkinson, M.S.

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.

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.   

Max Maccluer

Max Maccluer

Learning Management System Administrator

Office: Pocatello | Oboler Library, Room B17

(208) 282 - 3971


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.

Lou Hong

Lou Hong

Senior Software/Hardware Instructional Technologist

Office: Pocatello | Oboler Library, Room B17

(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.    

Instructional Technology Assistants      

Josie Medinger

Liz Harker

Rai Dougal (they/them)

Malachi Marlow

Anna St. Michel

Karl Bridges

Matthew Alonzo