Meet the Instructional Designers

Margaret Merrill

Margaret Merrill is an Instructional Designer and Educational Technologist with Academic Technology Services. She works with faculty as they consider how to use technology in strategic and pedagogically sound ways in their teaching. Her dissertation research was on communities among foreign language teachers, and she enjoys helping all teachers recognize the resource that teachers are for each other. Previously, Margaret has taught junior high French, run faculty support programs, created technology-supported foreign language learning materials, and filmed a movie in Romania.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is an Instructional Designer and Educational Technologist with Academic Technology Services. He works with faculty to assist with designing courses and integrating instructional technologies, particularly with blended, hybrid, and online learning. By helping faculty combine research-based pedagogical strategies with appropriate tools, he attempts to bridge the divide between emerging technologies and effective teaching. Previously, Mark has taught freshman writing courses, led faculty support programs, and advised on developing hybrid and online courses in higher education. 

Kayce Mastrup

Kayce Mastrup is a Graduate Student Research with Academic Technology Services. Currently, Kayce is working towards her Ph.D. in Education with a focus on Mathematics and is particularly interested in teacher preparatory programs and technology integration and practices in K-12 math classrooms. Kayce is a former middle school math and AVID teacher.

Alex Rockey

Alex Rockey is a Graduate Student Researcher with Academic Technology Services. She spends her time working towards her Ph.D. in Education with a focus on Language, Literacy, and Culture and a designated emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies as well as Second Language Acquisition. Before coming to UC Davis, she was a high school English and Puente teacher.