The Hive is home to a group of instructional designers who are committed to the ethical integration of digital technologies to create opportunities that are transformative, agentive, and inclusive for all learners. Instructional designers partner with members of the campus community to explore digital technologies in critical, imaginative and inclusive ways.
Lynn D’Angelo-Bello is an instructional designer and liaison to faculty who are creating online and blended courses for the Wescoe School’s certificate and graduate programs. Prior to her arrival at Muhlenberg in January of 2019, she spent 14 years leading strategic planning and successful initiatives supporting graduate student career and professional development at Lehigh University. She spent the first 11 years of her career in the behavioral health industry as an administrator and staff trainer and recruiter.
Lynn is happy to return to her professional roots in training and development in her current role at Muhlenberg. Her primary focus is to customize training in online pedagogies for part-time faculty who are new to teaching and learning. Additionally, she has initiated projects to enhance certificate and graduate students’ career and professional development from an instructional design perspective. These initiatives include design of digital credentialing, digital portfolios, and integrating career education into the curricular experience. Her work and interests also extend to universal design and data visualization.
She holds a Master of Science degree from Lehigh University in Educational Technology and Instructional Design.
Additionally, she holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Certificate in Management Students from the University of Rochester.
Tim joined the staff at Muhlenberg College in 2010 as the systems librarian and coordinated with staff responsible for Circulation, Course Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan. He moved into an Instructional Design role in 2016. Tim stewards Berg Builds, Muhlenberg College’s Domain of One’s Own initiative. He also manages Muhlenberg’s PressbooksEDU – https://open.muhlenberg.pub and supports the growing OER, Open Textbook, and Open Educational Practices efforts here. Additionally, Tim works closely with other Digital Learning colleagues to support the development of online courses.
Tim has a Masters of Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Masters of Science in Instructional Technology from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Jordan Noyes arrived at Muhlenberg in 2016 as an Instructional Technologist ready to help the campus community transition to Canvas. During that time she led training on Canvas, Voicethread, Domains, Hypothesis, 3D modeling and printing, and so much more. She helped develop the Digital Learning Assistants program, organized digital pre-orientation, and worked to create a 3D modeling and printing program. After nearly 2 years she left to move to New Hampshire where she currently resides. Jordan is now back at Muhlenberg full-time as an Instructional Designer. She also teaches AP Art History online for the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School and brings 3 years of teaching to her experience in digital pedagogy.
Jordan has a B.A in Art History and a Masters in Computational Media Studies from Duke University. If you’re looking for an easy conversation starter she loves chatting about sports, books, art, maple syrup, and baking competitions. She is looking forward to helping faculty explore online learning opportunities, break down common accessibility questions, and work with the DLAs to develop their professional skills.
Lora Taub joined the faculty of Muhlenberg’s Media and Communication Department in 2001. Throughout her teaching, in courses like Children and Media, New Information Technologies, and New Media Literacies, she consistently sought meaningful opportunities for integrating digital media making practices. In 2003, together with colleagues in Media and Communication, she introduced digital storytelling to campus in Documentary Research. In 2012-13, Dr. Taub collaborated on a year-long initiative with peers at Davidson, Lewis and Clarke, and Reed Colleges integrating digital field scholarship and digital storytelling, WordPress blogs, and digital mapping in the liberal arts.
These pedagogical experiences and scholarly interests ground her work as dean, in the service of helping the campus community explore and realize the possibilities of integrating digital tools and pedagogies to expand the experimental, creative, and reflective practices that characterize liberal education. Serving the College as associate dean for digital learning since 2014, Dr. Taub assumed the role full-time in 2018. Framed by the mission of the College, our current strategic plan, and the Task Force for Online Learning Report, the dean supports the diverse work of the multifaceted and talented Digital Learning Team in growing opportunities for digital learning on campus and online.
Dr. Taub is part of the collective of faculty and staff from Lafayette, Lehigh and Muhlenberg behind the consortial documentary storymaking minor, which she has directed since 2016.
She blogs at lorataub.com/blog.