Staff Interview: Cheryl Diermyer

Cheryl Diermyer joined UC Davis IET/Academic Technology Services in November 2014. Prior to coming to UC Davis, Cheryl worked at the Division of Information Technology (DoIT), Academic Technology (AT), at the UW Madison as a Senior Instructional Design Strategist, focusing on interdisciplinary education innovation efforts. She is passionate about human-centered design, mixed-method approaches to research, […]

Who’s behind the Wheel?

There are many individuals who work to ensure the success of SmartSite and the other educational technology resources at UC Davis, but there are five individuals who are particularly involved with the contents of this blog: Dr. Andy Jones, Dan Comins, Steve Faith, Fernando Socorro, and Mary Stewart. Dr. Andy Jones began teaching in UC […]

Staff Interview: David Levin

The new Director of Academic Technology Services, David Levin, joined our staff a few weeks ago, and kindly consented to the below interview. Welcome to the team, David! What is your professional background? After completing my PhD in Philosophy at Cornell University, I spent 15 years as a professor at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. I had […]

Staff Interview: Tim Leamy

I started working for UC Davis as a student employee in 1990, and I liked it, so I never left. Today, I’m the Manager of Computer Lab Management at Academic Technology Services. I’m mostly concerned about making sure IET’s 12 computer classrooms and 6 open access labs work well. This involves managing the upgrades to […]

Staff Interview: Jen Radke

I have been at UC Davis for eight and a half years, and have spent the last six and a half with Academic Technology Services. My current role is Administrative Manager and Financial Analyst, which means I am responsible for ATS client services and space planning/facilities, as well as for providing financial analyses and producing […]

Staff Interview: Fernando Socorro

As an instructional technology coordinator for Academic Technology Services, I host drop-in hours and lead workshops for faculty, I complete Quality Assurance for SmartSite updates, and I write much of the SmartSite documentation. I have also had an active role in the Clicker Workgroup and I’ve participated in the course on Hybrid Course Redesign. I […]

Staff Interview: Mary Stewart

I began my PhD in Education in September 2011, and have been working as a Graduate Student Researcher for Academic Technology Services since then.  My main job at ATS is to assist Dr. Andy Jones, especially with The Wheel and the Faculty Users of SmartSite meetings. I write most of the blog entries you find […]

Staff Interview: Steve Faith

I have been working at UC Davis since 1984, and am currently an Instructional Technology Coordinator. I suppose that my role might best be described as “guidance counselor.” I am aware of many tools and techniques that fall within the realm of educational technology, and am well versed in how these can and have been […]