Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Cheryl Ward

Dr. Cheryl Ward, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership, has been working in the field of educational technology for over 20 years. Dr. Ward is a 30-year veteran of K-12 public schools advocating the use of technology to support differentiated instruction for students.  Link to IT Master’s Blog.

  • 5150:610 Introduction to Instructional Technology
  • 5150:631 Instructional Design
  • 5150:638 Integrating and Implementing Technology
  • 5150:639 Strategies for Online Teaching

Dr. I-Chun Tsai, Assistant Professor, has a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Teaching License for Secondary Education, and a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan. She earned her Ph.D. from University of Missouri-Columbia, with a major in Learning Technology. Her dissertation was entitled: "The Social Nature of an Online Community of Practice for Learning to Teach." Her research interests include the social nature of online learning and the relationship between students' academic motivation and social ability in online learning.

  • 5150:610 Introduction to Instructional Technology
  • 5150:633 Hypermedia
  • 5150:639 Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning

Adjunct Faculty/Senior Instructors

Ted Lysiak

Ted Lysiak is currently the Director of Instructional Technology and Educational Video in the Euclid City School District where he is responsible for the planning and implementation of instructional technology initiatives in Euclid. His experiences include the use of handheld technology in K-12 environments, multimedia in education, digital video and photography, and online learning environments. Ted is a graduate of the Instructional Technology program. 

  • 5150:614 Planning for Technology

Sessional Instructors

John Savery

Dr. John Savery – associate professor and Director of Learning Technologies. He has been working in the field of instructional design and development since 1986. His research interests include the design of effective technology rich learning environments, and strategies to foster the development of student ownership for learning. 

  • 5150:590 Workshops on Simulations, Games and Problem-Based Learning
  • 5150631 Instructional Design
  • 5150:635 Emerging Technologies for Instruction
  • 5150:638 Integrating and Implementing Technology
  • 5150:639 Strategies for Online Teaching

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