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Office of Digital Teaching and Learning

Designing impactful education for a diverse and changing world

Welcome to the Office of Digital Teaching & Learning! We partner with faculty to help them develop their courses and learn how to best use the tools provided by Loyola. Explore our resources and discover how ODTL can help you continue to deliver first-rate course instruction in an ever-changing learning environment.

Our Mission: To create convincing learning experiences, to enable success for all Loyola learners.
Our Vision: Elevating Experiences.

About the Team

Learn more about the team members in the ODTL who are dedicated to helping you develop the best possible learning experiences for you and your students.

Director Patrick Dempsey, Ed.D.

Loves supporting faculty with:

  • Inclusive teaching
  • Strategies for giving feedback
  • Assessment strategies

Connect with Patrick Dempsey on Teams

Assistant Director Jesse Goldstein

Loves supporting faculty with:

  • Program planning & development
  • Video creation
  • Moodle essentials

Connect with Jesse Goldstein on Teams

Instructional Design Team Lead Sarah Martin, Ph.D.

Loves supporting faculty with:

  • Program planning & development
  • Supporting student success through scaffolded assignments
  • Moodle organization

Connect with Sarah Martin on Teams

Instructional Designer Rachael DeLawder

Loves supporting faculty with:

  • Creating engaging, skill-centered learning experiences
  • Course Flow and Organization
  • Backward Design

Connect with Racahel DeLawder on Teams

Instructional Designer Lydia Tippett

Loves supporting faculty with:

  • Project-based learning experiences
  • Incorporating AI into curriculum
  • Minimalist course design

Connect with Lydia Tippett on Teams

Instructional Designer Brett Youngerman

Loves supporting faculty with:

  • Engaging in Class Activities
  • Competency-Based Education
  • Authentic Assessments

Connect with Brett Youngerman on Teams

Instructional Support Specialist Judy McCann

Loves supporting:

  • Technology tools (Moodle. Zoom, Panopto)
  • Quizzes in Moodle
  • Gradebook in Moodle

Connect with Judy McCann on Teams